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 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 589 797 696
Rank change year-on-year
+208 -101
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 314 108 161
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.31% 0.098% 0.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.59% 0.19% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 238 65 133
Average salary £45,000 £35,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.57% -22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £27,221 £34,150
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £54,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £34,000 £40,375
% change year-on-year
+32.35% -15.78%
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
52956 57511 54496
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 51.88% 52.31% 52.98%
Number of salaries quoted 45559 49487 47462
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +8.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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
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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 +82 66 £50,000 +22.69% 4
London +65 64 £52,500 - 6
East Midlands +48 52 £42,500 +30.76% 2
North West +47 41 £40,000 -4.76% 2
South West +6 25 £45,000 +63.63%
East of England +25 24 £24,000 -56.36% 4
Yorkshire +22 24 £45,000 +28.57%
West Midlands -13 17 £52,500 - 3
Midlands - 1 £32,500 -
COBOL
UK

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 7 July 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.

1 243 (41.05%) SQL
2 229 (38.68%) DB2
3 225 (38.01%) Java
4 221 (37.33%) Mainframe
5 216 (36.49%) Finance
6 210 (35.47%) Agile Software Development
7 163 (27.53%) JCL
8 156 (26.35%) SDLC
9 153 (25.84%) Oracle
10 145 (24.49%) UNIX
11 137 (23.14%) IBM
12 136 (22.97%) CICS
13 126 (21.28%) Banking
14 117 (19.76%) XML
15 115 (19.43%) Analytical Skills
16 114 (19.26%) Software Engineering
16 114 (19.26%) Web Services
17 100 (16.89%) Windows
17 100 (16.89%) Retail
18 97 (16.39%) Linux
19 84 (14.19%) JavaScript
20 76 (12.84%) C#
20 76 (12.84%) Degree
20 76 (12.84%) Mentoring
21 74 (12.50%) HTML
21 74 (12.50%) PL/SQL
22 73 (12.33%) WebSphere
23 68 (11.49%) .NET
24 67 (11.32%) SQL Server
25 59 (9.97%) SOA

