The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
COBOL
UK / England
Rank 779 743 775
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +32
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 54 177 172
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.068% 0.19% 0.17%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.13% 0.36% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 38 119 119
Median salary £52,500 £45,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,700 £36,300 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,500 £57,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £51,900 £45,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
+15.33% -14.28%

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
43105 49342 50489
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 54.30% 52.25% 50.50%
Number of salaries quoted 37059 42839 43503
Median salary £47,500 £46,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.15% +3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of job ads across the England region citing COBOL as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 2017.

COBOL Salary Histogram in England

COBOL
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the England region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
East Midlands -31 12 £51,900 +36.57% 5
South East +16 11 £45,000 -14.28% 3
West Midlands +34 9 £53,500 +18.88%
North West -14 8 £57,500 +21.05% 2
London +26 7 £58,500 +13.04%
Yorkshire +24 4 £32,500 -35.00% 3
South West - 3 £47,500 - 1
COBOL
UK

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, IT jobs citing COBOL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 72 (55.38%) DB2
2 71 (54.62%) SQL
2 71 (54.62%) Mainframe
3 64 (49.23%) IBM
4 55 (42.31%) JCL
5 54 (41.54%) Java
6 52 (40.00%) CICS
7 34 (26.15%) Unix
8 33 (25.38%) Oracle
9 30 (23.08%) Migration
10 29 (22.31%) JavaScript
10 29 (22.31%) Windows
10 29 (22.31%) Microsoft
11 26 (20.00%) Data Analysis
12 23 (17.69%) Degree
12 23 (17.69%) Linux
12 23 (17.69%) UML
12 23 (17.69%) HTML
13 22 (16.92%) Finance
14 20 (15.38%) XML
15 19 (14.62%) Agile Software Development
16 18 (13.85%) .NET
17 17 (13.08%) C
17 17 (13.08%) Tivoli
18 16 (12.31%) Oracle Database
19 15 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
19 15 (11.54%) Waterfall
19 15 (11.54%) CSS
20 14 (10.77%) PL/SQL
20 14 (10.77%) WebSphere

