The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 71 87 83
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -4
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 10 6 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 0.91% 0.56% 0.57%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.94% 1.20% 0.97%
Number of salaries quoted 7 2 3
Average salary £55,000 £62,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.00% +108.33%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £39,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+7.59% +2.59%
COBOL
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in permanent jobs advertised in the Essex region.

Programming Languages Category
Essex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
516 500 621
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 46.78% 46.38% 59.43%
Number of salaries quoted 423 440 542
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.33% -

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing COBOL across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

COBOL
Salary Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing COBOL across the Essex region.

COBOL Salary Trend in Essex

COBOL
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the Essex region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
(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
Basildon - 8 £55,000 -
Brentwood +1 1 - -
Thurrock - 1 - -
COBOL
East of England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs across the Essex 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 9 (64.29%) DB2
1 9 (64.29%) CICS
1 9 (64.29%) JCL
1 9 (64.29%) CMS
1 9 (64.29%) VisionPLUS
1 9 (64.29%) VSAM
1 9 (64.29%) Degree
2 8 (57.14%) Mathematics
3 4 (28.57%) SQL
4 3 (21.43%) .NET
4 3 (21.43%) Oracle
4 3 (21.43%) Java
4 3 (21.43%) E-Commerce
4 3 (21.43%) Finance
5 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (14.29%) Incident Management
5 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (14.29%) iSeries
5 2 (14.29%) Change Control
5 2 (14.29%) Capacity Management
5 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database
5 2 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (14.29%) Relational Database
5 2 (14.29%) RDBMS
5 2 (14.29%) SLA
5 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (14.29%) Windows
5 2 (14.29%) Oracle Reports

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs across the Essex 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 9 (64.29%) CICS
1 9 (64.29%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (64.29%) VisionPLUS
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (7.14%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (64.29%) DB2
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 2 (14.29%) Relational Database
2 2 (14.29%) RDBMS
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Marketing
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Consultant
1 9 (64.29%) VisionPLUS Consultant
2 4 (28.57%) Applications Support
3 2 (14.29%) Support Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Applications Support Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Applications Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Performance Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Support Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Programmer
4 1 (7.14%) Applications Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Production Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (64.29%) VSAM
2 8 (57.14%) Mathematics
3 2 (14.29%) iSeries
3 2 (14.29%) AS400
4 1 (7.14%) Client/Server
4 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) E-Commerce
2 2 (14.29%) Incident Management
2 2 (14.29%) Change Control
2 2 (14.29%) Capacity Management
2 2 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (7.14%) CRM
3 1 (7.14%) OO
3 1 (7.14%) Unit Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) JCL
2 4 (28.57%) SQL
3 3 (21.43%) Java
4 1 (7.14%) C
4 1 (7.14%) PHP
4 1 (7.14%) RPG
Qualifications
1 9 (64.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) Cognizant
2 1 (7.14%) JD Edwards
2 1 (7.14%) SAP