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 21 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
COBOL
UK / England
Rank 770 743 739
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -4
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 57 172 175
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.073% 0.18% 0.18%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.14% 0.35% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 49 137 132
Median salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £36,200 £37,500 £35,750
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £43,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+22.09% -4.44%

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
42022 49173 49552
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 54.02% 52.74% 50.53%
Number of salaries quoted 36388 42857 42795
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017. 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 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 +33 33 £52,500 +16.66%
East Midlands -13 7 £51,900 +34.80%
North West -20 5 £40,500 -5.81% 2
Yorkshire +32 4 £27,500 -45.00%
London +18 3 £58,500 +3.31% 2
South West - 3 £47,500 - 2
West Midlands +7 2 £37,250 -12.35% 2
COBOL
UK

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 81 (59.12%) Mainframe
2 77 (56.20%) DB2
3 75 (54.74%) IBM
4 72 (52.55%) SQL
5 63 (45.99%) Java
6 58 (42.34%) JCL
7 55 (40.15%) CICS
8 37 (27.01%) JavaScript
8 37 (27.01%) Unix
9 32 (23.36%) Oracle
10 31 (22.63%) HTML
11 30 (21.90%) Finance
12 27 (19.71%) Migration
13 25 (18.25%) Data Analysis
14 24 (17.52%) XML
15 23 (16.79%) UML
15 23 (16.79%) Microsoft
15 23 (16.79%) Spring
16 22 (16.06%) C++
17 21 (15.33%) Windows
18 20 (14.60%) Enterprise Software
19 19 (13.87%) .NET
20 18 (13.14%) C
20 18 (13.14%) C#
21 17 (12.41%) JSP
21 17 (12.41%) Tivoli
22 15 (10.95%) Linux
22 15 (10.95%) IBM Mainframe
22 15 (10.95%) Banking
23 14 (10.22%) WebSphere