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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
1 136 (22.97%) CICS
2 73 (12.33%) WebSphere
3 35 (5.91%) WebLogic
4 26 (4.39%) WebSphere Application Server
4 26 (4.39%) MQSeries
5 15 (2.53%) JBoss
6 11 (1.86%) StreamWeaver
7 10 (1.69%) Confluence
8 9 (1.52%) Oracle Workflow
9 7 (1.18%) Papyrus
9 7 (1.18%) Exstream Dialogue
10 6 (1.01%) AquaLogic
10 6 (1.01%) Tuxedo
10 6 (1.01%) Oracle Service Bus
10 6 (1.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (0.51%) Umbraco
12 2 (0.34%) Apache
12 2 (0.34%) IIS
13 1 (0.17%) SharePoint
13 1 (0.17%) SAS
Applications
1 50 (8.45%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.35%) MS Office
3 7 (1.18%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 8 (1.35%) Exstream
2 7 (1.18%) VisionPLUS
3 5 (0.84%) BASE24
3 5 (0.84%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.34%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.20%) FTP
2 10 (1.69%) ATM
3 9 (1.52%) DNS
3 9 (1.52%) SSL
3 9 (1.52%) Internet
4 5 (0.84%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.68%) Firewall
6 2 (0.34%) SAN
7 1 (0.17%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 229 (38.68%) DB2
2 67 (11.32%) SQL Server
3 59 (9.97%) Oracle Database
4 31 (5.24%) Adabas
5 23 (3.89%) DataStage
6 22 (3.72%) UniData
6 22 (3.72%) MongoDB
7 18 (3.04%) Oracle Database 11g
8 16 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 16 (2.70%) Apache Hive
8 16 (2.70%) Relational Database
8 16 (2.70%) NonStop SQL
9 14 (2.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 14 (2.36%) Pentaho
10 11 (1.86%) SQL Server 2008
10 11 (1.86%) Easytrieve
11 10 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
11 10 (1.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 7 (1.18%) Microsoft Power View
12 7 (1.18%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 53 (8.95%) Oracle Forms
2 17 (2.87%) Oracle APEX
3 16 (2.70%) Git (software)
4 15 (2.53%) Eclipse
5 12 (2.03%) LoadRunner
6 10 (1.69%) JIRA
7 9 (1.52%) HP UFT
7 9 (1.52%) Visual Studio
7 9 (1.52%) Hudson
7 9 (1.52%) Jenkins
8 7 (1.18%) Toad
9 6 (1.01%) Subversion
9 6 (1.01%) Maven
10 4 (0.68%) JUnit
11 2 (0.34%) ClearCase
11 2 (0.34%) Rational Rose
11 2 (0.34%) XPEDITER
11 2 (0.34%) JMeter
11 2 (0.34%) WebDriver
11 2 (0.34%) Selenium
General
1 216 (36.49%) Finance
2 126 (21.28%) Banking
3 100 (16.89%) Retail
4 31 (5.24%) Automotive
5 27 (4.56%) Marketing
6 26 (4.39%) Telecoms
7 23 (3.89%) Aerospace
8 22 (3.72%) Back Office
9 15 (2.53%) Retail Banking
10 12 (2.03%) Pharmaceutical
11 9 (1.52%) French Language
11 9 (1.52%) Billing
12 6 (1.01%) Corporate Banking
12 6 (1.01%) Private Banking
13 5 (0.84%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.51%) Investment Banking
15 1 (0.17%) General Ledger
15 1 (0.17%) International Banking
15 1 (0.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 209 (35.30%) Developer
2 134 (22.64%) Analyst
3 72 (12.16%) Software Engineer
4 66 (11.15%) Programmer
5 47 (7.94%) Analyst Programmer
6 46 (7.77%) COBOL Developer
7 40 (6.76%) COBOL Analyst
8 39 (6.59%) Mainframe Developer
8 39 (6.59%) Architect
9 35 (5.91%) Analyst Developer
10 34 (5.74%) Technical Specialist
11 33 (5.57%) COBOL Programmer
12 31 (5.24%) Senior Software Engineer
12 31 (5.24%) Software Developer
13 29 (4.90%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
14 23 (3.89%) Technical Architect
15 21 (3.55%) Consultant
16 20 (3.38%) Applications Support
17 18 (3.04%) Solutions Designer
17 18 (3.04%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (19.76%) XML
2 114 (19.26%) Web Services
3 74 (12.50%) HTML
4 68 (11.49%) .NET
5 48 (8.11%) HTML5
6 43 (7.26%) ISPF
7 33 (5.57%) XML Schema
8 32 (5.41%) WebSphere MQ
9 25 (4.22%) Middleware
10 22 (3.72%) ASP.NET
11 15 (2.53%) CSS
12 14 (2.36%) Java EE
13 13 (2.20%) J2EE
13 13 (2.20%) XSLT
14 12 (2.03%) Spring
15 11 (1.86%) Hibernate
16 10 (1.69%) JSON
17 9 (1.52%) SOAP
18 8 (1.35%) STL
18 8 (1.35%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 221 (37.33%) Mainframe
2 115 (19.43%) Analytical Skills
3 52 (8.78%) AS400
4 51 (8.61%) VSAM
5 43 (7.26%) Computer Science
5 43 (7.26%) SWIFT
6 37 (6.25%) Data Structures
7 29 (4.90%) IBM Mainframe
8 26 (4.39%) Client/Server
9 22 (3.72%) Tandem
10 20 (3.38%) Social Media
10 20 (3.38%) iSeries
11 19 (3.21%) Management Information System
12 17 (2.87%) Visualisation
13 16 (2.70%) Credit Risk
14 6 (1.01%) Mobile App
14 6 (1.01%) N-Tier
15 5 (0.84%) EMV
15 5 (0.84%) Cryptography
15 5 (0.84%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 145 (24.49%) UNIX
2 100 (16.89%) Windows
3 97 (16.39%) Linux
4 30 (5.07%) zOS
5 18 (3.04%) MVS
5 18 (3.04%) Solaris
6 17 (2.87%) AIX
7 10 (1.69%) Apple iOS
7 10 (1.69%) Android
8 5 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (0.84%) Windows 2000 Server
8 5 (0.84%) Windows 7
8 5 (0.84%) VME
8 5 (0.84%) Windows XP
8 5 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (0.68%) SUSE
9 4 (0.68%) Debian
9 4 (0.68%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.34%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.17%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 210 (35.47%) Agile Software Development
2 156 (26.35%) SDLC
3 114 (19.26%) Software Engineering
4 76 (12.84%) Mentoring
5 59 (9.97%) SOA
6 55 (9.29%) TDD
7 54 (9.12%) OO
8 47 (7.94%) Change Management
9 45 (7.60%) UML
10 39 (6.59%) Coaching
10 39 (6.59%) Continuous Improvement
11 37 (6.25%) Automated Testing
12 34 (5.74%) Configuration Management
13 31 (5.24%) Waterfall
14 30 (5.07%) Static Code Analysis
15 29 (4.90%) OOD
15 29 (4.90%) Unit Testing
16 28 (4.73%) Data Modelling
16 28 (4.73%) OOP
17 27 (4.56%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 243 (41.05%) SQL
2 225 (38.01%) Java
3 163 (27.53%) JCL
4 84 (14.19%) JavaScript
5 76 (12.84%) C#
6 74 (12.50%) PL/SQL
7 54 (9.12%) RPG
7 54 (9.12%) C++
8 40 (6.76%) Perl
9 39 (6.59%) PL/1
10 37 (6.25%) VB
11 36 (6.08%) REXX
12 31 (5.24%) NATURAL
13 29 (4.90%) Assembly Language
14 26 (4.39%) VB6
15 22 (3.72%) VB.NET
16 21 (3.55%) Ada
17 19 (3.21%) Python
18 12 (2.03%) Delphi
19 10 (1.69%) C
Qualifications
1 76 (12.84%) Degree
2 10 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (0.34%) ISTQB
3 2 (0.34%) ISEB
4 1 (0.17%) IC3 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (7.60%) QA
2 30 (5.07%) SLA
3 5 (0.84%) ISO 8583
4 4 (0.68%) Data Quality
System Software
1 28 (4.73%) Oracle RAC
2 9 (1.52%) RACF
Systems Management
1 40 (6.76%) CA Endevor
2 17 (2.87%) Tivoli
3 9 (1.52%) Puppet
3 9 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.51%) Control-M
4 3 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 153 (25.84%) Oracle
2 137 (23.14%) IBM
3 58 (9.80%) Microsoft
4 31 (5.24%) HP
5 24 (4.05%) Micro Focus
6 18 (3.04%) Business Objects
7 11 (1.86%) JDA
8 9 (1.52%) Informatica
8 9 (1.52%) F5
8 9 (1.52%) New Relic
9 8 (1.35%) SAP
9 8 (1.35%) BEA
10 7 (1.18%) Cognizant
11 6 (1.01%) iRise
11 6 (1.01%) TSYS
12 5 (0.84%) VocaLink
12 5 (0.84%) BMC
12 5 (0.84%) Remedy
12 5 (0.84%) NCR
13 4 (0.68%) Red Hat
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Posted: 23 hours ago
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London
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Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £42934 - £53036 per annum
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Salary: £35,000 - £45,000 per year
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