The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the England region.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 780 736 681
Rank change year-on-year
-44 -55
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 115 129 203
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.10% 0.12% 0.17%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.19% 0.23% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 83 103 162
Average salary £46,000 £45,000 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.22% -4.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £34,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £70,000 £62,250
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.25%
Programming Languages Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
59912 55910 64209
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 53.12% 53.65% 54.24%
Number of salaries quoted 50846 48468 56986
Average salary £42,500 £40,995 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.67% +2.48%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.35%
COBOL
UK

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 17 April 2014.

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 17 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -52 38 £55,000 +4.76% 7
Yorkshire -30 19 £33,750 -28.94% 4
South East -14 18 £37,500 -37.50% 4
East of England -19 12 £46,500 +20.00%
South West +2 7 £41,250 +29.92% 4
West Midlands -8 6 £40,000 -6.97% 2
East Midlands -15 5 £31,250 -40.47% 2
North West -16 4 £32,500 -6.47% 3
COBOL
UK

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 65 (33.51%) Mainframe
2 58 (29.90%) Java
2 58 (29.90%) SQL
3 57 (29.38%) Finance
4 55 (28.35%) CICS
5 49 (25.26%) Oracle
6 41 (21.13%) IBM
7 39 (20.10%) DB2
8 35 (18.04%) Linux
9 32 (16.49%) Banking
10 30 (15.46%) VSAM
10 30 (15.46%) XML
11 29 (14.95%) Degree
12 28 (14.43%) UNIX
12 28 (14.43%) .NET
13 27 (13.92%) Web Services
13 27 (13.92%) JCL
13 27 (13.92%) Software Engineering
14 26 (13.40%) C#
15 25 (12.89%) HTML
15 25 (12.89%) WebSphere
16 22 (11.34%) IBM Mainframe
17 20 (10.31%) C++
17 20 (10.31%) JavaScript
17 20 (10.31%) Python
17 20 (10.31%) Micro Focus
17 20 (10.31%) zOS
18 19 (9.79%) SQL Server
18 19 (9.79%) Configuration Management
19 18 (9.28%) Change Management

