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 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 262 247 281
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +34
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 4 33 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.057% 0.44% 0.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.11% 0.81% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 3 12 8
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +7.52%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £47,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-4.25% +25.33%
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
3485 4053 4995
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 49.84% 53.49% 58.05%
Number of salaries quoted 2984 3457 4221
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £54,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +1.26%

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
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 30 April 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
(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 -19 4 £45,000 -10.00%
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 21 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 12 (92.31%) AS400
2 10 (76.92%) SQL
2 10 (76.92%) Client/Server
3 7 (53.85%) Finance
3 7 (53.85%) Change Control
4 6 (46.15%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (38.46%) Incident Management
5 5 (38.46%) High Availability
6 4 (30.77%) SLA
7 3 (23.08%) Waterfall
7 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (15.38%) Banking
8 2 (15.38%) Investment Management
8 2 (15.38%) iSeries
8 2 (15.38%) Fault Analysis
8 2 (15.38%) IBM
8 2 (15.38%) SAN
8 2 (15.38%) Firmware
8 2 (15.38%) BCP
8 2 (15.38%) Risk Management
8 2 (15.38%) RPG

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) SAN
General
1 7 (53.85%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) AS400 Support
1 6 (46.15%) Production Manager
1 6 (46.15%) Support Manager
2 5 (38.46%) Senior Manager
2 5 (38.46%) Senior Support Manager
3 4 (30.77%) Support Specialist
4 2 (15.38%) Support Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Applications Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Applications Support
5 1 (7.69%) Applications Support Manager
5 1 (7.69%) COBOL Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 12 (92.31%) AS400
2 10 (76.92%) Client/Server
3 6 (46.15%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (15.38%) iSeries
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Change Control
2 5 (38.46%) High Availability
2 5 (38.46%) Incident Management
3 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (23.08%) Waterfall
4 2 (15.38%) BCP
4 2 (15.38%) Fault Analysis
4 2 (15.38%) Investment Management
4 2 (15.38%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (76.92%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) RPG
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) IBM
Bedfordshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £21000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago