The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 21 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 595 810 741
Rank change year-on-year
+215 -69
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 295 114 127
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.28% 0.10% 0.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.56% 0.19% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 198 83 101
Average salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.69% +2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £32,500 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,215 £59,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -11.76%
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
53068 59798 55865
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 51.12% 53.02% 53.67%
Number of salaries quoted 45566 50778 48451
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing COBOL across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 April 2015.

COBOL Salary Histogram in England

COBOL
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the England region over the 3 months to 21 April 2015. 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
South East +80 96 £50,000 +33.33% 1
London +65 61 £52,500 -4.54% 7
East of England +58 38 £50,000 +7.52% 3
East Midlands +40 36 £42,500 +36.00% 8
Yorkshire +14 29 £34,000 +0.74% 2
South West 0 19 £37,500 -9.09% 1
North West +18 14 £61,215 +88.35% 4
West Midlands -15 5 £27,000 -32.50% 2
North East - 4 £61,215 - 3
Midlands - 1 £38,000 -
COBOL
UK

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT jobs across the 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.

1 200 (42.28%) Finance
2 183 (38.69%) DB2
3 181 (38.27%) Mainframe
4 179 (37.84%) Java
5 145 (30.66%) SQL
6 134 (28.33%) Agile Software Development
7 119 (25.16%) Oracle
8 112 (23.68%) Banking
9 109 (23.04%) UNIX
10 105 (22.20%) XML
10 105 (22.20%) CICS
11 101 (21.35%) JCL
12 97 (20.51%) Analytical Skills
13 89 (18.82%) Windows
14 87 (18.39%) IBM
15 84 (17.76%) C#
16 73 (15.43%) .NET
17 70 (14.80%) Software Engineering
18 69 (14.59%) C++
19 66 (13.95%) UML
20 64 (13.53%) Retail
21 63 (13.32%) Mentoring
22 62 (13.11%) Linux
22 62 (13.11%) Web Services
22 62 (13.11%) Microsoft
23 60 (12.68%) Degree
24 58 (12.26%) OO
25 53 (11.21%) Oracle Forms
25 53 (11.21%) SQL Server
26 51 (10.78%) RPG

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT jobs across the 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.

