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 27 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 256 284 359
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +75
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 4 19 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.061% 0.19% 0.016%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.11% 0.37% 0.030%
Number of salaries quoted 4 19 1
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% -
UK excluding London median salary £46,000 £45,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.22% +28.57%
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
3746 5131 6733
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 56.67% 51.13% 52.92%
Number of salaries quoted 3448 4545 5855
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 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +1.26%

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
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 27 May 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 27 May 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 18 (85.71%) SDLC
2 16 (76.19%) Finance
3 14 (66.67%) DB2
4 13 (61.90%) Banking
5 11 (52.38%) Change Management
6 10 (47.62%) Mainframe
6 10 (47.62%) CICS
7 8 (38.10%) SQL
8 7 (33.33%) IBM
9 6 (28.57%) VB
9 6 (28.57%) .NET
9 6 (28.57%) Oracle
9 6 (28.57%) C#
9 6 (28.57%) JCL
9 6 (28.57%) VB6
9 6 (28.57%) Automated Testing
9 6 (28.57%) ISTQB
9 6 (28.57%) IBM Mainframe
9 6 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (28.57%) Functional Testing
9 6 (28.57%) Open Source
9 6 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (23.81%) SEPA
11 4 (19.05%) Java
11 4 (19.05%) SOA
12 3 (14.29%) MTS
12 3 (14.29%) HP
12 3 (14.29%) Tandem
12 3 (14.29%) NonStop SQL
13 2 (9.52%) 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:

Application Platforms
1 10 (47.62%) CICS
2 3 (14.29%) MTS
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) FastStats
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) PuTTY
1 2 (9.52%) SSH
1 2 (9.52%) Telnet
2 1 (4.76%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (66.67%) DB2
2 3 (14.29%) NonStop SQL
3 1 (4.76%) Big Data
3 1 (4.76%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (4.76%) QlikView
General
1 16 (76.19%) Finance
2 13 (61.90%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (23.81%) Subject Matter Expert
2 4 (19.05%) Architect
2 4 (19.05%) Software Tester
2 4 (19.05%) Solutions Architect
2 4 (19.05%) Tester
2 4 (19.05%) UAT Tester
3 2 (9.52%) Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Designer
3 2 (9.52%) Java Architect
3 2 (9.52%) Java Solutions Architect
3 2 (9.52%) Lead Solutions Architect
3 2 (9.52%) Mainframe Architect
3 2 (9.52%) Mainframe Expert
3 2 (9.52%) SOA Architect
3 2 (9.52%) Solutions Designer
4 1 (4.76%) Big Data Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) CICS Specialist
4 1 (4.76%) Data Insight Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) E-Commerce Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Insight Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (28.57%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (47.62%) Mainframe
2 6 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (28.57%) IBM Mainframe
3 3 (14.29%) Tandem
4 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
5 1 (4.76%) AS400
5 1 (4.76%) Mathematics
5 1 (4.76%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (85.71%) SDLC
2 11 (52.38%) Change Management
3 6 (28.57%) Automated Testing
3 6 (28.57%) Functional Testing
3 6 (28.57%) Open Source
3 6 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (19.05%) SOA
5 2 (9.52%) Data Architecture
5 2 (9.52%) Information Security
5 2 (9.52%) Investment Management
5 2 (9.52%) ITIL
5 2 (9.52%) People Management
5 2 (9.52%) Project Management
5 2 (9.52%) Regression Testing
5 2 (9.52%) Release Management
5 2 (9.52%) Service Delivery
5 2 (9.52%) Service Management
5 2 (9.52%) Software Testing
5 2 (9.52%) Unit Testing
6 1 (4.76%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (38.10%) SQL
2 6 (28.57%) C#
2 6 (28.57%) JCL
2 6 (28.57%) VB
2 6 (28.57%) VB6
3 4 (19.05%) Java
4 1 (4.76%) RPG
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (23.81%) SEPA
2 2 (9.52%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (33.33%) IBM
2 6 (28.57%) Oracle
3 3 (14.29%) HP
4 1 (4.76%) Cognos
4 1 (4.76%) JD Edwards
4 1 (4.76%) TOWER Software
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