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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 269 258 249
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -9
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 12 10 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.14% 0.12% 0.34%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.24% 0.21% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 10 10 32
Average salary £46,500 £38,750 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -3.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,850 £33,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,625 £45,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.25%
Programming Languages Category
East of England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
5039 4868 5645
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 58.15% 56.78% 60.42%
Number of salaries quoted 4247 4318 4709
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 £29,000 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £54,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.35%
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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire +14 7 £46,500 +24.00%
Essex -27 4 £50,000 +25.00%
Cambridgeshire - 1 £40,000 -
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 11 (64.71%) Finance
2 8 (47.06%) Project Management
3 7 (41.18%) CICS
3 7 (41.18%) SQL
4 6 (35.29%) JCL
4 6 (35.29%) VSAM
4 6 (35.29%) Change Management
5 4 (23.53%) Oracle
6 3 (17.65%) Mainframe
6 3 (17.65%) CRM
6 3 (17.65%) E-Commerce
6 3 (17.65%) .NET
6 3 (17.65%) AS400
7 2 (11.76%) Marketing
7 2 (11.76%) Apple iOS
7 2 (11.76%) Magento
7 2 (11.76%) Oracle CRM
7 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
7 2 (11.76%) Degree
7 2 (11.76%) IBM
7 2 (11.76%) JD Edwards
7 2 (11.76%) Java
7 2 (11.76%) PHP
7 2 (11.76%) RPG
7 2 (11.76%) SAP
7 2 (11.76%) Windows
7 2 (11.76%) OO
8 1 (5.88%) ActiveX
8 1 (5.88%) UML
8 1 (5.88%) Web Services

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 7 (41.18%) CICS
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Magento
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.88%) DB2
1 1 (5.88%) Crystal Reports
General
1 11 (64.71%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Marketing
3 1 (5.88%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Developer
2 5 (29.41%) Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Support Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Applications Support
4 2 (11.76%) Programmer
4 2 (11.76%) Software Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Applications Support Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Graduate
5 1 (5.88%) Software Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Mainframe Programmer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Mainframe Programmer
5 1 (5.88%) Software Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Programmer
5 1 (5.88%) COBOL Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior COBOL Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Software Development Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Team Leader
5 1 (5.88%) Project Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) .NET
2 1 (5.88%) ActiveX
2 1 (5.88%) Web Services
2 1 (5.88%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) VSAM
2 3 (17.65%) Mainframe
2 3 (17.65%) AS400
3 1 (5.88%) Thin Client
3 1 (5.88%) Client/Server
3 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.88%) Fat Client
3 1 (5.88%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (5.88%) Data Conversion
3 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Apple iOS
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Project Management
2 6 (35.29%) Change Management
3 3 (17.65%) CRM
3 3 (17.65%) E-Commerce
4 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
4 2 (11.76%) OO
5 1 (5.88%) UML
5 1 (5.88%) Unit Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Integration Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Data Migration
5 1 (5.88%) Data Mapping
5 1 (5.88%) Migration
5 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.88%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) SQL
2 6 (35.29%) JCL
3 2 (11.76%) Java
3 2 (11.76%) PHP
3 2 (11.76%) RPG
4 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
4 1 (5.88%) VB
4 1 (5.88%) C#
4 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
4 1 (5.88%) Assembly Language
4 1 (5.88%) VB6
4 1 (5.88%) LINC
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Oracle
2 2 (11.76%) IBM
2 2 (11.76%) JD Edwards
2 2 (11.76%) SAP
3 1 (5.88%) Micro Focus
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.88%) Unisys