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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 77 72 87
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +15
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 13 10 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 1.05% 0.91% 0.56%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.13% 1.94% 1.20%
Number of salaries quoted 2 7 2
Average salary £50,000 £55,000 £62,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% -12.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £55,000 £52,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £55,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +7.59%
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
610 516 500
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 49.04% 46.74% 46.34%
Number of salaries quoted 483 423 440
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +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
Salary Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing COBOL across the Essex region over the 3 months to 28 August 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 28 August 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
Brentwood +1 9 £40,000 -
Colchester - 1 £60,000 -
COBOL
East of England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 26 (86.67%) SQL
2 22 (73.33%) AS400
3 19 (63.33%) Client/Server
3 19 (63.33%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (56.67%) Finance
5 10 (33.33%) Incident Management
5 10 (33.33%) Change Control
6 9 (30.00%) Waterfall
6 9 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (30.00%) SLA
7 6 (20.00%) Windows
8 4 (13.33%) Oracle
8 4 (13.33%) iSeries
9 3 (10.00%) Performance Management
9 3 (10.00%) Line Management
9 3 (10.00%) DB2
9 3 (10.00%) CRM
9 3 (10.00%) E-Commerce
9 3 (10.00%) Configuration Management
9 3 (10.00%) EDI
9 3 (10.00%) RPG
9 3 (10.00%) Project Management
9 3 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (10.00%) Management Information System
10 2 (6.67%) Micro Focus
10 2 (6.67%) Linux
10 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
10 2 (6.67%) Java
10 2 (6.67%) PL/SQL
10 2 (6.67%) Relational Database

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) DB2
2 2 (6.67%) Relational Database
General
1 17 (56.67%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Banking
2 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (43.33%) Analyst
2 10 (33.33%) Senior Manager
2 10 (33.33%) Support Analyst
2 10 (33.33%) Support Manager
2 10 (33.33%) Production Manager
3 7 (23.33%) Production Support Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) COBOL Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) AS400 Support
5 3 (10.00%) Development Manager
5 3 (10.00%) Technical Support
6 2 (6.67%) Analyst Programmer
6 2 (6.67%) Programmer
6 2 (6.67%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
6 2 (6.67%) COBOL Programmer
7 1 (3.33%) IT Development Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Support Technician
7 1 (3.33%) Systems Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Applications Support
7 1 (3.33%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 22 (73.33%) AS400
2 19 (63.33%) Client/Server
2 19 (63.33%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (13.33%) iSeries
4 3 (10.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.00%) Windows
2 2 (6.67%) Linux
2 2 (6.67%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (33.33%) Incident Management
1 10 (33.33%) Change Control
2 9 (30.00%) Waterfall
2 9 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (10.00%) CRM
3 3 (10.00%) E-Commerce
3 3 (10.00%) Configuration Management
3 3 (10.00%) Project Management
3 3 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (10.00%) Performance Management
3 3 (10.00%) Line Management
4 2 (6.67%) Software Engineering
4 2 (6.67%) Integration Testing
5 1 (3.33%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (3.33%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 26 (86.67%) SQL
2 3 (10.00%) RPG
3 2 (6.67%) C-shell
3 2 (6.67%) Bash Shell
3 2 (6.67%) Java
3 2 (6.67%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (30.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (13.33%) Oracle
2 2 (6.67%) Micro Focus