The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 27 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 558 630 557
Rank change year-on-year
+72 -73
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 69 30 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.16% 0.061% 0.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.30% 0.11% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 38 15 35
Average salary £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.54% +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £46,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -12.50%
COBOL
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 London region.

Programming Languages Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
23072 26711 23443
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 52.57% 54.54% 53.61%
Number of salaries quoted 19754 23037 20124
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in London

COBOL
Salary Trend in London

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

COBOL Salary Trend in London

COBOL
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing COBOL across the London region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015.

COBOL Salary Histogram in London

COBOL
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the London region over the 3 months to 27 May 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
City of London +65 19 £55,000 - 4
Croydon - 4 £35,000 -
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT jobs across the London 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 76 (71.70%) Mainframe
2 71 (66.98%) Banking
3 66 (62.26%) DB2
4 52 (49.06%) CICS
5 39 (36.79%) Java
6 37 (34.91%) Retail
6 37 (34.91%) Finance
7 35 (33.02%) SWIFT
7 35 (33.02%) SDLC
8 34 (32.08%) JCL
9 31 (29.25%) Analytical Skills
10 29 (27.36%) IBM
11 27 (25.47%) SOA
11 27 (25.47%) Mentoring
11 27 (25.47%) Coaching
12 26 (24.53%) QA
13 25 (23.58%) Change Management
14 24 (22.64%) UNIX
15 22 (20.75%) Oracle
15 22 (20.75%) SQL
16 16 (15.09%) ISPF
17 15 (14.15%) CA Endevor
17 15 (14.15%) .NET
18 14 (13.21%) Windows
18 14 (13.21%) Linux
18 14 (13.21%) HP
19 13 (12.26%) Tandem
20 12 (11.32%) C++
20 12 (11.32%) IBM Mainframe
21 11 (10.38%) C#

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT jobs across the London 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 52 (49.06%) CICS
2 7 (6.60%) WebSphere
3 6 (5.66%) WebSphere Application Server
3 6 (5.66%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.94%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (8.49%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.94%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (4.72%) BASE24
1 5 (4.72%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.43%) ATM
2 5 (4.72%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.89%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (62.26%) DB2
2 11 (10.38%) SQL Server
3 9 (8.49%) NonStop SQL
4 7 (6.60%) MS Access
5 2 (1.89%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.89%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.94%) MySQL
6 1 (0.94%) IMS/DB
Development Applications
1 6 (5.66%) Toad
2 5 (4.72%) Visual Studio
2 5 (4.72%) ClearCase
2 5 (4.72%) Rational Rose
2 5 (4.72%) Eclipse
General
1 71 (66.98%) Banking
2 37 (34.91%) Retail
2 37 (34.91%) Finance
3 6 (5.66%) Marketing
4 5 (4.72%) Corporate Banking
4 5 (4.72%) Billing
5 1 (0.94%) General Ledger
5 1 (0.94%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.94%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (20.75%) Technical Specialist
2 16 (15.09%) Solutions Designer
2 16 (15.09%) Designer
3 13 (12.26%) Analyst
4 11 (10.38%) Developer
5 10 (9.43%) Architect
6 9 (8.49%) Programmer
6 9 (8.49%) Senior Analyst
6 9 (8.49%) Senior Programmer
7 7 (6.60%) Lead Designer
8 6 (5.66%) Consultant
8 6 (5.66%) Technical Consultant
8 6 (5.66%) Senior Architect
9 5 (4.72%) COBOL Developer
9 5 (4.72%) Database Manager
9 5 (4.72%) Senior Technical Specialist
10 4 (3.77%) Data Quality Analyst
10 4 (3.77%) Quality Analyst
10 4 (3.77%) Senior Technical Architect
10 4 (3.77%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (15.09%) ISPF
2 15 (14.15%) .NET
3 10 (9.43%) J2EE
4 9 (8.49%) Web Services
4 9 (8.49%) XML
5 7 (6.60%) WebSphere MQ
5 7 (6.60%) HTML
6 4 (3.77%) JMS
7 3 (2.83%) Swing
8 2 (1.89%) SOAP
8 2 (1.89%) XML Schema
8 2 (1.89%) SailPoint
8 2 (1.89%) REST
9 1 (0.94%) Spring Integration
9 1 (0.94%) JPA
9 1 (0.94%) Hibernate
9 1 (0.94%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 76 (71.70%) Mainframe
2 35 (33.02%) SWIFT
3 31 (29.25%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (12.26%) Tandem
5 12 (11.32%) IBM Mainframe
6 9 (8.49%) Client/Server
7 5 (4.72%) EMV
7 5 (4.72%) Cryptography
8 3 (2.83%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.94%) VSAM
9 1 (0.94%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.94%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 24 (22.64%) UNIX
2 14 (13.21%) Windows
2 14 (13.21%) Linux
3 7 (6.60%) MVS
4 6 (5.66%) AIX
4 6 (5.66%) Solaris
5 5 (4.72%) Windows 7
5 5 (4.72%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (33.02%) SDLC
2 27 (25.47%) Mentoring
2 27 (25.47%) Coaching
2 27 (25.47%) SOA
3 25 (23.58%) Change Management
4 10 (9.43%) Release Management
5 9 (8.49%) OO
6 7 (6.60%) System Testing
7 6 (5.66%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (5.66%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (4.72%) OOD
8 5 (4.72%) MVC
8 5 (4.72%) Software Delivery
9 3 (2.83%) EAI
9 3 (2.83%) Data Analysis
10 2 (1.89%) Use Case
10 2 (1.89%) Line Management
10 2 (1.89%) Software Architecture
10 2 (1.89%) Data Modelling
10 2 (1.89%) UML
Programming Languages
1 39 (36.79%) Java
2 34 (32.08%) JCL
3 22 (20.75%) SQL
4 12 (11.32%) C++
5 11 (10.38%) C#
6 9 (8.49%) VB
7 8 (7.55%) Assembly Language
8 6 (5.66%) JavaScript
8 6 (5.66%) Perl
9 5 (4.72%) PL/1
9 5 (4.72%) PowerShell
10 4 (3.77%) VB6
10 4 (3.77%) PL/SQL
11 3 (2.83%) VBA
12 2 (1.89%) C
13 1 (0.94%) RPG
Qualifications
1 1 (0.94%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (24.53%) QA
2 5 (4.72%) ISO 8583
3 4 (3.77%) Data Quality
4 3 (2.83%) SLA
5 1 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 15 (14.15%) CA Endevor
2 6 (5.66%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.94%) Control-M
Vendors
1 29 (27.36%) IBM
2 22 (20.75%) Oracle
3 14 (13.21%) HP
4 6 (5.66%) Business Objects
4 6 (5.66%) Cognizant
5 5 (4.72%) NCR
5 5 (4.72%) Remedy
5 5 (4.72%) VocaLink
5 5 (4.72%) BMC
6 2 (1.89%) Microsoft
7 1 (0.94%) ServiceNow
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Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Salary: £40000 - £54000 per annum
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