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 12 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 586 588 609
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +21
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 38 26 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.082% 0.059% 0.054%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.16% 0.11% 0.098%
Number of salaries quoted 16 24 24
Average salary £57,500 £52,500 £58,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.52% -10.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £37,575 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,000 £87,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £38,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+10.38% +10.00%
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
24215 24298 27553
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 52.39% 54.94% 55.00%
Number of salaries quoted 20858 20781 24324
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £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 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -

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 12 September 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 12 September 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 +9 6 £46,250 +27.58% 3
Docklands, London - 2 £74,000 -
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 12 September 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 41 (56.16%) Retail
2 39 (53.42%) Banking
3 37 (50.68%) Mentoring
3 37 (50.68%) Coaching
4 35 (47.95%) DB2
4 35 (47.95%) IBM
4 35 (47.95%) JCL
4 35 (47.95%) Mainframe
4 35 (47.95%) Change Management
5 33 (45.21%) QA
5 33 (45.21%) Analytical Skills
6 25 (34.25%) CICS
7 22 (30.14%) Java
8 20 (27.40%) C++
8 20 (27.40%) CA Endevor
9 19 (26.03%) Release Management
9 19 (26.03%) Linux
9 19 (26.03%) UNIX
9 19 (26.03%) Finance
10 17 (23.29%) C#
11 16 (21.92%) Windows
11 16 (21.92%) BASE24
12 15 (20.55%) XML
13 14 (19.18%) J2EE
13 14 (19.18%) SQL
13 14 (19.18%) HP
13 14 (19.18%) Tandem
14 13 (17.81%) Oracle
15 11 (15.07%) .NET
15 11 (15.07%) AIX

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 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 25 (34.25%) CICS
2 5 (6.85%) MQSeries
3 2 (2.74%) SAS
4 1 (1.37%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (13.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 16 (21.92%) BASE24
2 1 (1.37%) Misys Midas
2 1 (1.37%) INSURE/90
2 1 (1.37%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 10 (13.70%) ATM
2 8 (10.96%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (47.95%) DB2
2 7 (9.59%) SQL Server
3 6 (8.22%) NonStop SQL
4 4 (5.48%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.74%) MySQL
5 2 (2.74%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (5.48%) JIRA
General
1 41 (56.16%) Retail
2 39 (53.42%) Banking
3 19 (26.03%) Finance
4 2 (2.74%) Billing
5 1 (1.37%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 34 (46.58%) Technical Specialist
2 17 (23.29%) Developer
3 9 (12.33%) Architect
4 8 (10.96%) Senior Developer
4 8 (10.96%) C++ Developer
4 8 (10.96%) Senior C++ Developer
4 8 (10.96%) C++/C# Developer
4 8 (10.96%) Senior Architect
5 7 (9.59%) Senior Technical Specialist
6 6 (8.22%) COBOL Developer
7 5 (6.85%) Support Team Leader
7 5 (6.85%) SWIFT Specialist
7 5 (6.85%) Team Leader
8 4 (5.48%) Development Team Leader
8 4 (5.48%) Applications Support
9 3 (4.11%) DBA
9 3 (4.11%) DB2 DBA
10 2 (2.74%) .NET Developer
10 2 (2.74%) Auditor
10 2 (2.74%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (20.55%) XML
2 14 (19.18%) J2EE
3 11 (15.07%) .NET
4 9 (12.33%) ISPF
4 9 (12.33%) Web Services
5 8 (10.96%) XML Schema
6 2 (2.74%) WinForms
7 1 (1.37%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 35 (47.95%) Mainframe
2 33 (45.21%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (19.18%) Tandem
4 11 (15.07%) SWIFT
5 10 (13.70%) AS400
6 9 (12.33%) Contract for Difference
6 9 (12.33%) IBM Mainframe
7 7 (9.59%) Cryptography
8 5 (6.85%) VSAM
9 3 (4.11%) iSeries
10 2 (2.74%) EMV
10 2 (2.74%) Chip Card
11 1 (1.37%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 19 (26.03%) UNIX
1 19 (26.03%) Linux
2 16 (21.92%) Windows
3 11 (15.07%) AIX
4 7 (9.59%) Windows XP
4 7 (9.59%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.74%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (50.68%) Mentoring
1 37 (50.68%) Coaching
2 35 (47.95%) Change Management
3 19 (26.03%) Release Management
4 9 (12.33%) Use Case
4 9 (12.33%) UML
5 8 (10.96%) OOP
5 8 (10.96%) OO
5 8 (10.96%) Data Modelling
5 8 (10.96%) Software Architecture
6 5 (6.85%) Line Management
6 5 (6.85%) Software Engineering
7 4 (5.48%) Data Analysis
7 4 (5.48%) System Testing
8 3 (4.11%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (4.11%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (2.74%) Asset Management
9 2 (2.74%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (2.74%) ETL
9 2 (2.74%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (47.95%) JCL
2 22 (30.14%) Java
3 20 (27.40%) C++
4 17 (23.29%) C#
5 14 (19.18%) SQL
6 11 (15.07%) PL/1
7 9 (12.33%) C
8 8 (10.96%) JavaScript
9 7 (9.59%) PowerShell
10 4 (5.48%) Shell Script
10 4 (5.48%) REXX
10 4 (5.48%) Python
11 3 (4.11%) Assembly Language
11 3 (4.11%) RPG
12 2 (2.74%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (5.48%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (45.21%) QA
2 7 (9.59%) ISO 8583
Systems Management
1 20 (27.40%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 35 (47.95%) IBM
2 14 (19.18%) HP
3 13 (17.81%) Oracle
4 8 (10.96%) Microsoft
5 7 (9.59%) SAP
5 7 (9.59%) NCR
6 4 (5.48%) Perforce
7 2 (2.74%) VocaLink
8 1 (1.37%) Guidewire
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Salary: £Competitive plus cash and benefits package
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Salary: £42415 - £61215 per annum + car,benefits
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Salary: £40885 - £50505 per annum + car,benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
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Salary: £40885 - £50505 per annum + car,benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
London
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London
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