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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 293 336 324
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -12
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 17 2 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.16% 0.016% 0.084%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.32% 0.030% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 17 1 6
Average salary £52,500 £55,000 £53,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.54% +2.32%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £47,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,500 £55,000 £71,250
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -11.76%
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
5341 6605 6493
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 50.38% 52.60% 54.42%
Number of salaries quoted 4692 5704 5772
Average salary £55,000 £54,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.85% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 44 (89.80%) Banking
2 40 (81.63%) CICS
3 34 (69.39%) Mainframe
4 33 (67.35%) Finance
5 32 (65.31%) DB2
6 20 (40.82%) SWIFT
7 16 (32.65%) UNIX
8 15 (30.61%) Oracle
9 7 (14.29%) SOA
10 5 (10.20%) Retail
10 5 (10.20%) Investment Banking
10 5 (10.20%) Mentoring
10 5 (10.20%) Coaching
11 4 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (8.16%) Tandem
11 4 (8.16%) HP
11 4 (8.16%) Java
12 3 (6.12%) SQL
12 3 (6.12%) Assembly Language
12 3 (6.12%) NonStop SQL
12 3 (6.12%) QA
12 3 (6.12%) Release Management
13 2 (4.08%) WebSphere Message Broker
13 2 (4.08%) Degree
13 2 (4.08%) Project Management
13 2 (4.08%) Service Delivery
13 2 (4.08%) Stakeholder Management
13 2 (4.08%) VBA
13 2 (4.08%) MySQL
13 2 (4.08%) ETL

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 40 (81.63%) CICS
Applications
1 2 (4.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) BASE24
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (65.31%) DB2
2 3 (6.12%) NonStop SQL
3 2 (4.08%) MS Access
3 2 (4.08%) MySQL
4 1 (2.04%) SQL Server
General
1 44 (89.80%) Banking
2 33 (67.35%) Finance
3 5 (10.20%) Retail
3 5 (10.20%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (36.73%) Designer
2 10 (20.41%) Programmer
3 9 (18.37%) Senior Analyst
3 9 (18.37%) Senior Programmer
3 9 (18.37%) Analyst
4 8 (16.33%) Solutions Designer
5 7 (14.29%) Architect
6 6 (12.24%) Lead Designer
6 6 (12.24%) Systems Designer
7 5 (10.20%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (6.12%) Developer
9 2 (4.08%) Auditor
9 2 (4.08%) Platform Manager
10 1 (2.04%) Lead Architect
10 1 (2.04%) Graduate Software Engineer
10 1 (2.04%) IT Assistant
10 1 (2.04%) IT Auditor
10 1 (2.04%) Technical Specialist
10 1 (2.04%) Technical Leader
10 1 (2.04%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.08%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 1 (2.04%) HTML
2 1 (2.04%) .NET
2 1 (2.04%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 34 (69.39%) Mainframe
2 20 (40.82%) SWIFT
3 4 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (8.16%) Tandem
4 2 (4.08%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 16 (32.65%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (14.29%) SOA
2 5 (10.20%) Mentoring
2 5 (10.20%) Coaching
3 3 (6.12%) Release Management
4 2 (4.08%) ETL
4 2 (4.08%) Project Management
4 2 (4.08%) Service Delivery
4 2 (4.08%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (2.04%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.04%) TOGAF
5 1 (2.04%) Software Engineering
5 1 (2.04%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (2.04%) Waterfall
5 1 (2.04%) UML
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.16%) Java
2 3 (6.12%) SQL
2 3 (6.12%) Assembly Language
3 2 (4.08%) VBA
4 1 (2.04%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (4.08%) Degree
2 1 (2.04%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.12%) QA
Vendors
1 15 (30.61%) Oracle
2 4 (8.16%) HP