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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 665 764 739
Rank change year-on-year
+99 -25
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 187 82 136
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.19% 0.086% 0.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.38% 0.16% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 143 65 117
Average salary £52,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £38,750 £35,000 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £71,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £40,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+23.45% -4.70%
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
49833 51289 56995
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 50.43% 53.62% 55.19%
Number of salaries quoted 43121 43489 50489
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £67,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +42 62 £55,000 -8.33% 8
East of England +26 42 £50,000 +6.38% 2
South East -23 28 £52,500 +16.66% 4
Yorkshire -10 19 £40,000 - 1
East Midlands +34 17 £42,250 +20.71%
North West -2 10 £61,215 +112.92% 2
West Midlands -11 6 £43,750 -12.50% 3
North East - 5 £30,000 - 2
South West -11 2 £40,000 -5.88% 2
COBOL
UK

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (54.73%) Finance
2 171 (43.73%) Mainframe
3 166 (42.46%) Java
4 156 (39.90%) DB2
5 141 (36.06%) Banking
6 126 (32.23%) CICS
7 90 (23.02%) XML
8 89 (22.76%) Oracle
9 86 (21.99%) IBM
10 85 (21.74%) Mentoring
11 84 (21.48%) JCL
11 84 (21.48%) UML
12 83 (21.23%) UNIX
13 82 (20.97%) C#
14 81 (20.72%) SQL
15 80 (20.46%) C++
15 80 (20.46%) Agile Software Development
16 79 (20.20%) Analytical Skills
17 70 (17.90%) J2EE
17 70 (17.90%) Windows
18 67 (17.14%) Microsoft
19 66 (16.88%) .NET
19 66 (16.88%) Retail
20 55 (14.07%) SQL Server
21 54 (13.81%) JavaScript
22 53 (13.55%) OO
23 49 (12.53%) Linux
24 43 (11.00%) OOP
24 43 (11.00%) Software Architecture
25 42 (10.74%) Coaching

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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
1 126 (32.23%) CICS
2 28 (7.16%) JBoss
3 24 (6.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 22 (5.63%) Tuxedo
4 22 (5.63%) AquaLogic
4 22 (5.63%) Oracle Service Bus
4 22 (5.63%) WebSphere
5 7 (1.79%) WebLogic
6 6 (1.53%) SAS
7 5 (1.28%) CMS
8 2 (0.51%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.26%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.26%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.26%) IIS
9 1 (0.26%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 36 (9.21%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 18 (4.60%) BASE24
2 5 (1.28%) VisionPLUS
3 3 (0.77%) ProductWriter
4 2 (0.51%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.26%) INSURE/90
5 1 (0.26%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 25 (6.39%) ATM
2 17 (4.35%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.02%) FTP
4 2 (0.51%) HTTP
5 1 (0.26%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 156 (39.90%) DB2
2 55 (14.07%) SQL Server
3 30 (7.67%) Oracle Reports
4 29 (7.42%) Oracle Database
5 28 (7.16%) Oracle Database 11g
6 24 (6.14%) Crystal Reports
6 24 (6.14%) SQL Server 2008
7 22 (5.63%) SQL Server 2005
7 22 (5.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (2.56%) NonStop SQL
9 9 (2.30%) Adabas
9 9 (2.30%) DataStage
10 6 (1.53%) Oracle9i Database
10 6 (1.53%) Easytrieve
10 6 (1.53%) Oracle Database 12c
11 5 (1.28%) MySQL
11 5 (1.28%) MS Access
12 4 (1.02%) Relational Database
12 4 (1.02%) Oracle ODI
13 3 (0.77%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 34 (8.70%) Oracle Forms
2 9 (2.30%) ClearCase
3 7 (1.79%) Eclipse
4 6 (1.53%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.77%) Rational Rose
6 1 (0.26%) CA Gen
6 1 (0.26%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.26%) Ant
6 1 (0.26%) Maven
General
1 214 (54.73%) Finance
2 141 (36.06%) Banking
3 66 (16.88%) Retail
4 35 (8.95%) Automotive
5 31 (7.93%) Telecoms
6 30 (7.67%) Aerospace
7 22 (5.63%) Marketing
8 21 (5.37%) Investment Banking
9 5 (1.28%) Music Industry
9 5 (1.28%) Manufacturing
10 4 (1.02%) Back Office
11 3 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.77%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.26%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.26%) Legal
Job Titles
1 132 (33.76%) Developer
2 74 (18.93%) Analyst
3 50 (12.79%) Senior Developer
4 48 (12.28%) Architect
5 47 (12.02%) Technical Specialist
6 41 (10.49%) Designer
7 37 (9.46%) Programmer
8 33 (8.44%) Software Developer
9 31 (7.93%) Senior Analyst
10 30 (7.67%) COBOL Developer
11 29 (7.42%) Analyst Developer
12 27 (6.91%) C++ Developer
13 22 (5.63%) Senior Analyst Developer
14 20 (5.12%) Consultant
15 19 (4.86%) Senior C++ Developer
16 18 (4.60%) Solutions Architect
