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 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 577 595 590
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -5
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 49 35 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.11% 0.076% 0.075%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.22% 0.14% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 28 19 28
Average salary £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.54% +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £81,500 £60,000 £78,250
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -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
22186 24941 24302
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 51.45% 54.41% 55.15%
Number of salaries quoted 19003 21072 20984
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 £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +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 30 March 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 30 March 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
(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 +22 19 £52,500 -12.50%
Bromley - 1 £65,000 -
Croydon - 1 £35,000 -
Uxbridge - 1 £50,000 -
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 82 (68.91%) Banking
2 76 (63.87%) Mainframe
3 64 (53.78%) Finance
4 63 (52.94%) CICS
5 59 (49.58%) DB2
6 39 (32.77%) UNIX
7 36 (30.25%) Oracle
8 34 (28.57%) SWIFT
9 30 (25.21%) Java
10 26 (21.85%) Retail
11 25 (21.01%) Mentoring
12 24 (20.17%) Coaching
13 23 (19.33%) Analytical Skills
13 23 (19.33%) QA
14 21 (17.65%) Change Management
15 19 (15.97%) JCL
16 18 (15.13%) Tandem
16 18 (15.13%) HP
17 16 (13.45%) IBM
18 14 (11.76%) Windows
19 13 (10.92%) C++
19 13 (10.92%) SQL
19 13 (10.92%) J2EE
19 13 (10.92%) Investment Banking
20 11 (9.24%) SQL Server
20 11 (9.24%) SOA
21 10 (8.40%) Linux
21 10 (8.40%) .NET
21 10 (8.40%) XML
21 10 (8.40%) C#

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 63 (52.94%) CICS
2 7 (5.88%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.84%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.84%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (6.72%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.84%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (5.04%) BASE24
2 3 (2.52%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.88%) ATM
2 5 (4.20%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.84%) FTP
3 1 (0.84%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (49.58%) DB2
2 11 (9.24%) SQL Server
3 9 (7.56%) NonStop SQL
4 6 (5.04%) MS Access
5 3 (2.52%) MySQL
6 2 (1.68%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.68%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.84%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.84%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 6 (5.04%) Eclipse
2 5 (4.20%) Visual Studio
2 5 (4.20%) ClearCase
2 5 (4.20%) Rational Rose
3 3 (2.52%) Toad
4 1 (0.84%) Maven
4 1 (0.84%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.84%) CA Gen
4 1 (0.84%) Ant
General
1 82 (68.91%) Banking
2 64 (53.78%) Finance
3 26 (21.85%) Retail
4 13 (10.92%) Investment Banking
5 8 (6.72%) Marketing
6 5 (4.20%) Music Industry
7 1 (0.84%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.84%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.84%) Billing
Job Titles
1 23 (19.33%) Designer
2 18 (15.13%) Technical Specialist
3 16 (13.45%) Architect
4 14 (11.76%) Developer
5 12 (10.08%) Analyst
6 11 (9.24%) Programmer
7 9 (7.56%) Senior Analyst
7 9 (7.56%) Senior Programmer
8 8 (6.72%) Systems Designer
9 7 (5.88%) Solutions Designer
9 7 (5.88%) Senior Architect
10 6 (5.04%) Mainframe Developer
10 6 (5.04%) Solutions Architect
10 6 (5.04%) Lead Designer
10 6 (5.04%) COBOL Developer
11 4 (3.36%) Senior Technical Architect
11 4 (3.36%) Technical Architect
12 3 (2.52%) Auditor
12 3 (2.52%) Senior Developer
12 3 (2.52%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (10.92%) J2EE
2 10 (8.40%) .NET
2 10 (8.40%) XML
3 8 (6.72%) ISPF
4 6 (5.04%) HTML
5 5 (4.20%) JMS
6 4 (3.36%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 3 (2.52%) Web Services
8 2 (1.68%) SailPoint
8 2 (1.68%) REST
8 2 (1.68%) XML Schema
8 2 (1.68%) Hibernate
8 2 (1.68%) Spring
8 2 (1.68%) SOAP
9 1 (0.84%) Struts
9 1 (0.84%) EJB
9 1 (0.84%) JDBC
9 1 (0.84%) JSP
9 1 (0.84%) Servlets
9 1 (0.84%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 76 (63.87%) Mainframe
2 34 (28.57%) SWIFT
3 23 (19.33%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (15.13%) Tandem
5 9 (7.56%) Client/Server
6 6 (5.04%) Cryptography
6 6 (5.04%) EMV
7 5 (4.20%) AS400
8 4 (3.36%) IBM Mainframe
9 3 (2.52%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.84%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.84%) VSAM
10 1 (0.84%) Data Integration
10 1 (0.84%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 39 (32.77%) UNIX
2 14 (11.76%) Windows
3 10 (8.40%) Linux
4 5 (4.20%) Windows XP
4 5 (4.20%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (21.01%) Mentoring
2 24 (20.17%) Coaching
3 21 (17.65%) Change Management
4 11 (9.24%) SOA
5 9 (7.56%) OO
5 9 (7.56%) Release Management
6 8 (6.72%) Project Management
7 6 (5.04%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (5.04%) MVC
8 5 (4.20%) Product Management
8 5 (4.20%) OOD
9 4 (3.36%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (2.52%) Software Engineering
10 3 (2.52%) ETL
10 3 (2.52%) EAI
10 3 (2.52%) UML
11 2 (1.68%) OOP
11 2 (1.68%) Data Modelling
11 2 (1.68%) Service Delivery
11 2 (1.68%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 30 (25.21%) Java
2 19 (15.97%) JCL
3 13 (10.92%) C++
3 13 (10.92%) SQL
4 10 (8.40%) C#
5 9 (7.56%) VB
6 8 (6.72%) PL/1
7 7 (5.88%) Assembly Language
8 5 (4.20%) PowerShell
9 4 (3.36%) VBA
10 3 (2.52%) JavaScript
11 2 (1.68%) C
11 2 (1.68%) REXX
12 1 (0.84%) NATURAL
12 1 (0.84%) VB6
12 1 (0.84%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.84%) RPG
Qualifications
1 3 (2.52%) Degree
2 1 (0.84%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (19.33%) QA
2 5 (4.20%) ISO 8583
3 1 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.84%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 9 (7.56%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 36 (30.25%) Oracle
2 18 (15.13%) HP
3 16 (13.45%) IBM
4 6 (5.04%) VocaLink
5 5 (4.20%) Micro Focus
5 5 (4.20%) Cognizant
5 5 (4.20%) NCR
6 3 (2.52%) Remedy
6 3 (2.52%) BMC
7 2 (1.68%) Microsoft
8 1 (0.84%) CA
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