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 8 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank - 94 110
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 15 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex - 1.07% 0.36%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 2.09% 0.87%
Number of salaries quoted 0 5 5
Median salary - £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £43,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+22.09% -4.44%
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
527 717 574
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 50.14% 51.29% 40.97%
Number of salaries quoted 371 553 448
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
Top 4 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 3 (100.00%) RPG
1 3 (100.00%) AS400
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
1 3 (100.00%) Analytical Skills

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:

General
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Support Specialist
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) COBOL Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (100.00%) AS400
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) RPG