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

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 594 599 566
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -33
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 1 64 96
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.003% 0.15% 0.21%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.005% 0.27% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 1 61 67
Median salary £45,000 £55,750 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-19.28% +6.19%
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £43,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year
+22.09% -2.27%
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
19204 23597 23202
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 54.73% 54.07% 50.93%
Number of salaries quoted 16747 20456 20179
Median salary £60,000 £55,000 £53,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% +3.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £35,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of job ads across the London region citing COBOL as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 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 London region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 10 (100.00%) DB2
2 9 (90.00%) Mainframe
3 8 (80.00%) Finance
4 6 (60.00%) Java
5 5 (50.00%) HTML
5 5 (50.00%) Eclipse
5 5 (50.00%) JUnit
5 5 (50.00%) IIS
5 5 (50.00%) Web Services
5 5 (50.00%) XML
5 5 (50.00%) RAD
5 5 (50.00%) HP
5 5 (50.00%) ISEB
5 5 (50.00%) LoadRunner
5 5 (50.00%) Regression Testing
5 5 (50.00%) JMeter
5 5 (50.00%) ISTQB
5 5 (50.00%) Degree
5 5 (50.00%) Computer Science
5 5 (50.00%) QA
5 5 (50.00%) Selenium
5 5 (50.00%) Compatibility Testing
5 5 (50.00%) Unit Testing
5 5 (50.00%) Integration Testing
5 5 (50.00%) Manual Testing
5 5 (50.00%) Android
5 5 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (50.00%) WebDriver
5 5 (50.00%) Open Source
5 5 (50.00%) HTML5

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in London 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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (50.00%) IIS
2 1 (10.00%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (100.00%) DB2
2 1 (10.00%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Eclipse
1 5 (50.00%) JMeter
1 5 (50.00%) JUnit
1 5 (50.00%) LoadRunner
1 5 (50.00%) Selenium
1 5 (50.00%) Selenium IDE
1 5 (50.00%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (80.00%) Finance
2 3 (30.00%) Banking
2 3 (30.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Java Engineer
1 5 (50.00%) QA Engineer
1 5 (50.00%) QA Test Engineer
1 5 (50.00%) Senior Java Engineer
1 5 (50.00%) Senior QA Engineer
1 5 (50.00%) Senior Test Engineer
1 5 (50.00%) Test Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Mainframe Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Java Team Leader
3 1 (10.00%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) HTML
1 5 (50.00%) HTML5
1 5 (50.00%) Web Services
1 5 (50.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (90.00%) Mainframe
2 5 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 5 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (30.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 3 (30.00%) VSAM
4 1 (10.00%) EFT
4 1 (10.00%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Android
1 5 (50.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 5 (50.00%) Automation Testing
1 5 (50.00%) Compatibility Testing
1 5 (50.00%) Functional Testing
1 5 (50.00%) Integration Testing
1 5 (50.00%) Manual Testing
1 5 (50.00%) Open Source
1 5 (50.00%) RAD
1 5 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 5 (50.00%) SDLC
1 5 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
1 5 (50.00%) TDD
1 5 (50.00%) Unit Testing
1 5 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (20.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) Java
2 4 (40.00%) JCL
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) Degree
1 5 (50.00%) ISEB
1 5 (50.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) HP
2 3 (30.00%) Cognizant
2 3 (30.00%) IBM