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 27 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 778 718 758
Rank change year-on-year
-60 +40
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 102 214 192
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.21% 0.18%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.22% 0.41% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 70 131 134
Median salary £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £34,166 £28,150
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
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
47386 52522 53511
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 52.68% 51.95% 50.75%
Number of salaries quoted 41064 45431 45327
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £74,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%

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 27 September 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 27 September 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 +3 42 £50,000 +25.00% 3
Yorkshire +32 16 £22,000 -26.66%
East Midlands -6 15 £38,500 +10.00%
North West +2 11 £35,000 -17.64% 2
East of England +13 7 £28,000 -30.00% 1
London -10 6 £70,000 +27.27%
South West -3 3 £35,000 - 1
North East - 2 £35,000 - 1
West Midlands -20 1 £51,500 +52.59%
COBOL
UK

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 September 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.

1 137 (63.43%) Mainframe
2 112 (51.85%) DB2
3 101 (46.76%) Java
4 88 (40.74%) IBM
5 87 (40.28%) JCL
6 86 (39.81%) Finance
7 76 (35.19%) SQL
8 69 (31.94%) CICS
9 54 (25.00%) Unix
10 51 (23.61%) VSAM
11 48 (22.22%) Oracle
12 43 (19.91%) Agile Software Development
13 40 (18.52%) XML
13 40 (18.52%) SDLC
14 37 (17.13%) IBM Mainframe
15 36 (16.67%) HTML
16 34 (15.74%) Degree
17 33 (15.28%) Banking
18 31 (14.35%) RAD
18 31 (14.35%) Enterprise Software
19 30 (13.89%) C#
19 30 (13.89%) Spring
20 29 (13.43%) JavaScript
21 27 (12.50%) C++
21 27 (12.50%) HP
22 26 (12.04%) .NET
22 26 (12.04%) Waterfall
23 25 (11.57%) Computer Science
24 24 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
25 23 (10.65%) Cognizant

