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 28 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 550 822 734
Rank change year-on-year
+272 -88
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 365 103 132
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.36% 0.091% 0.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.70% 0.17% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 258 69 106
Average salary £45,000 £39,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,800 £27,500 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £68,750
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -12.50%
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
52191 60221 54312
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 51.81% 53.15% 53.23%
Number of salaries quoted 44829 51770 47227
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +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 28 May 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 28 May 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
(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
South East +112 103 £50,000 +53.84% 5
London +80 67 £52,500 -4.54% 5
East Midlands +65 59 £42,500 +54.54% 4
East of England +46 34 £37,500 -20.21% 1
Yorkshire +28 32 £34,000 +4.61% 1
South West +18 29 £45,000 +52.54%
North West +29 28 £40,000 -3.03% 7
West Midlands +2 12 £52,500 +31.25% 7
Midlands - 1 £38,000 - 1
COBOL
UK

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 213 (39.96%) Java
2 211 (39.59%) DB2
3 204 (38.27%) SQL
4 201 (37.71%) Mainframe
5 196 (36.77%) Finance
6 185 (34.71%) Agile Software Development
7 145 (27.20%) Oracle
8 136 (25.52%) UNIX
9 131 (24.58%) JCL
10 123 (23.08%) SDLC
11 116 (21.76%) CICS
11 116 (21.76%) IBM
11 116 (21.76%) XML
12 105 (19.70%) Web Services
12 105 (19.70%) Banking
13 101 (18.95%) Analytical Skills
14 96 (18.01%) Windows
15 95 (17.82%) Software Engineering
16 85 (15.95%) Linux
17 81 (15.20%) Retail
18 80 (15.01%) C#
19 78 (14.63%) .NET
20 72 (13.51%) Degree
21 67 (12.57%) JavaScript
22 66 (12.38%) SOA
23 65 (12.20%) PL/SQL
24 62 (11.63%) WebSphere
24 62 (11.63%) Mentoring
25 61 (11.44%) RPG
25 61 (11.44%) SQL Server

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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
1 116 (21.76%) CICS
2 62 (11.63%) WebSphere
3 31 (5.82%) WebLogic
4 22 (4.13%) MQSeries
5 20 (3.75%) JBoss
5 20 (3.75%) WebSphere Application Server
6 14 (2.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 12 (2.25%) AquaLogic
7 12 (2.25%) Oracle Service Bus
7 12 (2.25%) Tuxedo
8 11 (2.06%) StreamWeaver
9 7 (1.31%) Exstream Dialogue
9 7 (1.31%) Papyrus
9 7 (1.31%) Oracle Workflow
9 7 (1.31%) Confluence
10 3 (0.56%) Umbraco
11 2 (0.38%) IIS
12 1 (0.19%) CMS
12 1 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.19%) SAS
Applications
1 47 (8.82%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (1.50%) Exstream
2 5 (0.94%) BASE24
2 5 (0.94%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.50%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.38%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.88%) ATM
1 10 (1.88%) FTP
2 7 (1.31%) Internet
2 7 (1.31%) DNS
2 7 (1.31%) SSL
3 5 (0.94%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.56%) Firewall
5 2 (0.38%) SAN
6 1 (0.19%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 211 (39.59%) DB2
2 61 (11.44%) SQL Server
3 54 (10.13%) Oracle Database
4 29 (5.44%) Adabas
5 24 (4.50%) UniData
6 22 (4.13%) Oracle Database 11g
7 18 (3.38%) MongoDB
8 17 (3.19%) DataStage
