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

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 789 740 799
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +59
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 96 212 155
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.21% 0.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.20% 0.40% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 68 146 113
Median salary £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,600 £35,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,750 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+1.66% +5.88%
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
47764 52474 55567
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 52.84% 51.39% 51.20%
Number of salaries quoted 41732 45233 47025
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +16 47 £50,000 +16.95% 3
North West +7 10 £35,000 -28.20% 2
London -1 10 £70,000 +27.27% 1
Yorkshire +30 9 £22,000 -51.11% 1
East Midlands -12 9 £38,500 -9.41%
East of England +2 7 £28,000 -44.00% 1
South West 0 5 £35,000 -17.64%
North East - 3 £35,000 -
COBOL
UK

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 162 (65.85%) Mainframe
2 123 (50.00%) DB2
3 109 (44.31%) JCL
4 104 (42.28%) Java
5 100 (40.65%) Finance
6 91 (36.99%) IBM
7 88 (35.77%) CICS
8 84 (34.15%) SQL
9 71 (28.86%) Agile Software Development
10 63 (25.61%) VSAM
11 54 (21.95%) SDLC
12 51 (20.73%) Unix
13 46 (18.70%) Degree
13 46 (18.70%) RAD
14 40 (16.26%) Oracle
15 39 (15.85%) XML
16 38 (15.45%) IBM Mainframe
17 35 (14.23%) Waterfall
17 35 (14.23%) REXX
18 34 (13.82%) HP
18 34 (13.82%) Computer Science
19 33 (13.41%) Automated Testing
19 33 (13.41%) Software Engineering
20 31 (12.60%) TDD
20 31 (12.60%) Enterprise Software
21 30 (12.20%) Banking
22 28 (11.38%) Integration Testing
22 28 (11.38%) Analytical Skills
22 28 (11.38%) HTML
23 27 (10.98%) Spring

