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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 210 247 255
Rank change year-on-year
+37 +8
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 49 10 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.67% 0.14% 0.17%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.25% 0.25% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 21 8 12
Average salary £50,000 £47,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.38% +25.33%
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+31.25% -11.11%
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
3934 4025 4629
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 53.84% 57.16% 55.93%
Number of salaries quoted 3227 3380 4054
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +22 37 £50,000 -4.76%
Hertfordshire 0 12 - -
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 48 (73.85%) Finance
2 36 (55.38%) SQL
3 32 (49.23%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (43.08%) AS400
5 27 (41.54%) Micro Focus
5 27 (41.54%) Microsoft
6 25 (38.46%) Oracle Forms
6 25 (38.46%) VB
6 25 (38.46%) Java
6 25 (38.46%) .NET
6 25 (38.46%) Oracle
6 25 (38.46%) VB6
7 24 (36.92%) ASP.NET
7 24 (36.92%) SOA
8 23 (35.38%) Middleware
8 23 (35.38%) MVC
8 23 (35.38%) Hibernate
8 23 (35.38%) CSS
8 23 (35.38%) Struts
8 23 (35.38%) Web Services
8 23 (35.38%) XML
8 23 (35.38%) SQL Server
8 23 (35.38%) J2EE
8 23 (35.38%) JavaScript
8 23 (35.38%) RPG
8 23 (35.38%) Delphi
8 23 (35.38%) Oracle Reports
8 23 (35.38%) Tuxedo
8 23 (35.38%) Crystal Reports
8 23 (35.38%) UML

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 23 (35.38%) JBoss
1 23 (35.38%) Tuxedo
1 23 (35.38%) AquaLogic
1 23 (35.38%) Oracle Service Bus
1 23 (35.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (4.62%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (35.38%) Crystal Reports
1 23 (35.38%) Oracle Reports
1 23 (35.38%) SQL Server 2005
1 23 (35.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 23 (35.38%) Oracle Database 11g
1 23 (35.38%) SQL Server 2008
1 23 (35.38%) Oracle Database
1 23 (35.38%) SQL Server
2 22 (33.85%) DB2
3 2 (3.08%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 25 (38.46%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.54%) Visual Studio
General
1 48 (73.85%) Finance
2 5 (7.69%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.54%) Banking
3 1 (1.54%) Legal
3 1 (1.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (49.23%) Analyst
2 26 (40.00%) Developer
3 23 (35.38%) Senior Developer
3 23 (35.38%) Senior Analyst
3 23 (35.38%) Analyst Developer
3 23 (35.38%) Senior Analyst Developer
4 14 (21.54%) AS400 Support
4 14 (21.54%) Technical Support
5 8 (12.31%) Programmer
5 8 (12.31%) COBOL Programmer
6 7 (10.77%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
6 7 (10.77%) COBOL Analyst
6 7 (10.77%) Analyst Programmer
7 5 (7.69%) DBA
7 5 (7.69%) Senior Manager
7 5 (7.69%) Administrator
7 5 (7.69%) Support Manager
7 5 (7.69%) Production Manager
8 3 (4.62%) Data Consultant
8 3 (4.62%) Data Migration Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (38.46%) .NET
2 24 (36.92%) ASP.NET
3 23 (35.38%) CSS
3 23 (35.38%) Struts
3 23 (35.38%) Web Services
3 23 (35.38%) XML
3 23 (35.38%) Middleware
3 23 (35.38%) Hibernate
3 23 (35.38%) Spring
3 23 (35.38%) JSF
3 23 (35.38%) J2EE
3 23 (35.38%) JPA
3 23 (35.38%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (3.08%) Silverlight
5 1 (1.54%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 28 (43.08%) AS400
2 23 (35.38%) N-Tier
3 16 (24.62%) iSeries
4 13 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (13.85%) Client/Server
6 5 (7.69%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.54%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (49.23%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (36.92%) SOA
3 23 (35.38%) UML
3 23 (35.38%) MVC
3 23 (35.38%) BPEL
3 23 (35.38%) Mentoring
4 14 (21.54%) Performance Management
4 14 (21.54%) Disaster Recovery
4 14 (21.54%) Configuration Management
5 8 (12.31%) Migration
5 8 (12.31%) Data Migration
6 7 (10.77%) Data Mapping
7 5 (7.69%) Incident Management
7 5 (7.69%) Waterfall
7 5 (7.69%) Change Control
7 5 (7.69%) Information Management
8 4 (6.15%) Software Engineering
9 3 (4.62%) Integration Testing
10 2 (3.08%) Systems Analysis
10 2 (3.08%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 36 (55.38%) SQL
2 25 (38.46%) VB
2 25 (38.46%) Java
2 25 (38.46%) VB6
3 23 (35.38%) JavaScript
3 23 (35.38%) RPG
3 23 (35.38%) Delphi
4 5 (7.69%) VB.NET
4 5 (7.69%) Assembly Language
4 5 (7.69%) REXX
4 5 (7.69%) JCL
4 5 (7.69%) SELCOPY
5 3 (4.62%) C++
6 1 (1.54%) C
6 1 (1.54%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (4.62%) VCP4
2 2 (3.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.69%) SLA
Vendors
1 27 (41.54%) Microsoft
1 27 (41.54%) Micro Focus
2 25 (38.46%) Oracle
3 23 (35.38%) BEA
4 5 (7.69%) IBM
5 1 (1.54%) Twitter
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