9 16 (3.00%) Oracle Reports
10 15 (2.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 14 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
11 14 (2.63%) Crystal Reports
12 13 (2.44%) Relational Database
13 12 (2.25%) Pentaho
13 12 (2.25%) SQL Server 2005
13 12 (2.25%) Apache Hive
14 9 (1.69%) NonStop SQL
15 8 (1.50%) MS Access
16 7 (1.31%) RDBMS
16 7 (1.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 59 (11.07%) Oracle Forms
2 17 (3.19%) Eclipse
3 13 (2.44%) Oracle APEX
4 12 (2.25%) Git (software)
4 12 (2.25%) Visual Studio
5 10 (1.88%) LoadRunner
6 7 (1.31%) QuickTest Pro
6 7 (1.31%) Toad
6 7 (1.31%) Hudson
6 7 (1.31%) Jenkins
6 7 (1.31%) JIRA
7 6 (1.13%) Maven
7 6 (1.13%) Subversion
8 5 (0.94%) Rational Rose
8 5 (0.94%) ClearCase
9 2 (0.38%) Selenium
9 2 (0.38%) WebDriver
9 2 (0.38%) Selenium IDE
9 2 (0.38%) JUnit
9 2 (0.38%) XPEDITER
General
1 196 (36.77%) Finance
2 105 (19.70%) Banking
3 81 (15.20%) Retail
4 32 (6.00%) Automotive
5 26 (4.88%) Telecoms
5 26 (4.88%) Marketing
6 24 (4.50%) Aerospace
7 16 (3.00%) Back Office
8 12 (2.25%) Pharmaceutical
9 11 (2.06%) Retail Banking
10 9 (1.69%) French Language
11 6 (1.13%) Corporate Banking
11 6 (1.13%) Billing
12 4 (0.75%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.56%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.38%) Private Banking
15 1 (0.19%) Legal
15 1 (0.19%) Manufacturing
15 1 (0.19%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 180 (33.77%) Developer
2 124 (23.26%) Analyst
3 57 (10.69%) Software Engineer
4 56 (10.51%) Programmer
5 39 (7.32%) Analyst Programmer
6 36 (6.75%) Architect
7 35 (6.57%) Analyst Developer
7 35 (6.57%) Mainframe Developer
7 35 (6.57%) COBOL Analyst
8 32 (6.00%) COBOL Programmer
9 31 (5.82%) Software Developer
9 31 (5.82%) COBOL Developer
10 28 (5.25%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
11 24 (4.50%) Technical Specialist
12 23 (4.32%) Senior Software Engineer
13 22 (4.13%) Senior Analyst
14 20 (3.75%) Senior Developer
14 20 (3.75%) Technical Architect
15 18 (3.38%) Consultant
15 18 (3.38%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (21.76%) XML
2 105 (19.70%) Web Services
3 78 (14.63%) .NET
4 58 (10.88%) HTML
5 38 (7.13%) HTML5
6 34 (6.38%) ISPF
6 34 (6.38%) XML Schema
7 31 (5.82%) ASP.NET
8 28 (5.25%) WebSphere MQ
8 28 (5.25%) Middleware
9 22 (4.13%) J2EE
10 20 (3.75%) CSS
11 15 (2.81%) Hibernate
12 14 (2.63%) Spring
13 13 (2.44%) XSLT
13 13 (2.44%) Oracle Fusion
13 13 (2.44%) JPA
14 12 (2.25%) JSF
14 12 (2.25%) Struts
15 9 (1.69%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 201 (37.71%) Mainframe
2 101 (18.95%) Analytical Skills
3 50 (9.38%) AS400
4 39 (7.32%) VSAM
5 38 (7.13%) Computer Science
6 35 (6.57%) SWIFT
7 32 (6.00%) Data Structures
8 27 (5.07%) Client/Server
9 24 (4.50%) IBM Mainframe
10 22 (4.13%) iSeries
11 19 (3.56%) Social Media
12 17 (3.19%) Visualisation
13 16 (3.00%) Management Information System
14 14 (2.63%) Credit Risk
15 13 (2.44%) Tandem
16 12 (2.25%) N-Tier
17 6 (1.13%) Mobile App
18 5 (0.94%) Cryptography
18 5 (0.94%) EMV
19 4 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 136 (25.52%) UNIX
2 96 (18.01%) Windows
3 85 (15.95%) Linux
4 24 (4.50%) zOS
5 15 (2.81%) Solaris
6 14 (2.63%) MVS
7 13 (2.44%) AIX
8 10 (1.88%) Android
8 10 (1.88%) Apple iOS
9 5 (0.94%) Windows XP
9 5 (0.94%) Windows 7
9 5 (0.94%) VME
10 4 (0.75%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.75%) SUSE
10 4 (0.75%) Debian
11 2 (0.38%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.19%) OS/390
