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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 722 692 755
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +63
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 148 164 119
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.16% 0.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.27% 0.30% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 103 135 94
Average salary £55,000 £40,500 £39,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+35.80% +1.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £32,750 £20,750
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £67,625
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £39,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+13.92% +2.59%
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
55437 53976 60931
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 51.45% 52.86% 54.24%
Number of salaries quoted 46969 46750 53908
Average salary £43,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.17% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.33% -

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -8 41 £57,500 +43.75% 5
London -10 34 £57,500 -4.16% 5
North East +12 17 £27,500 -9.83% 5
South East -11 14 £65,000 +34.71%
East of England -12 14 £55,000 +39.24% 2
West Midlands +3 9 £45,750 +22.00% 3
East Midlands -11 7 £38,900 +2.36%
Yorkshire -48 7 £37,500 -16.66% 1
South West -9 5 £36,000 +12.50%
COBOL
UK

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 111 (44.58%) Mainframe
2 102 (40.96%) DB2
3 101 (40.56%) CICS
4 87 (34.94%) Finance
5 78 (31.33%) Java
6 77 (30.92%) Banking
7 66 (26.51%) JCL
8 64 (25.70%) IBM
9 58 (23.29%) SQL
10 54 (21.69%) UNIX
11 44 (17.67%) J2EE
12 43 (17.27%) Stakeholder Management
13 42 (16.87%) UML
14 39 (15.66%) Linux
15 38 (15.26%) VSAM
16 37 (14.86%) Retail
17 35 (14.06%) Oracle
18 34 (13.65%) Risk Analysis
18 34 (13.65%) Waterfall
19 32 (12.85%) .NET
20 31 (12.45%) C#
21 30 (12.05%) C++
21 30 (12.05%) Windows
21 30 (12.05%) Change Management
22 29 (11.65%) Degree
23 28 (11.24%) QA
24 27 (10.84%) CA Endevor
25 26 (10.44%) SQL Server
25 26 (10.44%) XML
25 26 (10.44%) IBM Mainframe