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 55 (40.15%) CICS
2 14 (10.22%) WebSphere
3 12 (8.76%) JBoss
3 12 (8.76%) WebLogic
4 11 (8.03%) WebSphere Application Server
5 6 (4.38%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.73%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.73%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.73%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.73%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (5.11%) MS Office
2 5 (3.65%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (8.03%) BASE24
2 4 (2.92%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.73%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.73%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.57%) TCP/IP
2 8 (5.84%) ATM
3 4 (2.92%) FTP
4 3 (2.19%) Firewall
4 3 (2.19%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (56.20%) DB2
2 14 (10.22%) Oracle Database
3 11 (8.03%) NonStop SQL
3 11 (8.03%) Oracle Reports
4 10 (7.30%) SQL Server
5 5 (3.65%) Data Mining
5 5 (3.65%) DataStage
6 3 (2.19%) Easytrieve
6 3 (2.19%) IMS/DB
6 3 (2.19%) MS Access
6 3 (2.19%) UniData
7 2 (1.46%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.73%) Adabas
8 1 (0.73%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.73%) MySQL
8 1 (0.73%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 12 (8.76%) Oracle Forms
2 11 (8.03%) Ant
2 11 (8.03%) Maven
3 9 (6.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (3.65%) Eclipse
5 3 (2.19%) Fiddler
5 3 (2.19%) Firebug
5 3 (2.19%) JIRA
5 3 (2.19%) JMeter
5 3 (2.19%) LoadRunner
5 3 (2.19%) The Grinder
5 3 (2.19%) Toad
6 2 (1.46%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.73%) ChangeMan
7 1 (0.73%) JUnit
7 1 (0.73%) Subversion
General
1 30 (21.90%) Finance
2 15 (10.95%) Banking
3 13 (9.49%) Retail
4 7 (5.11%) Corporate Banking
4 7 (5.11%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.19%) Marketing
6 2 (1.46%) Electronics
6 2 (1.46%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.46%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.73%) Back Office
7 1 (0.73%) French Language
7 1 (0.73%) German Language
7 1 (0.73%) Legal
7 1 (0.73%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 61 (44.53%) Developer
2 43 (31.39%) Analyst
3 36 (26.28%) COBOL Analyst
4 30 (21.90%) COBOL Developer
4 30 (21.90%) Programmer
5 28 (20.44%) Analyst Programmer
5 28 (20.44%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
5 28 (20.44%) COBOL Programmer
6 21 (15.33%) DB2 Developer
6 21 (15.33%) DB2 Programmer
6 21 (15.33%) Java Developer
7 20 (14.60%) CICS Analyst
8 18 (13.14%) CICS Programmer
9 9 (6.57%) Lead Developer
10 8 (5.84%) Mainframe Analyst
10 8 (5.84%) Software Developer
11 7 (5.11%) Applications Support
11 7 (5.11%) Designer
11 7 (5.11%) Systems Analyst
11 7 (5.11%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (22.63%) HTML
2 24 (17.52%) XML
3 23 (16.79%) Spring
4 19 (13.87%) .NET
5 17 (12.41%) JSP
6 11 (8.03%) .NET Framework
6 11 (8.03%) CSS
7 8 (5.84%) Web Services
8 3 (2.19%) EJB
8 3 (2.19%) PhoneGap
8 3 (2.19%) SOAP
8 3 (2.19%) Struts
9 2 (1.46%) ASP.NET
9 2 (1.46%) J2EE
10 1 (0.73%) JMS
10 1 (0.73%) JSON
10 1 (0.73%) Servlets
10 1 (0.73%) WSDL
10 1 (0.73%) XSD
10 1 (0.73%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 81 (59.12%) Mainframe
2 20 (14.60%) Enterprise Software
3 15 (10.95%) IBM Mainframe
4 12 (8.76%) VSAM
5 10 (7.30%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (5.84%) AS400
7 5 (3.65%) APACS
7 5 (3.65%) Tandem
8 4 (2.92%) iSeries
8 4 (2.92%) VAX
9 3 (2.19%) Management Information System
9 3 (2.19%) PMI
10 2 (1.46%) NHS
11 1 (0.73%) Credit Risk
11 1 (0.73%) Derivative
11 1 (0.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 1 (0.73%) Smartphone
11 1 (0.73%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 37 (27.01%) Unix
2 21 (15.33%) Windows
3 15 (10.95%) Linux
4 12 (8.76%) zOS
5 11 (8.03%) Windows Server
6 10 (7.30%) MVS
7 9 (6.57%) OS/390
8 2 (1.46%) OpenVMS
8 2 (1.46%) VME
9 1 (0.73%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (19.71%) Migration
2 25 (18.25%) Data Analysis
3 23 (16.79%) UML
4 11 (8.03%) Programme Management
5 10 (7.30%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (7.30%) DevOps
5 10 (7.30%) SDLC
6 9 (6.57%) Service Management
7 7 (5.11%) Business Analysis
7 7 (5.11%) OO
7 7 (5.11%) Risk Management
8 5 (3.65%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (3.65%) Data Architecture
8 5 (3.65%) Data Management
8 5 (3.65%) ETL
8 5 (3.65%) Project Management
8 5 (3.65%) Quality Management
8 5 (3.65%) Workflow
9 4 (2.92%) ERP
9 4 (2.92%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 72 (52.55%) SQL
2 63 (45.99%) Java
3 58 (42.34%) JCL
4 37 (27.01%) JavaScript
5 22 (16.06%) C++
6 18 (13.14%) C
6 18 (13.14%) C#
7 14 (10.22%) PL/SQL
8 12 (8.76%) Shell Script
9 11 (8.03%) BeanShell
9 11 (8.03%) Perl
9 11 (8.03%) PowerShell
9 11 (8.03%) Python
10 9 (6.57%) Fortran
11 8 (5.84%) VB
12 7 (5.11%) Assembly Language
13 5 (3.65%) Delphi
13 5 (3.65%) RPG
14 3 (2.19%) T-SQL
15 2 (1.46%) REXX
Qualifications
1 13 (9.49%) Degree
2 3 (2.19%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.73%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.38%) ISO 8583
2 3 (2.19%) SLA
3 1 (0.73%) FATCA
3 1 (0.73%) MiFID
3 1 (0.73%) QA
System Software
1 11 (8.03%) Active Directory
2 10 (7.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.73%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 17 (12.41%) Tivoli
2 3 (2.19%) ServiceCenter
3 2 (1.46%) CA Endevor
4 1 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.73%) Puppet
Vendors
1 75 (54.74%) IBM
2 32 (23.36%) Oracle
3 23 (16.79%) Microsoft
4 14 (10.22%) HP
5 11 (8.03%) VMware
6 8 (5.84%) Cognizant
7 5 (3.65%) Informatica
7 5 (3.65%) JD Edwards
8 3 (2.19%) TOWER Software
9 2 (1.46%) Micro Focus
9 2 (1.46%) SAP
10 1 (0.73%) CA
10 1 (0.73%) Chordiant
10 1 (0.73%) hybris
10 1 (0.73%) Pega
10 1 (0.73%) Sun
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