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

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 251 243 285
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +42
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 5 33 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.076% 0.44% 0.083%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.15% 0.83% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 2 14 6
Median salary £42,500 £37,500 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -19.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,500 £22,500 £43,250
10% offered a salary of more than £44,500 £55,000 £51,250
UK excluding London median salary £46,000 £45,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.22% +28.57%
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
3407 3984 4856
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 51.59% 53.35% 57.43%
Number of salaries quoted 3002 3400 4104
Median salary £44,150 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +1.26%

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
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 May 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 +2 2 £40,000 - 1
Essex -5 2 £45,000 -10.00%
Hertfordshire +16 1 - -
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 12 (75.00%) SQL
2 11 (68.75%) AS400
3 9 (56.25%) Finance
3 9 (56.25%) Client/Server
4 6 (37.50%) Change Control
4 6 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (25.00%) High Availability
5 4 (25.00%) Incident Management
5 4 (25.00%) SLA
6 3 (18.75%) Unix
6 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
6 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (12.50%) Banking
7 2 (12.50%) Retail
7 2 (12.50%) Risk Management
7 2 (12.50%) iSeries
7 2 (12.50%) Investment Management
7 2 (12.50%) Fault Analysis
7 2 (12.50%) RPG
7 2 (12.50%) C#
7 2 (12.50%) IBM
7 2 (12.50%) SAN
7 2 (12.50%) Firmware
7 2 (12.50%) BCP
8 1 (6.25%) Micro Focus
8 1 (6.25%) Mainframe
8 1 (6.25%) ProC
8 1 (6.25%) Remedy
8 1 (6.25%) C++
8 1 (6.25%) HTML

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
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) SAN
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 9 (56.25%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Banking
2 2 (12.50%) Retail
3 1 (6.25%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) AS400 Support
2 5 (31.25%) Production Manager
2 5 (31.25%) Support Manager
3 4 (25.00%) Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Senior Manager
3 4 (25.00%) Senior Support Manager
3 4 (25.00%) Support Specialist
4 3 (18.75%) COBOL Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) Support Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Support Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Analyst Programmer
6 1 (6.25%) Applications Manager
6 1 (6.25%) Applications Support
6 1 (6.25%) COBOL Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Customer Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Customer Support Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Oracle Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Oracle Support Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Programmer
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 11 (68.75%) AS400
2 9 (56.25%) Client/Server
3 6 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (12.50%) iSeries
5 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
5 1 (6.25%) FMCG
5 1 (6.25%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Unix
2 1 (6.25%) AIX
2 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Change Control
2 4 (25.00%) High Availability
2 4 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
4 2 (12.50%) BCP
4 2 (12.50%) Fault Analysis
4 2 (12.50%) Investment Management
4 2 (12.50%) Risk Management
5 1 (6.25%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (6.25%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 12 (75.00%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) C#
2 2 (12.50%) RPG
3 1 (6.25%) AWK
3 1 (6.25%) C
3 1 (6.25%) C++
3 1 (6.25%) Java
3 1 (6.25%) Korn
3 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL
3 1 (6.25%) Python
3 1 (6.25%) sed
3 1 (6.25%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) IBM
2 1 (6.25%) Micro Focus
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle
2 1 (6.25%) Remedy