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 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 609 611 626
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +15
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 4 60 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.011% 0.14% 0.090%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.019% 0.25% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 4 37 15
Median salary £70,000 £55,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+27.27% -4.34%
UK excluding London median salary £46,250 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+15.62% -11.11%
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
20658 23613 23564
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 54.31% 53.47% 52.01%
Number of salaries quoted 18133 20359 20272
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%

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
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing COBOL across the London region over the 3 months to 28 September 2016.

COBOL Salary Histogram in London

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 22 (81.48%) DB2
1 22 (81.48%) Mainframe
2 20 (74.07%) Finance
3 17 (62.96%) IBM
3 17 (62.96%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (59.26%) Banking
5 15 (55.56%) JCL
5 15 (55.56%) IBM Mainframe
6 12 (44.44%) Cognizant
6 12 (44.44%) VSAM
6 12 (44.44%) Financial Institution
7 10 (37.04%) SDLC
8 9 (33.33%) QA
9 6 (22.22%) Unit Testing
9 6 (22.22%) Functional Testing
9 6 (22.22%) Open Source
9 6 (22.22%) Waterfall
9 6 (22.22%) Regression Testing
9 6 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (22.22%) Automated Testing
9 6 (22.22%) ISTQB
9 6 (22.22%) Degree
9 6 (22.22%) HP
10 5 (18.52%) ISEB
10 5 (18.52%) RAD
10 5 (18.52%) JUnit
10 5 (18.52%) IIS
10 5 (18.52%) Web Services
10 5 (18.52%) XML
10 5 (18.52%) HTML

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 (18.52%) IIS
2 2 (7.41%) SAS
Business Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) PuTTY
1 1 (3.70%) SSH
1 1 (3.70%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (81.48%) DB2
2 2 (7.41%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 5 (18.52%) Eclipse
1 5 (18.52%) JMeter
1 5 (18.52%) JUnit
1 5 (18.52%) LoadRunner
1 5 (18.52%) Selenium
1 5 (18.52%) Selenium IDE
1 5 (18.52%) WebDriver
General
1 20 (74.07%) Finance
2 16 (59.26%) Banking
3 12 (44.44%) Financial Institution
4 3 (11.11%) Retail
5 1 (3.70%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 13 (48.15%) Developer
2 12 (44.44%) Mainframe Developer
3 5 (18.52%) Java Engineer
3 5 (18.52%) QA Engineer
3 5 (18.52%) QA Test Engineer
3 5 (18.52%) Senior Java Engineer
3 5 (18.52%) Senior QA Engineer
3 5 (18.52%) Senior Test Engineer
3 5 (18.52%) Test Engineer
4 4 (14.81%) Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Technical Leader
6 2 (7.41%) Analyst Programmer
6 2 (7.41%) COBOL Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
6 2 (7.41%) COBOL Programmer
6 2 (7.41%) Programmer
6 2 (7.41%) SAS Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) SAS Analyst Programmer
6 2 (7.41%) SAS Programmer
7 1 (3.70%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) HTML
1 5 (18.52%) HTML5
1 5 (18.52%) Web Services
1 5 (18.52%) XML
2 3 (11.11%) ISPF
3 1 (3.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 22 (81.48%) Mainframe
2 17 (62.96%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (55.56%) IBM Mainframe
4 12 (44.44%) VSAM
5 5 (18.52%) Computer Science
5 5 (18.52%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (11.11%) SWIFT
7 2 (7.41%) Tandem
8 1 (3.70%) Derivative
8 1 (3.70%) EFT
8 1 (3.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (3.70%) iSeries
8 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (18.52%) Android
1 5 (18.52%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) SDLC
2 6 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (22.22%) Automated Testing
2 6 (22.22%) Functional Testing
2 6 (22.22%) Open Source
2 6 (22.22%) Regression Testing
2 6 (22.22%) Unit Testing
2 6 (22.22%) Waterfall
3 5 (18.52%) Automation Testing
3 5 (18.52%) Compatibility Testing
3 5 (18.52%) Integration Testing
3 5 (18.52%) Manual Testing
3 5 (18.52%) RAD
3 5 (18.52%) System Integration Testing
3 5 (18.52%) TDD
4 3 (11.11%) Coaching
4 3 (11.11%) Mentoring
5 2 (7.41%) Change Management
5 2 (7.41%) Risk Management
6 1 (3.70%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 15 (55.56%) JCL
2 5 (18.52%) Java
3 2 (7.41%) SQL
4 1 (3.70%) C#
4 1 (3.70%) VB
4 1 (3.70%) VB6
Qualifications
1 6 (22.22%) Degree
1 6 (22.22%) ISTQB
2 5 (18.52%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (3.70%) FATCA
2 1 (3.70%) MiFID
System Software
1 3 (11.11%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 5 (18.52%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (11.11%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 17 (62.96%) IBM
2 12 (44.44%) Cognizant
3 6 (22.22%) HP
4 3 (11.11%) BMC
4 3 (11.11%) Remedy
5 1 (3.70%) Oracle
5 1 (3.70%) Pega