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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 308 314 332
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +18
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 4 7 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.034% 0.058% 0.016%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.065% 0.10% 0.028%
Number of salaries quoted 3 6 2
Average salary £60,000 £42,500 £48,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+41.17% -12.82%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £35,000 £45,750
10% offered a salary of more than £68,000 £57,500 £51,750
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £39,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+7.59% +2.59%
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
6133 6724 7128
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 52.27% 56.19% 55.25%
Number of salaries quoted 5345 6075 6638
Average salary £53,500 £55,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.72% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+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 2 September 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 2 September 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 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 3 (50.00%) Banking
2 3 (50.00%) Java
3 2 (33.33%) IBM
3 2 (33.33%) C#
3 2 (33.33%) Mainframe
3 2 (33.33%) .NET
3 2 (33.33%) Retail
3 2 (33.33%) Asset Management
3 2 (33.33%) WinForms
4 1 (16.67%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (16.67%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
4 1 (16.67%) Degree
4 1 (16.67%) Resource Management
4 1 (16.67%) Matrix Management
4 1 (16.67%) iSeries
4 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 1 (16.67%) Demand Management
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (16.67%) Line Management
4 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 1 (16.67%) Coaching
4 1 (16.67%) MySQL
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle
4 1 (16.67%) DB2
4 1 (16.67%) Windows
4 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
4 1 (16.67%) MS Access

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Retail
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) MySQL
1 1 (16.67%) DB2
1 1 (16.67%) MS Access
General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 3 (50.00%) Banking
3 2 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) COBOL Developer
2 2 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Environment Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Auditor
3 1 (16.67%) Head of Development
3 1 (16.67%) Designer
3 1 (16.67%) Programmer
3 1 (16.67%) Solutions Designer
3 1 (16.67%) Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
1 2 (33.33%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Mainframe
2 1 (16.67%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Asset Management
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Knowledge Management
2 1 (16.67%) Resource Management
2 1 (16.67%) Matrix Management
2 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
2 1 (16.67%) Demand Management
2 1 (16.67%) Line Management
2 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
2 1 (16.67%) Coaching
2 1 (16.67%) ETL
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (16.67%) RPG
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) IBM
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle