The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the London region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 605 561 618
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +57
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 32 37 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.067% 0.083% 0.027%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.12% 0.16% 0.050%
Number of salaries quoted 7 30 11
Average salary £57,500 £62,500 £75,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.00% -16.66%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Programming Languages Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
25730 23814 28053
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 53.47% 53.74% 54.72%
Number of salaries quoted 22238 20225 24823
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
COBOL
England

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 31 July 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 31 July 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
(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 -8 3 £65,000 +18.18% 2
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 31 (46.27%) Banking
1 31 (46.27%) Retail
2 27 (40.30%) DB2
2 27 (40.30%) IBM
2 27 (40.30%) JCL
3 25 (37.31%) Change Management
4 24 (35.82%) CICS
4 24 (35.82%) QA
5 23 (34.33%) Mainframe
6 15 (22.39%) SQL
7 14 (20.90%) CA Endevor
7 14 (20.90%) Release Management
7 14 (20.90%) BASE24
8 13 (19.40%) C++
8 13 (19.40%) Oracle
8 13 (19.40%) Linux
9 12 (17.91%) Java
9 12 (17.91%) AS400
9 12 (17.91%) HP
10 11 (16.42%) UNIX
10 11 (16.42%) Tandem
11 10 (14.93%) J2EE
12 9 (13.43%) Web Services
12 9 (13.43%) C#
12 9 (13.43%) PL/1
12 9 (13.43%) AIX
12 9 (13.43%) VSAM
12 9 (13.43%) Software Engineering
12 9 (13.43%) Contract for Difference
12 9 (13.43%) SWIFT

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 24 (35.82%) CICS
2 6 (8.96%) MQSeries
3 1 (1.49%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.49%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (4.48%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.49%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (20.90%) BASE24
2 3 (4.48%) Misys Midas
3 2 (2.99%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (1.49%) Oracle Payables
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.46%) TCP/IP
2 4 (5.97%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (40.30%) DB2
2 6 (8.96%) Relational Database
3 5 (7.46%) SQL Server
4 4 (5.97%) NonStop SQL
5 1 (1.49%) MySQL
5 1 (1.49%) MS Access
5 1 (1.49%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 6 (8.96%) JIRA
General
1 31 (46.27%) Banking
1 31 (46.27%) Retail
2 8 (11.94%) Finance
3 5 (7.46%) Billing
Job Titles
1 24 (35.82%) Technical Specialist
2 15 (22.39%) Developer
3 13 (19.40%) Team Leader
3 13 (19.40%) Support Team Leader
4 8 (11.94%) COBOL Developer
5 6 (8.96%) Development Team Leader
5 6 (8.96%) Senior Technical Specialist
5 6 (8.96%) Applications Support
6 5 (7.46%) SWIFT Specialist
7 3 (4.48%) Architect
7 3 (4.48%) DBA
7 3 (4.48%) DB2 DBA
8 2 (2.99%) .NET Developer
8 2 (2.99%) C++ Developer
8 2 (2.99%) Senior C++ Developer
8 2 (2.99%) C++/C# Developer
8 2 (2.99%) Senior Architect
8 2 (2.99%) Analyst
8 2 (2.99%) Senior Developer
8 2 (2.99%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (14.93%) J2EE
2 9 (13.43%) Web Services
3 7 (10.45%) XML
3 7 (10.45%) ISPF
4 5 (7.46%) .NET
5 2 (2.99%) WinForms
5 2 (2.99%) XML Schema
6 1 (1.49%) Middleware
6 1 (1.49%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 23 (34.33%) Mainframe
2 12 (17.91%) AS400
3 11 (16.42%) Tandem
4 9 (13.43%) VSAM
4 9 (13.43%) Contract for Difference
4 9 (13.43%) SWIFT
5 5 (7.46%) IBM Mainframe
5 5 (7.46%) Cryptography
6 4 (5.97%) iSeries
7 2 (2.99%) Replication
8 1 (1.49%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 13 (19.40%) Linux
2 11 (16.42%) UNIX
3 9 (13.43%) AIX
4 8 (11.94%) Windows
5 5 (7.46%) Windows XP
5 5 (7.46%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.99%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (37.31%) Change Management
2 14 (20.90%) Release Management
3 9 (13.43%) Software Engineering
4 7 (10.45%) Data Analysis
5 6 (8.96%) System Testing
6 5 (7.46%) UML
7 4 (5.97%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (4.48%) ITIL
8 3 (4.48%) Data Modelling
9 2 (2.99%) Project Management
9 2 (2.99%) Asset Management
9 2 (2.99%) Performance Monitoring
9 2 (2.99%) Software Architecture
9 2 (2.99%) Performance Improvement
9 2 (2.99%) OOP
9 2 (2.99%) OO
9 2 (2.99%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (2.99%) Use Case
10 1 (1.49%) PRINCE
10 1 (1.49%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (40.30%) JCL
2 15 (22.39%) SQL
3 13 (19.40%) C++
4 12 (17.91%) Java
5 9 (13.43%) C#
5 9 (13.43%) PL/1
6 6 (8.96%) Python
6 6 (8.96%) Shell Script
7 5 (7.46%) C
7 5 (7.46%) PowerShell
8 4 (5.97%) RPG
9 2 (2.99%) JavaScript
9 2 (2.99%) REXX
10 1 (1.49%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (2.99%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (35.82%) QA
2 5 (7.46%) ISO 8583
Systems Management
1 14 (20.90%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 27 (40.30%) IBM
2 13 (19.40%) Oracle
3 12 (17.91%) HP
4 6 (8.96%) Perforce
5 5 (7.46%) NCR
5 5 (7.46%) SAP
6 3 (4.48%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.49%) ATG
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