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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 96 - 80
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 1 0 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.091% - 1.05%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.15% - 1.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 11
Average salary £43,000 - £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
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
653 583 635
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 59.42% 52.66% 60.48%
Number of salaries quoted 591 517 537
Average salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.61% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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 15 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
1 1 (100.00%) SAP
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) ERP
1 1 (100.00%) JD Edwards
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) VAX
1 1 (100.00%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (100.00%) Resource Management
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (100.00%) iSeries

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle General Ledger
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Business Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) IT Business Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Solutions Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) VAX
1 1 (100.00%) iSeries
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) ERP
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) SAP
1 1 (100.00%) JD Edwards