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 55 (28.35%) CICS
2 25 (12.89%) WebSphere
3 10 (5.15%) GlassFish
3 10 (5.15%) Apache
4 8 (4.12%) WebSphere Application Server
5 7 (3.61%) Oracle Application Server
6 5 (2.58%) SharePoint
6 5 (2.58%) Tuxedo
7 4 (2.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (1.55%) WebLogic
9 2 (1.03%) IIS
9 2 (1.03%) Tomcat
9 2 (1.03%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.52%) NetWeaver
10 1 (0.52%) CMS
Applications
1 11 (5.67%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.06%) MS Office
3 3 (1.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.06%) Misys Midas
1 4 (2.06%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (1.55%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (1.55%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (1.03%) Oracle CRM
3 2 (1.03%) BASE24
3 2 (1.03%) Magento
4 1 (0.52%) Exstream
4 1 (0.52%) INSURE/90
4 1 (0.52%) Oracle Receivables
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.06%) SAN
2 2 (1.03%) ATM
3 1 (0.52%) LAN
3 1 (0.52%) WAN
3 1 (0.52%) HTTP
3 1 (0.52%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (20.10%) DB2
2 19 (9.79%) SQL Server
3 16 (8.25%) Oracle Database
4 8 (4.12%) Relational Database
5 7 (3.61%) MySQL
5 7 (3.61%) Oracle Reports
5 7 (3.61%) Oracle9i Database
5 7 (3.61%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (1.55%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (1.55%) Oracle ODI
7 2 (1.03%) Ingres
7 2 (1.03%) Adabas
8 1 (0.52%) MS Access
8 1 (0.52%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.52%) DataStage
8 1 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 13 (6.70%) Oracle Forms
2 10 (5.15%) JUnit
3 8 (4.12%) Eclipse
4 7 (3.61%) PowerBuilder
5 5 (2.58%) JIRA
5 5 (2.58%) Visual Studio
6 3 (1.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (1.03%) Toad
7 2 (1.03%) JDeveloper
8 1 (0.52%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (0.52%) Rational Rose
8 1 (0.52%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.52%) Selenium
8 1 (0.52%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.52%) Xcode
8 1 (0.52%) Subversion
8 1 (0.52%) Ant
General
1 57 (29.38%) Finance
2 32 (16.49%) Banking
3 13 (6.70%) Retail
4 7 (3.61%) Marketing
5 5 (2.58%) Back Office
5 5 (2.58%) Billing
6 4 (2.06%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.55%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (1.55%) Music Industry
8 2 (1.03%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (1.03%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.52%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.52%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.52%) Automotive
9 1 (0.52%) Legal
9 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.52%) Advertising
9 1 (0.52%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 83 (42.78%) Developer
2 42 (21.65%) Analyst
3 19 (9.79%) COBOL Developer
4 16 (8.25%) Team Leader
4 16 (8.25%) Support Team Leader
5 14 (7.22%) Java Developer
6 13 (6.70%) Applications Support
6 13 (6.70%) Test Analyst
7 11 (5.67%) Software Developer
7 11 (5.67%) Programmer
7 11 (5.67%) Mainframe Developer
8 10 (5.15%) Technical Specialist
8 10 (5.15%) Oracle Developer
9 8 (4.12%) Administrator
9 8 (4.12%) Support Analyst
9 8 (4.12%) DBA
10 7 (3.61%) Analyst Programmer
11 6 (3.09%) Technical Analyst
11 6 (3.09%) Designer
12 5 (2.58%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (15.46%) XML
2 28 (14.43%) .NET
3 27 (13.92%) Web Services
4 25 (12.89%) HTML
5 18 (9.28%) Hibernate
6 13 (6.70%) Java EE
7 12 (6.19%) Middleware
8 11 (5.67%) ISPF
9 10 (5.15%) Spring
9 10 (5.15%) Grails
9 10 (5.15%) WSDL
9 10 (5.15%) XML Schema
9 10 (5.15%) JAXB
10 8 (4.12%) J2EE
10 8 (4.12%) EJB
11 7 (3.61%) DHTML
11 7 (3.61%) XSL
12 5 (2.58%) ASP.NET
13 4 (2.06%) JSON
13 4 (2.06%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 65 (33.51%) Mainframe
2 30 (15.46%) VSAM
3 22 (11.34%) IBM Mainframe
4 15 (7.73%) Computer Science
5 12 (6.19%) AS400
6 10 (5.15%) W3C
7 6 (3.09%) iSeries
8 5 (2.58%) Replication
8 5 (2.58%) Management Information System
8 5 (2.58%) PDA
9 3 (1.55%) Derivative
9 3 (1.55%) HP StorageWorks
9 3 (1.55%) Mathematics
10 2 (1.03%) Data Extraction
10 2 (1.03%) SWIFT
10 2 (1.03%) Contract for Difference
10 2 (1.03%) Credit Risk
10 2 (1.03%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.52%) EPoS
11 1 (0.52%) EFTPOS
Operating Systems
1 35 (18.04%) Linux
2 28 (14.43%) UNIX
3 20 (10.31%) zOS
4 17 (8.76%) Solaris
5 13 (6.70%) Windows
6 7 (3.61%) AIX
7 3 (1.55%) HPUX
7 3 (1.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.55%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.03%) Android
9 1 (0.52%) OpenVMS
9 1 (0.52%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (13.92%) Software Engineering
2 19 (9.79%) Configuration Management
3 18 (9.28%) Change Management
4 17 (8.76%) Project Management
5 16 (8.25%) Test Scripting
6 14 (7.22%) SOA
7 11 (5.67%) Fault Management
7 11 (5.67%) V-Model
7 11 (5.67%) Test Strategy
8 10 (5.15%) ITIL
9 8 (4.12%) TDD
9 8 (4.12%) Functional Testing
9 8 (4.12%) Web Development
10 7 (3.61%) Performance Management
10 7 (3.61%) Service Delivery
10 7 (3.61%) Performance Tuning
11 6 (3.09%) Performance Monitoring
11 6 (3.09%) Data Analysis
11 6 (3.09%) Workflow
11 6 (3.09%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 58 (29.90%) Java
1 58 (29.90%) SQL
2 27 (13.92%) JCL
3 26 (13.40%) C#
4 20 (10.31%) C++
4 20 (10.31%) JavaScript
4 20 (10.31%) Python
5 13 (6.70%) Assembly Language
5 13 (6.70%) PL/SQL
5 13 (6.70%) Shell Script
6 11 (5.67%) REXX
7 10 (5.15%) Perl
7 10 (5.15%) Ruby
7 10 (5.15%) Groovy
7 10 (5.15%) Scala
8 9 (4.64%) C
9 8 (4.12%) VB
10 6 (3.09%) RPG
11 4 (2.06%) PL/1
11 4 (2.06%) VB6
Qualifications
1 29 (14.95%) Degree
2 1 (0.52%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.52%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (0.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.09%) QA
2 5 (2.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.03%) TickIT
3 2 (1.03%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.52%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (3.09%) RACF
2 5 (2.58%) ACF2
3 4 (2.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.55%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.52%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 15 (7.73%) CA Endevor
2 5 (2.58%) Tivoli
3 3 (1.55%) HP NNM
3 3 (1.55%) HP SIM
3 3 (1.55%) OpenView
Vendors
1 49 (25.26%) Oracle
2 41 (21.13%) IBM
3 20 (10.31%) Micro Focus
4 15 (7.73%) Microsoft
5 13 (6.70%) HP
6 8 (4.12%) JBoss
7 5 (2.58%) SAP
7 5 (2.58%) Perforce
8 4 (2.06%) VMware
8 4 (2.06%) Unisys
8 4 (2.06%) BT
9 3 (1.55%) Cisco
9 3 (1.55%) BEA
9 3 (1.55%) Business Objects
9 3 (1.55%) Brocade
9 3 (1.55%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.03%) JD Edwards
10 2 (1.03%) Sybase
10 2 (1.03%) Infragistics
10 2 (1.03%) ATG
Halifax, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum plus additional benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Absolute Solution
Salary: BENS
Posted: Yesterday
Altrincham, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Absolute Solution Limited
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per day excellent bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £36000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
networx
Salary: £Competitive Salary
Posted: 4 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
networx
Salary: £Competitive Salary
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire, Knutsford
Barclays Corporate
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
London, London
Barclays Corporate
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Canary Wharf
Citi
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Canary Wharf
Citi
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 13 days ago
South East London
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £40885 - £50505 per annum + car,benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
West Yorkshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £32000.00 - £38000.00 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hargreaves Lansdown
Salary: Excellent salary, plus performance related bonus
Posted: 27 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hargreaves Lansdown
Salary: Excellent salary, plus performance related bonus
Posted: 27 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hargreaves Lansdown
Salary: Excellent salary, plus performance related bonus
Posted: 27 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hargreaves Lansdown
Salary: Excellent salary, plus performance related bonus
Posted: 27 days ago
Leeds
Huxley Associates
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago