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

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 774 605 859
Rank change year-on-year
-169 +254
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 114 347 111
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.33% 0.100%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.23% 0.64% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 80 259 63
Median salary £48,750 £45,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% +28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £33,700 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £34,500
% change year-on-year
- +30.43%
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
48861 53800 58369
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 53.23% 51.91% 52.49%
Number of salaries quoted 42852 46327 50227
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 29 June 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 June 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 +14 59 £52,750 +5.50% 3
London -27 23 £50,000 -4.76% 1
West Midlands -30 8 £37,250 -29.04%
East of England +12 7 £34,000 +41.66% 1
Yorkshire -1 6 £30,000 -11.76%
South West -1 5 £35,000 -22.22% 1
North West -1 4 £35,000 -12.50% 7
East Midlands -41 3 £41,000 -3.52%
North East - 3 £60,000 - 1
COBOL
UK

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 194 (63.19%) Mainframe
2 147 (47.88%) DB2
3 134 (43.65%) JCL
4 119 (38.76%) SQL
5 112 (36.48%) Finance
6 101 (32.90%) Java
6 101 (32.90%) IBM
7 100 (32.57%) Agile Software Development
8 99 (32.25%) CICS
9 74 (24.10%) SDLC
10 72 (23.45%) VSAM
11 62 (20.20%) Degree
12 53 (17.26%) Retail
13 51 (16.61%) Computer Science
14 50 (16.29%) Banking
15 49 (15.96%) RAD
16 48 (15.64%) REXX
17 47 (15.31%) Oracle
17 47 (15.31%) Unix
18 46 (14.98%) AS400
19 45 (14.66%) QA
19 45 (14.66%) Analytical Skills
20 43 (14.01%) IBM Mainframe
21 41 (13.36%) Waterfall
22 40 (13.03%) Software Engineering
23 39 (12.70%) Automated Testing
24 38 (12.38%) User Stories
25 36 (11.73%) RPG
25 36 (11.73%) TDD
26 34 (11.07%) XML