17 16 (4.09%) COBOL Programmer
18 14 (3.58%) Support Analyst
18 14 (3.58%) AS400 Support
19 13 (3.32%) Mainframe Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (23.02%) XML
2 70 (17.90%) J2EE
3 66 (16.88%) .NET
4 40 (10.23%) XML Schema
5 35 (8.95%) Middleware
6 29 (7.42%) ASP.NET
7 28 (7.16%) Oracle Fusion
8 27 (6.91%) Web Services
8 27 (6.91%) Hibernate
9 25 (6.39%) CSS
9 25 (6.39%) Spring
10 23 (5.88%) Struts
11 22 (5.63%) JSF
11 22 (5.63%) JPA
12 11 (2.81%) ISPF
13 7 (1.79%) HTML
14 6 (1.53%) SOAP
15 5 (1.28%) Boost C++ Libraries
15 5 (1.28%) STL
16 4 (1.02%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 171 (43.73%) Mainframe
2 79 (20.20%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (8.95%) VSAM
4 30 (7.67%) Tandem
5 28 (7.16%) SWIFT
5 28 (7.16%) AS400
6 23 (5.88%) N-Tier
7 21 (5.37%) IBM Mainframe
8 19 (4.86%) iSeries
9 17 (4.35%) EMV
9 17 (4.35%) Cryptography
10 14 (3.58%) Mathematics
10 14 (3.58%) Enterprise Software
11 12 (3.07%) Client/Server
12 8 (2.05%) Management Information System
13 7 (1.79%) Credit Risk
14 5 (1.28%) LPAR
14 5 (1.28%) Computer Science
15 4 (1.02%) Chip Card
15 4 (1.02%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 83 (21.23%) UNIX
2 70 (17.90%) Windows
3 49 (12.53%) Linux
4 19 (4.86%) Windows XP
4 19 (4.86%) Windows 7
5 18 (4.60%) zOS
6 10 (2.56%) VME
7 9 (2.30%) Solaris
8 7 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (1.28%) Windows 2000 Server
9 5 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (1.02%) AIX
11 2 (0.51%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (21.74%) Mentoring
2 84 (21.48%) UML
3 80 (20.46%) Agile Software Development
4 53 (13.55%) OO
5 43 (11.00%) OOP
5 43 (11.00%) Software Architecture
6 42 (10.74%) Coaching
7 40 (10.23%) Data Modelling
7 40 (10.23%) Change Management
8 37 (9.46%) Waterfall
9 36 (9.21%) Use Case
10 35 (8.95%) SOA
11 34 (8.70%) Software Engineering
12 33 (8.44%) Stakeholder Management
13 32 (8.18%) Risk Analysis
14 28 (7.16%) Static Code Analysis
14 28 (7.16%) MVC
15 25 (6.39%) OOD
15 25 (6.39%) ITIL
16 22 (5.63%) BPEL
Programming Languages
1 166 (42.46%) Java
2 84 (21.48%) JCL
3 82 (20.97%) C#
4 81 (20.72%) SQL
5 80 (20.46%) C++
6 54 (13.81%) JavaScript
7 31 (7.93%) VB
8 29 (7.42%) PL/1
9 26 (6.65%) Assembly Language
10 25 (6.39%) C
11 24 (6.14%) VB6
11 24 (6.14%) RPG
12 22 (5.63%) Delphi
13 20 (5.12%) REXX
14 16 (4.09%) Ada
15 15 (3.84%) PowerShell
16 12 (3.07%) VB.NET
17 9 (2.30%) NATURAL
18 8 (2.05%) PL/SQL
19 6 (1.53%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 41 (10.49%) Degree
2 9 (2.30%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (1.28%) SC Cleared
3 5 (1.28%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.26%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (10.49%) QA
2 15 (3.84%) ISO 8583
3 10 (2.56%) SLA
4 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (1.53%) Oracle RMAN
2 3 (0.77%) RACF
3 2 (0.51%) ACF2
4 1 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 32 (8.18%) CA Endevor
2 6 (1.53%) Data Guard
3 2 (0.51%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.26%) Puppet
4 1 (0.26%) Control-M
Vendors
1 89 (22.76%) Oracle
2 86 (21.99%) IBM
3 67 (17.14%) Microsoft
4 32 (8.18%) Micro Focus
4 32 (8.18%) HP
5 24 (6.14%) BEA
6 16 (4.09%) VocaLink
7 15 (3.84%) NCR
8 7 (1.79%) VMware
9 5 (1.28%) JDA
10 4 (1.02%) Borland
11 3 (0.77%) CA
11 3 (0.77%) ICL
12 2 (0.51%) Google
12 2 (0.51%) SAP
12 2 (0.51%) Business Objects
12 2 (0.51%) Fujitsu
13 1 (0.26%) Guidewire
13 1 (0.26%) Splunk
13 1 (0.26%) Twitter
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Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £19,000 to £21,000 per annum + benefits inc pension & share optio
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: excellent benefits and bonus
Posted: Yesterday
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McGregor Boyall
Salary: excellent benefits package + bonu
Posted: Yesterday
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ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum + 20% bonus + pension + healthcare
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits Pension, Health, Life and 25 days
Posted: 2 days ago
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CLIENT SERVER
Salary: £45k to £55k + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: £45k to £55k + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
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Hargreaves Lansdown
Salary: Excellent plus Discretionary Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
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Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
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DWP - Robert Walters Technology
Posted: 5 days ago
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Posted: 9 days ago
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