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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 273 321 321
Rank change year-on-year
+48 0
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 18 4 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.19% 0.035% 0.051%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.35% 0.066% 0.091%
Number of salaries quoted 18 3 5
Average salary £55,000 £60,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.33% +60.00%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +10.38%
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
5128 6067 6590
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 54.22% 52.37% 55.88%
Number of salaries quoted 4475 5287 5945
Average salary £57,500 £53,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.47% -2.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%

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 4 September 2015.

COBOL Salary Histogram in the City of London

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 30 (88.24%) DB2
1 30 (88.24%) CICS
1 30 (88.24%) Mainframe
1 30 (88.24%) Banking
2 29 (85.29%) SWIFT
3 21 (61.76%) SOA
4 18 (52.94%) Finance
5 12 (35.29%) SDLC
5 12 (35.29%) Change Management
5 12 (35.29%) TOWER Software
6 10 (29.41%) IBM
7 9 (26.47%) JCL
7 9 (26.47%) MTS
7 9 (26.47%) IBM Mainframe
8 8 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (17.65%) Middleware
9 6 (17.65%) Oracle
9 6 (17.65%) UNIX
9 6 (17.65%) Kalman Filter
10 3 (8.82%) SQL
11 2 (5.88%) NonStop SQL
11 2 (5.88%) System Testing
11 2 (5.88%) Java
11 2 (5.88%) HP
12 1 (2.94%) Equities
12 1 (2.94%) Tandem
12 1 (2.94%) Legal
12 1 (2.94%) Migration
12 1 (2.94%) Stakeholder Management
12 1 (2.94%) Micro Focus

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 30 (88.24%) CICS
2 9 (26.47%) MTS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (88.24%) DB2
2 2 (5.88%) NonStop SQL
General
1 30 (88.24%) Banking
2 18 (52.94%) Finance
3 1 (2.94%) Legal
3 1 (2.94%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 17 (50.00%) Solutions Designer
1 17 (50.00%) Designer
2 8 (23.53%) Architect
2 8 (23.53%) Developer
3 7 (20.59%) Solutions Architect
4 6 (17.65%) Lead Developer
5 4 (11.76%) Programmer
5 4 (11.76%) Analyst
6 3 (8.82%) Applications Support
6 3 (8.82%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (8.82%) Senior Programmer
7 2 (5.88%) COBOL Developer
7 2 (5.88%) Lead Designer
8 1 (2.94%) Integration Architect
8 1 (2.94%) Analyst Programmer
8 1 (2.94%) Applications Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.65%) Middleware
2 1 (2.94%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 30 (88.24%) Mainframe
2 29 (85.29%) SWIFT
3 9 (26.47%) IBM Mainframe
4 8 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.94%) Equities
5 1 (2.94%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.65%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (61.76%) SOA
2 12 (35.29%) Change Management
2 12 (35.29%) SDLC
3 6 (17.65%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (5.88%) System Testing
5 1 (2.94%) Migration
5 1 (2.94%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (2.94%) Matrix Management
5 1 (2.94%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (26.47%) JCL
2 3 (8.82%) SQL
3 2 (5.88%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) SLA
Vendors
1 12 (35.29%) TOWER Software
2 10 (29.41%) IBM
3 6 (17.65%) Oracle
4 2 (5.88%) HP
5 1 (2.94%) Micro Focus
5 1 (2.94%) ServiceNow
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