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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 567 618 563
Rank change year-on-year
+51 -55
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 66 35 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.15% 0.071% 0.091%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.28% 0.13% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 41 6 31
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £62,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -16.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £48,750 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £32,500 £40,250
% change year-on-year
+38.46% -19.25%
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
23547 26546 23550
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 52.83% 54.19% 53.40%
Number of salaries quoted 20263 22977 20210
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 £40,000 £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 3 July 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 3 July 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
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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 +47 15 £57,500 - 1
Croydon - 4 £41,250 -
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 83 (69.75%) Banking
2 80 (67.23%) Mainframe
3 65 (54.62%) DB2
4 51 (42.86%) CICS
5 48 (40.34%) Retail
6 43 (36.13%) SWIFT
6 43 (36.13%) Analytical Skills
6 43 (36.13%) SDLC
7 42 (35.29%) Finance
7 42 (35.29%) Java
8 39 (32.77%) JCL
9 37 (31.09%) IBM
10 36 (30.25%) Change Management
10 36 (30.25%) Mentoring
11 35 (29.41%) Coaching
11 35 (29.41%) QA
12 29 (24.37%) SQL
13 28 (23.53%) SOA
14 23 (19.33%) ISPF
15 22 (18.49%) Tandem
16 21 (17.65%) HP
16 21 (17.65%) Oracle
17 20 (16.81%) CA Endevor
18 18 (15.13%) UNIX
19 16 (13.45%) NonStop SQL
20 15 (12.61%) Linux
20 15 (12.61%) Release Management
21 13 (10.92%) IBM Mainframe
22 12 (10.08%) .NET
22 12 (10.08%) C#

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 51 (42.86%) CICS
2 8 (6.72%) WebSphere
2 8 (6.72%) WebSphere Application Server
2 8 (6.72%) MQSeries
3 1 (0.84%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (6.72%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.84%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (4.20%) BASE24
1 5 (4.20%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.40%) ATM
2 5 (4.20%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.68%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (54.62%) DB2
2 16 (13.45%) NonStop SQL
3 11 (9.24%) SQL Server
4 6 (5.04%) MS Access
5 2 (1.68%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.68%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.84%) IMS/DB
Development Applications
1 6 (5.04%) Toad
2 2 (1.68%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.68%) ClearCase
2 2 (1.68%) Rational Rose
2 2 (1.68%) Eclipse
General
1 83 (69.75%) Banking
2 48 (40.34%) Retail
3 42 (35.29%) Finance
4 6 (5.04%) Marketing
5 5 (4.20%) Corporate Banking
5 5 (4.20%) Billing
6 3 (2.52%) Retail Banking
6 3 (2.52%) Private Banking
7 1 (0.84%) International Banking
7 1 (0.84%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.84%) Legal
7 1 (0.84%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.84%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (26.89%) Technical Specialist
2 18 (15.13%) Solutions Designer
2 18 (15.13%) Designer
3 17 (14.29%) Analyst
4 13 (10.92%) Developer
5 12 (10.08%) Programmer
6 8 (6.72%) Technical Consultant
6 8 (6.72%) Senior Analyst
6 8 (6.72%) Architect
6 8 (6.72%) Consultant
6 8 (6.72%) Lead Designer
6 8 (6.72%) Senior Programmer
7 6 (5.04%) COBOL Developer
8 5 (4.20%) Database Manager
8 5 (4.20%) Senior Technical Specialist
8 5 (4.20%) Data Analyst
9 4 (3.36%) Analyst Programmer
9 4 (3.36%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (3.36%) Data Quality Analyst
9 4 (3.36%) Quality Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (19.33%) ISPF
2 12 (10.08%) .NET
3 9 (7.56%) Web Services
4 8 (6.72%) WebSphere MQ
5 7 (5.88%) J2EE
5 7 (5.88%) XML
5 7 (5.88%) HTML
6 5 (4.20%) Swing
7 3 (2.52%) JMS
8 2 (1.68%) XML Schema
8 2 (1.68%) SailPoint
9 1 (0.84%) JPA
9 1 (0.84%) Spring Integration
9 1 (0.84%) CSS
9 1 (0.84%) Hibernate
9 1 (0.84%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 80 (67.23%) Mainframe
2 43 (36.13%) SWIFT
2 43 (36.13%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (18.49%) Tandem
4 13 (10.92%) IBM Mainframe
5 6 (5.04%) Client/Server
6 5 (4.20%) EMV
6 5 (4.20%) Cryptography
7 2 (1.68%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.68%) Equities
8 1 (0.84%) VSAM
8 1 (0.84%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.84%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 18 (15.13%) UNIX
2 15 (12.61%) Linux
3 10 (8.40%) Windows
4 9 (7.56%) MVS
5 8 (6.72%) AIX
5 8 (6.72%) Solaris
6 5 (4.20%) Windows 7
6 5 (4.20%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (36.13%) SDLC
2 36 (30.25%) Mentoring
2 36 (30.25%) Change Management
3 35 (29.41%) Coaching
4 28 (23.53%) SOA
5 15 (12.61%) Release Management
6 9 (7.56%) System Testing
7 7 (5.88%) OO
8 6 (5.04%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (4.20%) Software Delivery
10 3 (2.52%) Wealth Management
10 3 (2.52%) Data Analysis
10 3 (2.52%) Agile Software Development
11 2 (1.68%) Data Management
11 2 (1.68%) Project Management
11 2 (1.68%) Service Management
11 2 (1.68%) Service Delivery
11 2 (1.68%) MVC
11 2 (1.68%) Stakeholder Management
11 2 (1.68%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 42 (35.29%) Java
2 39 (32.77%) JCL
3 29 (24.37%) SQL
4 12 (10.08%) C#
5 9 (7.56%) C++
6 8 (6.72%) Perl
6 8 (6.72%) Assembly Language
7 7 (5.88%) VB
7 7 (5.88%) JavaScript
8 5 (4.20%) PL/SQL
8 5 (4.20%) PL/1
8 5 (4.20%) VB6
8 5 (4.20%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.68%) C
9 2 (1.68%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (1.68%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (29.41%) QA
2 5 (4.20%) ISO 8583
3 4 (3.36%) SLA
3 4 (3.36%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 20 (16.81%) CA Endevor
2 8 (6.72%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.84%) Control-M
Vendors
1 37 (31.09%) IBM
2 21 (17.65%) Oracle
2 21 (17.65%) HP
3 8 (6.72%) Business Objects
4 6 (5.04%) Cognizant
5 5 (4.20%) NCR
5 5 (4.20%) Remedy
5 5 (4.20%) BMC
5 5 (4.20%) VocaLink
6 2 (1.68%) Microsoft
7 1 (0.84%) TOWER Software
7 1 (0.84%) ServiceNow
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Posted: 5 days ago
South East London
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Salary: £40885 - £50505 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £600.00 per day
Posted: 26 days ago