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 7 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 223 278 261
Rank change year-on-year
+55 -17
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 32 9 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.42% 0.10% 0.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.77% 0.18% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 12 7 10
Average salary £50,000 £46,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.52% +24.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £43,900 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
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
4135 5062 4743
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 53.83% 58.16% 56.45%
Number of salaries quoted 3528 4268 4225
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
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 7 May 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 7 May 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 +30 23 £50,000 +5.26%
Bedfordshire - 6 - - 1
Hertfordshire +3 2 £37,500 -19.35%
Norfolk - 1 £22,500 -
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 7 May 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 49 (63.64%) Finance
2 47 (61.04%) SQL
3 42 (54.55%) AS400
4 32 (41.56%) RPG
5 27 (35.06%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (32.47%) DB2
7 22 (28.57%) Micro Focus
8 20 (25.97%) Microsoft
8 20 (25.97%) iSeries
9 19 (24.68%) Analytical Skills
9 19 (24.68%) .NET
9 19 (24.68%) Oracle
10 17 (22.08%) ASP.NET
10 17 (22.08%) VB
10 17 (22.08%) Java
10 17 (22.08%) Oracle Forms
10 17 (22.08%) SOA
10 17 (22.08%) Configuration Management
10 17 (22.08%) Disaster Recovery
10 17 (22.08%) Performance Management
10 17 (22.08%) VB6
11 16 (20.78%) JavaScript
11 16 (20.78%) SQL Server
12 15 (19.48%) J2EE
12 15 (19.48%) CSS
12 15 (19.48%) Struts
12 15 (19.48%) Web Services
12 15 (19.48%) XML
12 15 (19.48%) Delphi
12 15 (19.48%) N-Tier

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

For the 6 months to 7 May 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 15 (19.48%) JBoss
1 15 (19.48%) Tuxedo
1 15 (19.48%) AquaLogic
1 15 (19.48%) Oracle Service Bus
1 15 (19.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 7 (9.09%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (32.47%) DB2
2 16 (20.78%) SQL Server
3 15 (19.48%) Oracle Reports
3 15 (19.48%) Crystal Reports
3 15 (19.48%) SQL Server 2005
3 15 (19.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (19.48%) Oracle Database 11g
3 15 (19.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (19.48%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.60%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (22.08%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (2.60%) Visual Studio
General
1 49 (63.64%) Finance
2 6 (7.79%) Pharmaceutical
2 6 (7.79%) French Language
3 5 (6.49%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.60%) Banking
4 2 (2.60%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.30%) Legal
Job Titles
1 28 (36.36%) Analyst
2 23 (29.87%) Developer
3 17 (22.08%) Technical Support
3 17 (22.08%) AS400 Support
4 15 (19.48%) Senior Developer
4 15 (19.48%) Senior Analyst Developer
4 15 (19.48%) Senior Analyst
4 15 (19.48%) Analyst Developer
5 10 (12.99%) Programmer
5 10 (12.99%) COBOL Programmer
6 9 (11.69%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
6 9 (11.69%) COBOL Analyst
6 9 (11.69%) Analyst Programmer
7 8 (10.39%) Senior Manager
7 8 (10.39%) Support Manager
7 8 (10.39%) Production Manager
8 5 (6.49%) DBA
8 5 (6.49%) Administrator
9 3 (3.90%) Development Manager
9 3 (3.90%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (24.68%) .NET
2 17 (22.08%) ASP.NET
3 15 (19.48%) J2EE
3 15 (19.48%) CSS
3 15 (19.48%) Struts
3 15 (19.48%) Web Services
3 15 (19.48%) XML
3 15 (19.48%) Middleware
3 15 (19.48%) Hibernate
3 15 (19.48%) Spring
3 15 (19.48%) JSF
3 15 (19.48%) JPA
3 15 (19.48%) Oracle Fusion
4 3 (3.90%) EDI
5 2 (2.60%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 42 (54.55%) AS400
2 20 (25.97%) iSeries
3 19 (24.68%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (19.48%) N-Tier
5 14 (18.18%) Client/Server
6 5 (6.49%) Mainframe
7 2 (2.60%) Computer Science
7 2 (2.60%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 11 (14.29%) Windows
2 2 (2.60%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (35.06%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (22.08%) SOA
2 17 (22.08%) Configuration Management
2 17 (22.08%) Disaster Recovery
2 17 (22.08%) Performance Management
3 15 (19.48%) UML
3 15 (19.48%) MVC
3 15 (19.48%) BPEL
3 15 (19.48%) Mentoring
4 8 (10.39%) Migration
4 8 (10.39%) Incident Management
4 8 (10.39%) Waterfall
4 8 (10.39%) Change Control
4 8 (10.39%) Data Migration
5 7 (9.09%) Data Mapping
5 7 (9.09%) Software Engineering
6 6 (7.79%) Logistics
7 5 (6.49%) Information Management
7 5 (6.49%) Integration Testing
8 4 (5.19%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (61.04%) SQL
2 32 (41.56%) RPG
3 17 (22.08%) VB
3 17 (22.08%) Java
3 17 (22.08%) VB6
4 16 (20.78%) JavaScript
5 15 (19.48%) Delphi
6 6 (7.79%) VB.NET
7 5 (6.49%) SELCOPY
7 5 (6.49%) Assembly Language
7 5 (6.49%) REXX
7 5 (6.49%) JCL
8 3 (3.90%) C#
8 3 (3.90%) C++
9 1 (1.30%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (3.90%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.39%) SLA
Vendors
1 22 (28.57%) Micro Focus
2 20 (25.97%) Microsoft
3 19 (24.68%) Oracle
4 15 (19.48%) BEA
5 5 (6.49%) IBM
6 1 (1.30%) Twitter
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