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

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 607 768 710
Rank change year-on-year
+161 -58
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 258 134 163
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.25% 0.12% 0.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.49% 0.23% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 189 91 133
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £27,500 £34,150
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -2.50%
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
52984 57215 53885
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 51.70% 52.01% 52.88%
Number of salaries quoted 45571 49062 46644
Average salary £45,000 £44,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +4.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £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 28 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 28 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
(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
London +46 58 £52,500 -2.32% 3
South East +72 55 £50,000 -21.56% 5
East Midlands +31 38 £42,500 +13.33% 4
North West -2 32 £45,000 -21.73% 5
East of England +30 24 £24,000 -56.36% 2
South West 0 20 £45,000 +52.54%
Yorkshire +5 16 £45,000 +20.00%
West Midlands -9 14 £52,500 +14.75% 2
Midlands - 1 £32,500 -
COBOL
UK

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 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.

1 246 (42.63%) SQL
2 218 (37.78%) Mainframe
3 217 (37.61%) DB2
4 213 (36.92%) Java
5 210 (36.40%) Agile Software Development
6 201 (34.84%) Finance
7 168 (29.12%) JCL
8 156 (27.04%) SDLC
9 144 (24.96%) Oracle
10 138 (23.92%) UNIX
10 138 (23.92%) IBM
11 133 (23.05%) CICS
12 126 (21.84%) Banking
13 118 (20.45%) Software Engineering
14 117 (20.28%) Analytical Skills
15 115 (19.93%) Web Services
16 110 (19.06%) XML
17 105 (18.20%) Retail
18 97 (16.81%) Windows
19 94 (16.29%) Linux
20 80 (13.86%) PL/SQL
21 78 (13.52%) JavaScript
22 77 (13.34%) HTML
22 77 (13.34%) WebSphere
23 76 (13.17%) Degree
23 76 (13.17%) Mentoring
24 67 (11.61%) C#
25 61 (10.57%) .NET
26 60 (10.40%) SQL Server
26 60 (10.40%) Oracle Database

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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
1 133 (23.05%) CICS
2 77 (13.34%) WebSphere
3 41 (7.11%) WebLogic
4 26 (4.51%) WebSphere Application Server
4 26 (4.51%) MQSeries
5 11 (1.91%) StreamWeaver
6 10 (1.73%) Confluence
6 10 (1.73%) JBoss
7 9 (1.56%) Oracle Workflow
8 7 (1.21%) Exstream Dialogue
8 7 (1.21%) Papyrus
9 3 (0.52%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.35%) Apache
10 2 (0.35%) IIS
11 1 (0.17%) Tuxedo
11 1 (0.17%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.17%) SAS
11 1 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.17%) CMS
11 1 (0.17%) GlassFish
Applications
1 47 (8.15%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.56%) MS Office
3 8 (1.39%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 8 (1.39%) Exstream
2 7 (1.21%) VisionPLUS
3 5 (0.87%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.69%) BASE24
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.73%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.35%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.43%) FTP
2 9 (1.56%) Internet
2 9 (1.56%) ATM
2 9 (1.56%) DNS
2 9 (1.56%) SSL
3 4 (0.69%) Firewall
3 4 (0.69%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.35%) SAN
5 1 (0.17%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 217 (37.61%) DB2
2 60 (10.40%) SQL Server
