The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the City of London region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 330 305 334
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +29
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 2 10 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.016% 0.085% 0.050%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.030% 0.16% 0.095%
Number of salaries quoted 1 6 7
Average salary £55,000 £53,750 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.32% -23.21%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.25%
Programming Languages Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
6700 6402 7385
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 52.93% 54.43% 53.04%
Number of salaries quoted 5794 5683 6920
Average salary £54,000 £52,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.35%
COBOL
London

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 16 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 2 (66.67%) WinForms
1 2 (66.67%) Asset Management
1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Unisys
2 1 (33.33%) EMC
2 1 (33.33%) SAN
2 1 (33.33%) Mainframe
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) SAN
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) .NET Developer
1 2 (66.67%) COBOL Developer
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) WinForms
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) CTC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) VMware
1 1 (33.33%) Unisys
1 1 (33.33%) EMC