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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 23 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 246 308 340
Rank change year-on-year
+62 +32
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 1 14 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.016% 0.13% 0.016%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.028% 0.26% 0.031%
Number of salaries quoted 1 14 2
Median salary £29,000 £56,250 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-48.44% -13.46%
UK excluding London median salary £40,500 £45,000 £38,900
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +15.68%
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
3549 5483 6479
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 56.44% 52.23% 52.60%
Number of salaries quoted 3255 4815 5583
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% -
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of job ads across the City of London region citing COBOL as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, 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 City of London region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 7 (100.00%) SDLC
2 4 (57.14%) ISTQB
2 4 (57.14%) Open Source
2 4 (57.14%) Functional Testing
2 4 (57.14%) C#
2 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 4 (57.14%) VB
2 4 (57.14%) .NET
2 4 (57.14%) Oracle
2 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 4 (57.14%) VB6
2 4 (57.14%) Automated Testing
2 4 (57.14%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (42.86%) NonStop SQL
3 3 (42.86%) Tandem
3 3 (42.86%) Banking
3 3 (42.86%) HP
3 3 (42.86%) DB2
4 1 (14.29%) Service Management
4 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
4 1 (14.29%) Change Management
4 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL
4 1 (14.29%) Windows
4 1 (14.29%) Telnet
4 1 (14.29%) Project Management
4 1 (14.29%) Information Security
4 1 (14.29%) SSH
4 1 (14.29%) Software Testing

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) PuTTY
1 1 (14.29%) SSH
1 1 (14.29%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) DB2
1 3 (42.86%) NonStop SQL
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 3 (42.86%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Software Tester
1 3 (42.86%) Tester
1 3 (42.86%) UAT Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Financial Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Tandem
2 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) SDLC
2 4 (57.14%) Automated Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Functional Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Open Source
2 4 (57.14%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Change Management
3 1 (14.29%) Data Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) Information Security
3 1 (14.29%) Investment Management
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) People Management
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Release Management
3 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) Service Management
3 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) C#
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
1 4 (57.14%) VB
1 4 (57.14%) VB6
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Oracle
2 3 (42.86%) HP