The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 29 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 807 682 820
Rank change year-on-year
-125 +138
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 97 258 135
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.25% 0.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.20% 0.49% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 62 188 93
Median salary £45,000 £45,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-1.63% +14.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £35,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
COBOL
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region.

Programming Languages Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
48799 52944 56828
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 53.22% 51.66% 51.85%
Number of salaries quoted 42707 45551 48698
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +1.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of job ads across the England region citing COBOL as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in England

COBOL
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing COBOL across the England region.

COBOL Salary Trend in England

COBOL
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing COBOL across the England region over the 3 months to 29 July 2016.

COBOL Salary Histogram in England

COBOL
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the England region over the 3 months to 29 July 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
South East -1 40 £53,500 +7.00% 4
London +20 22 £70,000 +33.33%
East of England +22 10 £28,000 +16.66% 2
Yorkshire +26 8 £26,000 -42.22% 2
South West -5 6 £35,000 -22.22% 3
North West -13 6 £35,000 -22.22% 2
East Midlands -26 6 £38,500 -9.41% 3
West Midlands -18 2 - -
North East - 1 - - 1
COBOL
UK

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 England region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 185 (65.14%) Mainframe
2 139 (48.94%) DB2
3 129 (45.42%) JCL
4 107 (37.68%) SQL
5 106 (37.32%) Java
6 105 (36.97%) Finance
7 95 (33.45%) IBM
8 94 (33.10%) Agile Software Development
9 93 (32.75%) CICS
10 71 (25.00%) SDLC
11 68 (23.94%) VSAM
12 54 (19.01%) Degree
13 50 (17.61%) Unix
13 50 (17.61%) RAD
14 49 (17.25%) Retail
15 45 (15.85%) REXX
16 43 (15.14%) Computer Science
17 42 (14.79%) Oracle
18 41 (14.44%) Software Engineering
19 40 (14.08%) TDD
19 40 (14.08%) IBM Mainframe
19 40 (14.08%) Waterfall
20 39 (13.73%) QA
21 38 (13.38%) Banking
21 38 (13.38%) Automated Testing
21 38 (13.38%) XML
22 37 (13.03%) Analytical Skills
23 36 (12.68%) User Stories
24 33 (11.62%) Web Services
24 33 (11.62%) AS400

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in 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:

