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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 275 319 -
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 39 7 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.36% 0.060% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.73% 0.11% -
Number of salaries quoted 37 5 0
Average salary £52,500 £60,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £41,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+7.78% +4.37%
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
5332 6363 5951
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 49.52% 54.91% 51.82%
Number of salaries quoted 4780 5567 5514
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £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
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 24 December 2014.

COBOL Salary Histogram in the City of London

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 36 (80.00%) Banking
2 35 (77.78%) Finance
3 30 (66.67%) CICS
4 23 (51.11%) DB2
5 19 (42.22%) Oracle
5 19 (42.22%) UNIX
5 19 (42.22%) Mainframe
6 13 (28.89%) Investment Banking
7 9 (20.00%) SWIFT
8 8 (17.78%) Mentoring
8 8 (17.78%) Coaching
9 7 (15.56%) SQL
9 7 (15.56%) Retail
10 5 (11.11%) VBA
10 5 (11.11%) MySQL
10 5 (11.11%) MS Excel
10 5 (11.11%) MS Access
10 5 (11.11%) ETL
10 5 (11.11%) HP
10 5 (11.11%) Degree
11 4 (8.89%) Assembly Language
11 4 (8.89%) Tandem
11 4 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
12 3 (6.67%) Java
12 3 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
12 3 (6.67%) Systems Analysis
12 3 (6.67%) NonStop SQL
12 3 (6.67%) QA
12 3 (6.67%) Release Management
13 2 (4.44%) VB

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 (66.67%) CICS
Applications
1 5 (11.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) BASE24
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle Retail
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (51.11%) DB2
2 5 (11.11%) MS Access
2 5 (11.11%) MySQL
3 3 (6.67%) NonStop SQL
4 2 (4.44%) SQL Server
General
1 36 (80.00%) Banking
2 35 (77.78%) Finance
3 13 (28.89%) Investment Banking
4 7 (15.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (26.67%) Designer
2 6 (13.33%) Developer
2 6 (13.33%) Systems Designer
3 5 (11.11%) Auditor
3 5 (11.11%) Architect
3 5 (11.11%) Programmer
4 3 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (6.67%) Technical Specialist
5 2 (4.44%) Graduate Software Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Solutions Designer
5 2 (4.44%) Software Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Graduate
6 1 (2.22%) SQL Programmer
6 1 (2.22%) Analyst
6 1 (2.22%) IT Auditor
6 1 (2.22%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (2.22%) SQL Developer
6 1 (2.22%) Head of Development
6 1 (2.22%) IT Assistant
6 1 (2.22%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.44%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 1 (2.22%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 19 (42.22%) Mainframe
2 9 (20.00%) SWIFT
3 4 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (8.89%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 19 (42.22%) UNIX
2 1 (2.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (17.78%) Mentoring
1 8 (17.78%) Coaching
2 5 (11.11%) ETL
3 3 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (6.67%) Systems Analysis
3 3 (6.67%) Release Management
4 2 (4.44%) Waterfall
4 2 (4.44%) Software Engineering
4 2 (4.44%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (4.44%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.22%) TOGAF
5 1 (2.22%) Project Management
5 1 (2.22%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (2.22%) Resource Management
5 1 (2.22%) Matrix Management
5 1 (2.22%) Line Management
5 1 (2.22%) UML
5 1 (2.22%) Demand Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (15.56%) SQL
2 5 (11.11%) VBA
3 4 (8.89%) Assembly Language
4 3 (6.67%) Java
5 2 (4.44%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (2.22%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.67%) QA
Vendors
1 19 (42.22%) Oracle
2 5 (11.11%) HP
3 1 (2.22%) SAP
3 1 (2.22%) IBM