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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 534 613 580
Rank change year-on-year
+79 -33
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 78 23 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.18% 0.051% 0.094%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.35% 0.093% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 67 20 39
Average salary £52,500 £58,750 £58,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.63% +1.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £39,250 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,500 £77,750 £67,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+9.75% +2.50%
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
22608 24693 26042
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 51.05% 54.39% 54.40%
Number of salaries quoted 19612 20949 22895
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 £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £72,500 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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
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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 +62 39 £52,500 -12.50% 2
Uxbridge -9 1 £40,000 +4.57%
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 (64.96%) Banking
2 61 (52.14%) Finance
2 61 (52.14%) Mainframe
3 53 (45.30%) CICS
4 43 (36.75%) DB2
5 41 (35.04%) UNIX
6 37 (31.62%) Retail
7 33 (28.21%) Mentoring
8 32 (27.35%) Coaching
8 32 (27.35%) Java
9 30 (25.64%) Oracle
10 29 (24.79%) QA
11 28 (23.93%) Analytical Skills
11 28 (23.93%) Change Management
12 24 (20.51%) IBM
12 24 (20.51%) SWIFT
13 23 (19.66%) JCL
14 18 (15.38%) HP
14 18 (15.38%) Tandem
15 17 (14.53%) C++
15 17 (14.53%) Release Management
16 16 (13.68%) Windows
16 16 (13.68%) CA Endevor
17 15 (12.82%) XML
17 15 (12.82%) J2EE
18 14 (11.97%) .NET
18 14 (11.97%) Linux
18 14 (11.97%) C#
19 13 (11.11%) ATM
19 13 (11.11%) Assembly Language

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 53 (45.30%) CICS
2 7 (5.98%) WebSphere
3 4 (3.42%) SAS
4 1 (0.85%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.85%) Tomcat
Applications
1 13 (11.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (4.27%) BASE24
2 1 (0.85%) INSURE/90
2 1 (0.85%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 13 (11.11%) ATM
2 5 (4.27%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.85%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (36.75%) DB2
2 10 (8.55%) NonStop SQL
3 7 (5.98%) SQL Server
4 5 (4.27%) MySQL
4 5 (4.27%) MS Access
5 1 (0.85%) Adabas
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (3.42%) Eclipse
2 3 (2.56%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.56%) ClearCase
2 3 (2.56%) Rational Rose
3 1 (0.85%) Ant
3 1 (0.85%) Maven
3 1 (0.85%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.85%) CA Gen
General
1 76 (64.96%) Banking
2 61 (52.14%) Finance
3 37 (31.62%) Retail
4 13 (11.11%) Investment Banking
5 5 (4.27%) Music Industry
5 5 (4.27%) Marketing
6 1 (0.85%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.85%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (25.64%) Technical Specialist
2 22 (18.80%) Developer
3 19 (16.24%) Architect
4 18 (15.38%) Designer
5 11 (9.40%) Senior Architect
6 8 (6.84%) C++/C# Developer
6 8 (6.84%) Systems Designer
6 8 (6.84%) Senior Developer
6 8 (6.84%) C++ Developer
6 8 (6.84%) Senior C++ Developer
7 6 (5.13%) COBOL Developer
7 6 (5.13%) Mainframe Developer
8 5 (4.27%) Auditor
8 5 (4.27%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (4.27%) Programmer
9 4 (3.42%) Consultant
9 4 (3.42%) Senior Technical Specialist
10 3 (2.56%) Analyst
10 3 (2.56%) Technical Architect
11 2 (1.71%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (12.82%) J2EE
1 15 (12.82%) XML
2 14 (11.97%) .NET
3 8 (6.84%) XML Schema
3 8 (6.84%) ISPF
4 4 (3.42%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 2 (1.71%) REST
5 2 (1.71%) JMS
5 2 (1.71%) Web Services
5 2 (1.71%) SOAP
6 1 (0.85%) Struts
6 1 (0.85%) EJB
6 1 (0.85%) JDBC
6 1 (0.85%) JSP
6 1 (0.85%) Servlets
6 1 (0.85%) Hibernate
6 1 (0.85%) Spring
6 1 (0.85%) Java SE
6 1 (0.85%) Java EE
6 1 (0.85%) JSTL
Miscellaneous
1 61 (52.14%) Mainframe
2 28 (23.93%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (20.51%) SWIFT
4 18 (15.38%) Tandem
5 8 (6.84%) IBM Mainframe
6 5 (4.27%) Cryptography
6 5 (4.27%) AS400
6 5 (4.27%) EMV
7 4 (3.42%) Chip Card
8 3 (2.56%) Client/Server
8 3 (2.56%) iSeries
9 1 (0.85%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 41 (35.04%) UNIX
2 16 (13.68%) Windows
3 14 (11.97%) Linux
4 4 (3.42%) Windows XP
4 4 (3.42%) Windows 7
4 4 (3.42%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (28.21%) Mentoring
2 32 (27.35%) Coaching
3 28 (23.93%) Change Management
4 17 (14.53%) Release Management
5 12 (10.26%) OO
6 9 (7.69%) UML
6 9 (7.69%) Use Case
7 8 (6.84%) Software Architecture
7 8 (6.84%) OOP
7 8 (6.84%) Data Modelling
8 7 (5.98%) Project Management
9 5 (4.27%) ETL
9 5 (4.27%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (4.27%) Product Management
10 4 (3.42%) MVC
11 3 (2.56%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (2.56%) Software Engineering
11 3 (2.56%) Systems Analysis
11 3 (2.56%) OOD
11 3 (2.56%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 32 (27.35%) Java
2 23 (19.66%) JCL
3 17 (14.53%) C++
4 14 (11.97%) C#
5 13 (11.11%) Assembly Language
6 11 (9.40%) SQL
7 9 (7.69%) PL/1
8 8 (6.84%) REXX
8 8 (6.84%) C
8 8 (6.84%) JavaScript
9 6 (5.13%) VB
10 5 (4.27%) VBA
11 4 (3.42%) PowerShell
12 3 (2.56%) RPG
13 1 (0.85%) NATURAL
Qualifications
1 7 (5.98%) Degree
2 1 (0.85%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (24.79%) QA
2 4 (3.42%) ISO 8583
Systems Management
1 16 (13.68%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 30 (25.64%) Oracle
2 24 (20.51%) IBM
3 18 (15.38%) HP
4 8 (6.84%) Microsoft
5 5 (4.27%) SAP
5 5 (4.27%) Micro Focus
5 5 (4.27%) VocaLink
6 4 (3.42%) NCR
7 1 (0.85%) Guidewire
7 1 (0.85%) CA
South East London
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £39000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
City, London
Santander
Salary: £30,000 - £35,000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 17 days ago