Period
to 28 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for COBOL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited COBOL over the 6 months to 28 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

COBOL
England > West Midlands
6 months to
28 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 319 330 305
Rank change year-on-year +11 -25 -4
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 10 11 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.099% 0.090% 0.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.19% 0.21% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 8 7 16
West Midlands median annual salary £53,500 £37,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +42.67% -28.57% +31.25%
10th Percentile £50,100 £33,450 £25,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £74,500 £56,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +16.67% -5.26% +18.75%

COBOL is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for programming language skills.

Programming Language Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 5276 5331 5458
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 52.04% 43.45% 48.67%
Number of salaries quoted 4611 4519 4868
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,375 £22,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £58,750 £56,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

COBOL
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing COBOL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for COBOL in the West Midlands

COBOL
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing COBOL in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for COBOL in the West Midlands

COBOL
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 28 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire -2 5 £53,500 +44.59%
Staffordshire - 2 - -
Wolverhampton - 2 £55,000 -
Coventry +2 1 £51,500 +37.33%
COBOL
England

For the 6 months to 28 July 2017, IT jobs citing COBOL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 9 (90.00%) Unix
2 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 7 (70.00%) Java
2 7 (70.00%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (70.00%) LAN
2 7 (70.00%) WAN
2 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (70.00%) PMP
2 7 (70.00%) PMI Certification
2 7 (70.00%) Project Management
2 7 (70.00%) Logistics
2 7 (70.00%) Release Management
2 7 (70.00%) PRINCE2
2 7 (70.00%) Business Process Modelling
3 6 (60.00%) Oracle
4 3 (30.00%) SQL
5 2 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (20.00%) Driving Licence
5 2 (20.00%) Finance
5 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (20.00%) Business Analysis
5 2 (20.00%) Degree
5 2 (20.00%) Mathematics
6 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Content Management
6 1 (10.00%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (10.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
6 1 (10.00%) SDLC
6 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
6 1 (10.00%) Identity Management

COBOL
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (70.00%) LAN
1 7 (70.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
1 2 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Support Manager
1 7 (70.00%) Systems Manager
1 7 (70.00%) Systems Support
1 7 (70.00%) Systems Support Manager
2 6 (60.00%) Logistics Manager
3 2 (20.00%) Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Software Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) XML
1 1 (10.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (20.00%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) Unix
2 7 (70.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Business Process Modelling
1 7 (70.00%) Logistics
1 7 (70.00%) PRINCE2
1 7 (70.00%) Project Management
1 7 (70.00%) Release Management
2 2 (20.00%) Business Analysis
2 2 (20.00%) Mathematics
3 1 (10.00%) Content Management
3 1 (10.00%) DSDM
3 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Content Management
3 1 (10.00%) Identity Management
3 1 (10.00%) RAD
3 1 (10.00%) RUP
3 1 (10.00%) SDLC
3 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (10.00%) SOA
3 1 (10.00%) TOGAF
3 1 (10.00%) UML
3 1 (10.00%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) Java
2 3 (30.00%) SQL
3 1 (10.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (70.00%) PMI Certification
1 7 (70.00%) PMP
2 2 (20.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (60.00%) Oracle