Application Platforms
1 105 (22.20%) CICS
2 34 (7.19%) WebSphere
3 24 (5.07%) WebLogic
4 22 (4.65%) JBoss
5 18 (3.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 16 (3.38%) Tuxedo
6 16 (3.38%) AquaLogic
6 16 (3.38%) Oracle Service Bus
7 10 (2.11%) MQSeries
8 7 (1.48%) StreamWeaver
9 3 (0.63%) Exstream Dialogue
9 3 (0.63%) Papyrus
9 3 (0.63%) Umbraco
9 3 (0.63%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (0.63%) SAS
10 2 (0.42%) IIS
11 1 (0.21%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.21%) SharePoint
Applications
1 41 (8.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.21%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (2.11%) BASE24
2 5 (1.06%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.85%) Google Analytics
4 3 (0.63%) Exstream
5 1 (0.21%) ProductWriter
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.75%) ATM
2 7 (1.48%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.42%) HTTP
4 1 (0.21%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 183 (38.69%) DB2
2 53 (11.21%) SQL Server
3 43 (9.09%) Oracle Database
4 25 (5.29%) Adabas
5 24 (5.07%) Oracle Reports
5 24 (5.07%) Oracle Database 11g
6 23 (4.86%) DataStage
7 19 (4.02%) UniData
8 18 (3.81%) Crystal Reports
8 18 (3.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 18 (3.81%) SQL Server 2008
9 16 (3.38%) SQL Server 2005
10 14 (2.96%) Pentaho
11 11 (2.33%) NonStop SQL
12 8 (1.69%) Relational Database
13 7 (1.48%) MongoDB
13 7 (1.48%) MS Access
14 6 (1.27%) Oracle9i Database
14 6 (1.27%) Oracle ODI
14 6 (1.27%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 53 (11.21%) Oracle Forms
2 15 (3.17%) Eclipse
3 7 (1.48%) Visual Studio
4 6 (1.27%) Toad
5 5 (1.06%) ClearCase
5 5 (1.06%) Rational Rose
5 5 (1.06%) Oracle APEX
6 4 (0.85%) Git (software)
6 4 (0.85%) Maven
7 3 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.63%) Subversion
8 2 (0.42%) Selenium
8 2 (0.42%) WebDriver
8 2 (0.42%) JUnit
8 2 (0.42%) LoadRunner
8 2 (0.42%) XPEDITER
8 2 (0.42%) JMeter
8 2 (0.42%) Selenium IDE
9 1 (0.21%) Ant
9 1 (0.21%) SoapUI
General
1 200 (42.28%) Finance
2 112 (23.68%) Banking
3 64 (13.53%) Retail
4 40 (8.46%) Automotive
5 35 (7.40%) Marketing
6 33 (6.98%) Telecoms
7 31 (6.55%) Aerospace
8 12 (2.54%) Investment Banking
9 8 (1.69%) Back Office
10 7 (1.48%) Retail Banking
11 6 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (1.06%) Corporate Banking
12 5 (1.06%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.85%) French Language
13 4 (0.85%) Music Industry
13 4 (0.85%) Billing
13 4 (0.85%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.21%) Legal
Job Titles
1 155 (32.77%) Developer
2 113 (23.89%) Analyst
3 51 (10.78%) Programmer
4 36 (7.61%) Architect
5 35 (7.40%) Analyst Programmer
5 35 (7.40%) Analyst Developer
6 33 (6.98%) Software Engineer
7 32 (6.77%) Mainframe Developer
8 31 (6.55%) COBOL Analyst
9 30 (6.34%) Senior Developer
9 30 (6.34%) Software Developer
10 29 (6.13%) Senior Analyst
11 28 (5.92%) Technical Specialist
12 27 (5.71%) COBOL Programmer
13 26 (5.50%) Designer
14 24 (5.07%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
15 22 (4.65%) COBOL Developer
16 18 (3.81%) Technical Support
17 17 (3.59%) C++ Developer
17 17 (3.59%) AS400 Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (22.20%) XML
2 73 (15.43%) .NET
3 62 (13.11%) Web Services
4 39 (8.25%) HTML
5 38 (8.03%) XML Schema
6 33 (6.98%) J2EE
7 31 (6.55%) Middleware
8 28 (5.92%) ASP.NET
9 23 (4.86%) CSS
10 22 (4.65%) Hibernate
10 22 (4.65%) Oracle Fusion
10 22 (4.65%) HTML5
11 20 (4.23%) ISPF
12 18 (3.81%) Spring
13 17 (3.59%) JPA
13 17 (3.59%) Struts
14 16 (3.38%) JSF
15 11 (2.33%) WebSphere MQ
15 11 (2.33%) XSLT
16 9 (1.90%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 181 (38.27%) Mainframe
2 97 (20.51%) Analytical Skills
3 42 (8.88%) AS400
4 39 (8.25%) VSAM
5 37 (7.82%) SWIFT
6 27 (5.71%) Computer Science
7 23 (4.86%) Tandem
8 21 (4.44%) Client/Server
8 21 (4.44%) iSeries
9 19 (4.02%) IBM Mainframe
9 19 (4.02%) Data Structures
10 17 (3.59%) Credit Risk
10 17 (3.59%) N-Tier
11 16 (3.38%) Social Media
12 15 (3.17%) Management Information System
13 12 (2.54%) Visualisation
14 9 (1.90%) EMV
14 9 (1.90%) Cryptography
15 7 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
16 3 (0.63%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 109 (23.04%) UNIX
2 89 (18.82%) Windows
3 62 (13.11%) Linux
4 25 (5.29%) zOS
5 9 (1.90%) Solaris
6 8 (1.69%) VME
7 7 (1.48%) Android
7 7 (1.48%) Windows 7
7 7 (1.48%) Apple iOS
7 7 (1.48%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.42%) AIX
8 2 (0.42%) MVS
8 2 (0.42%) SUSE
8 2 (0.42%) Debian
8 2 (0.42%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.42%) Windows Vista
8 2 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (28.33%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (14.80%) Software Engineering
3 66 (13.95%) UML
4 63 (13.32%) Mentoring
5 58 (12.26%) OO
6 44 (9.30%) SOA
7 40 (8.46%) TDD
8 39 (8.25%) Static Code Analysis
9 37 (7.82%) Data Modelling
9 37 (7.82%) OOP
10 36 (7.61%) ITIL
11 35 (7.40%) OOD
12 34 (7.19%) Use Case
13 33 (6.98%) Software Architecture
14 30 (6.34%) Coaching
14 30 (6.34%) Change Management
15 26 (5.50%) Configuration Management
16 25 (5.29%) Waterfall
17 24 (5.07%) Continuous Improvement
18 22 (4.65%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 179 (37.84%) Java
2 145 (30.66%) SQL
3 101 (21.35%) JCL
4 84 (17.76%) C#
5 69 (14.59%) C++
6 51 (10.78%) RPG
7 47 (9.94%) JavaScript
8 43 (9.09%) PL/SQL
9 39 (8.25%) PL/1
10 37 (7.82%) VB
11 29 (6.13%) VB6
12 25 (5.29%) NATURAL
12 25 (5.29%) Ada
13 23 (4.86%) Assembly Language
14 22 (4.65%) Delphi
15 18 (3.81%) VB.NET
16 16 (3.38%) REXX
17 10 (2.11%) Shell Script
18 8 (1.69%) C
19 7 (1.48%) SELCOPY
Qualifications
1 60 (12.68%) Degree
2 15 (3.17%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (0.63%) ISEB
4 2 (0.42%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.21%) IC3 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (8.03%) QA
2 23 (4.86%) SLA
3 7 (1.48%) ISO 8583
4 3 (0.63%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (2.11%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.21%) ACF2
2 1 (0.21%) RACF
Systems Management
1 24 (5.07%) CA Endevor
2 6 (1.27%) Data Guard
2 6 (1.27%) Oracle RMAN
3 3 (0.63%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.42%) Control-M
4 2 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 119 (25.16%) Oracle
2 87 (18.39%) IBM
3 62 (13.11%) Microsoft
4 32 (6.77%) Micro Focus
5 28 (5.92%) HP
6 20 (4.23%) BEA
7 11 (2.33%) JDA
8 8 (1.69%) VocaLink
9 7 (1.48%) NCR
10 6 (1.27%) Cognizant
10 6 (1.27%) VMware
11 5 (1.06%) Business Objects
11 5 (1.06%) BMC
11 5 (1.06%) Remedy
12 4 (0.85%) ICL
12 4 (0.85%) Google
12 4 (0.85%) Fujitsu
12 4 (0.85%) Syncsort
12 4 (0.85%) Tieto
13 3 (0.63%) iRise
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