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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 241 263 241
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -22
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 24 7 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.32% 0.088% 0.21%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.60% 0.17% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 9 4 9
Average salary £24,000 £55,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-56.36% +39.24%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £55,000 £34,800
10% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
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
3968 4137 4395
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 52.84% 51.87% 57.38%
Number of salaries quoted 3438 3547 3897
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015. 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 +5 14 £25,000 -54.54%
Bedfordshire - 4 - - 2
Norfolk - 4 £22,500 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £37,500 -
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 38 (66.67%) SQL
1 38 (66.67%) AS400
2 26 (45.61%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (43.86%) Finance
4 20 (35.09%) RPG
5 19 (33.33%) Client/Server
6 15 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (21.05%) SLA
7 12 (21.05%) Windows
7 12 (21.05%) Incident Management
7 12 (21.05%) Waterfall
7 12 (21.05%) Change Control
8 9 (15.79%) iSeries
8 9 (15.79%) French Language
8 9 (15.79%) Logistics
8 9 (15.79%) MS Excel
8 9 (15.79%) DB2
8 9 (15.79%) Micro Focus
8 9 (15.79%) Pharmaceutical
9 8 (14.04%) .NET
9 8 (14.04%) Software Engineering
10 7 (12.28%) Performance Management
10 7 (12.28%) C#
10 7 (12.28%) Configuration Management
10 7 (12.28%) Disaster Recovery
11 6 (10.53%) Degree
12 5 (8.77%) Integration Testing
12 5 (8.77%) JavaScript
12 5 (8.77%) Oracle
12 5 (8.77%) SQL Server

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 1 (1.75%) JBoss
1 1 (1.75%) Tuxedo
1 1 (1.75%) AquaLogic
1 1 (1.75%) Oracle Service Bus
1 1 (1.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 9 (15.79%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.79%) DB2
2 5 (8.77%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.26%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.75%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (5.26%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.75%) Oracle Forms
General
1 25 (43.86%) Finance
2 9 (15.79%) Pharmaceutical
2 9 (15.79%) French Language
3 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.75%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (26.32%) Analyst
2 14 (24.56%) Developer
3 12 (21.05%) Senior Manager
3 12 (21.05%) Support Manager
3 12 (21.05%) Production Manager
4 7 (12.28%) AS400 Support
4 7 (12.28%) Technical Support
5 6 (10.53%) Programmer
5 6 (10.53%) Support Analyst
5 6 (10.53%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
5 6 (10.53%) COBOL Programmer
5 6 (10.53%) Analyst Programmer
5 6 (10.53%) RPG Developer
5 6 (10.53%) COBOL Analyst
6 5 (8.77%) Production Support Analyst
7 4 (7.02%) Software Developer
8 3 (5.26%) Development Manager
8 3 (5.26%) AS400 Developer
8 3 (5.26%) COBOL Developer
9 2 (3.51%) Migration Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.04%) .NET
2 4 (7.02%) ASP.NET
3 3 (5.26%) EDI
4 1 (1.75%) Middleware
4 1 (1.75%) Hibernate
4 1 (1.75%) Spring
4 1 (1.75%) JSF
4 1 (1.75%) JPA
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (1.75%) CSS
4 1 (1.75%) Struts
4 1 (1.75%) Web Services
4 1 (1.75%) XML
4 1 (1.75%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 38 (66.67%) AS400
2 26 (45.61%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (33.33%) Client/Server
4 9 (15.79%) iSeries
5 3 (5.26%) Management Information System
5 3 (5.26%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.75%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 12 (21.05%) Windows
2 2 (3.51%) Linux
2 2 (3.51%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (21.05%) Incident Management
2 12 (21.05%) Waterfall
2 12 (21.05%) Change Control
3 9 (15.79%) Logistics
4 8 (14.04%) Software Engineering
5 7 (12.28%) Configuration Management
5 7 (12.28%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (12.28%) Performance Management
6 5 (8.77%) Integration Testing
7 4 (7.02%) Project Management
7 4 (7.02%) SOA
7 4 (7.02%) Mobile Development
7 4 (7.02%) Software Testing
8 3 (5.26%) Data Migration
8 3 (5.26%) Data Mapping
8 3 (5.26%) Line Management
8 3 (5.26%) CRM
8 3 (5.26%) E-Commerce
8 3 (5.26%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 38 (66.67%) SQL
2 20 (35.09%) RPG
3 7 (12.28%) C#
4 5 (8.77%) JavaScript
5 4 (7.02%) Java
5 4 (7.02%) VB.NET
6 2 (3.51%) C-shell
6 2 (3.51%) Bash Shell
6 2 (3.51%) C++
6 2 (3.51%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.75%) VB
7 1 (1.75%) Delphi
7 1 (1.75%) C
7 1 (1.75%) VB6
Qualifications
1 6 (10.53%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (21.05%) SLA
Vendors
1 9 (15.79%) Micro Focus
2 5 (8.77%) Oracle
3 4 (7.02%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.75%) BEA
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £19000 - £23000 per annum + PENSION
Posted: 4 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £20,000 to £21,000 per annum + benefits inc pension & share optio
Posted: 5 days ago