2 60 (10.40%) Oracle Database
3 31 (5.37%) Adabas
4 22 (3.81%) MongoDB
4 22 (3.81%) DataStage
4 22 (3.81%) UniData
5 20 (3.47%) NonStop SQL
6 18 (3.12%) BusinessObjects
7 16 (2.77%) Apache Hive
8 15 (2.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 15 (2.60%) Relational Database
9 14 (2.43%) Pentaho
10 13 (2.25%) Oracle Database 11g
11 12 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 11 (1.91%) Data Warehouse
12 11 (1.91%) Easytrieve
12 11 (1.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 9 (1.56%) IMS/DB
14 8 (1.39%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 53 (9.19%) Oracle Forms
2 17 (2.95%) Oracle APEX
3 16 (2.77%) Git (software)
4 14 (2.43%) Eclipse
5 12 (2.08%) LoadRunner
6 10 (1.73%) JIRA
7 9 (1.56%) Visual Studio
7 9 (1.56%) HP UFT
7 9 (1.56%) Hudson
7 9 (1.56%) Jenkins
8 7 (1.21%) Toad
9 6 (1.04%) Maven
9 6 (1.04%) Subversion
10 4 (0.69%) JUnit
11 2 (0.35%) WebDriver
11 2 (0.35%) Selenium IDE
11 2 (0.35%) Selenium
11 2 (0.35%) JMeter
11 2 (0.35%) XPEDITER
11 2 (0.35%) Rational Rose
General
1 201 (34.84%) Finance
2 126 (21.84%) Banking
3 105 (18.20%) Retail
4 26 (4.51%) Automotive
5 23 (3.99%) Marketing
6 22 (3.81%) Back Office
7 20 (3.47%) Telecoms
8 18 (3.12%) Aerospace
9 15 (2.60%) Retail Banking
10 12 (2.08%) Pharmaceutical
11 9 (1.56%) Billing
11 9 (1.56%) French Language
12 6 (1.04%) Corporate Banking
12 6 (1.04%) Private Banking
13 5 (0.87%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.17%) Legal
14 1 (0.17%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.17%) General Ledger
14 1 (0.17%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 203 (35.18%) Developer
2 127 (22.01%) Analyst
3 75 (13.00%) Software Engineer
4 65 (11.27%) Programmer
5 50 (8.67%) Analyst Programmer
6 49 (8.49%) COBOL Developer
7 40 (6.93%) Mainframe Developer
7 40 (6.93%) COBOL Analyst
8 39 (6.76%) Technical Specialist
9 34 (5.89%) Analyst Developer
10 33 (5.72%) Architect
11 32 (5.55%) COBOL Programmer
12 31 (5.37%) Senior Software Engineer
13 29 (5.03%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
14 27 (4.68%) Software Developer
15 20 (3.47%) Applications Support
15 20 (3.47%) Support Analyst
16 19 (3.29%) Technical Architect
16 19 (3.29%) Consultant
17 18 (3.12%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (19.93%) Web Services
2 110 (19.06%) XML
3 77 (13.34%) HTML
4 61 (10.57%) .NET
5 54 (9.36%) HTML5
6 47 (8.15%) ISPF
7 32 (5.55%) WebSphere MQ
8 26 (4.51%) XML Schema
9 19 (3.29%) Middleware
10 17 (2.95%) ASP.NET
11 14 (2.43%) Java EE
12 13 (2.25%) XSLT
13 10 (1.73%) JSON
13 10 (1.73%) CSS
14 9 (1.56%) SOAP
15 8 (1.39%) Boost C++ Libraries
15 8 (1.39%) STL
16 7 (1.21%) J2EE
16 7 (1.21%) Spring
17 6 (1.04%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 218 (37.78%) Mainframe
2 117 (20.28%) Analytical Skills
3 48 (8.32%) AS400
3 48 (8.32%) VSAM
4 44 (7.63%) Computer Science
4 44 (7.63%) SWIFT
5 43 (7.45%) Data Structures
6 31 (5.37%) IBM Mainframe
7 27 (4.68%) Tandem
8 24 (4.16%) Client/Server
9 21 (3.64%) Social Media
10 20 (3.47%) Visualisation
11 18 (3.12%) Management Information System
12 17 (2.95%) iSeries
13 15 (2.60%) Credit Risk
14 6 (1.04%) Mobile App
15 5 (0.87%) LPAR
15 5 (0.87%) Algorithms
16 4 (0.69%) Mathematics
16 4 (0.69%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 138 (23.92%) UNIX
2 97 (16.81%) Windows
3 94 (16.29%) Linux
4 26 (4.51%) zOS
5 18 (3.12%) MVS
5 18 (3.12%) Solaris
6 17 (2.95%) AIX
7 10 (1.73%) Apple iOS
7 10 (1.73%) Android
8 5 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (0.87%) Windows 2000 Server
