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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 96 88 81
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -7
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 7 6 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 0.50% 0.55% 0.34%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.18% 1.13% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 7 0 0
Average salary £50,000 - -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+9.75% +2.50%
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
595 533 518
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 42.11% 49.08% 59.40%
Number of salaries quoted 466 427 460
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
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
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 16 (100.00%) DB2
2 14 (87.50%) JCL
3 9 (56.25%) VSAM
3 9 (56.25%) CICS
3 9 (56.25%) CMS
3 9 (56.25%) VisionPLUS
4 8 (50.00%) Degree
4 8 (50.00%) Mathematics
5 7 (43.75%) SQL
6 5 (31.25%) Assembly Language
6 5 (31.25%) REXX
6 5 (31.25%) Information Management
6 5 (31.25%) IBM
6 5 (31.25%) SELCOPY
6 5 (31.25%) Mainframe
6 5 (31.25%) Manufacturing
7 3 (18.75%) Finance
8 2 (12.50%) AS400
8 2 (12.50%) iSeries
8 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
8 2 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (12.50%) Performance Management
8 2 (12.50%) RPG
9 1 (6.25%) Cognizant
9 1 (6.25%) Banking

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (56.25%) CICS
1 9 (56.25%) CMS
Business Applications
1 9 (56.25%) VisionPLUS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (100.00%) DB2
General
1 5 (31.25%) Manufacturing
2 3 (18.75%) Finance
3 1 (6.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Consultant
1 9 (56.25%) VisionPLUS Consultant
2 5 (31.25%) DBA
2 5 (31.25%) Administrator
3 2 (12.50%) AS400 Support
3 2 (12.50%) Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 9 (56.25%) VSAM
2 8 (50.00%) Mathematics
3 5 (31.25%) Mainframe
4 2 (12.50%) AS400
4 2 (12.50%) iSeries
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Information Management
2 2 (12.50%) Performance Management
2 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
2 2 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 14 (87.50%) JCL
2 7 (43.75%) SQL
3 5 (31.25%) Assembly Language
3 5 (31.25%) REXX
3 5 (31.25%) SELCOPY
4 2 (12.50%) RPG
Qualifications
1 8 (50.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) IBM
2 1 (6.25%) Cognizant
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