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 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 285 343 317
Rank change year-on-year
+58 -26
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 15 2 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.15% 0.016% 0.049%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.28% 0.030% 0.090%
Number of salaries quoted 15 2 5
Average salary £57,500 £57,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +27.77%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £34,000 £40,375
% change year-on-year
+32.35% -15.78%
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
5381 6630 6665
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 52.39% 52.64% 54.39%
Number of salaries quoted 4754 5752 5937
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 £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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 7 July 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 31 (91.18%) DB2
1 31 (91.18%) Mainframe
1 31 (91.18%) Banking
2 29 (85.29%) CICS
3 24 (70.59%) SWIFT
4 18 (52.94%) SOA
5 16 (47.06%) Finance
6 6 (17.65%) UNIX
6 6 (17.65%) Oracle
7 5 (14.71%) Java
8 3 (8.82%) SQL
8 3 (8.82%) SDLC
9 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (5.88%) System Testing
9 2 (5.88%) Retail
9 2 (5.88%) Project Management
9 2 (5.88%) Service Delivery
9 2 (5.88%) NonStop SQL
9 2 (5.88%) Client/Server
9 2 (5.88%) HP
10 1 (2.94%) Assembly Language
10 1 (2.94%) .NET
10 1 (2.94%) HTML
10 1 (2.94%) Swing
10 1 (2.94%) SLA
10 1 (2.94%) Matrix Management
10 1 (2.94%) Unit Testing
10 1 (2.94%) Equities
10 1 (2.94%) Tandem
10 1 (2.94%) Legal

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

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 29 (85.29%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (91.18%) DB2
2 2 (5.88%) NonStop SQL
General
1 31 (91.18%) Banking
2 16 (47.06%) Finance
3 2 (5.88%) Retail
4 1 (2.94%) Legal
4 1 (2.94%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 18 (52.94%) Solutions Designer
1 18 (52.94%) Designer
2 9 (26.47%) Programmer
2 9 (26.47%) Analyst
3 8 (23.53%) Lead Designer
3 8 (23.53%) Senior Analyst
3 8 (23.53%) Senior Programmer
4 3 (8.82%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (8.82%) Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Developer
5 2 (5.88%) COBOL Developer
5 2 (5.88%) Platform Manager
6 1 (2.94%) Lead Architect
6 1 (2.94%) Analyst Programmer
6 1 (2.94%) Lead Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) HTML
1 1 (2.94%) .NET
1 1 (2.94%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 31 (91.18%) Mainframe
2 24 (70.59%) SWIFT
3 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.88%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.94%) Equities
4 1 (2.94%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.65%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (52.94%) SOA
2 3 (8.82%) SDLC
3 2 (5.88%) System Testing
3 2 (5.88%) Project Management
3 2 (5.88%) Service Delivery
4 1 (2.94%) Change Management
4 1 (2.94%) Matrix Management
4 1 (2.94%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (14.71%) Java
2 3 (8.82%) SQL
3 1 (2.94%) Assembly Language
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) SLA
Vendors
1 6 (17.65%) Oracle
2 2 (5.88%) HP
3 1 (2.94%) TOWER Software