The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 10 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank - 252 268
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 14 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England - 0.20% 0.21%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.38% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 0 4 5
Median salary - £57,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +15.00%
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £43,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+22.09% -4.44%
COBOL
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in permanent jobs advertised in the East of England region.

Programming Languages Category
East of England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
3554 3652 4099
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 55.97% 50.96% 50.97%
Number of salaries quoted 2980 3164 3375
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of job ads across the East of England region citing COBOL as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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
Top 13 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, IT jobs citing COBOL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the East of England region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 3 (42.86%) RPG
1 3 (42.86%) AS400
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
1 3 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (28.57%) Java
2 2 (28.57%) Degree
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
2 2 (28.57%) Retail
2 2 (28.57%) Unix
2 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) CRM
2 2 (28.57%) Micro Focus
3 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) COBOL Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst Programmer
2 2 (28.57%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
2 2 (28.57%) COBOL Programmer
2 2 (28.57%) Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) IT Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) IT Recruitment Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Programmer
2 2 (28.57%) Recruitment Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Support Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (42.86%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Unix
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
1 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) CRM
2 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) RPG
2 2 (28.57%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Micro Focus