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 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 713 738 826
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +88
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 192 174 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.20% 0.18% 0.090%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.38% 0.35% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 131 131 69
Average salary £47,500 £52,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.52% +23.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £65,000 £63,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-11.00% +25.00%
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
49882 49336 51799
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 52.48% 50.39% 53.54%
Number of salaries quoted 43460 42733 43852
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average 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 £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.89%

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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 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
(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 +24 52 £47,500 -9.52% 2
East Midlands +37 48 £39,500 -8.13% 2
London +5 45 £55,000 - 7
North West +37 17 £47,500 -22.40% 3
East of England -30 10 £56,250 +12.50% 2
Yorkshire +2 9 £50,000 +25.00% 4
West Midlands -27 5 £45,000 +28.57% 2
Midlands - 5 £38,500 -
North East -2 1 - - 1
COBOL
UK

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

1 227 (48.50%) Mainframe
2 207 (44.23%) SQL
3 199 (42.52%) DB2
4 184 (39.32%) Finance
5 157 (33.55%) IBM
6 153 (32.69%) CICS
7 146 (31.20%) Java
8 144 (30.77%) JCL
9 118 (25.21%) SDLC
10 108 (23.08%) Oracle
10 108 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
11 107 (22.86%) Banking
12 88 (18.80%) Analytical Skills
13 85 (18.16%) HTML
14 81 (17.31%) Degree
15 76 (16.24%) IBM Mainframe
16 73 (15.60%) AS400
17 72 (15.38%) Web Services
18 69 (14.74%) VSAM
19 67 (14.32%) Computer Science
20 65 (13.89%) C#
21 62 (13.25%) Change Management
22 61 (13.03%) JavaScript
23 59 (12.61%) XML
24 57 (12.18%) Retail
25 54 (11.54%) Unix
25 54 (11.54%) .NET
26 51 (10.90%) QA
27 49 (10.47%) Windows
28 48 (10.26%) Software Engineering

