The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 233 287 320
Rank change year-on-year
+54 +33
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 28 31 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.42% 0.30% 0.010%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.77% 0.62% 0.018%
Number of salaries quoted 24 31 1
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £50,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
-12.00% +23.45%
COBOL
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in permanent jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Programming Languages Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
3651 5008 5606
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 54.55% 49.10% 54.60%
Number of salaries quoted 3271 4498 4870
Average salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% -
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.26%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing COBOL across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

COBOL
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing COBOL across the City of London region.

COBOL Salary Trend in the City of London

COBOL
Salary Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing COBOL across the City of London region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

COBOL Salary Histogram in the City of London

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the City of London region citing COBOL also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited COBOL.

1 58 (87.88%) DB2
1 58 (87.88%) CICS
1 58 (87.88%) Mainframe
2 56 (84.85%) Finance
2 56 (84.85%) Banking
3 53 (80.30%) SDLC
4 43 (65.15%) Change Management
5 41 (62.12%) IBM
6 39 (59.09%) JCL
6 39 (59.09%) IBM Mainframe
7 28 (42.42%) Analytical Skills
7 28 (42.42%) TOWER Software
8 27 (40.91%) MTS
9 26 (39.39%) SEPA
10 19 (28.79%) SWIFT
10 19 (28.79%) SOA
11 15 (22.73%) Java
12 14 (21.21%) Payment Gateway
13 12 (18.18%) Kalman Filter
13 12 (18.18%) Anti-Money Laundering
13 12 (18.18%) Middleware
14 9 (13.64%) Oracle
15 7 (10.61%) SQL
16 6 (9.09%) Risk Management
17 5 (7.58%) VB6
17 5 (7.58%) Automated Testing
17 5 (7.58%) VB
17 5 (7.58%) .NET
17 5 (7.58%) C#
17 5 (7.58%) ISTQB

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the City of London region citing COBOL also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited COBOL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 58 (87.88%) CICS
2 27 (40.91%) MTS
Business Applications
1 14 (21.21%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (1.52%) FastStats
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.03%) PuTTY
1 2 (3.03%) SSH
1 2 (3.03%) Telnet
2 1 (1.52%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (87.88%) DB2
2 1 (1.52%) Big Data
2 1 (1.52%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.52%) IDMS
2 1 (1.52%) QlikView
General
1 56 (84.85%) Banking
1 56 (84.85%) Finance
2 1 (1.52%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 22 (33.33%) Developer
2 21 (31.82%) Lead Developer
2 21 (31.82%) Subject Matter Expert
3 18 (27.27%) Architect
4 16 (24.24%) Solutions Architect
5 15 (22.73%) Designer
5 15 (22.73%) Solutions Designer
6 10 (15.15%) Lead Solutions Architect
7 9 (13.64%) Lead Architect
8 7 (10.61%) Mainframe Architect
9 5 (7.58%) Lead Designer
9 5 (7.58%) Mainframe Designer
10 3 (4.55%) Mainframe Expert
10 3 (4.55%) Software Tester
10 3 (4.55%) Tester
10 3 (4.55%) UAT Tester
11 2 (3.03%) Applications Support
11 2 (3.03%) Java Architect
11 2 (3.03%) Java Solutions Architect
11 2 (3.03%) SOA Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (18.18%) Middleware
2 5 (7.58%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 58 (87.88%) Mainframe
2 39 (59.09%) IBM Mainframe
3 28 (42.42%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (28.79%) SWIFT
5 2 (3.03%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.52%) AS400
6 1 (1.52%) Life Science
6 1 (1.52%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.52%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.06%) Unix
2 2 (3.03%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (80.30%) SDLC
2 43 (65.15%) Change Management
3 19 (28.79%) SOA
4 12 (18.18%) Anti-Money Laundering
4 12 (18.18%) Kalman Filter
5 6 (9.09%) Risk Management
6 5 (7.58%) Automated Testing
6 5 (7.58%) Functional Testing
6 5 (7.58%) Open Source
6 5 (7.58%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (3.03%) Data Architecture
7 2 (3.03%) Information Security
7 2 (3.03%) Investment Management
7 2 (3.03%) People Management
7 2 (3.03%) Regression Testing
7 2 (3.03%) Release Management
7 2 (3.03%) Service Delivery
7 2 (3.03%) Service Management
7 2 (3.03%) Software Testing
7 2 (3.03%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 39 (59.09%) JCL
2 15 (22.73%) Java
3 7 (10.61%) SQL
4 5 (7.58%) C#
4 5 (7.58%) VB
4 5 (7.58%) VB6
5 1 (1.52%) Assembly Language
5 1 (1.52%) CLIST
5 1 (1.52%) REXX
5 1 (1.52%) RPG
Qualifications
1 5 (7.58%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.52%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (39.39%) SEPA
2 2 (3.03%) QA
Vendors
1 41 (62.12%) IBM
2 28 (42.42%) TOWER Software
3 9 (13.64%) Oracle
4 1 (1.52%) Cognos
4 1 (1.52%) JD Edwards
4 1 (1.52%) Micro Focus
4 1 (1.52%) ServiceNow