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

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 784 667 722
Rank change year-on-year
-117 +55
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 72 268 242
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.086% 0.27% 0.22%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.16% 0.50% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 55 197 171
Median salary £52,500 £45,000 £46,598
Median salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -3.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £37,100 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £62,500 £61,750
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £43,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year
+22.09% -2.27%
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
44885 53163 54031
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 53.54% 52.89% 50.07%
Number of salaries quoted 38834 46086 46611
Median salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.26% +2.22%
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 £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 3 December 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 3 December 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 +11 36 £52,500 +23.52% 1
Yorkshire +12 12 £27,500 -38.88%
East Midlands -23 10 £39,500 +6.46% 3
North West -21 8 £40,500 -5.81% 1
South West +13 3 £42,500 -19.04% 4
West Midlands -27 2 £44,500 +11.25% 1
London +5 1 £45,000 -19.28% 1
COBOL
UK

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 December 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.

1 103 (60.95%) Mainframe
2 93 (55.03%) DB2
3 88 (52.07%) IBM
4 83 (49.11%) Java
5 78 (46.15%) SQL
6 72 (42.60%) JCL
7 64 (37.87%) CICS
8 52 (30.77%) Unix
9 48 (28.40%) Finance
10 38 (22.49%) Oracle
10 38 (22.49%) HTML
11 36 (21.30%) JavaScript
12 33 (19.53%) XML
13 27 (15.98%) Spring
13 27 (15.98%) Microsoft
14 25 (14.79%) Windows
14 25 (14.79%) IBM Mainframe
14 25 (14.79%) Enterprise Software
15 23 (13.61%) UML
15 23 (13.61%) C#
15 23 (13.61%) C++
15 23 (13.61%) Migration
16 21 (12.43%) Banking
16 21 (12.43%) VSAM
16 21 (12.43%) Data Analysis
17 20 (11.83%) Degree
17 20 (11.83%) .NET
17 20 (11.83%) HP
18 19 (11.24%) SDLC
19 18 (10.65%) C

