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

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 89 103 89
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -14
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 11 4 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 0.87% 0.30% 0.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.69% 0.60% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 2 2 1
Average salary £24,500 £55,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-55.45% +37.50%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £32,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+38.46% -18.75%
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
652 664 575
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 51.50% 49.92% 55.29%
Number of salaries quoted 512 571 498
Average salary £37,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £57,800
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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
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 30 June 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 -4 8 - -
Colchester - 1 £25,000 -
COBOL
East of England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 44 (86.27%) SQL
2 38 (74.51%) AS400
3 32 (62.75%) Finance
4 24 (47.06%) Analytical Skills
5 22 (43.14%) RPG
6 20 (39.22%) Client/Server
7 16 (31.37%) DB2
7 16 (31.37%) iSeries
8 15 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (25.49%) Disaster Recovery
9 13 (25.49%) Performance Management
9 13 (25.49%) Configuration Management
10 12 (23.53%) SLA
10 12 (23.53%) Incident Management
10 12 (23.53%) Waterfall
10 12 (23.53%) Change Control
11 11 (21.57%) Windows
12 8 (15.69%) Migration
12 8 (15.69%) Data Migration
13 7 (13.73%) Data Mapping
14 6 (11.76%) Oracle
15 5 (9.80%) Micro Focus
15 5 (9.80%) Integration Testing
15 5 (9.80%) Software Engineering
16 4 (7.84%) Java
16 4 (7.84%) MS Excel
16 4 (7.84%) Relational Database
17 3 (5.88%) SDLC
17 3 (5.88%) C++
17 3 (5.88%) Project Management

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 4 (7.84%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (31.37%) DB2
2 4 (7.84%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Oracle Forms
General
1 32 (62.75%) Finance
2 2 (3.92%) Banking
2 2 (3.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (31.37%) Analyst
2 13 (25.49%) Technical Support
2 13 (25.49%) AS400 Support
3 12 (23.53%) Production Manager
3 12 (23.53%) Support Manager
3 12 (23.53%) Senior Manager
4 10 (19.61%) Programmer
4 10 (19.61%) COBOL Programmer
5 9 (17.65%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
5 9 (17.65%) Analyst Programmer
5 9 (17.65%) COBOL Analyst
6 4 (7.84%) Support Analyst
7 3 (5.88%) Systems Analyst
7 3 (5.88%) Consultant
7 3 (5.88%) Migration Consultant
7 3 (5.88%) Data Consultant
7 3 (5.88%) Data Migration Consultant
7 3 (5.88%) Production Support Analyst
8 2 (3.92%) Oracle Developer
8 2 (3.92%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.92%) EDI
1 2 (3.92%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 38 (74.51%) AS400
2 24 (47.06%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (39.22%) Client/Server
4 16 (31.37%) iSeries
5 2 (3.92%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 11 (21.57%) Windows
2 2 (3.92%) Linux
2 2 (3.92%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (25.49%) Disaster Recovery
2 13 (25.49%) Configuration Management
2 13 (25.49%) Performance Management
3 12 (23.53%) Incident Management
3 12 (23.53%) Waterfall
3 12 (23.53%) Change Control
4 8 (15.69%) Migration
4 8 (15.69%) Data Migration
5 7 (13.73%) Data Mapping
6 5 (9.80%) Integration Testing
6 5 (9.80%) Software Engineering
7 3 (5.88%) Systems Analysis
7 3 (5.88%) Project Management
7 3 (5.88%) Data Modelling
7 3 (5.88%) SDLC
8 2 (3.92%) CRM
8 2 (3.92%) E-Commerce
8 2 (3.92%) Line Management
9 1 (1.96%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 44 (86.27%) SQL
2 22 (43.14%) RPG
3 4 (7.84%) Java
4 3 (5.88%) C++
5 2 (3.92%) PL/SQL
5 2 (3.92%) VB
5 2 (3.92%) VB6
5 2 (3.92%) C-shell
5 2 (3.92%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.96%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (23.53%) SLA
Vendors
1 6 (11.76%) Oracle
2 5 (9.80%) Micro Focus
3 2 (3.92%) Microsoft
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