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

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 695 756 744
Rank change year-on-year
+61 -12
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 168 101 128
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.10% 0.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.33% 0.19% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 115 78 108
Average salary £52,500 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £34,250 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+31.25% -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
50435 52206 54999
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 50.55% 53.26% 54.49%
Number of salaries quoted 43421 44043 48221
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,649 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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
East of England +37 49 £50,000 +6.38% 1
London +28 39 £52,500 -4.54% 1
South East -9 39 £52,500 +23.52% 3
Yorkshire -1 15 £35,000 -12.50%
North West -1 12 £61,215 +88.35% 1
East Midlands +36 10 £43,000 +22.85%
West Midlands -14 6 £35,000 -30.00%
North East - 4 £61,215 - 2
South West -16 2 £45,000 +9.09% 3
COBOL
UK

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 214 (53.10%) Finance
2 169 (41.94%) Mainframe
3 168 (41.69%) Java
4 156 (38.71%) DB2
5 135 (33.50%) Banking
6 112 (27.79%) CICS
7 105 (26.05%) Oracle
8 98 (24.32%) XML
9 94 (23.33%) UNIX
10 91 (22.58%) C++
10 91 (22.58%) Analytical Skills
11 90 (22.33%) SQL
11 90 (22.33%) IBM
12 88 (21.84%) C#
13 87 (21.59%) JCL
13 87 (21.59%) Mentoring
14 80 (19.85%) Windows
15 78 (19.35%) UML
16 77 (19.11%) Agile Software Development
17 76 (18.86%) Retail
18 69 (17.12%) Microsoft
19 67 (16.63%) .NET
20 66 (16.38%) J2EE
21 59 (14.64%) SQL Server
22 58 (14.39%) OO
23 56 (13.90%) Linux
24 51 (12.66%) JavaScript
25 46 (11.41%) Coaching
25 46 (11.41%) QA
26 45 (11.17%) OOP

