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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 234 220 274
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +54
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 17 29 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.22% 0.41% 0.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.44% 0.72% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 10 15 12
Average salary £55,000 £39,500 £20,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+39.24% +97.50%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £38,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+16.88% +10.00%
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
3894 4047 5402
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 51.21% 56.54% 58.92%
Number of salaries quoted 3240 3631 4740
Average salary £40,000 £39,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -

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
Salary Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing COBOL across the East of England region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

COBOL Salary Histogram 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 September 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 +2 9 £55,000 -12.00%
Hertfordshire -17 8 £37,500 -5.06% 1
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 12 (52.17%) Degree
2 11 (47.83%) VSAM
2 11 (47.83%) CICS
2 11 (47.83%) JCL
3 9 (39.13%) CMS
3 9 (39.13%) .NET
3 9 (39.13%) DB2
3 9 (39.13%) VisionPLUS
4 8 (34.78%) Mathematics
5 6 (26.09%) Java
5 6 (26.09%) ASP.NET
5 6 (26.09%) Oracle
5 6 (26.09%) Finance
5 6 (26.09%) Micro Focus
5 6 (26.09%) SOA
5 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
6 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
6 5 (21.74%) Windows
6 5 (21.74%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (21.74%) MS Excel
6 5 (21.74%) SQL
6 5 (21.74%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (21.74%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (21.74%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (21.74%) Oracle Database
7 4 (17.39%) Computer Science
7 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (17.39%) Crystal Reports
7 4 (17.39%) UML
8 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 11 (47.83%) CICS
2 9 (39.13%) CMS
3 3 (13.04%) Tuxedo
3 3 (13.04%) AquaLogic
3 3 (13.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (13.04%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 5 (21.74%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (39.13%) VisionPLUS
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (4.35%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (39.13%) DB2
2 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
2 5 (21.74%) Oracle Reports
2 5 (21.74%) Oracle Database 11g
2 5 (21.74%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (21.74%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (21.74%) Oracle Database
3 4 (17.39%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (13.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (8.70%) Relational Database
5 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (8.70%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle Forms
1 3 (13.04%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (26.09%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Banking
2 1 (4.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Consultant
1 9 (39.13%) VisionPLUS Consultant
2 6 (26.09%) Developer
3 5 (21.74%) Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) Programmer
4 4 (17.39%) Applications Support
5 3 (13.04%) Senior Developer
5 3 (13.04%) Senior Analyst Developer
5 3 (13.04%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) Analyst Developer
5 3 (13.04%) COBOL Developer
5 3 (13.04%) Mainframe Programmer
6 2 (8.70%) Applications Manager
6 2 (8.70%) Performance Manager
6 2 (8.70%) Systems Programmer
6 2 (8.70%) Support Manager
6 2 (8.70%) Applications Support Manager
6 2 (8.70%) Support Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Applications Support Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Senior Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (39.13%) .NET
2 6 (26.09%) ASP.NET
3 3 (13.04%) Middleware
3 3 (13.04%) CSS
3 3 (13.04%) Struts
3 3 (13.04%) Web Services
3 3 (13.04%) XML
3 3 (13.04%) J2EE
3 3 (13.04%) Hibernate
3 3 (13.04%) Spring
3 3 (13.04%) JSF
3 3 (13.04%) JPA
3 3 (13.04%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (4.35%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (47.83%) VSAM
2 8 (34.78%) Mathematics
3 4 (17.39%) Computer Science
4 3 (13.04%) Mainframe
4 3 (13.04%) N-Tier
5 2 (8.70%) iSeries
5 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (8.70%) AS400
6 1 (4.35%) Client/Server
6 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (21.74%) Windows
2 2 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (8.70%) MVS
2 2 (8.70%) zOS
3 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) SOA
2 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (17.39%) UML
3 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (13.04%) E-Commerce
3 3 (13.04%) MVC
3 3 (13.04%) BPEL
3 3 (13.04%) Software Engineering
3 3 (13.04%) Mentoring
3 3 (13.04%) Software Architecture
4 2 (8.70%) Change Control
4 2 (8.70%) Capacity Management
4 2 (8.70%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (8.70%) Incident Management
4 2 (8.70%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (4.35%) CRM
5 1 (4.35%) OO
5 1 (4.35%) Unit Testing
5 1 (4.35%) Test Scripting
5 1 (4.35%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 11 (47.83%) JCL
2 6 (26.09%) Java
3 5 (21.74%) SQL
4 3 (13.04%) VB
4 3 (13.04%) VB.NET
4 3 (13.04%) C#
4 3 (13.04%) Delphi
4 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
4 3 (13.04%) VB6
5 2 (8.70%) REXX
6 1 (4.35%) C
6 1 (4.35%) PHP
6 1 (4.35%) RPG
6 1 (4.35%) T-SQL
6 1 (4.35%) LINC
Qualifications
1 12 (52.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) SLA
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) Oracle
1 6 (26.09%) Micro Focus
1 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.04%) BEA
2 3 (13.04%) JBoss
3 2 (8.70%) CA
3 2 (8.70%) IBM
4 1 (4.35%) Unisys
4 1 (4.35%) JD Edwards
4 1 (4.35%) Cognizant
4 1 (4.35%) SAP
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