The first table below looks at the demand for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 22 July 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 East of England region.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 260 236 262
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +26
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 5 16 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.063% 0.21% 0.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.12% 0.36% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 2 10 15
Average salary £55,000 £39,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+39.24% +31.66%
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +5.26%
Programming Languages Category
East of England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
4160 4435 5189
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 52.64% 57.36% 61.80%
Number of salaries quoted 3570 3943 4464
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £54,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
COBOL
England

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

COBOL
Salary Trend in the East of England

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

COBOL Salary Trend in the East of England

COBOL
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the East of England region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Essex -1 5 £55,000 -12.00% 2
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT jobs across the East of England 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 10 (58.82%) Finance
2 9 (52.94%) CICS
3 8 (47.06%) JCL
3 8 (47.06%) VSAM
4 7 (41.18%) SQL
5 6 (35.29%) Project Management
5 6 (35.29%) Change Management
6 4 (23.53%) Java
6 4 (23.53%) .NET
6 4 (23.53%) Oracle
6 4 (23.53%) E-Commerce
7 3 (17.65%) AS400
8 2 (11.76%) CMS
8 2 (11.76%) Oracle CRM
8 2 (11.76%) VisionPLUS
8 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (11.76%) Incident Management
8 2 (11.76%) Marketing
8 2 (11.76%) Degree
8 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (11.76%) JD Edwards
8 2 (11.76%) RDBMS
8 2 (11.76%) SLA
8 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (11.76%) SAP
8 2 (11.76%) Windows
8 2 (11.76%) OO
8 2 (11.76%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
8 2 (11.76%) CRM

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT jobs across the East of England 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 9 (52.94%) CICS
2 2 (11.76%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle CRM
1 2 (11.76%) VisionPLUS
1 2 (11.76%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (11.76%) RDBMS
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database 10g
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
1 2 (11.76%) DB2
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database
1 2 (11.76%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.88%) Crystal Reports
General
1 10 (58.82%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Marketing
3 1 (5.88%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Developer
2 5 (29.41%) Applications Support
3 4 (23.53%) Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Programmer
4 3 (17.65%) Support Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Applications Support Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Support Manager
5 2 (11.76%) Applications Support Manager
5 2 (11.76%) Applications Manager
5 2 (11.76%) Performance Manager
5 2 (11.76%) VisionPLUS Consultant
5 2 (11.76%) Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) Production Support Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Software Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Analyst Programmer
6 1 (5.88%) Mainframe Programmer
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Mainframe Programmer
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Programmer
6 1 (5.88%) COBOL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) .NET
2 1 (5.88%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (47.06%) VSAM
2 3 (17.65%) AS400
3 2 (11.76%) iSeries
4 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (5.88%) Client/Server
4 1 (5.88%) Mainframe
4 1 (5.88%) Mathematics
4 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
1 2 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (11.76%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Project Management
1 6 (35.29%) Change Management
2 4 (23.53%) E-Commerce
3 2 (11.76%) Incident Management
3 2 (11.76%) OO
3 2 (11.76%) CRM
3 2 (11.76%) Change Control
3 2 (11.76%) Capacity Management
3 2 (11.76%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (5.88%) Waterfall
4 1 (5.88%) UML
4 1 (5.88%) Unit Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Test Scripting
4 1 (5.88%) Data Migration
4 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
4 1 (5.88%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 8 (47.06%) JCL
2 7 (41.18%) SQL
3 4 (23.53%) Java
4 2 (11.76%) PHP
4 2 (11.76%) RPG
5 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
5 1 (5.88%) C
5 1 (5.88%) LINC
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Oracle
2 2 (11.76%) JD Edwards
2 2 (11.76%) SAP
3 1 (5.88%) Unisys
3 1 (5.88%) Cognizant
Basildon, Essex
Cognizant
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Essex
Cognizant
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