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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
1 101 (40.56%) CICS
2 9 (3.61%) CMS
2 9 (3.61%) WebSphere
3 6 (2.41%) MQSeries
4 5 (2.01%) WebLogic
4 5 (2.01%) Tuxedo
5 4 (1.61%) SAS
6 3 (1.20%) GlassFish
6 3 (1.20%) Apache
6 3 (1.20%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.80%) NetWeaver
7 2 (0.80%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 11 (4.42%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.61%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 14 (5.62%) BASE24
2 9 (3.61%) VisionPLUS
3 5 (2.01%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (1.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (1.20%) Misys Midas
5 2 (0.80%) Oracle Retail
5 2 (0.80%) ProductWriter
6 1 (0.40%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.40%) INSURE/90
6 1 (0.40%) Magento
6 1 (0.40%) Oracle CRM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.41%) TCP/IP
2 5 (2.01%) SAN
3 4 (1.61%) ATM
4 3 (1.20%) SSL
4 3 (1.20%) Internet
5 1 (0.40%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (40.96%) DB2
2 26 (10.44%) SQL Server
3 14 (5.62%) Oracle Database
3 14 (5.62%) Relational Database
4 11 (4.42%) Adabas
5 9 (3.61%) Oracle Reports
6 6 (2.41%) RDBMS
7 4 (1.61%) NonStop SQL
7 4 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (1.20%) IBM InfoSphere
8 3 (1.20%) Ingres
8 3 (1.20%) MySQL
8 3 (1.20%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (0.80%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.80%) SAP BW
9 2 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.80%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.40%) Oracle ODI
10 1 (0.40%) DataStage
10 1 (0.40%) Easytrieve
Development Applications
1 10 (4.02%) JIRA
2 5 (2.01%) Visual Studio
2 5 (2.01%) Oracle Forms
3 4 (1.61%) ChangeMan
4 3 (1.20%) JUnit
4 3 (1.20%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.80%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (0.80%) Subversion
6 1 (0.40%) LoadRunner
General
1 87 (34.94%) Finance
2 77 (30.92%) Banking
3 37 (14.86%) Retail
4 9 (3.61%) Financial Institution
5 7 (2.81%) Marketing
6 5 (2.01%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (2.01%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.61%) Back Office
7 4 (1.61%) Billing
7 4 (1.61%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.20%) Electronics
9 2 (0.80%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.80%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 70 (28.11%) Developer
2 53 (21.29%) Analyst
3 38 (15.26%) Architect
4 30 (12.05%) Designer
5 29 (11.65%) Technical Specialist
6 28 (11.24%) Programmer
7 27 (10.84%) COBOL Developer
8 25 (10.04%) Applications Architect
9 20 (8.03%) Software Developer
10 17 (6.83%) Solutions Architect
11 16 (6.43%) COBOL Analyst
12 15 (6.02%) Consultant
12 15 (6.02%) COBOL Programmer
13 14 (5.62%) Analyst Programmer
13 14 (5.62%) Solutions Designer
14 13 (5.22%) Applications Support
15 10 (4.02%) Support Analyst
15 10 (4.02%) Team Leader
16 9 (3.61%) Analyst Developer
16 9 (3.61%) Support Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (17.67%) J2EE
2 32 (12.85%) .NET
3 26 (10.44%) XML
4 17 (6.83%) Web Services
5 16 (6.43%) ISPF
6 9 (3.61%) XML Schema
7 8 (3.21%) HTML
8 7 (2.81%) Middleware
9 6 (2.41%) .NET Framework
10 5 (2.01%) WSDL
10 5 (2.01%) ASP.NET
11 4 (1.61%) CSS
11 4 (1.61%) Java EE
12 3 (1.20%) LINQ
12 3 (1.20%) Grails
12 3 (1.20%) Spring
12 3 (1.20%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 3 (1.20%) Hibernate
12 3 (1.20%) JAXB
13 2 (0.80%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 111 (44.58%) Mainframe
2 38 (15.26%) VSAM
3 26 (10.44%) IBM Mainframe
4 16 (6.43%) AS400
5 15 (6.02%) Mathematics
6 11 (4.42%) Computer Science
6 11 (4.42%) Tandem
6 11 (4.42%) SWIFT
7 10 (4.02%) iSeries
8 9 (3.61%) Contract for Difference
9 7 (2.81%) Replication
10 5 (2.01%) Cryptography
10 5 (2.01%) HP StorageWorks
11 4 (1.61%) Data Conversion
11 4 (1.61%) Management Information System
12 3 (1.20%) W3C
12 3 (1.20%) DTV
12 3 (1.20%) Data Extraction
12 3 (1.20%) PDA
12 3 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 54 (21.69%) UNIX
2 39 (15.66%) Linux
3 30 (12.05%) Windows
4 20 (8.03%) zOS
4 20 (8.03%) VME
5 15 (6.02%) AIX
6 9 (3.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (2.81%) Windows 7
7 7 (2.81%) Windows XP
8 5 (2.01%) HPUX
9 4 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (1.20%) Solaris
11 2 (0.80%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (0.80%) CentOS
11 2 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.40%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.40%) Android
12 1 (0.40%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (17.27%) Stakeholder Management
2 42 (16.87%) UML
3 34 (13.65%) Risk Analysis
3 34 (13.65%) Waterfall
4 30 (12.05%) Change Management
5 20 (8.03%) ITIL
5 20 (8.03%) Software Engineering
6 14 (5.62%) Release Management
7 13 (5.22%) OO
7 13 (5.22%) Configuration Management
8 10 (4.02%) SOA
8 10 (4.02%) OOP
9 9 (3.61%) Business Analysis
9 9 (3.61%) Performance Tuning
9 9 (3.61%) Performance Monitoring
10 8 (3.21%) Software Architecture
11 7 (2.81%) Capacity Management
11 7 (2.81%) System Testing
11 7 (2.81%) Unit Testing
11 7 (2.81%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 78 (31.33%) Java
2 66 (26.51%) JCL
3 58 (23.29%) SQL
4 31 (12.45%) C#
5 30 (12.05%) C++
6 25 (10.04%) C
7 17 (6.83%) JavaScript
8 14 (5.62%) Shell Script
9 11 (4.42%) Python
10 10 (4.02%) REXX
10 10 (4.02%) PL/1
11 9 (3.61%) NATURAL
12 7 (2.81%) VB.NET
12 7 (2.81%) RPG
13 6 (2.41%) Assembly Language
14 5 (2.01%) PowerShell
15 3 (1.20%) Scala
15 3 (1.20%) Groovy
15 3 (1.20%) Ruby
15 3 (1.20%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (11.65%) Degree
2 1 (0.40%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.40%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (11.24%) QA
2 5 (2.01%) ISO 8583
2 5 (2.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (1.20%) SLA
4 2 (0.80%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.80%) TickIT
System Software
1 6 (2.41%) RACF
2 5 (2.01%) VMware ESX
2 5 (2.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (2.01%) ACF2
2 5 (2.01%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 27 (10.84%) CA Endevor
2 6 (2.41%) Tivoli
3 5 (2.01%) OpenView
3 5 (2.01%) HP NNM
3 5 (2.01%) HP SIM
4 4 (1.61%) Control-M
5 1 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 64 (25.70%) IBM
2 35 (14.06%) Oracle
3 20 (8.03%) HP
4 12 (4.82%) SAP
4 12 (4.82%) Micro Focus
5 11 (4.42%) Microsoft
6 7 (2.81%) Red Hat
7 5 (2.01%) Perforce
7 5 (2.01%) VMware
7 5 (2.01%) Brocade
7 5 (2.01%) Unisys
7 5 (2.01%) Cisco
7 5 (2.01%) NCR
8 4 (1.61%) Tableau
9 3 (1.20%) Sybase
10 2 (0.80%) Cognizant
11 1 (0.40%) CA
11 1 (0.40%) Business Objects
11 1 (0.40%) Guidewire
11 1 (0.40%) ICL
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £25,926 to £28,389 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £25000 - £28500 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Tyneside
Nigel Wright Consultancy
Salary: Up to £33, 000
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £36000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Cheshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £28,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £40,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Talent International
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Incentives
Posted: 2 days ago
Basildon, Essex
Cognizant
Posted: 3 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
networx
Salary: £Competitive Salary
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Steria
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Spring Technology
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Plus benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Plus benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Steria
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + Flexible Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
BPXNet
Salary: £35,000 - £70,000 per year
Posted: 8 days ago
London
ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Stafford, West Midlands
Networx Recruitment
Salary: £25,000 - £35,000 per year
Posted: 12 days ago
City, London
HSBC
Posted: 21 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Leeds Building Society
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 21 days ago