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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 601 600 631
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +31
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 44 53 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.11% 0.13% 0.051%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.20% 0.25% 0.093%
Number of salaries quoted 32 48 12
Average salary £55,375 £55,250 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.22% -7.91%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,500 £45,000 £40,050
10% offered a salary of more than £76,000 £74,750 £74,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £50,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
-11.00% +23.45%
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
22140 21049 23623
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 54.14% 50.65% 54.59%
Number of salaries quoted 19465 18164 19921
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £36,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.26%

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 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
(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 +55 26 £55,000 -
Romford - 6 £76,000 -
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 86 (74.14%) Banking
2 85 (73.28%) Mainframe
3 79 (68.10%) Finance
4 73 (62.93%) SDLC
5 69 (59.48%) DB2
6 63 (54.31%) CICS
7 59 (50.86%) IBM
8 57 (49.14%) JCL
8 57 (49.14%) Change Management
9 45 (38.79%) IBM Mainframe
10 43 (37.07%) Analytical Skills
11 30 (25.86%) TOWER Software
12 29 (25.00%) SQL
13 27 (23.28%) MTS
14 26 (22.41%) SEPA
14 26 (22.41%) SWIFT
15 24 (20.69%) Java
16 19 (16.38%) SOA
17 18 (15.52%) AS400
18 17 (14.66%) QA
19 16 (13.79%) .NET
20 14 (12.07%) Payment Gateway
20 14 (12.07%) Retail
20 14 (12.07%) Oracle
20 14 (12.07%) Client/Server
20 14 (12.07%) Middleware
21 13 (11.21%) Project Management
21 13 (11.21%) People Management
21 13 (11.21%) Degree
22 12 (10.34%) Kalman Filter

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 63 (54.31%) CICS
2 27 (23.28%) MTS
3 7 (6.03%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.86%) MQSeries
Applications
1 2 (1.72%) MS Excel
1 2 (1.72%) MS Office
1 2 (1.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (12.07%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.86%) FastStats
2 1 (0.86%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.86%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.31%) PuTTY
1 5 (4.31%) SSH
1 5 (4.31%) Telnet
2 1 (0.86%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (59.48%) DB2
2 5 (4.31%) NonStop SQL
3 4 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (3.45%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.72%) IDMS
5 1 (0.86%) Big Data
5 1 (0.86%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.86%) QlikView
5 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.86%) PowerBuilder
1 1 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 86 (74.14%) Banking
2 79 (68.10%) Finance
3 14 (12.07%) Retail
4 10 (8.62%) Telecoms
5 7 (6.03%) Marketing
5 7 (6.03%) Music Industry
6 3 (2.59%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.72%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (1.72%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (26.72%) Developer
2 21 (18.10%) Lead Developer
2 21 (18.10%) Subject Matter Expert
3 19 (16.38%) Architect
4 16 (13.79%) Solutions Architect
5 15 (12.93%) Designer
5 15 (12.93%) Solutions Designer
6 12 (10.34%) Applications Support
7 11 (9.48%) Lead Solutions Architect
8 10 (8.62%) AS400 Support
8 10 (8.62%) Lead Architect
9 9 (7.76%) Head of Production
9 9 (7.76%) Head of Support
10 8 (6.90%) COBOL Developer
10 8 (6.90%) Mainframe Architect
10 8 (6.90%) Technical Specialist
11 6 (5.17%) Analyst
11 6 (5.17%) Mainframe Developer
12 5 (4.31%) Consultant
12 5 (4.31%) Lead Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (13.79%) .NET
2 14 (12.07%) Middleware
3 7 (6.03%) ISPF
4 6 (5.17%) J2EE
5 1 (0.86%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.86%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 85 (73.28%) Mainframe
2 45 (38.79%) IBM Mainframe
3 43 (37.07%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (22.41%) SWIFT
5 18 (15.52%) AS400
6 14 (12.07%) Client/Server
7 7 (6.03%) iSeries
8 6 (5.17%) VSAM
9 5 (4.31%) Hybrid Cloud
9 5 (4.31%) Tandem
10 3 (2.59%) Management Information System
11 2 (1.72%) Computer Science
11 2 (1.72%) Life Science
12 1 (0.86%) Data Centre
12 1 (0.86%) Mathematics
12 1 (0.86%) Reference Data
12 1 (0.86%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.90%) Windows
2 7 (6.03%) zOS
3 3 (2.59%) Unix
3 3 (2.59%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (62.93%) SDLC
2 57 (49.14%) Change Management
3 19 (16.38%) SOA
4 13 (11.21%) People Management
4 13 (11.21%) Project Management
5 12 (10.34%) Anti-Money Laundering
5 12 (10.34%) Coaching
5 12 (10.34%) Kalman Filter
5 12 (10.34%) Mentoring
6 11 (9.48%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (7.76%) Automated Testing
7 9 (7.76%) Functional Testing
7 9 (7.76%) Open Source
7 9 (7.76%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (6.90%) Risk Management
9 7 (6.03%) Product Management
9 7 (6.03%) Release Management
10 5 (4.31%) Regression Testing
10 5 (4.31%) Software Testing
10 5 (4.31%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 57 (49.14%) JCL
2 29 (25.00%) SQL
3 24 (20.69%) Java
4 11 (9.48%) C#
5 10 (8.62%) VB
5 10 (8.62%) VB6
6 8 (6.90%) Assembly Language
6 8 (6.90%) REXX
7 2 (1.72%) C
7 2 (1.72%) CLIST
8 1 (0.86%) C++
8 1 (0.86%) Fortran
8 1 (0.86%) RPG
8 1 (0.86%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (11.21%) Degree
2 9 (7.76%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (22.41%) SEPA
2 17 (14.66%) QA
System Software
1 7 (6.03%) Time Sharing Option
2 6 (5.17%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 7 (6.03%) CA Endevor
2 6 (5.17%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.86%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 59 (50.86%) IBM
2 30 (25.86%) TOWER Software
3 14 (12.07%) Oracle
4 11 (9.48%) Micro Focus
5 6 (5.17%) CA
5 6 (5.17%) HP
6 5 (4.31%) Microsoft
7 2 (1.72%) Perforce
8 1 (0.86%) Ab Initio
8 1 (0.86%) BMC
8 1 (0.86%) Cognos
8 1 (0.86%) Fujitsu
8 1 (0.86%) Hitachi
8 1 (0.86%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.86%) NEC
8 1 (0.86%) Remedy
8 1 (0.86%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.86%) Temenos
8 1 (0.86%) Unisys
8 1 (0.86%) VMware
Central London / West End
Cognizant
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Parham Consulting
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum £40,000 - £50,000 plus discretionary
Posted: 4 days ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Sapiens UK Limited
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Sapiens UK Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £54720 - £63839 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
London
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £45990 - £53654 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
London
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £45990 - £53654 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago