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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 677 733 773
Rank change year-on-year
+56 +40
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 197 119 118
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.12% 0.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.36% 0.22% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 138 92 95
Average salary £50,000 £39,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.58% -5.95%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,850 £32,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £70,000 £70,250
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £38,500 £36,250
% change year-on-year
+16.88% +6.20%
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
54143 52970 60028
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 50.77% 53.19% 54.18%
Number of salaries quoted 45825 46123 53053
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+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 23 September 2014.

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 23 September 2014. 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
North West +25 61 £55,000 +49.65% 4
London +14 40 £57,500 +4.54% 13
North East +16 27 £27,500 -9.83% 5
South East +3 20 £50,000 +25.00% 8
East of England -24 17 £55,000 +39.24%
West Midlands -9 10 £46,250 +15.62% 3
East Midlands -6 9 £35,900 -5.52%
Yorkshire -48 7 £37,500 -11.76% 2
South West -33 6 £36,500 +14.06%
COBOL
UK

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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.

1 163 (53.27%) Mainframe
2 146 (47.71%) DB2
3 138 (45.10%) Finance
4 125 (40.85%) CICS
5 119 (38.89%) Java
6 117 (38.24%) Banking
7 93 (30.39%) JCL
8 91 (29.74%) IBM
9 71 (23.20%) SQL
10 69 (22.55%) J2EE
11 68 (22.22%) Retail
12 66 (21.57%) Analytical Skills
13 65 (21.24%) Mentoring
14 63 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
15 58 (18.95%) UNIX
15 58 (18.95%) UML
16 54 (17.65%) Change Management
17 53 (17.32%) Stakeholder Management
17 53 (17.32%) Coaching
18 51 (16.67%) Waterfall
18 51 (16.67%) QA
18 51 (16.67%) Windows
19 50 (16.34%) Linux
19 50 (16.34%) C#
20 49 (16.01%) C++
20 49 (16.01%) XML
21 46 (15.03%) Risk Analysis
22 43 (14.05%) Oracle
23 41 (13.40%) CA Endevor
24 40 (13.07%) Degree