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 69 (31.94%) CICS
2 15 (6.94%) IIS
3 9 (4.17%) Tomcat
4 6 (2.78%) OpenROAD
5 5 (2.31%) JBoss
5 5 (2.31%) WebLogic
5 5 (2.31%) WebSphere
5 5 (2.31%) WebSphere Application Server
6 4 (1.85%) StreamWeaver
7 2 (0.93%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (0.93%) MQSeries
7 2 (0.93%) SAS
7 2 (0.93%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.46%) TPMS
Applications
1 9 (4.17%) MS Office
2 6 (2.78%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 15 (6.94%) VisionPLUS
2 9 (4.17%) BASE24
3 4 (1.85%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (1.39%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.93%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.93%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.02%) TCP/IP
2 8 (3.70%) ATM
3 7 (3.24%) FTP
4 5 (2.31%) HTTP
5 4 (1.85%) Firewall
6 1 (0.46%) PuTTY
6 1 (0.46%) SSH
6 1 (0.46%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (51.85%) DB2
2 14 (6.48%) Oracle Database
2 14 (6.48%) SQL Server
3 12 (5.56%) NonStop SQL
4 8 (3.70%) Relational Database
5 6 (2.78%) Data Mining
5 6 (2.78%) DataStage
5 6 (2.78%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (2.78%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (2.78%) UniData
6 5 (2.31%) Informix
7 4 (1.85%) Easytrieve
7 4 (1.85%) MS Access
8 2 (0.93%) Apache Hive
8 2 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.93%) MySQL
8 2 (0.93%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.46%) Big Data
9 1 (0.46%) IDMS
Development Applications
1 13 (6.02%) Oracle Forms
2 12 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (4.63%) JMeter
3 10 (4.63%) LoadRunner
4 8 (3.70%) JUnit
5 7 (3.24%) Maven
6 6 (2.78%) Eclipse
6 6 (2.78%) PowerBuilder
6 6 (2.78%) PROIV
6 6 (2.78%) Selenium
6 6 (2.78%) Selenium IDE
6 6 (2.78%) WebDriver
7 5 (2.31%) Ant
7 5 (2.31%) Toad
8 4 (1.85%) Fiddler
8 4 (1.85%) Firebug
8 4 (1.85%) The Grinder
8 4 (1.85%) XPEDITER
9 3 (1.39%) JIRA
10 2 (0.93%) Subversion
General
1 86 (39.81%) Finance
2 33 (15.28%) Banking
3 17 (7.87%) Financial Institution
3 17 (7.87%) Retail
4 2 (0.93%) Legal
5 1 (0.46%) Billing
5 1 (0.46%) Music Industry
5 1 (0.46%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 112 (51.85%) Developer
2 43 (19.91%) COBOL Developer
3 34 (15.74%) Java Developer
4 30 (13.89%) DB2 Developer
5 23 (10.65%) Analyst
6 19 (8.80%) Mainframe Developer
7 17 (7.87%) Software Developer
7 17 (7.87%) Technical Leader
8 14 (6.48%) Team Leader
8 14 (6.48%) Technical Team Leader
9 13 (6.02%) Software Engineer
10 12 (5.56%) COBOL Analyst
10 12 (5.56%) QA Engineer
11 11 (5.09%) Mainframe Software Engineer
11 11 (5.09%) Programmer
11 11 (5.09%) QA Test Engineer
11 11 (5.09%) Test Engineer
12 10 (4.63%) Lead Developer
13 9 (4.17%) Analyst Programmer
14 8 (3.70%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (18.52%) XML
2 36 (16.67%) HTML
3 30 (13.89%) Spring
4 26 (12.04%) .NET
5 20 (9.26%) Web Services
6 16 (7.41%) JSP
7 8 (3.70%) HTML5
8 6 (2.78%) PhoneGap
9 5 (2.31%) .NET Framework
9 5 (2.31%) ASP.NET
9 5 (2.31%) CSS
9 5 (2.31%) J2EE
9 5 (2.31%) JSON
10 4 (1.85%) SOAP
11 3 (1.39%) ISPF
12 2 (0.93%) BAPI
12 2 (0.93%) Middleware
12 2 (0.93%) SAP Smart Forms
12 2 (0.93%) Web Dynpro
12 2 (0.93%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 137 (63.43%) Mainframe
2 51 (23.61%) VSAM
3 37 (17.13%) IBM Mainframe
4 31 (14.35%) Enterprise Software
5 25 (11.57%) Computer Science
6 24 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
7 13 (6.02%) AS400
8 9 (4.17%) iSeries
9 6 (2.78%) Algorithms
9 6 (2.78%) Tandem
10 4 (1.85%) VAX
11 3 (1.39%) Data Structures
11 3 (1.39%) Social Media
11 3 (1.39%) SWIFT
11 3 (1.39%) Visualisation
12 2 (0.93%) DataPower
12 2 (0.93%) PMI
12 2 (0.93%) User Experience
13 1 (0.46%) EFT
13 1 (0.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 54 (25.00%) Unix
2 20 (9.26%) Windows
3 14 (6.48%) MVS
4 13 (6.02%) Linux
4 13 (6.02%) zOS
5 10 (4.63%) OS/390
6 6 (2.78%) Android
6 6 (2.78%) Apple iOS
7 5 (2.31%) Windows Server
8 4 (1.85%) VME
9 3 (1.39%) OpenVMS
10 2 (0.93%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.46%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (19.91%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (18.52%) SDLC
3 31 (14.35%) RAD
4 26 (12.04%) Waterfall
5 22 (10.19%) Integration Testing
5 22 (10.19%) Software Engineering
6 21 (9.72%) Automated Testing
7 20 (9.26%) TDD
8 18 (8.33%) Unit Testing
9 17 (7.87%) Functional Testing
9 17 (7.87%) Regression Testing
10 16 (7.41%) System Integration Testing
10 16 (7.41%) UML
10 16 (7.41%) User Stories
11 14 (6.48%) OO
12 12 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
13 10 (4.63%) Manual Testing
13 10 (4.63%) Programme Management
14 8 (3.70%) Data Management
14 8 (3.70%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 101 (46.76%) Java
2 87 (40.28%) JCL
3 76 (35.19%) SQL
4 30 (13.89%) C#
5 29 (13.43%) JavaScript
6 27 (12.50%) C++
7 21 (9.72%) REXX
8 20 (9.26%) PL/SQL
9 18 (8.33%) C
10 16 (7.41%) VB
11 13 (6.02%) CLIST
12 12 (5.56%) RPG
13 9 (4.17%) Fortran
14 7 (3.24%) Shell Script
15 6 (2.78%) Clipper
15 6 (2.78%) DataFlex
15 6 (2.78%) LINC
15 6 (2.78%) Python
15 6 (2.78%) Uniface
15 6 (2.78%) xBase
Qualifications
1 34 (15.74%) Degree
2 17 (7.87%) ISTQB
3 15 (6.94%) ISEB
4 3 (1.39%) OCA
4 3 (1.39%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (0.93%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (10.19%) QA
2 8 (3.70%) ISO 8583
3 1 (0.46%) FATCA
3 1 (0.46%) MiFID
System Software
1 5 (2.31%) Active Directory
1 5 (2.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.39%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 12 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.85%) ServiceCenter
3 3 (1.39%) CA Endevor
4 2 (0.93%) Control-M
Vendors
1 88 (40.74%) IBM
2 48 (22.22%) Oracle
3 27 (12.50%) HP
4 23 (10.65%) Cognizant
5 21 (9.72%) Microsoft
6 13 (6.02%) TSYS
7 8 (3.70%) Informatica
8 5 (2.31%) JD Edwards
8 5 (2.31%) Micro Focus
8 5 (2.31%) VMware
9 4 (1.85%) Remedy
9 4 (1.85%) Syncsort
10 3 (1.39%) BMC
11 2 (0.93%) Fujitsu
11 2 (0.93%) hybris
11 2 (0.93%) Rally
11 2 (0.93%) SAP
12 1 (0.46%) ICL
12 1 (0.46%) Pega
12 1 (0.46%) Unisys
Bedfordshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Ashdown IT
Salary: Circa £40,000
Posted: Yesterday
Camberley, Surrey
IT Talent Solutions
Salary: From £25,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Cognizant
Posted: 8 days ago
North West
Cognizant
Posted: 8 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hargreaves Lansdown
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 18 days ago