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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 250 249 228
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -21
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 14 14 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.19% 0.18% 0.35%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.37% 0.35% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 2 9 15
Average salary £50,000 £55,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +39.24%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £37,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £55,000 £47,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +7.59%
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
3817 3951 4063
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 51.96% 51.42% 56.87%
Number of salaries quoted 3367 3326 3634
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 13 £50,000 -9.09%
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 31 (65.96%) AS400
2 30 (63.83%) SQL
3 23 (48.94%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (40.43%) Client/Server
5 17 (36.17%) Finance
6 12 (25.53%) RPG
7 10 (21.28%) Incident Management
7 10 (21.28%) Change Control
8 9 (19.15%) Waterfall
8 9 (19.15%) French Language
8 9 (19.15%) Logistics
8 9 (19.15%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (19.15%) Pharmaceutical
8 9 (19.15%) SLA
8 9 (19.15%) MS Excel
8 9 (19.15%) Windows
9 7 (14.89%) C#
9 7 (14.89%) .NET
10 6 (12.77%) Software Engineering
11 5 (10.64%) Degree
11 5 (10.64%) Micro Focus
12 4 (8.51%) Oracle
12 4 (8.51%) SQL Server
12 4 (8.51%) DB2
12 4 (8.51%) JavaScript
12 4 (8.51%) iSeries
12 4 (8.51%) Software Testing
12 4 (8.51%) Mobile Development
13 3 (6.38%) Line Management
13 3 (6.38%) Computer Science

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (2.13%) CICS
Applications
1 9 (19.15%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.51%) SQL Server
1 4 (8.51%) DB2
2 2 (4.26%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.13%) IMS/DB
Development Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.13%) PROIV
General
1 17 (36.17%) Finance
2 9 (19.15%) Pharmaceutical
2 9 (19.15%) French Language
3 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.13%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (29.79%) Developer
2 13 (27.66%) Analyst
3 10 (21.28%) Support Analyst
3 10 (21.28%) Senior Manager
3 10 (21.28%) Support Manager
3 10 (21.28%) Production Manager
4 7 (14.89%) Production Support Analyst
5 6 (12.77%) RPG Developer
6 4 (8.51%) Software Developer
6 4 (8.51%) COBOL Analyst
7 3 (6.38%) AS400 Developer
7 3 (6.38%) COBOL Developer
7 3 (6.38%) Development Manager
7 3 (6.38%) Technical Support
7 3 (6.38%) AS400 Support
8 2 (4.26%) Programmer
8 2 (4.26%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
8 2 (4.26%) COBOL Programmer
8 2 (4.26%) Analyst Programmer
9 1 (2.13%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.89%) .NET
2 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET
2 3 (6.38%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 31 (65.96%) AS400
2 23 (48.94%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (40.43%) Client/Server
4 4 (8.51%) iSeries
5 3 (6.38%) Management Information System
5 3 (6.38%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.13%) Mainframe
6 1 (2.13%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 9 (19.15%) Windows
2 2 (4.26%) Linux
2 2 (4.26%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (21.28%) Incident Management
1 10 (21.28%) Change Control
2 9 (19.15%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (19.15%) Logistics
2 9 (19.15%) Waterfall
3 6 (12.77%) Software Engineering
4 4 (8.51%) Software Testing
4 4 (8.51%) Mobile Development
5 3 (6.38%) Performance Management
5 3 (6.38%) Line Management
5 3 (6.38%) CRM
5 3 (6.38%) E-Commerce
5 3 (6.38%) SOA
5 3 (6.38%) Configuration Management
5 3 (6.38%) Project Management
5 3 (6.38%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (6.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (4.26%) Integration Testing
7 1 (2.13%) Data Modelling
7 1 (2.13%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 30 (63.83%) SQL
2 12 (25.53%) RPG
3 7 (14.89%) C#
4 4 (8.51%) JavaScript
5 3 (6.38%) VB.NET
6 2 (4.26%) PL/SQL
6 2 (4.26%) Java
6 2 (4.26%) C-shell
6 2 (4.26%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.13%) Assembly Language
7 1 (2.13%) JCL
Qualifications
1 5 (10.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (19.15%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.13%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 5 (10.64%) Micro Focus
2 4 (8.51%) Oracle
3 3 (6.38%) Microsoft
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