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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
1 125 (40.85%) CICS
2 11 (3.59%) WebSphere
3 9 (2.94%) CMS
4 8 (2.61%) Tuxedo
5 7 (2.29%) SAS
6 6 (1.96%) MQSeries
7 5 (1.63%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.98%) Apache
8 3 (0.98%) AquaLogic
8 3 (0.98%) GlassFish
8 3 (0.98%) Oracle Service Bus
8 3 (0.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.65%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.65%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.65%) NetWeaver
10 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 17 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.31%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 26 (8.50%) BASE24
2 9 (2.94%) VisionPLUS
3 5 (1.63%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.65%) ProductWriter
6 1 (0.33%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.33%) Misys Midas
6 1 (0.33%) INSURE/90
6 1 (0.33%) Magento
6 1 (0.33%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.33%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 22 (7.19%) ATM
2 20 (6.54%) TCP/IP
3 5 (1.63%) SAN
4 3 (0.98%) Internet
4 3 (0.98%) SSL
5 1 (0.33%) SMS
5 1 (0.33%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 146 (47.71%) DB2
2 39 (12.75%) SQL Server
3 14 (4.58%) Oracle Database
4 13 (4.25%) Relational Database
5 11 (3.59%) Adabas
6 10 (3.27%) Oracle Reports
7 8 (2.61%) NonStop SQL
8 7 (2.29%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (1.96%) Easytrieve
9 6 (1.96%) RDBMS
10 5 (1.63%) SQL Server 2005
10 5 (1.63%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (1.31%) Crystal Reports
12 3 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (0.98%) IBM InfoSphere
12 3 (0.98%) Ingres
13 2 (0.65%) MS Access
13 2 (0.65%) MySQL
13 2 (0.65%) Oracle Database 10g
13 2 (0.65%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 8 (2.61%) Oracle Forms
1 8 (2.61%) JIRA
2 6 (1.96%) ClearCase
3 5 (1.63%) Visual Studio
4 4 (1.31%) ChangeMan
5 3 (0.98%) JUnit
6 2 (0.65%) Subversion
6 2 (0.65%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.33%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (0.33%) LoadRunner
General
1 138 (45.10%) Finance
2 117 (38.24%) Banking
3 68 (22.22%) Retail
4 10 (3.27%) Financial Institution
5 9 (2.94%) Telecoms
6 8 (2.61%) Marketing
7 6 (1.96%) Aerospace
7 6 (1.96%) Automotive
8 5 (1.63%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (1.31%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.98%) Electronics
11 2 (0.65%) Back Office
11 2 (0.65%) Billing
Job Titles
1 80 (26.14%) Developer
2 61 (19.93%) Analyst
3 53 (17.32%) Technical Specialist
4 50 (16.34%) Architect
5 39 (12.75%) Designer
6 37 (12.09%) Programmer
7 32 (10.46%) COBOL Developer
8 25 (8.17%) Solutions Architect
8 25 (8.17%) Applications Architect
9 24 (7.84%) Software Developer
10 22 (7.19%) Solutions Designer
10 22 (7.19%) COBOL Programmer
11 19 (6.21%) COBOL Analyst
12 17 (5.56%) Consultant
13 15 (4.90%) Senior Developer
14 14 (4.58%) Analyst Programmer
15 13 (4.25%) Analyst Developer
15 13 (4.25%) Senior Technical Specialist
16 12 (3.92%) Support Analyst
17 11 (3.59%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (22.55%) J2EE
2 49 (16.01%) XML
3 40 (13.07%) .NET
4 19 (6.21%) Web Services
5 18 (5.88%) ISPF
6 17 (5.56%) XML Schema
7 9 (2.94%) Middleware
7 9 (2.94%) HTML
8 8 (2.61%) ASP.NET
9 7 (2.29%) CSS
10 6 (1.96%) Hibernate
10 6 (1.96%) Spring
11 5 (1.63%) WSDL
12 4 (1.31%) .NET Framework
12 4 (1.31%) Java EE
13 3 (0.98%) JSF
13 3 (0.98%) LINQ
13 3 (0.98%) Grails
13 3 (0.98%) JPA
13 3 (0.98%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 163 (53.27%) Mainframe
2 66 (21.57%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (11.11%) VSAM
4 30 (9.80%) IBM Mainframe
5 26 (8.50%) Tandem
6 18 (5.88%) Mathematics
7 17 (5.56%) Cryptography
7 17 (5.56%) AS400
8 14 (4.58%) Computer Science
8 14 (4.58%) SWIFT
9 12 (3.92%) EMV
10 10 (3.27%) iSeries
11 9 (2.94%) Contract for Difference
12 7 (2.29%) Management Information System
13 6 (1.96%) Replication
14 5 (1.63%) LPAR
14 5 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
14 5 (1.63%) HP StorageWorks
15 4 (1.31%) Data Conversion
16 3 (0.98%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 58 (18.95%) UNIX
2 51 (16.67%) Windows
3 50 (16.34%) Linux
4 24 (7.84%) VME
5 20 (6.54%) Windows 7
5 20 (6.54%) Windows XP
6 18 (5.88%) zOS
7 17 (5.56%) AIX
8 9 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (2.29%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (1.63%) Windows 2000 Server
10 5 (1.63%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (1.63%) HPUX
11 4 (1.31%) Solaris
12 2 (0.65%) MVS
12 2 (0.65%) CentOS
13 1 (0.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (21.24%) Mentoring
2 63 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (18.95%) UML
4 54 (17.65%) Change Management
5 53 (17.32%) Stakeholder Management
5 53 (17.32%) Coaching
6 51 (16.67%) Waterfall
7 46 (15.03%) Risk Analysis
8 23 (7.52%) Release Management
8 23 (7.52%) Software Engineering
8 23 (7.52%) OO
9 22 (7.19%) ITIL
10 19 (6.21%) OOP
11 17 (5.56%) Software Architecture
12 15 (4.90%) Unit Testing
13 14 (4.58%) Data Modelling
13 14 (4.58%) SOA
14 12 (3.92%) Business Analysis
14 12 (3.92%) Use Case
15 10 (3.27%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 119 (38.89%) Java
2 93 (30.39%) JCL
3 71 (23.20%) SQL
4 50 (16.34%) C#
5 49 (16.01%) C++
6 31 (10.13%) C
7 28 (9.15%) JavaScript
8 23 (7.52%) PL/1
9 17 (5.56%) PowerShell
10 13 (4.25%) REXX
11 11 (3.59%) Shell Script
12 10 (3.27%) Assembly Language
13 9 (2.94%) NATURAL
14 7 (2.29%) Python
14 7 (2.29%) VB.NET
15 6 (1.96%) RPG
16 4 (1.31%) Perl
17 3 (0.98%) Delphi
17 3 (0.98%) T-SQL
17 3 (0.98%) VB
Qualifications
1 40 (13.07%) Degree
2 5 (1.63%) SC Cleared
2 5 (1.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (16.67%) QA
2 17 (5.56%) ISO 8583
3 4 (1.31%) SLA
4 2 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (1.63%) VMware ESX
2 5 (1.63%) RHEV
3 4 (1.31%) RACF
4 2 (0.65%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 41 (13.40%) CA Endevor
2 5 (1.63%) HP SIM
2 5 (1.63%) OpenView
2 5 (1.63%) Control-M
2 5 (1.63%) HP NNM
3 3 (0.98%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 91 (29.74%) IBM
2 43 (14.05%) Oracle
3 33 (10.78%) HP
4 18 (5.88%) Microsoft
5 17 (5.56%) NCR
6 13 (4.25%) SAP
7 12 (3.92%) Micro Focus
7 12 (3.92%) VocaLink
8 7 (2.29%) Red Hat
9 6 (1.96%) VMware
9 6 (1.96%) Cisco
10 5 (1.63%) Unisys
10 5 (1.63%) Brocade
11 4 (1.31%) Tableau
12 3 (0.98%) Perforce
12 3 (0.98%) JBoss
12 3 (0.98%) Sybase
12 3 (0.98%) BEA
13 2 (0.65%) Cognizant
13 2 (0.65%) CA
Surrey
Search Consultancy
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 17 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + package/pension/bonus
Posted: 19 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
BARCLAY ANDERSON LIMITED
Salary: From £45,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £55k + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 to 50,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Search Consultancy
Posted: 5 days ago
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £33,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Skelmersdale, Lancashire
Ping IT Recruitment ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum 5% cash/benefits package
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £36125 - £44625 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £28,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 7 days ago
South East London
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £4955 - £61215 per annum + car,benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
East London
Royal Bank Of Scotland
Salary: £Competitive plus cash and benefits package
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 19 days ago