The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 92 87 109
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +22
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 2 17 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 0.21% 1.37% 0.21%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.41% 2.75% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 1 7 2
Median salary £45,000 £50,000 £51,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% -2.43%
UK excluding London median salary £46,000 £45,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.22% +28.57%
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
490 618 714
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 50.46% 49.88% 51.07%
Number of salaries quoted 424 486 614
Median salary £44,000 £37,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+17.33% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +1.26%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

The demand trend of job ads across the Essex region citing COBOL as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the Essex region over the 3 months to 27 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Brentwood +4 1 £45,000 -18.18%
Chelmsford - 1 - -
COBOL
East of England

COBOL
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, IT jobs citing COBOL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Essex region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 11 (84.62%) AS400
2 10 (76.92%) SQL
3 9 (69.23%) Client/Server
4 8 (61.54%) Finance
5 6 (46.15%) Change Control
5 6 (46.15%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (30.77%) Incident Management
6 4 (30.77%) SLA
6 4 (30.77%) High Availability
7 3 (23.08%) Waterfall
7 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (15.38%) Banking
8 2 (15.38%) Risk Management
8 2 (15.38%) Investment Management
8 2 (15.38%) iSeries
8 2 (15.38%) RPG
8 2 (15.38%) IBM
8 2 (15.38%) SAN
8 2 (15.38%) Firmware
8 2 (15.38%) BCP
8 2 (15.38%) Fault Analysis
9 1 (7.69%) C#
9 1 (7.69%) .NET
9 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
9 1 (7.69%) Unix
9 1 (7.69%) Linux
9 1 (7.69%) FMCG

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) SAN
General
1 8 (61.54%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) AS400 Support
2 5 (38.46%) Production Manager
2 5 (38.46%) Support Manager
3 4 (30.77%) Senior Manager
3 4 (30.77%) Senior Support Manager
3 4 (30.77%) Support Specialist
4 2 (15.38%) Support Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Applications Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Applications Support
5 1 (7.69%) Applications Support Manager
5 1 (7.69%) COBOL Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) COBOL Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
1 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (84.62%) AS400
2 9 (69.23%) Client/Server
3 6 (46.15%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (15.38%) iSeries
5 1 (7.69%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
1 1 (7.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Change Control
2 4 (30.77%) High Availability
2 4 (30.77%) Incident Management
3 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (23.08%) Waterfall
4 2 (15.38%) BCP
4 2 (15.38%) Fault Analysis
4 2 (15.38%) Investment Management
4 2 (15.38%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (76.92%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) RPG
3 1 (7.69%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) IBM