8 5 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.69%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.69%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.69%) VME
9 4 (0.69%) SUSE
9 4 (0.69%) Debian
9 4 (0.69%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.35%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.17%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 210 (36.40%) Agile Software Development
2 156 (27.04%) SDLC
3 118 (20.45%) Software Engineering
4 76 (13.17%) Mentoring
5 55 (9.53%) TDD
6 54 (9.36%) Change Management
7 52 (9.01%) SOA
8 47 (8.15%) OO
9 46 (7.97%) Coaching
10 41 (7.11%) Continuous Improvement
11 40 (6.93%) Automated Testing
12 33 (5.72%) UML
12 33 (5.72%) Waterfall
13 31 (5.37%) Configuration Management
13 31 (5.37%) Unit Testing
14 30 (5.20%) E-Commerce
15 26 (4.51%) OOD
15 26 (4.51%) Static Code Analysis
16 25 (4.33%) Release Management
16 25 (4.33%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 246 (42.63%) SQL
2 213 (36.92%) Java
3 168 (29.12%) JCL
4 80 (13.86%) PL/SQL
5 78 (13.52%) JavaScript
6 67 (11.61%) C#
7 48 (8.32%) RPG
8 45 (7.80%) C++
9 40 (6.93%) Perl
10 37 (6.41%) PL/1
11 36 (6.24%) REXX
12 31 (5.37%) NATURAL
12 31 (5.37%) VB
13 27 (4.68%) Assembly Language
14 20 (3.47%) VB6
15 19 (3.29%) Python
15 19 (3.29%) VB.NET
16 18 (3.12%) Ada
17 9 (1.56%) C
17 9 (1.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 76 (13.17%) Degree
2 9 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (0.35%) ISTQB
3 2 (0.35%) ISEB
4 1 (0.17%) Sun Certification
4 1 (0.17%) IC3 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (9.01%) QA
2 29 (5.03%) SLA
3 4 (0.69%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.69%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 40 (6.93%) Time Sharing Option
2 33 (5.72%) Oracle RAC
3 9 (1.56%) RACF
Systems Management
1 45 (7.80%) CA Endevor
2 17 (2.95%) Tivoli
3 9 (1.56%) Puppet
3 9 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.52%) Control-M
4 3 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 144 (24.96%) Oracle
2 138 (23.92%) IBM
3 46 (7.97%) Microsoft
4 34 (5.89%) HP
5 19 (3.29%) Micro Focus
6 10 (1.73%) SAP
7 9 (1.56%) Informatica
7 9 (1.56%) F5
7 9 (1.56%) New Relic
8 7 (1.21%) JDA
9 6 (1.04%) TSYS
9 6 (1.04%) iRise
9 6 (1.04%) Cognizant
9 6 (1.04%) Remedy
10 5 (0.87%) BMC
11 4 (0.69%) VocaLink
11 4 (0.69%) Tableau
11 4 (0.69%) Tieto
11 4 (0.69%) Syncsort
11 4 (0.69%) NCR
Luton, Bedfordshire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £20,000 to £21,000 per annum + benefits inc pension & share optio
Posted: 16 hours ago
Nottingham
Experian
Salary: £Competitive + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £30k - 43k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Salary circa 35,000 - 60,000 + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Autus HR
Salary: £30,000 - £45,000 per year
Posted: 7 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Posted: 8 days ago
Nottingham
Experian
Salary: Standard
Posted: 8 days ago
South East London
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £40885 - £61220 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Milton Keynes
Enorth Staffing
Salary: £30,000 - £45,000 per year
Posted: 14 days ago
East Midlands
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Birmingham
Autus HR
Salary: £35,000 - £45,000 per year + Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
London
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 26 days ago
London
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 26 days ago
Brighton
American Express
Posted: 27 days ago
Brighton
American Express
Posted: 27 days ago