12 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.19%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (34.71%) Agile Software Development
2 123 (23.08%) SDLC
3 95 (17.82%) Software Engineering
4 66 (12.38%) SOA
5 62 (11.63%) Mentoring
6 58 (10.88%) OO
7 53 (9.94%) TDD
7 53 (9.94%) UML
8 33 (6.19%) OOD
8 33 (6.19%) Configuration Management
9 32 (6.00%) Automated Testing
10 31 (5.82%) Continuous Improvement
10 31 (5.82%) Static Code Analysis
11 30 (5.63%) OOP
11 30 (5.63%) Data Modelling
12 29 (5.44%) E-Commerce
13 28 (5.25%) Change Management
13 28 (5.25%) Waterfall
13 28 (5.25%) Coaching
14 27 (5.07%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 213 (39.96%) Java
2 204 (38.27%) SQL
3 131 (24.58%) JCL
4 80 (15.01%) C#
5 67 (12.57%) JavaScript
6 65 (12.20%) PL/SQL
7 61 (11.44%) RPG
8 57 (10.69%) C++
9 43 (8.07%) VB
10 38 (7.13%) PL/1
11 31 (5.82%) VB6
12 29 (5.44%) NATURAL
13 26 (4.88%) Perl
14 25 (4.69%) Assembly Language
15 23 (4.32%) REXX
16 22 (4.13%) VB.NET
16 22 (4.13%) Ada
17 18 (3.38%) Delphi
18 14 (2.63%) Python
19 10 (1.88%) C
Qualifications
1 72 (13.51%) Degree
2 8 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (0.38%) ISTQB
3 2 (0.38%) ISEB
4 1 (0.19%) IC3 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (6.38%) QA
2 25 (4.69%) SLA
3 5 (0.94%) ISO 8583
4 4 (0.75%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 23 (4.32%) Oracle RAC
2 7 (1.31%) RACF
Systems Management
1 33 (6.19%) CA Endevor
2 13 (2.44%) Tivoli
3 7 (1.31%) Puppet
3 7 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.56%) Control-M
4 3 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.19%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 145 (27.20%) Oracle
2 116 (21.76%) IBM
3 57 (10.69%) Microsoft
4 29 (5.44%) Micro Focus
5 26 (4.88%) HP
6 16 (3.00%) BEA
6 16 (3.00%) Business Objects
7 11 (2.06%) JDA
8 7 (1.31%) Informatica
8 7 (1.31%) Cognizant
8 7 (1.31%) F5
8 7 (1.31%) New Relic
9 6 (1.13%) iRise
10 5 (0.94%) Remedy
10 5 (0.94%) BMC
10 5 (0.94%) NCR
10 5 (0.94%) VocaLink
11 4 (0.75%) Syncsort
11 4 (0.75%) ICL
11 4 (0.75%) Fujitsu
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + pension + life assurance + health
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Midlands
Eclipse I.T. Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experian
Salary: £Competitive + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £neg bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Colchester, Essex
Spring Technology
Salary: £23000.00 - £27000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £46,000 to £76,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham
Experian
Salary: £Competitive + Bonus
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
Orgtel
Salary: £450 - £525 per day + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester
Orgtel
Salary: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ Tech
Salary: £40000 - £54000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum plus flexible benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Blackburn
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £42000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Blackburn
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £42000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Blackburn
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £42000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
American Express
Salary: £50,000 - £60,000 per year
Posted: 16 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
American Express
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 16 days ago