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

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 78 78 81
Rank change year-on-year
0 +3
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 24 4 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 1.89% 0.42% 0.34%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.12% 0.81% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 18 3 0
Average salary £50,000 £52,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% -
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £40,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+23.45% -4.70%
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
582 491 465
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 45.83% 51.58% 53.33%
Number of salaries quoted 447 404 412
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

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
Salary Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing COBOL across the Essex region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

COBOL Salary Histogram 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 27 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
Basildon +11 4 £62,500 - 1
Brentwood -18 3 - - 1
COBOL
East of England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 22 (70.97%) SQL
1 22 (70.97%) DB2
2 15 (48.39%) AS400
3 13 (41.94%) Finance
3 13 (41.94%) RPG
4 12 (38.71%) JCL
5 10 (32.26%) iSeries
6 9 (29.03%) Performance Management
6 9 (29.03%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (29.03%) Configuration Management
7 7 (22.58%) CICS
7 7 (22.58%) VisionPLUS
7 7 (22.58%) CMS
7 7 (22.58%) VSAM
7 7 (22.58%) Degree
7 7 (22.58%) Mathematics
8 5 (16.13%) Information Management
8 5 (16.13%) Manufacturing
8 5 (16.13%) Assembly Language
8 5 (16.13%) REXX
8 5 (16.13%) Mainframe
8 5 (16.13%) Client/Server
8 5 (16.13%) IBM
8 5 (16.13%) SELCOPY
8 5 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (12.90%) Migration
9 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (12.90%) Data Migration
10 3 (9.68%) Data Mapping
10 3 (9.68%) Microsoft

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 7 (22.58%) CICS
1 7 (22.58%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (22.58%) VisionPLUS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (70.97%) DB2
2 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Oracle Forms
General
1 13 (41.94%) Finance
2 5 (16.13%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.23%) Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Legal
3 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (29.03%) Technical Support
1 9 (29.03%) AS400 Support
2 8 (25.81%) Consultant
3 7 (22.58%) VisionPLUS Consultant
4 5 (16.13%) Administrator
4 5 (16.13%) DBA
5 3 (9.68%) Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Programmer
5 3 (9.68%) COBOL Programmer
6 2 (6.45%) Production Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Senior Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Analyst Programmer
6 2 (6.45%) Oracle Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Support Manager
6 2 (6.45%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
6 2 (6.45%) COBOL Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Data Consultant
7 1 (3.23%) Data Migration Consultant
7 1 (3.23%) Migration Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) Silverlight
2 1 (3.23%) .NET
2 1 (3.23%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 15 (48.39%) AS400
2 10 (32.26%) iSeries
3 7 (22.58%) VSAM
3 7 (22.58%) Mathematics
4 5 (16.13%) Client/Server
4 5 (16.13%) Mainframe
4 5 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (29.03%) Configuration Management
1 9 (29.03%) Disaster Recovery
1 9 (29.03%) Performance Management
2 5 (16.13%) Information Management
3 4 (12.90%) Data Migration
3 4 (12.90%) Migration
3 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (9.68%) Data Mapping
5 2 (6.45%) Waterfall
5 2 (6.45%) Change Control
5 2 (6.45%) Incident Management
6 1 (3.23%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (3.23%) Project Management
6 1 (3.23%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.23%) ITIL
6 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.23%) CRM
6 1 (3.23%) E-Commerce
6 1 (3.23%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 22 (70.97%) SQL
2 13 (41.94%) RPG
3 12 (38.71%) JCL
4 5 (16.13%) Assembly Language
4 5 (16.13%) REXX
4 5 (16.13%) SELCOPY
5 2 (6.45%) VB6
5 2 (6.45%) VB
6 1 (3.23%) C++
6 1 (3.23%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (22.58%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) SLA
Vendors
1 5 (16.13%) IBM
2 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.45%) Oracle
Brentwood, Essex
IFDS
Salary: COMPETITIVE
Posted: 17 hours ago
Basildon
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Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Medical
Posted: 11 days ago