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 27 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 235 253 279
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +26
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 10 25 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.15% 0.33% 0.063%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.29% 0.63% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 3 9 2
Median salary £28,000 £24,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -56.36%
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
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
3436 3991 4185
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 52.19% 52.50% 52.44%
Number of salaries quoted 2995 3460 3600
Median salary £44,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.70% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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
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 27 July 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the East of England region over the 3 months to 27 July 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedfordshire +24 4 £40,000 -
Essex -8 3 - - 1
Suffolk - 2 £28,000 - 1
Hertfordshire +21 1 - -
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 8 (50.00%) SQL
2 7 (43.75%) AS400
2 7 (43.75%) Finance
3 6 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (31.25%) Unix
4 5 (31.25%) Client/Server
5 4 (25.00%) Retail
6 3 (18.75%) Micro Focus
6 3 (18.75%) RPG
6 3 (18.75%) Java
7 2 (12.50%) C#
7 2 (12.50%) Windows
7 2 (12.50%) Risk Management
7 2 (12.50%) SLA
7 2 (12.50%) CRM
7 2 (12.50%) BCP
7 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
7 2 (12.50%) Degree
7 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
7 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
7 2 (12.50%) High Availability
7 2 (12.50%) Change Control
8 1 (6.25%) Big Data
8 1 (6.25%) sed
8 1 (6.25%) Cybersecurity
8 1 (6.25%) Test Planning
8 1 (6.25%) AWK
8 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
8 1 (6.25%) Spanish Language

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:

Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Big Data
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) ProC
1 1 (6.25%) Toad
General
1 7 (43.75%) Finance
2 4 (25.00%) Retail
3 1 (6.25%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Analyst
2 6 (37.50%) COBOL Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Support Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Support Specialist
4 3 (18.75%) Analyst Programmer
4 3 (18.75%) AS400 Support
4 3 (18.75%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
4 3 (18.75%) COBOL Programmer
4 3 (18.75%) Programmer
5 2 (12.50%) Consultant
5 2 (12.50%) IT Consultant
5 2 (12.50%) IT Recruitment Consultant
5 2 (12.50%) Production Manager
5 2 (12.50%) Recruitment Consultant
5 2 (12.50%) Senior Manager
5 2 (12.50%) Senior Support Manager
5 2 (12.50%) Support Manager
6 1 (6.25%) COBOL Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Customer Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Oracle Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) .NET
1 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
1 1 (6.25%) HTML
1 1 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (43.75%) AS400
2 6 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (31.25%) Client/Server
4 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
4 1 (6.25%) FMCG
4 1 (6.25%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Unix
2 2 (12.50%) Windows
2 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
3 1 (6.25%) AIX
3 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (12.50%) BCP
1 2 (12.50%) Change Control
1 2 (12.50%) CRM
1 2 (12.50%) High Availability
1 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
1 2 (12.50%) Risk Management
1 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
2 1 (6.25%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
2 1 (6.25%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (18.75%) Java
2 3 (18.75%) RPG
3 2 (12.50%) C#
4 1 (6.25%) AWK
4 1 (6.25%) C
4 1 (6.25%) C++
4 1 (6.25%) Korn
4 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL
4 1 (6.25%) Python
4 1 (6.25%) sed
4 1 (6.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Micro Focus
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle
2 1 (6.25%) Remedy
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