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

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 758 598 866
Rank change year-on-year
-160 +268
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 148 360 101
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.16% 0.36% 0.090%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.30% 0.70% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 99 254 67
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,600 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £46,000 £45,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.22% +28.57%
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
48545 51512 59306
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 52.79% 51.80% 53.10%
Number of salaries quoted 42497 44271 50977
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 31 May 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 31 May 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 -2 73 £52,500 +5.00% 3
London -29 29 £50,000 -4.76% 4
Yorkshire -4 15 £30,000 -11.76%
East Midlands -40 11 £38,500 -9.41%
West Midlands -10 9 £37,500 -28.57%
East of England -6 5 £42,500 +13.33% 2
North West -3 3 £32,500 -18.75% 4
North East - 2 £60,000 - 1
South West -24 1 - -
COBOL
UK

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 May 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.

1 191 (58.95%) Mainframe
2 144 (44.44%) DB2
3 134 (41.36%) SQL
4 130 (40.12%) JCL
5 119 (36.73%) Finance
6 107 (33.02%) Java
7 106 (32.72%) IBM
8 103 (31.79%) CICS
9 102 (31.48%) Agile Software Development
10 80 (24.69%) SDLC
11 70 (21.60%) VSAM
12 65 (20.06%) Degree
13 58 (17.90%) Banking
13 58 (17.90%) AS400
14 55 (16.98%) Retail
15 52 (16.05%) Computer Science
16 51 (15.74%) QA
17 49 (15.12%) RAD
18 47 (14.51%) Oracle
19 42 (12.96%) Analytical Skills
20 41 (12.65%) RPG
20 41 (12.65%) Unix
20 41 (12.65%) REXX
20 41 (12.65%) Automated Testing
20 41 (12.65%) Software Engineering
21 39 (12.04%) Waterfall
22 38 (11.73%) C#
23 37 (11.42%) TDD
23 37 (11.42%) User Stories
24 35 (10.80%) IBM Mainframe

