The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 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 Essex region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 105 78 106
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +28
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 4 4 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 0.28% 0.41% 0.95%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.57% 0.75% 1.50%
Number of salaries quoted 2 4 14
Average salary £50,000 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £36,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £40,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.25%
Programming Languages Category
Essex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
696 535 933
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 49.22% 54.98% 63.08%
Number of salaries quoted 571 467 738
Average salary £44,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,650 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.35%
COBOL
East of England

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 18 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
Brentwood -12 1 £52,500 +31.25%
Basildon - 1 - -
COBOL
East of England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) .NET
2 3 (42.86%) Oracle
2 3 (42.86%) CRM
2 3 (42.86%) E-Commerce
2 3 (42.86%) AS400
2 3 (42.86%) Finance
3 2 (28.57%) Marketing
3 2 (28.57%) Magento
3 2 (28.57%) Apple iOS
3 2 (28.57%) RPG
3 2 (28.57%) OO
3 2 (28.57%) JD Edwards
3 2 (28.57%) SAP
3 2 (28.57%) Java
3 2 (28.57%) PHP
3 2 (28.57%) Project Management
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (14.29%) VB6
4 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
4 1 (14.29%) Mainframe
4 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL
4 1 (14.29%) VB
4 1 (14.29%) Windows
4 1 (14.29%) Micro Focus
4 1 (14.29%) ActiveX
4 1 (14.29%) Client/Server
4 1 (14.29%) IBM
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Magento
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle CRM
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Marketing
3 1 (14.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Support Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Applications Support
3 2 (28.57%) Applications Support Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Software Development Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Team Leader
4 1 (14.29%) Project Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Support Team Leader
4 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Software Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Development Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Analyst Programmer
4 1 (14.29%) Programmer
4 1 (14.29%) Production Support Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) ActiveX
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) AS400
2 1 (14.29%) Mainframe
2 1 (14.29%) Client/Server
2 1 (14.29%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Apple iOS
2 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) CRM
1 3 (42.86%) E-Commerce
2 2 (28.57%) OO
2 2 (28.57%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
3 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Data Mapping
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) RPG
2 2 (28.57%) Java
2 2 (28.57%) PHP
3 1 (14.29%) VB6
3 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL
3 1 (14.29%) VB
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle
2 2 (28.57%) JD Edwards
2 2 (28.57%) SAP
3 1 (14.29%) Micro Focus
3 1 (14.29%) IBM
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft