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 19 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
COBOL
England / London
Rank 571 590 601
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +11
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 7 46 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.021% 0.11% 0.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.038% 0.21% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 7 30 39
Median salary £58,500 £54,250 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.83% -1.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £53,100 £45,000 £44,500
10% offered a salary of more than £63,000 £76,000 £74,000
UK excluding London median salary £51,900 £44,500 £52,000
% change year-on-year
+16.62% -14.42%

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
18260 22257 21043
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 54.81% 54.10% 50.55%
Number of salaries quoted 15855 19525 18120
Median salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% -
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

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 19 February 2017.

COBOL Salary Histogram in London

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, 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 5 (71.43%) IBM
1 5 (71.43%) Degree
1 5 (71.43%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (57.14%) Waterfall
2 4 (57.14%) FATCA
2 4 (57.14%) MiFID
2 4 (57.14%) Derivative
2 4 (57.14%) Pega
2 4 (57.14%) Scrum
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (42.86%) DB2
3 3 (42.86%) Mainframe
4 2 (28.57%) Java
4 2 (28.57%) JCL
5 1 (14.29%) Micro Focus
5 1 (14.29%) Shell Script
5 1 (14.29%) Easytrieve
5 1 (14.29%) Finance
5 1 (14.29%) Migration
5 1 (14.29%) SQL
5 1 (14.29%) Oracle
5 1 (14.29%) CICS
5 1 (14.29%) Assembly Language
5 1 (14.29%) Unix
5 1 (14.29%) Linux
5 1 (14.29%) Tuxedo
5 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
5 1 (14.29%) Adabas
5 1 (14.29%) RDBMS

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 1 (14.29%) CICS
1 1 (14.29%) Tuxedo
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) DB2
2 1 (14.29%) Adabas
2 1 (14.29%) Easytrieve
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 1 (14.29%) RDBMS
2 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Business Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Java Team Leader
2 1 (14.29%) Linux Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Team Leader
2 1 (14.29%) Unix Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (57.14%) Derivative
2 4 (57.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (42.86%) Mainframe
4 1 (14.29%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
1 1 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (57.14%) Scrum
1 4 (57.14%) Waterfall
2 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Presales
2 1 (14.29%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Java
1 2 (28.57%) JCL
2 1 (14.29%) Assembly Language
2 1 (14.29%) Shell Script
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) FATCA
1 4 (57.14%) MiFID
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) IBM
2 4 (57.14%) Pega
3 1 (14.29%) Micro Focus
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle