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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 284 340 318
Rank change year-on-year
+56 -22
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 18 2 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.18% 0.016% 0.085%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.35% 0.030% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 18 1 7
Average salary £56,250 £55,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +15.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £59,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -12.50%
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
5134 6685 6312
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 51.15% 52.92% 53.74%
Number of salaries quoted 4540 5812 5590
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,250 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.91% +4.66%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 35 (92.11%) Banking
2 33 (86.84%) DB2
3 32 (84.21%) CICS
4 31 (81.58%) Mainframe
5 22 (57.89%) SWIFT
6 18 (47.37%) Finance
7 15 (39.47%) SOA
8 10 (26.32%) UNIX
9 9 (23.68%) Oracle
10 5 (13.16%) Java
11 4 (10.53%) Retail
12 3 (7.89%) SQL
12 3 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
13 2 (5.26%) System Testing
13 2 (5.26%) NonStop SQL
13 2 (5.26%) Client/Server
13 2 (5.26%) HP
13 2 (5.26%) Service Delivery
13 2 (5.26%) Project Management
14 1 (2.63%) Stakeholder Management
14 1 (2.63%) Investment Banking
14 1 (2.63%) Assembly Language
14 1 (2.63%) HTML
14 1 (2.63%) ETL
14 1 (2.63%) SLA
14 1 (2.63%) VBA
14 1 (2.63%) .NET
14 1 (2.63%) MySQL
14 1 (2.63%) Swing
14 1 (2.63%) MS Excel

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 32 (84.21%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) BASE24
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (86.84%) DB2
2 2 (5.26%) NonStop SQL
3 1 (2.63%) MySQL
3 1 (2.63%) MS Access
General
1 35 (92.11%) Banking
2 18 (47.37%) Finance
3 4 (10.53%) Retail
4 1 (2.63%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (42.11%) Designer
2 15 (39.47%) Solutions Designer
3 9 (23.68%) Analyst
3 9 (23.68%) Programmer
3 9 (23.68%) Senior Programmer
3 9 (23.68%) Senior Analyst
4 6 (15.79%) Lead Designer
5 4 (10.53%) Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Platform Manager
6 2 (5.26%) COBOL Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Architect
6 2 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (2.63%) Systems Designer
7 1 (2.63%) IT Auditor
7 1 (2.63%) Technical Leader
7 1 (2.63%) Auditor
7 1 (2.63%) Lead Architect
7 1 (2.63%) IT Assistant
7 1 (2.63%) Lead Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.63%) HTML
1 1 (2.63%) .NET
1 1 (2.63%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 31 (81.58%) Mainframe
2 22 (57.89%) SWIFT
3 3 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.26%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.63%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 10 (26.32%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (39.47%) SOA
2 2 (5.26%) System Testing
2 2 (5.26%) Service Delivery
2 2 (5.26%) Project Management
3 1 (2.63%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (2.63%) ETL
3 1 (2.63%) Mentoring
3 1 (2.63%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.16%) Java
2 3 (7.89%) SQL
3 1 (2.63%) Assembly Language
3 1 (2.63%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (2.63%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) SLA
Vendors
1 9 (23.68%) Oracle
2 2 (5.26%) HP
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