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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
1 153 (32.69%) CICS
2 32 (6.84%) WebSphere
3 25 (5.34%) MTS
4 13 (2.78%) WebLogic
5 7 (1.50%) IIS
6 6 (1.28%) OpenROAD
7 5 (1.07%) Apache
7 5 (1.07%) WebSphere Application Server
8 4 (0.85%) SAS
9 3 (0.64%) Confluence
10 2 (0.43%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.43%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.21%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.21%) GlassFish
Applications
1 6 (1.28%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.07%) MS Office
3 2 (0.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (2.78%) Payment Gateway
2 10 (2.14%) BusinessWorks
2 10 (2.14%) JDE EnterpriseOne
2 10 (2.14%) VisionPLUS
3 3 (0.64%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.43%) SAP BPC
4 2 (0.43%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.43%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.43%) SAP SCM
5 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.21%) FastStats
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.21%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 20 (4.27%) FTP
2 9 (1.92%) HTTPS
3 5 (1.07%) HTTP
3 5 (1.07%) PuTTY
3 5 (1.07%) SSH
3 5 (1.07%) Telnet
4 2 (0.43%) SAN
5 1 (0.21%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 199 (42.52%) DB2
2 44 (9.40%) Oracle Database
3 34 (7.26%) DataStage
3 34 (7.26%) SQL Server
4 25 (5.34%) UniData
5 21 (4.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 19 (4.06%) SQL Server 2008
6 19 (4.06%) SQL Server 2014
7 18 (3.85%) Oracle Database 10g
7 18 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
7 18 (3.85%) Oracle Database 12c
7 18 (3.85%) Oracle ODI
7 18 (3.85%) Oracle9i Database
7 18 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
7 18 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
8 12 (2.56%) Data Mining
8 12 (2.56%) NoSQL
8 12 (2.56%) Pentaho
8 12 (2.56%) Relational Database
9 8 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 30 (6.41%) Oracle Forms
2 23 (4.91%) ERwin
3 21 (4.49%) Team Foundation Server
4 17 (3.63%) JUnit
5 14 (2.99%) ChangeMan
6 10 (2.14%) Eclipse
7 7 (1.50%) JMeter
7 7 (1.50%) LoadRunner
7 7 (1.50%) PowerBuilder
7 7 (1.50%) Selenium
7 7 (1.50%) Selenium IDE
7 7 (1.50%) WebDriver
8 6 (1.28%) PROIV
8 6 (1.28%) Subversion
9 4 (0.85%) Maven
10 3 (0.64%) Git (software)
10 3 (0.64%) JIRA
10 3 (0.64%) Visual Studio
10 3 (0.64%) XPEDITER
11 2 (0.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 184 (39.32%) Finance
2 107 (22.86%) Banking
3 57 (12.18%) Retail
4 12 (2.56%) Billing
5 10 (2.14%) Marketing
5 10 (2.14%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.28%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.28%) Music Industry
7 5 (1.07%) Dutch Language
7 5 (1.07%) French Language
7 5 (1.07%) German Language
7 5 (1.07%) Italian Language
7 5 (1.07%) Spanish Language
8 4 (0.85%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.43%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (0.43%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.21%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 186 (39.74%) Developer
2 65 (13.89%) Analyst
3 55 (11.75%) COBOL Developer
4 41 (8.76%) Lead Developer
5 34 (7.26%) Software Engineer
6 28 (5.98%) Mainframe Developer
7 26 (5.56%) Senior Developer
8 25 (5.34%) Designer
9 23 (4.91%) DB2 Developer
9 23 (4.91%) Oracle Developer
9 23 (4.91%) Programmer
10 22 (4.70%) Architect
11 20 (4.27%) Subject Matter Expert
12 18 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support
12 18 (3.85%) Cognos Support
12 18 (3.85%) Java Developer
13 16 (3.42%) Solutions Architect
14 15 (3.21%) Solutions Designer
15 14 (2.99%) Software Developer
16 13 (2.78%) Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (18.16%) HTML
2 72 (15.38%) Web Services
3 59 (12.61%) XML
4 54 (11.54%) .NET
5 43 (9.19%) HTML5
6 33 (7.05%) Middleware
7 22 (4.70%) PhoneGap
8 19 (4.06%) J2EE
9 18 (3.85%) Oracle Fusion
10 16 (3.42%) Spring
11 15 (3.21%) ASP.NET
11 15 (3.21%) ISPF
12 14 (2.99%) JSON
13 13 (2.78%) Java EE
14 12 (2.56%) Natural Language Processing
15 11 (2.35%) EDI
16 10 (2.14%) Classic ASP
17 8 (1.71%) .NET Framework
17 8 (1.71%) Entity Framework
17 8 (1.71%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 227 (48.50%) Mainframe
2 88 (18.80%) Analytical Skills
3 76 (16.24%) IBM Mainframe
4 73 (15.60%) AS400
5 69 (14.74%) VSAM
6 67 (14.32%) Computer Science
7 34 (7.26%) Client/Server
8 29 (6.20%) iSeries
9 28 (5.98%) Data Structures
10 26 (5.56%) SWIFT
11 15 (3.21%) Enterprise Software
12 14 (2.99%) Management Information System
13 13 (2.78%) Visualisation
14 12 (2.56%) Social Media
15 11 (2.35%) Algorithms
16 10 (2.14%) Replication
17 5 (1.07%) Clustering
17 5 (1.07%) FMCG
17 5 (1.07%) Hybrid Cloud
17 5 (1.07%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 54 (11.54%) Unix
2 49 (10.47%) Windows
3 42 (8.97%) zOS
4 32 (6.84%) Linux
5 7 (1.50%) Android
5 7 (1.50%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.64%) OS/390
6 3 (0.64%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.21%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (25.21%) SDLC
2 108 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (13.25%) Change Management
4 48 (10.26%) Software Engineering
5 42 (8.97%) SOA
6 41 (8.76%) Automated Testing
7 34 (7.26%) Continuous Improvement
7 34 (7.26%) Scrum
8 33 (7.05%) ITIL
9 31 (6.62%) Waterfall
10 29 (6.20%) Mentoring
11 25 (5.34%) Data Modelling
12 24 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
12 24 (5.13%) RAD
12 24 (5.13%) Release Management
13 22 (4.70%) Open Source
14 20 (4.27%) Unit Testing
15 19 (4.06%) Project Management
15 19 (4.06%) User Acceptance Testing
16 18 (3.85%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 207 (44.23%) SQL
2 146 (31.20%) Java
3 144 (30.77%) JCL
4 65 (13.89%) C#
5 61 (13.03%) JavaScript
6 41 (8.76%) RPG
7 33 (7.05%) PL/SQL
8 30 (6.41%) C++
9 28 (5.98%) REXX
10 25 (5.34%) Fortran
11 20 (4.27%) Python
12 19 (4.06%) T-SQL
13 12 (2.56%) CLIST
13 12 (2.56%) Scala
14 11 (2.35%) Assembly Language
14 11 (2.35%) VB
15 10 (2.14%) PL/1
15 10 (2.14%) VB6
15 10 (2.14%) VC++
16 8 (1.71%) Perl
Qualifications
1 81 (17.31%) Degree
2 18 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
3 16 (3.42%) ISTQB
4 12 (2.56%) PhD
5 7 (1.50%) ISEB
6 1 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (10.90%) QA
2 24 (5.13%) SEPA
3 10 (2.14%) SLA
4 2 (0.43%) Data Quality
System Software
1 24 (5.13%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 17 (3.63%) Time Sharing Option
3 6 (1.28%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.43%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 24 (5.13%) Tivoli
2 8 (1.71%) CA Endevor
3 7 (1.50%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.43%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 157 (33.55%) IBM
2 108 (23.08%) Oracle
3 38 (8.12%) JD Edwards
4 35 (7.48%) Microsoft
5 28 (5.98%) TOWER Software
6 21 (4.49%) Cognos
7 19 (4.06%) SAP
7 19 (4.06%) ServiceNow
8 14 (2.99%) Micro Focus
9 13 (2.78%) HP
10 10 (2.14%) TIBCO
10 10 (2.14%) TSYS
11 9 (1.92%) JDA
11 9 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
12 6 (1.28%) CA
12 6 (1.28%) Informatica
13 3 (0.64%) hybris
14 2 (0.43%) BMC
14 2 (0.43%) Lotus
14 2 (0.43%) Remedy
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