Application Platforms
1 93 (32.75%) CICS
2 21 (7.39%) IIS
3 8 (2.82%) WebSphere
4 7 (2.46%) OpenROAD
5 4 (1.41%) MQSeries
5 4 (1.41%) StreamWeaver
5 4 (1.41%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.06%) Exstream Dialogue
6 3 (1.06%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.70%) SAS
8 1 (0.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.35%) TPMS
Applications
1 2 (0.70%) MS Office
2 1 (0.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 28 (9.86%) VisionPLUS
2 7 (2.46%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (1.41%) BASE24
4 3 (1.06%) Exstream
5 2 (0.70%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.35%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.58%) FTP
2 5 (1.76%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.41%) HTTPS
4 3 (1.06%) ATM
5 2 (0.70%) HTTP
6 1 (0.35%) Firewall
6 1 (0.35%) PuTTY
6 1 (0.35%) SSH
6 1 (0.35%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 139 (48.94%) DB2
2 13 (4.58%) Relational Database
2 13 (4.58%) SQL Server
3 9 (3.17%) MongoDB
3 9 (3.17%) Oracle Database
4 8 (2.82%) NonStop SQL
5 6 (2.11%) Apache Hive
5 6 (2.11%) MySQL
5 6 (2.11%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (2.11%) UniData
6 5 (1.76%) Informix
7 4 (1.41%) Easytrieve
7 4 (1.41%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.35%) Big Data
9 1 (0.35%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.35%) DataStage
9 1 (0.35%) IDMS
9 1 (0.35%) MS Access
9 1 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 21 (7.39%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (4.58%) JUnit
3 10 (3.52%) Eclipse
4 9 (3.17%) Git (software)
4 9 (3.17%) Oracle Forms
5 8 (2.82%) JMeter
5 8 (2.82%) LoadRunner
6 7 (2.46%) PowerBuilder
6 7 (2.46%) PROIV
6 7 (2.46%) Selenium
6 7 (2.46%) Selenium IDE
6 7 (2.46%) WebDriver
7 5 (1.76%) Maven
7 5 (1.76%) Subversion
8 4 (1.41%) XPEDITER
9 2 (0.70%) LSMW
9 2 (0.70%) Toad
10 1 (0.35%) Dreamweaver
10 1 (0.35%) ProC
10 1 (0.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 105 (36.97%) Finance
2 49 (17.25%) Retail
3 38 (13.38%) Banking
4 17 (5.99%) Financial Institution
5 12 (4.23%) Music Industry
6 9 (3.17%) Marketing
7 3 (1.06%) Spanish Language
8 2 (0.70%) Dutch Language
8 2 (0.70%) French Language
8 2 (0.70%) German Language
8 2 (0.70%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.35%) Billing
9 1 (0.35%) Legal
9 1 (0.35%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 133 (46.83%) Developer
2 56 (19.72%) COBOL Developer
3 31 (10.92%) Software Engineer
4 30 (10.56%) DB2 Developer
5 29 (10.21%) Analyst
6 26 (9.15%) Mainframe Developer
7 23 (8.10%) Java Developer
8 21 (7.39%) Technical Leader
9 17 (5.99%) CICS Engineer
9 17 (5.99%) Mainframe Software Engineer
10 16 (5.63%) QA Engineer
11 14 (4.93%) QA Test Engineer
11 14 (4.93%) Software Developer
11 14 (4.93%) Team Leader
11 14 (4.93%) Technical Team Leader
11 14 (4.93%) Test Engineer
12 12 (4.23%) Analyst Programmer
12 12 (4.23%) Programmer
13 11 (3.87%) Senior Developer
14 9 (3.17%) COBOL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (13.38%) XML
2 33 (11.62%) Web Services
3 20 (7.04%) .NET
4 18 (6.34%) HTML
5 15 (5.28%) ISPF
5 15 (5.28%) JSON
5 15 (5.28%) Spring
6 11 (3.87%) HTML5
6 11 (3.87%) J2EE
7 6 (2.11%) PhoneGap
7 6 (2.11%) REST
7 6 (2.11%) Spring MVC
8 4 (1.41%) EDI
8 4 (1.41%) Middleware
9 3 (1.06%) ASP.NET
9 3 (1.06%) WinForms
9 3 (1.06%) WPF
10 2 (0.70%) BAPI
10 2 (0.70%) SAP Smart Forms
10 2 (0.70%) SAPUI5
Miscellaneous
1 185 (65.14%) Mainframe
2 68 (23.94%) VSAM
3 43 (15.14%) Computer Science
4 40 (14.08%) IBM Mainframe
5 37 (13.03%) Analytical Skills
6 33 (11.62%) AS400
7 29 (10.21%) Enterprise Software
8 23 (8.10%) iSeries
9 9 (3.17%) Algorithms
10 7 (2.46%) SWIFT
10 7 (2.46%) Tandem
10 7 (2.46%) Visualisation
11 6 (2.11%) Social Media
12 5 (1.76%) Client/Server
12 5 (1.76%) Data Structures
13 4 (1.41%) Derivative
13 4 (1.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 4 (1.41%) Management Information System
14 2 (0.70%) DataPower
14 2 (0.70%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 50 (17.61%) Unix
2 19 (6.69%) zOS
3 15 (5.28%) Windows
4 14 (4.93%) MVS
5 8 (2.82%) Linux
6 7 (2.46%) Android
6 7 (2.46%) Apple iOS
6 7 (2.46%) OS/390
7 3 (1.06%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.70%) VME
8 2 (0.70%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.35%) AIX
9 1 (0.35%) OpenVMS
9 1 (0.35%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (33.10%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (25.00%) SDLC
3 50 (17.61%) RAD
4 41 (14.44%) Software Engineering
5 40 (14.08%) TDD
5 40 (14.08%) Waterfall
6 38 (13.38%) Automated Testing
7 36 (12.68%) User Stories
8 31 (10.92%) Continuous Improvement
9 28 (9.86%) Integration Testing
10 27 (9.51%) Scrum
11 25 (8.80%) Functional Testing
11 25 (8.80%) Unit Testing
12 23 (8.10%) Mentoring
12 23 (8.10%) Regression Testing
13 22 (7.75%) System Integration Testing
14 19 (6.69%) BDD
15 18 (6.34%) Continuous Integration
15 18 (6.34%) OO
15 18 (6.34%) UML
Programming Languages
1 129 (45.42%) JCL
2 107 (37.68%) SQL
3 106 (37.32%) Java
4 45 (15.85%) REXX
5 28 (9.86%) C#
6 25 (8.80%) CLIST
7 24 (8.45%) RPG
8 19 (6.69%) C
9 15 (5.28%) C++
9 15 (5.28%) PL/SQL
9 15 (5.28%) VB
10 10 (3.52%) Assembly Language
10 10 (3.52%) JavaScript
11 7 (2.46%) Clipper
11 7 (2.46%) DataFlex
11 7 (2.46%) LINC
11 7 (2.46%) Uniface
11 7 (2.46%) xBase
12 6 (2.11%) Fortran
13 5 (1.76%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 54 (19.01%) Degree
2 25 (8.80%) ISTQB
3 21 (7.39%) ISEB
4 3 (1.06%) OCA
4 3 (1.06%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (13.73%) QA
2 4 (1.41%) FATCA
2 4 (1.41%) MiFID
3 3 (1.06%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.35%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (5.28%) Time Sharing Option
2 6 (2.11%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 17 (5.99%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (4.58%) CA Endevor
3 6 (2.11%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.70%) Control-M
4 2 (0.70%) OMEGAMON
5 1 (0.35%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 95 (33.45%) IBM
2 42 (14.79%) Oracle
3 28 (9.86%) HP
4 25 (8.80%) TSYS
5 22 (7.75%) Microsoft
6 17 (5.99%) Cognizant
7 14 (4.93%) JD Edwards
7 14 (4.93%) Micro Focus
8 8 (2.82%) Remedy
9 7 (2.46%) BMC
10 6 (2.11%) CA
10 6 (2.11%) Informatica
10 6 (2.11%) SAP
11 4 (1.41%) hybris
11 4 (1.41%) JDA
11 4 (1.41%) Pega
11 4 (1.41%) Rally
11 4 (1.41%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (1.41%) Syncsort
12 2 (0.70%) Fujitsu
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EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum Bonus, Health, Life, Pension
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits Pension, Life, Health and 25 days
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £excellent+bens+bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth, Dorset
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 35,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, South West, United Kingdom
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Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
IT Talent Solutions
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Enderby, Leicestershire
Next
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Posted: 24 days ago
Enderby, Leicestershire
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Salary: Competitive salary and benefits including relocation package
Posted: 24 days ago
Manchester
ECOM
Salary: £30000 - £39000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester
ECOM
Salary: £30000 - £39000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Sheffield
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Salary: £32,000 - £45,000 pa (dep. on experience) + benefits
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Salary: £32,000 - £45,000 pa (dep. on experience) + benefits
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