The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the Croydon region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 32 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 3 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Croydon 1.68% - -
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.53% - -
Number of salaries quoted 3 0 0
Average salary £35,000 - -
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+26.66% -6.25%
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 Croydon region.

Programming Languages Category
Croydon
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
85 149 177
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Croydon 47.49% 57.75% 57.28%
Number of salaries quoted 76 118 175
Average salary £35,000 £47,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.31% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £55,000 £61,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing COBOL across the Croydon region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

COBOL
Salary Trend in Croydon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing COBOL across the Croydon region.

COBOL Salary Trend in Croydon

COBOL
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Croydon

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the Croydon 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 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (100.00%) PL/SQL
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) VB
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
1 3 (100.00%) VB6
1 3 (100.00%) Data Quality
2 2 (66.67%) Data Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) System Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Data Mapping
3 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Data Transformation
3 1 (33.33%) ServiceNow
3 1 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Document Management
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Service Management
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) OO
3 1 (33.33%) CRM
3 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (33.33%) ERP

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the Croydon 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 (33.33%) SharePoint
General
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) Data Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) Quality Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) Data Quality Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) System Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Data Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Data Mapping
2 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 1 (33.33%) Data Transformation
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) OO
2 1 (33.33%) CRM
2 1 (33.33%) ERP
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (100.00%) PL/SQL
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) VB
1 3 (100.00%) VB6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (100.00%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) ServiceNow