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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
1 112 (27.79%) CICS
2 29 (7.20%) JBoss
3 25 (6.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 23 (5.71%) Oracle Service Bus
4 23 (5.71%) AquaLogic
4 23 (5.71%) Tuxedo
5 22 (5.46%) WebSphere
6 7 (1.74%) WebLogic
7 6 (1.49%) SAS
8 3 (0.74%) MQSeries
9 2 (0.50%) IIS
9 2 (0.50%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.25%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.25%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 38 (9.43%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 22 (5.46%) BASE24
2 4 (0.99%) Google Analytics
3 3 (0.74%) ProductWriter
4 1 (0.25%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 29 (7.20%) ATM
2 21 (5.21%) TCP/IP
3 5 (1.24%) FTP
4 2 (0.50%) HTTP
5 1 (0.25%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 156 (38.71%) DB2
2 59 (14.64%) SQL Server
3 31 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
3 31 (7.69%) Oracle Database
4 30 (7.44%) Oracle Database 11g
5 25 (6.20%) Crystal Reports
5 25 (6.20%) SQL Server 2008
6 23 (5.71%) SQL Server 2005
6 23 (5.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 10 (2.48%) DataStage
7 10 (2.48%) Adabas
7 10 (2.48%) NonStop SQL
8 6 (1.49%) Relational Database
8 6 (1.49%) Oracle Database 12c
8 6 (1.49%) Oracle9i Database
8 6 (1.49%) MS Access
8 6 (1.49%) Easytrieve
8 6 (1.49%) UniData
9 4 (0.99%) MySQL
9 4 (0.99%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 36 (8.93%) Oracle Forms
2 11 (2.73%) Eclipse
3 7 (1.74%) Visual Studio
4 6 (1.49%) ClearCase
5 5 (1.24%) Rational Rose
6 3 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.50%) Toad
7 2 (0.50%) XPEDITER
8 1 (0.25%) JMeter
8 1 (0.25%) Maven
8 1 (0.25%) Selenium
8 1 (0.25%) Ant
8 1 (0.25%) JUnit
8 1 (0.25%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.25%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.25%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.25%) CA Gen
8 1 (0.25%) Selenium IDE
General
1 214 (53.10%) Finance
2 135 (33.50%) Banking
3 76 (18.86%) Retail
4 39 (9.68%) Automotive
5 34 (8.44%) Telecoms
6 33 (8.19%) Aerospace
7 22 (5.46%) Marketing
8 21 (5.21%) Investment Banking
9 5 (1.24%) Music Industry
9 5 (1.24%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.99%) Back Office
11 3 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.74%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.25%) Legal
12 1 (0.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 128 (31.76%) Developer
2 81 (20.10%) Analyst
3 51 (12.66%) Technical Specialist
4 48 (11.91%) Senior Developer
5 45 (11.17%) Architect
6 39 (9.68%) Programmer
7 37 (9.18%) Designer
8 33 (8.19%) Senior Analyst
8 33 (8.19%) Software Developer
9 28 (6.95%) Analyst Developer
10 25 (6.20%) C++ Developer
10 25 (6.20%) COBOL Developer
11 23 (5.71%) Senior Analyst Developer
12 18 (4.47%) COBOL Programmer
13 16 (3.97%) Senior C++ Developer
13 16 (3.97%) Technical Architect
13 16 (3.97%) Solutions Architect
14 15 (3.72%) Technical Support
14 15 (3.72%) COBOL Analyst
15 14 (3.47%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (24.32%) XML
2 67 (16.63%) .NET
3 66 (16.38%) J2EE
4 41 (10.17%) Middleware
5 40 (9.93%) XML Schema
6 30 (7.44%) Hibernate
6 30 (7.44%) Web Services
7 29 (7.20%) Oracle Fusion
8 28 (6.95%) ASP.NET
8 28 (6.95%) CSS
9 26 (6.45%) Spring
10 24 (5.96%) Struts
11 23 (5.71%) JSF
11 23 (5.71%) JPA
12 15 (3.72%) HTML
13 12 (2.98%) ISPF
14 6 (1.49%) SOAP
14 6 (1.49%) STL
14 6 (1.49%) Boost C++ Libraries
15 5 (1.24%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 169 (41.94%) Mainframe
2 91 (22.58%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (8.44%) AS400
3 34 (8.44%) Tandem
4 29 (7.20%) SWIFT
5 27 (6.70%) VSAM
6 24 (5.96%) N-Tier
7 21 (5.21%) EMV
7 21 (5.21%) Cryptography
7 21 (5.21%) IBM Mainframe
8 20 (4.96%) iSeries
9 18 (4.47%) Client/Server
10 11 (2.73%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (1.99%) Credit Risk
12 7 (1.74%) Computer Science
12 7 (1.74%) Management Information System
13 6 (1.49%) Mathematics
14 4 (0.99%) Chip Card
14 4 (0.99%) Algorithms
15 3 (0.74%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 94 (23.33%) UNIX
2 80 (19.85%) Windows
3 56 (13.90%) Linux
4 23 (5.71%) Windows XP
4 23 (5.71%) Windows 7
5 18 (4.47%) zOS
6 12 (2.98%) VME
7 9 (2.23%) Solaris
8 4 (0.99%) AIX
9 3 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.25%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.25%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.25%) Android
10 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (21.59%) Mentoring
2 78 (19.35%) UML
3 77 (19.11%) Agile Software Development
4 58 (14.39%) OO
5 46 (11.41%) Coaching
6 45 (11.17%) OOP
7 44 (10.92%) Change Management
8 43 (10.67%) Software Engineering
9 41 (10.17%) Software Architecture
9 41 (10.17%) Data Modelling
10 38 (9.43%) SOA
10 38 (9.43%) Use Case
11 35 (8.68%) Static Code Analysis
12 33 (8.19%) OOD
13 31 (7.69%) MVC
14 25 (6.20%) ITIL
14 25 (6.20%) Waterfall
15 23 (5.71%) BPEL
16 20 (4.96%) Stakeholder Management
17 19 (4.71%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 168 (41.69%) Java
2 91 (22.58%) C++
3 90 (22.33%) SQL
4 88 (21.84%) C#
5 87 (21.59%) JCL
6 51 (12.66%) JavaScript
7 36 (8.93%) PL/1
8 35 (8.68%) RPG
9 34 (8.44%) VB
10 26 (6.45%) Assembly Language
11 25 (6.20%) VB6
12 23 (5.71%) Delphi
13 22 (5.46%) Ada
14 21 (5.21%) REXX
14 21 (5.21%) C
15 19 (4.71%) PowerShell
16 13 (3.23%) VB.NET
17 10 (2.48%) NATURAL
18 9 (2.23%) PL/SQL
19 8 (1.99%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 41 (10.17%) Degree
2 10 (2.48%) ITIL Certification
2 10 (2.48%) VCP4
3 3 (0.74%) SC Cleared
3 3 (0.74%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.50%) ISEB
5 1 (0.25%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (11.41%) QA
2 19 (4.71%) ISO 8583
3 14 (3.47%) SLA
4 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (1.49%) Oracle RMAN
2 3 (0.74%) RACF
3 2 (0.50%) ACF2
4 1 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 27 (6.70%) CA Endevor
2 6 (1.49%) Data Guard
3 3 (0.74%) Control-M
4 2 (0.50%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.25%) Puppet
5 1 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 105 (26.05%) Oracle
2 90 (22.33%) IBM
3 69 (17.12%) Microsoft
4 37 (9.18%) HP
5 35 (8.68%) Micro Focus
6 25 (6.20%) BEA
7 20 (4.96%) VocaLink
8 19 (4.71%) NCR
9 11 (2.73%) JDA
10 7 (1.74%) VMware
11 5 (1.24%) Cognizant
11 5 (1.24%) ICL
12 4 (0.99%) Google
12 4 (0.99%) Fujitsu
12 4 (0.99%) Borland
13 3 (0.74%) Syncsort
14 2 (0.50%) Business Objects
15 1 (0.25%) SAP
15 1 (0.25%) Cisco
15 1 (0.25%) EMC
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