The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank - - -
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent - - -
As % of the Programming Languages category - - -
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 0
Average salary - - -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £47,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-4.25% +25.33%
COBOL
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in permanent jobs advertised in the Kent region.

Programming Languages Category
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
561 560 686
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 52.28% 58.15% 55.55%
Number of salaries quoted 496 498 551
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £39,750
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +0.62%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing COBOL across the Kent region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

COBOL
Salary Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing COBOL across the Kent region.

COBOL Salary Trend in Kent

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs across the Kent 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 3 (100.00%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (66.67%) Marketing
2 2 (66.67%) Banking
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (66.67%) Data Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (66.67%) PowerPivot
2 2 (66.67%) Kimball Methodology
2 2 (66.67%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
2 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (66.67%) Data Structures
2 2 (66.67%) Translating Business Requirements
2 2 (66.67%) XML
2 2 (66.67%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (66.67%) Data Modelling
2 2 (66.67%) ETL
2 2 (66.67%) SAS
2 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) ERwin
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) MDX
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (33.33%) iSeries
3 1 (33.33%) Resource Management
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) JD Edwards
3 1 (33.33%) ERP
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs across the Kent 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 2 (66.67%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (66.67%) PowerPivot
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) ERwin
1 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (66.67%) Banking
1 2 (66.67%) Marketing
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Business Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Technical Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Technical Business Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Business IT Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) IT Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Solutions Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) MDX
2 2 (66.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (66.67%) Data Structures
2 1 (33.33%) iSeries
2 1 (33.33%) VAX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Data Analysis
1 2 (66.67%) Data Modelling
1 2 (66.67%) ETL
1 2 (66.67%) Kimball Methodology
1 2 (66.67%) Translating Business Requirements
2 1 (33.33%) ERP
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) JD Edwards
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) SAP