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 64 (37.87%) CICS
2 13 (7.69%) WebSphere
3 12 (7.10%) JBoss
3 12 (7.10%) WebLogic
4 11 (6.51%) WebSphere Application Server
5 9 (5.33%) Tomcat
6 5 (2.96%) IIS
7 4 (2.37%) StreamWeaver
8 3 (1.78%) MQSeries
9 2 (1.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (1.18%) SharePoint
9 2 (1.18%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.59%) TPMS
Applications
1 8 (4.73%) MS Office
2 6 (3.55%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (6.51%) BASE24
2 4 (2.37%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.59%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.69%) TCP/IP
2 10 (5.92%) ATM
3 6 (3.55%) FTP
4 4 (2.37%) Firewall
4 4 (2.37%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (55.03%) DB2
2 14 (8.28%) SQL Server
3 13 (7.69%) Oracle Database
4 12 (7.10%) NonStop SQL
5 11 (6.51%) Oracle Reports
6 6 (3.55%) Data Mining
6 6 (3.55%) DataStage
6 6 (3.55%) Easytrieve
6 6 (3.55%) UniData
7 4 (2.37%) MS Access
7 4 (2.37%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.78%) IMS/DB
8 3 (1.78%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.18%) Apache Hive
9 2 (1.18%) MySQL
10 1 (0.59%) Adabas
10 1 (0.59%) IDMS
Development Applications
1 12 (7.10%) Oracle Forms
1 12 (7.10%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (6.51%) Ant
2 11 (6.51%) Maven
3 9 (5.33%) JMeter
3 9 (5.33%) LoadRunner
4 7 (4.14%) Eclipse
4 7 (4.14%) JUnit
5 5 (2.96%) Selenium
5 5 (2.96%) Selenium IDE
5 5 (2.96%) WebDriver
6 4 (2.37%) Fiddler
6 4 (2.37%) Firebug
6 4 (2.37%) The Grinder
6 4 (2.37%) Toad
6 4 (2.37%) XPEDITER
7 3 (1.78%) JIRA
8 2 (1.18%) ClearCase
9 1 (0.59%) Subversion
General
1 48 (28.40%) Finance
2 21 (12.43%) Banking
3 15 (8.88%) Retail
4 11 (6.51%) Financial Institution
5 7 (4.14%) Corporate Banking
6 2 (1.18%) Legal
7 1 (0.59%) Back Office
7 1 (0.59%) Electronics
7 1 (0.59%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.59%) Marketing
7 1 (0.59%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 80 (47.34%) Developer
2 39 (23.08%) Analyst
3 35 (20.71%) COBOL Developer
4 32 (18.93%) COBOL Analyst
5 26 (15.38%) Programmer
6 24 (14.20%) Analyst Programmer
6 24 (14.20%) DB2 Developer
7 23 (13.61%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
7 23 (13.61%) COBOL Programmer
7 23 (13.61%) Java Developer
8 18 (10.65%) DB2 Programmer
9 16 (9.47%) CICS Analyst
10 14 (8.28%) CICS Programmer
11 11 (6.51%) Software Developer
12 10 (5.92%) Lead Developer
13 9 (5.33%) Mainframe Developer
14 8 (4.73%) Mainframe Analyst
14 8 (4.73%) Trainee
14 8 (4.73%) Trainee Developer
15 7 (4.14%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (22.49%) HTML
2 33 (19.53%) XML
3 27 (15.98%) Spring
4 20 (11.83%) .NET
5 17 (10.06%) JSP
5 17 (10.06%) Web Services
6 11 (6.51%) .NET Framework
6 11 (6.51%) CSS
7 6 (3.55%) PhoneGap
8 5 (2.96%) HTML5
9 4 (2.37%) SOAP
10 3 (1.78%) J2EE
11 2 (1.18%) ASP.NET
11 2 (1.18%) EJB
11 2 (1.18%) JSON
11 2 (1.18%) Middleware
11 2 (1.18%) REST
11 2 (1.18%) Spring MVC
11 2 (1.18%) Struts
12 1 (0.59%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 103 (60.95%) Mainframe
2 25 (14.79%) Enterprise Software
2 25 (14.79%) IBM Mainframe
3 21 (12.43%) VSAM
4 15 (8.88%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (6.51%) AS400
6 8 (4.73%) Computer Science
7 6 (3.55%) iSeries
8 4 (2.37%) VAX
9 3 (1.78%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.78%) PMI
9 3 (1.78%) Tandem
10 2 (1.18%) APACS
10 2 (1.18%) DataPower
10 2 (1.18%) User Experience
11 1 (0.59%) EFT
11 1 (0.59%) NHS
11 1 (0.59%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 52 (30.77%) Unix
2 25 (14.79%) Windows
3 18 (10.65%) Linux
4 14 (8.28%) MVS
5 13 (7.69%) zOS
6 11 (6.51%) Windows Server
7 10 (5.92%) OS/390
8 5 (2.96%) Android
8 5 (2.96%) Apple iOS
9 3 (1.78%) VME
10 2 (1.18%) OpenVMS
10 2 (1.18%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.59%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (13.61%) Migration
1 23 (13.61%) UML
2 21 (12.43%) Data Analysis
3 19 (11.24%) SDLC
4 15 (8.88%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (7.10%) Programme Management
6 11 (6.51%) Waterfall
7 10 (5.92%) DevOps
7 10 (5.92%) Service Management
8 9 (5.33%) Software Engineering
9 8 (4.73%) OO
9 8 (4.73%) TDD
10 7 (4.14%) Business Analysis
10 7 (4.14%) Data Architecture
10 7 (4.14%) RAD
10 7 (4.14%) Risk Management
10 7 (4.14%) Unit Testing
11 6 (3.55%) Automated Testing
11 6 (3.55%) Data Management
11 6 (3.55%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 83 (49.11%) Java
2 78 (46.15%) SQL
3 72 (42.60%) JCL
4 36 (21.30%) JavaScript
5 23 (13.61%) C#
5 23 (13.61%) C++
6 18 (10.65%) C
7 13 (7.69%) PL/SQL
8 12 (7.10%) Shell Script
9 11 (6.51%) BeanShell
9 11 (6.51%) Fortran
9 11 (6.51%) Perl
9 11 (6.51%) PowerShell
9 11 (6.51%) Python
10 10 (5.92%) VB
11 9 (5.33%) REXX
12 7 (4.14%) RPG
13 6 (3.55%) Assembly Language
14 4 (2.37%) T-SQL
15 3 (1.78%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 20 (11.83%) Degree
2 5 (2.96%) ISEB
2 5 (2.96%) ISTQB
3 3 (1.78%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.59%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.73%) ISO 8583
2 6 (3.55%) QA
3 2 (1.18%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (6.51%) Active Directory
2 10 (5.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.59%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 13 (7.69%) Tivoli
2 5 (2.96%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (2.37%) ServiceCenter
4 2 (1.18%) Control-M
5 1 (0.59%) CA Endevor
5 1 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.59%) Puppet
Vendors
1 88 (52.07%) IBM
2 38 (22.49%) Oracle
3 27 (15.98%) Microsoft
4 20 (11.83%) HP
5 14 (8.28%) Cognizant
6 11 (6.51%) VMware
7 6 (3.55%) Informatica
8 5 (2.96%) JD Edwards
9 4 (2.37%) Syncsort
10 3 (1.78%) TOWER Software
11 2 (1.18%) hybris
11 2 (1.18%) Micro Focus
12 1 (0.59%) CA
12 1 (0.59%) Chordiant
12 1 (0.59%) Fujitsu
12 1 (0.59%) SAP
12 1 (0.59%) Sun
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