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
1 103 (31.79%) CICS
2 18 (5.56%) IIS
3 11 (3.40%) WebSphere
4 7 (2.16%) OpenROAD
5 3 (0.93%) Exstream Dialogue
5 3 (0.93%) MTS
6 2 (0.62%) MQSeries
6 2 (0.62%) SAS
6 2 (0.62%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.62%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (0.31%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 30 (9.26%) VisionPLUS
2 7 (2.16%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.93%) Exstream
4 2 (0.62%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (0.62%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 2 (0.62%) SAP BPC
4 2 (0.62%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.62%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.62%) SAP IS-U
4 2 (0.62%) SAP SCM
5 1 (0.31%) FastStats
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 23 (7.10%) FTP
2 9 (2.78%) HTTPS
3 3 (0.93%) PuTTY
3 3 (0.93%) SSH
3 3 (0.93%) Telnet
4 2 (0.62%) SAN
5 1 (0.31%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 144 (44.44%) DB2
2 12 (3.70%) Relational Database
3 11 (3.40%) Oracle Database
4 10 (3.09%) UniData
5 9 (2.78%) MongoDB
5 9 (2.78%) SQL Server
6 6 (1.85%) Apache Hive
6 6 (1.85%) MySQL
6 6 (1.85%) Oracle Database 11g
7 5 (1.54%) Informix
8 4 (1.23%) Data Mining
8 4 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (1.23%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.93%) Big Data
9 3 (0.93%) NonStop SQL
10 2 (0.62%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.31%) BusinessObjects
11 1 (0.31%) DataStage
11 1 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.31%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 21 (6.48%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (3.40%) Oracle Forms
3 10 (3.09%) JUnit
4 9 (2.78%) Git (software)
5 8 (2.47%) Eclipse
6 7 (2.16%) PowerBuilder
6 7 (2.16%) PROIV
7 6 (1.85%) Maven
7 6 (1.85%) Subversion
8 4 (1.23%) JMeter
8 4 (1.23%) LoadRunner
8 4 (1.23%) LSMW
8 4 (1.23%) Selenium
8 4 (1.23%) Selenium IDE
8 4 (1.23%) WebDriver
9 2 (0.62%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.31%) Dreamweaver
10 1 (0.31%) JIRA
10 1 (0.31%) ProC
10 1 (0.31%) Toad
General
1 119 (36.73%) Finance
2 58 (17.90%) Banking
3 55 (16.98%) Retail
4 12 (3.70%) Financial Institution
4 12 (3.70%) Music Industry
5 9 (2.78%) Marketing
6 6 (1.85%) Spanish Language
7 5 (1.54%) Dutch Language
7 5 (1.54%) French Language
7 5 (1.54%) German Language
7 5 (1.54%) Italian Language
8 4 (1.23%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.93%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.62%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.31%) Automotive
11 1 (0.31%) Billing
Job Titles
1 140 (43.21%) Developer
2 59 (18.21%) COBOL Developer
3 40 (12.35%) Analyst
4 32 (9.88%) DB2 Developer
5 28 (8.64%) Mainframe Developer
5 28 (8.64%) Software Engineer
6 24 (7.41%) Java Developer
7 19 (5.86%) Programmer
8 18 (5.56%) CICS Engineer
9 17 (5.25%) Senior Developer
10 16 (4.94%) Analyst Programmer
10 16 (4.94%) Technical Leader
11 13 (4.01%) Mainframe Software Engineer
11 13 (4.01%) QA Engineer
12 11 (3.40%) Business Analyst
13 10 (3.09%) RPG Developer
13 10 (3.09%) Software Developer
13 10 (3.09%) Team Leader
14 9 (2.78%) Technical Team Leader
14 9 (2.78%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (10.49%) XML
2 33 (10.19%) Web Services
3 28 (8.64%) .NET
4 26 (8.02%) HTML
5 19 (5.86%) ISPF
6 16 (4.94%) JSON
7 12 (3.70%) HTML5
8 11 (3.40%) EDI
8 11 (3.40%) J2EE
8 11 (3.40%) Spring
9 10 (3.09%) PhoneGap
10 6 (1.85%) REST
10 6 (1.85%) Spring MVC
11 5 (1.54%) ASP.NET
12 4 (1.23%) BAPI
12 4 (1.23%) Natural Language Processing
12 4 (1.23%) SAP Smart Forms
12 4 (1.23%) Web Dynpro
13 3 (0.93%) SOAP
13 3 (0.93%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 191 (58.95%) Mainframe
2 70 (21.60%) VSAM
3 58 (17.90%) AS400
4 52 (16.05%) Computer Science
5 42 (12.96%) Analytical Skills
6 35 (10.80%) IBM Mainframe
7 31 (9.57%) iSeries
8 27 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
9 13 (4.01%) Client/Server
10 11 (3.40%) Management Information System
11 10 (3.09%) Algorithms
12 8 (2.47%) Social Media
12 8 (2.47%) Visualisation
13 7 (2.16%) Data Structures
13 7 (2.16%) SWIFT
14 6 (1.85%) Tandem
15 5 (1.54%) Replication
16 4 (1.23%) Derivative
16 4 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 3 (0.93%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 41 (12.65%) Unix
2 23 (7.10%) zOS
3 15 (4.63%) Windows
4 9 (2.78%) MVS
5 7 (2.16%) Linux
6 6 (1.85%) OS/390
7 4 (1.23%) Android
7 4 (1.23%) Apple iOS
7 4 (1.23%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.31%) AIX
8 1 (0.31%) OpenVMS
8 1 (0.31%) SUSE
8 1 (0.31%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (31.48%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (24.69%) SDLC
3 49 (15.12%) RAD
4 41 (12.65%) Automated Testing
4 41 (12.65%) Software Engineering
5 39 (12.04%) Waterfall
6 37 (11.42%) TDD
6 37 (11.42%) User Stories
7 34 (10.49%) Continuous Improvement
8 32 (9.88%) Mentoring
9 31 (9.57%) Scrum
10 26 (8.02%) Functional Testing
11 25 (7.72%) Integration Testing
12 24 (7.41%) Change Management
12 24 (7.41%) Unit Testing
13 22 (6.79%) Regression Testing
14 20 (6.17%) OO
15 19 (5.86%) BDD
15 19 (5.86%) SOA
15 19 (5.86%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 134 (41.36%) SQL
2 130 (40.12%) JCL
3 107 (33.02%) Java
4 41 (12.65%) REXX
4 41 (12.65%) RPG
5 38 (11.73%) C#
6 27 (8.33%) CLIST
7 20 (6.17%) JavaScript
8 17 (5.25%) C
8 17 (5.25%) PL/SQL
9 15 (4.63%) C++
9 15 (4.63%) VB
10 11 (3.40%) Assembly Language
11 10 (3.09%) Fortran
12 8 (2.47%) VB6
13 7 (2.16%) Clipper
13 7 (2.16%) DataFlex
13 7 (2.16%) LINC
13 7 (2.16%) Uniface
13 7 (2.16%) xBase
Qualifications
1 65 (20.06%) Degree
2 26 (8.02%) ISTQB
3 18 (5.56%) ISEB
4 4 (1.23%) PhD
5 3 (0.93%) OCA
5 3 (0.93%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (15.74%) QA
2 5 (1.54%) SEPA
3 4 (1.23%) FATCA
3 4 (1.23%) MiFID
3 4 (1.23%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (5.86%) Time Sharing Option
2 8 (2.47%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 2 (0.62%) Firmware
3 2 (0.62%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 15 (4.63%) CA Endevor
2 14 (4.32%) HP Quality Center
3 8 (2.47%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.62%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 106 (32.72%) IBM
2 47 (14.51%) Oracle
3 31 (9.57%) JD Edwards
4 27 (8.33%) TSYS
5 20 (6.17%) HP
5 20 (6.17%) Microsoft
6 15 (4.63%) SAP
7 12 (3.70%) Micro Focus
8 10 (3.09%) Cognizant
9 9 (2.78%) JDA
9 9 (2.78%) Salesforce.com
10 8 (2.47%) CA
10 8 (2.47%) Remedy
11 7 (2.16%) BMC
12 6 (1.85%) Informatica
13 5 (1.54%) Rally
14 4 (1.23%) Pega
15 3 (0.93%) hybris
16 2 (0.62%) TIBCO
17 1 (0.31%) Unisys
Egham, Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Cognizant Technology Solutions
Posted: 4 days ago
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Searchability
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + 10-15% bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £54720 - £63839 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago
City, London
Business Decision
Salary: Competitive salary and excellent benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
North East
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Posted: 17 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
IT Talent Solutions
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Salary: £39999 - £47000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 21 days ago