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 88 (35.77%) CICS
2 21 (8.54%) IIS
3 8 (3.25%) Tomcat
4 7 (2.85%) OpenROAD
5 4 (1.63%) StreamWeaver
5 4 (1.63%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.22%) Exstream Dialogue
6 3 (1.22%) MQSeries
7 2 (0.81%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (0.81%) SAS
7 2 (0.81%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.41%) TPMS
Applications
1 8 (3.25%) MS Office
2 6 (2.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 25 (10.16%) VisionPLUS
2 8 (3.25%) BASE24
3 4 (1.63%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (1.22%) Exstream
4 3 (1.22%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.81%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (0.41%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.47%) TCP/IP
2 7 (2.85%) ATM
2 7 (2.85%) FTP
3 4 (1.63%) HTTP
4 3 (1.22%) Firewall
5 1 (0.41%) PuTTY
5 1 (0.41%) SSH
5 1 (0.41%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (50.00%) DB2
2 12 (4.88%) NonStop SQL
3 11 (4.47%) Relational Database
4 9 (3.66%) SQL Server
5 8 (3.25%) Oracle Database
6 6 (2.44%) Oracle Database 11g
7 5 (2.03%) Informix
8 4 (1.63%) Easytrieve
8 4 (1.63%) MongoDB
8 4 (1.63%) UniData
9 3 (1.22%) Data Mining
9 3 (1.22%) DataStage
9 3 (1.22%) MS Access
9 3 (1.22%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.81%) Apache Hive
10 2 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.81%) MySQL
11 1 (0.41%) Big Data
11 1 (0.41%) IDMS
11 1 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 15 (6.10%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (4.07%) JMeter
2 10 (4.07%) LoadRunner
3 9 (3.66%) Eclipse
3 9 (3.66%) JUnit
3 9 (3.66%) Oracle Forms
4 7 (2.85%) PowerBuilder
4 7 (2.85%) PROIV
4 7 (2.85%) Selenium
4 7 (2.85%) Selenium IDE
4 7 (2.85%) WebDriver
5 4 (1.63%) Git (software)
5 4 (1.63%) Toad
5 4 (1.63%) XPEDITER
6 3 (1.22%) Fiddler
6 3 (1.22%) Firebug
6 3 (1.22%) The Grinder
7 2 (0.81%) JIRA
7 2 (0.81%) LSMW
7 2 (0.81%) Maven
General
1 100 (40.65%) Finance
2 30 (12.20%) Banking
3 21 (8.54%) Retail
4 17 (6.91%) Financial Institution
5 8 (3.25%) Music Industry
6 5 (2.03%) Marketing
7 1 (0.41%) Billing
7 1 (0.41%) Legal
7 1 (0.41%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 123 (50.00%) Developer
2 50 (20.33%) COBOL Developer
3 32 (13.01%) Java Developer
4 29 (11.79%) DB2 Developer
5 26 (10.57%) Analyst
6 25 (10.16%) Mainframe Developer
7 23 (9.35%) Software Engineer
8 17 (6.91%) Software Developer
8 17 (6.91%) Technical Leader
9 16 (6.50%) QA Engineer
10 15 (6.10%) CICS Engineer
10 15 (6.10%) Mainframe Software Engineer
11 14 (5.69%) QA Test Engineer
11 14 (5.69%) Team Leader
11 14 (5.69%) Technical Team Leader
11 14 (5.69%) Test Engineer
12 10 (4.07%) COBOL Analyst
12 10 (4.07%) Programmer
13 9 (3.66%) Applications Developer
14 8 (3.25%) Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (15.85%) XML
2 28 (11.38%) HTML
3 27 (10.98%) Spring
4 26 (10.57%) Web Services
5 20 (8.13%) .NET
6 12 (4.88%) JSP
7 11 (4.47%) HTML5
8 9 (3.66%) JSON
9 7 (2.85%) J2EE
10 5 (2.03%) ASP.NET
10 5 (2.03%) ISPF
11 4 (1.63%) PhoneGap
12 3 (1.22%) Middleware
12 3 (1.22%) SOAP
13 2 (0.81%) BAPI
13 2 (0.81%) REST
13 2 (0.81%) SAP Smart Forms
13 2 (0.81%) Spring MVC
13 2 (0.81%) Web Dynpro
13 2 (0.81%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 162 (65.85%) Mainframe
2 63 (25.61%) VSAM
3 38 (15.45%) IBM Mainframe
4 34 (13.82%) Computer Science
5 31 (12.60%) Enterprise Software
6 28 (11.38%) Analytical Skills
7 17 (6.91%) AS400
8 16 (6.50%) iSeries
9 8 (3.25%) Algorithms
10 7 (2.85%) Tandem
11 6 (2.44%) Social Media
12 5 (2.03%) Data Structures
12 5 (2.03%) Visualisation
13 4 (1.63%) Derivative
13 4 (1.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 4 (1.63%) VAX
14 3 (1.22%) SWIFT
15 2 (0.81%) DataPower
15 2 (0.81%) PMI
15 2 (0.81%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 51 (20.73%) Unix
2 16 (6.50%) Windows
3 14 (5.69%) MVS
4 13 (5.28%) zOS
5 7 (2.85%) Android
5 7 (2.85%) Apple iOS
5 7 (2.85%) Linux
5 7 (2.85%) OS/390
6 4 (1.63%) VME
7 3 (1.22%) OpenVMS
8 2 (0.81%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.41%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (28.86%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (21.95%) SDLC
3 46 (18.70%) RAD
4 35 (14.23%) Waterfall
5 33 (13.41%) Automated Testing
5 33 (13.41%) Software Engineering
6 31 (12.60%) TDD
7 28 (11.38%) Integration Testing
8 26 (10.57%) User Stories
9 25 (10.16%) Unit Testing
10 23 (9.35%) Functional Testing
10 23 (9.35%) Regression Testing
11 22 (8.94%) Continuous Improvement
11 22 (8.94%) System Integration Testing
12 17 (6.91%) OO
13 16 (6.50%) Scrum
14 15 (6.10%) UML
15 13 (5.28%) Manual Testing
16 10 (4.07%) BDD
16 10 (4.07%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 109 (44.31%) JCL
2 104 (42.28%) Java
3 84 (34.15%) SQL
4 35 (14.23%) REXX
5 26 (10.57%) C#
6 25 (10.16%) C++
7 22 (8.94%) CLIST
8 20 (8.13%) JavaScript
9 16 (6.50%) C
9 16 (6.50%) VB
10 15 (6.10%) PL/SQL
11 12 (4.88%) RPG
12 7 (2.85%) Clipper
12 7 (2.85%) DataFlex
12 7 (2.85%) LINC
12 7 (2.85%) Uniface
12 7 (2.85%) xBase
13 6 (2.44%) Fortran
14 5 (2.03%) FoxPro (VFP)
15 4 (1.63%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 46 (18.70%) Degree
2 23 (9.35%) ISTQB
3 21 (8.54%) ISEB
4 3 (1.22%) OCA
4 3 (1.22%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (0.81%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (10.98%) QA
2 7 (2.85%) ISO 8583
3 4 (1.63%) FATCA
3 4 (1.63%) MiFID
System Software
1 5 (2.03%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 17 (6.91%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.22%) CA Endevor
2 3 (1.22%) ServiceCenter
3 2 (0.81%) Control-M
4 1 (0.41%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 91 (36.99%) IBM
2 40 (16.26%) Oracle
3 34 (13.82%) HP
4 22 (8.94%) TSYS
5 20 (8.13%) Cognizant
6 18 (7.32%) Microsoft
7 9 (3.66%) Micro Focus
8 6 (2.44%) JD Edwards
9 5 (2.03%) Informatica
10 4 (1.63%) Pega
10 4 (1.63%) Remedy
10 4 (1.63%) Syncsort
11 3 (1.22%) BMC
11 3 (1.22%) Rally
12 2 (0.81%) Fujitsu
12 2 (0.81%) hybris
12 2 (0.81%) SAP
13 1 (0.41%) ICL
13 1 (0.41%) Unisys
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