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 52 (40.00%) CICS
2 14 (10.77%) WebSphere
3 12 (9.23%) JBoss
3 12 (9.23%) WebLogic
4 11 (8.46%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.77%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.77%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.77%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.77%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 7 (5.38%) MS Office
2 1 (0.77%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.77%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (4.62%) BASE24
2 5 (3.85%) SAP IS-U
3 3 (2.31%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (1.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.77%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.85%) LAN
1 5 (3.85%) WAN
2 3 (2.31%) ATM
3 2 (1.54%) FTP
3 2 (1.54%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.77%) Firewall
4 1 (0.77%) HTTP
4 1 (0.77%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (55.38%) DB2
2 16 (12.31%) Oracle Database
3 11 (8.46%) Oracle Reports
4 9 (6.92%) SQL Server
5 6 (4.62%) NonStop SQL
6 4 (3.08%) DataStage
7 3 (2.31%) Data Mining
7 3 (2.31%) Easytrieve
7 3 (2.31%) IMS/DB
7 3 (2.31%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.54%) Adabas
8 2 (1.54%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.54%) UniData
9 1 (0.77%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 12 (9.23%) Oracle Forms
2 11 (8.46%) Ant
2 11 (8.46%) Maven
3 9 (6.92%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (3.85%) Eclipse
4 5 (3.85%) LSMW
5 3 (2.31%) JIRA
6 2 (1.54%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.77%) ChangeMan
7 1 (0.77%) Fiddler
7 1 (0.77%) Firebug
7 1 (0.77%) JMeter
7 1 (0.77%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.77%) Subversion
7 1 (0.77%) The Grinder
7 1 (0.77%) Toad
7 1 (0.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 22 (16.92%) Finance
2 14 (10.77%) Retail
3 12 (9.23%) Banking
4 8 (6.15%) Financial Institution
5 7 (5.38%) Corporate Banking
6 3 (2.31%) Marketing
6 3 (2.31%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.54%) Electronics
7 2 (1.54%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.54%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.77%) Back Office
8 1 (0.77%) French Language
8 1 (0.77%) German Language
8 1 (0.77%) Legal
8 1 (0.77%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 47 (36.15%) Analyst
1 47 (36.15%) Developer
2 36 (27.69%) COBOL Analyst
3 29 (22.31%) Analyst Programmer
3 29 (22.31%) Programmer
4 27 (20.77%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
4 27 (20.77%) COBOL Programmer
5 22 (16.92%) COBOL Developer
6 21 (16.15%) DB2 Programmer
7 20 (15.38%) CICS Analyst
8 18 (13.85%) CICS Programmer
9 13 (10.00%) DB2 Developer
10 12 (9.23%) Lead Developer
11 8 (6.15%) Mainframe Analyst
11 8 (6.15%) Systems Analyst
12 7 (5.38%) Designer
12 7 (5.38%) Technical Analyst
13 6 (4.62%) Mainframe Analyst Programmer
13 6 (4.62%) Mainframe Programmer
13 6 (4.62%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (17.69%) HTML
2 20 (15.38%) XML
3 18 (13.85%) .NET
4 15 (11.54%) CSS
5 11 (8.46%) .NET Framework
6 9 (6.92%) Web Services
7 8 (6.15%) XSLT
8 7 (5.38%) XSD
9 6 (4.62%) JSP
9 6 (4.62%) Spring
10 5 (3.85%) BAPI
10 5 (3.85%) SAP Smart Forms
10 5 (3.85%) SAPUI5
10 5 (3.85%) Web Dynpro
11 3 (2.31%) EJB
11 3 (2.31%) Struts
11 3 (2.31%) TIBCO EMS
12 2 (1.54%) JMS
12 2 (1.54%) PhoneGap
13 1 (0.77%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 71 (54.62%) Mainframe
2 15 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (10.00%) IBM Mainframe
4 10 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (5.38%) VSAM
6 6 (4.62%) AS400
7 5 (3.85%) APACS
7 5 (3.85%) Tandem
8 4 (3.08%) Derivative
8 4 (3.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (2.31%) Driving Licence
9 3 (2.31%) iSeries
9 3 (2.31%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.54%) NHS
11 1 (0.77%) Credit Risk
11 1 (0.77%) N-Tier
11 1 (0.77%) Online Banking
11 1 (0.77%) PMI
11 1 (0.77%) Smartphone
11 1 (0.77%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 34 (26.15%) Unix
2 29 (22.31%) Windows
3 23 (17.69%) Linux
4 11 (8.46%) Windows Server
5 10 (7.69%) MVS
6 8 (6.15%) zOS
7 6 (4.62%) OS/390
8 1 (0.77%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (23.08%) Migration
2 26 (20.00%) Data Analysis
3 23 (17.69%) UML
4 19 (14.62%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (11.54%) Waterfall
6 13 (10.00%) Business Analysis
7 10 (7.69%) DevOps
8 9 (6.92%) ETL
8 9 (6.92%) Workflow
9 8 (6.15%) OO
9 8 (6.15%) Release Management
9 8 (6.15%) SDLC
10 7 (5.38%) Programme Management
10 7 (5.38%) Risk Management
10 7 (5.38%) Service Management
11 6 (4.62%) Customer Requirements
11 6 (4.62%) PRINCE2
11 6 (4.62%) Project Management
11 6 (4.62%) Translating Business Requirements
12 5 (3.85%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 71 (54.62%) SQL
2 55 (42.31%) JCL
3 54 (41.54%) Java
4 29 (22.31%) JavaScript
5 17 (13.08%) C
6 14 (10.77%) PL/SQL
7 12 (9.23%) C++
7 12 (9.23%) Shell Script
8 11 (8.46%) BeanShell
8 11 (8.46%) Perl
8 11 (8.46%) PowerShell
8 11 (8.46%) Python
9 10 (7.69%) C#
10 9 (6.92%) Assembly Language
11 6 (4.62%) Fortran
11 6 (4.62%) R
12 5 (3.85%) ABAP
12 5 (3.85%) Delphi
12 5 (3.85%) SAPscript
12 5 (3.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (17.69%) Degree
2 6 (4.62%) PMI Certification
3 5 (3.85%) PMP
4 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.77%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.08%) FATCA
1 4 (3.08%) MiFID
2 3 (2.31%) SLA
3 1 (0.77%) ISO 8583
3 1 (0.77%) QA
System Software
1 11 (8.46%) Active Directory
2 10 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.77%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 17 (13.08%) Tivoli
2 2 (1.54%) CA Endevor
3 1 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.77%) Puppet
3 1 (0.77%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 64 (49.23%) IBM
2 33 (25.38%) Oracle
3 29 (22.31%) Microsoft
4 11 (8.46%) VMware
5 8 (6.15%) HP
6 7 (5.38%) SAP
7 4 (3.08%) Cognizant
7 4 (3.08%) Pega
8 3 (2.31%) Informatica
8 3 (2.31%) TIBCO
8 3 (2.31%) TOWER Software
9 2 (1.54%) Micro Focus
10 1 (0.77%) CA
10 1 (0.77%) Chordiant
10 1 (0.77%) JD Edwards
10 1 (0.77%) Sun
10 1 (0.77%) Syncsort
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