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 99 (32.25%) CICS
2 18 (5.86%) IIS
3 8 (2.61%) WebSphere
4 7 (2.28%) OpenROAD
5 4 (1.30%) MQSeries
5 4 (1.30%) StreamWeaver
6 3 (0.98%) Exstream Dialogue
6 3 (0.98%) MTS
7 2 (0.65%) SAS
7 2 (0.65%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.33%) TPMS
Applications
1 1 (0.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 29 (9.45%) VisionPLUS
2 7 (2.28%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.98%) Exstream
4 2 (0.65%) SAP BPC
4 2 (0.65%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.65%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.65%) SAP IS-U
4 2 (0.65%) SAP SCM
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (5.86%) FTP
2 9 (2.93%) HTTPS
3 2 (0.65%) PuTTY
3 2 (0.65%) SSH
3 2 (0.65%) Telnet
4 1 (0.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 147 (47.88%) DB2
2 13 (4.23%) Relational Database
3 10 (3.26%) SQL Server
4 9 (2.93%) MongoDB
4 9 (2.93%) Oracle Database
5 7 (2.28%) UniData
6 6 (1.95%) Oracle Database 11g
7 5 (1.63%) Apache Hive
7 5 (1.63%) Informix
7 5 (1.63%) MySQL
8 4 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (1.30%) Easytrieve
8 4 (1.30%) NonStop SQL
9 3 (0.98%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.65%) Big Data
10 2 (0.65%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.65%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.33%) IDMS
11 1 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 18 (5.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (2.93%) Git (software)
2 9 (2.93%) JUnit
2 9 (2.93%) Oracle Forms
3 7 (2.28%) Eclipse
3 7 (2.28%) PowerBuilder
3 7 (2.28%) PROIV
4 6 (1.95%) Maven
4 6 (1.95%) Subversion
5 4 (1.30%) JMeter
5 4 (1.30%) LoadRunner
5 4 (1.30%) LSMW
5 4 (1.30%) Selenium
5 4 (1.30%) Selenium IDE
5 4 (1.30%) WebDriver
5 4 (1.30%) XPEDITER
6 1 (0.33%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (0.33%) ProC
6 1 (0.33%) Toad
6 1 (0.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 112 (36.48%) Finance
2 53 (17.26%) Retail
3 50 (16.29%) Banking
4 17 (5.54%) Financial Institution
5 12 (3.91%) Music Industry
6 9 (2.93%) Marketing
7 6 (1.95%) Spanish Language
8 5 (1.63%) Dutch Language
8 5 (1.63%) French Language
8 5 (1.63%) German Language
8 5 (1.63%) Italian Language
9 4 (1.30%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.33%) Billing
Job Titles
1 131 (42.67%) Developer
2 55 (17.92%) COBOL Developer
3 38 (12.38%) Analyst
4 30 (9.77%) Software Engineer
5 29 (9.45%) DB2 Developer
5 29 (9.45%) Mainframe Developer
6 22 (7.17%) Java Developer
7 21 (6.84%) Technical Leader
8 17 (5.54%) CICS Engineer
9 16 (5.21%) Mainframe Software Engineer
10 15 (4.89%) Programmer
11 14 (4.56%) Analyst Programmer
11 14 (4.56%) Team Leader
11 14 (4.56%) Technical Team Leader
12 13 (4.23%) QA Engineer
13 12 (3.91%) Senior Developer
14 11 (3.58%) Business Analyst
14 11 (3.58%) Software Developer
15 10 (3.26%) QA Test Engineer
15 10 (3.26%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (11.07%) XML
2 30 (9.77%) Web Services
3 22 (7.17%) .NET
4 19 (6.19%) HTML
5 18 (5.86%) ISPF
6 14 (4.56%) JSON
7 10 (3.26%) J2EE
7 10 (3.26%) Spring
8 9 (2.93%) EDI
9 8 (2.61%) HTML5
10 7 (2.28%) PhoneGap
11 5 (1.63%) REST
11 5 (1.63%) Spring MVC
12 4 (1.30%) BAPI
12 4 (1.30%) Middleware
12 4 (1.30%) SAP Smart Forms
12 4 (1.30%) Web Dynpro
13 3 (0.98%) ASP.NET
13 3 (0.98%) SOAP
13 3 (0.98%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 194 (63.19%) Mainframe
2 72 (23.45%) VSAM
3 51 (16.61%) Computer Science
4 46 (14.98%) AS400
5 45 (14.66%) Analytical Skills
6 43 (14.01%) IBM Mainframe
7 27 (8.79%) Enterprise Software
8 25 (8.14%) iSeries
9 10 (3.26%) Algorithms
9 10 (3.26%) Management Information System
10 8 (2.61%) Client/Server
11 7 (2.28%) Social Media
11 7 (2.28%) SWIFT
11 7 (2.28%) Tandem
11 7 (2.28%) Visualisation
12 5 (1.63%) Data Structures
12 5 (1.63%) Replication
13 4 (1.30%) Derivative
13 4 (1.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 3 (0.98%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 47 (15.31%) Unix
2 23 (7.49%) zOS
3 14 (4.56%) MVS
4 12 (3.91%) Windows
5 8 (2.61%) Linux
6 6 (1.95%) OS/390
7 4 (1.30%) Android
7 4 (1.30%) Apple iOS
7 4 (1.30%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.65%) VME
9 1 (0.33%) AIX
9 1 (0.33%) OpenVMS
9 1 (0.33%) SUSE
9 1 (0.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (32.57%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (24.10%) SDLC
3 49 (15.96%) RAD
4 41 (13.36%) Waterfall
5 40 (13.03%) Software Engineering
6 39 (12.70%) Automated Testing
7 38 (12.38%) User Stories
8 36 (11.73%) TDD
9 34 (11.07%) Continuous Improvement
10 30 (9.77%) Scrum
11 27 (8.79%) Mentoring
12 25 (8.14%) Functional Testing
12 25 (8.14%) Integration Testing
13 23 (7.49%) Unit Testing
14 21 (6.84%) Regression Testing
15 20 (6.51%) Change Management
16 19 (6.19%) OO
16 19 (6.19%) System Integration Testing
16 19 (6.19%) UML
17 18 (5.86%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 134 (43.65%) JCL
2 119 (38.76%) SQL
3 101 (32.90%) Java
4 48 (15.64%) REXX
5 36 (11.73%) RPG
6 28 (9.12%) C#
7 26 (8.47%) CLIST
8 16 (5.21%) C
9 15 (4.89%) PL/SQL
10 14 (4.56%) VB
11 13 (4.23%) JavaScript
12 11 (3.58%) Assembly Language
13 9 (2.93%) C++
14 7 (2.28%) Clipper
14 7 (2.28%) DataFlex
14 7 (2.28%) Fortran
14 7 (2.28%) LINC
14 7 (2.28%) Uniface
14 7 (2.28%) VB6
14 7 (2.28%) xBase
Qualifications
1 62 (20.20%) Degree
2 25 (8.14%) ISTQB
3 18 (5.86%) ISEB
4 3 (0.98%) OCA
4 3 (0.98%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (0.65%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (14.66%) QA
2 4 (1.30%) FATCA
2 4 (1.30%) MiFID
2 4 (1.30%) SEPA
3 2 (0.65%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (5.86%) Time Sharing Option
2 8 (2.61%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 15 (4.89%) CA Endevor
2 14 (4.56%) HP Quality Center
3 8 (2.61%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.65%) Control-M
4 2 (0.65%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 101 (32.90%) IBM
2 47 (15.31%) Oracle
3 26 (8.47%) JD Edwards
3 26 (8.47%) TSYS
4 20 (6.51%) HP
5 18 (5.86%) Microsoft
6 15 (4.89%) Cognizant
7 13 (4.23%) SAP
8 12 (3.91%) Micro Focus
9 9 (2.93%) JDA
9 9 (2.93%) Salesforce.com
10 8 (2.61%) CA
10 8 (2.61%) Remedy
11 7 (2.28%) BMC
12 6 (1.95%) Informatica
13 5 (1.63%) Rally
14 4 (1.30%) Pega
14 4 (1.30%) Syncsort
15 2 (0.65%) Fujitsu
15 2 (0.65%) hybris
Bournemouth, Dorset
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 35,000
Posted: 8 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 -55,000 + Bens DOE
Posted: 12 hours ago
North West
Cognizant
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
Cognizant
Posted: 2 days ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Eclipse I.T. Recruitment
Posted: 5 days ago
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Cognizant
Posted: 14 days ago