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

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 565 603 586
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -17
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 38 26 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.091% 0.060% 0.063%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.18% 0.11% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 30 13 25
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 £45,200 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,500 £60,000 £74,500
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+31.25% -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
21348 23634 24389
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 51.01% 54.44% 55.20%
Number of salaries quoted 18304 19890 21123
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 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%

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 4 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 4 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
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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 +25 18 £52,500 -12.50% 2
Uxbridge -1 1 £50,000 +26.58%
Bromley - 1 £65,000 -
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 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 91 (67.91%) Banking
2 86 (64.18%) Mainframe
3 79 (58.96%) Finance
4 67 (50.00%) CICS
5 64 (47.76%) DB2
6 46 (34.33%) UNIX
7 40 (29.85%) Oracle
8 39 (29.10%) Retail
9 38 (28.36%) Mentoring
10 37 (27.61%) Coaching
10 37 (27.61%) Java
11 35 (26.12%) Analytical Skills
11 35 (26.12%) QA
12 33 (24.63%) Change Management
13 30 (22.39%) JCL
13 30 (22.39%) SWIFT
14 28 (20.90%) IBM
15 23 (17.16%) HP
15 23 (17.16%) Tandem
16 21 (15.67%) Windows
17 20 (14.93%) C++
18 19 (14.18%) J2EE
19 18 (13.43%) ATM
20 17 (12.69%) SQL
20 17 (12.69%) XML
20 17 (12.69%) Linux
20 17 (12.69%) Release Management
21 16 (11.94%) CA Endevor
21 16 (11.94%) C#
22 14 (10.45%) SQL Server

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 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 67 (50.00%) CICS
2 7 (5.22%) WebSphere
3 4 (2.99%) SAS
4 1 (0.75%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.75%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (8.21%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.75%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (7.46%) BASE24
Communications & Networking
1 18 (13.43%) ATM
2 10 (7.46%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.75%) FTP
3 1 (0.75%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (47.76%) DB2
2 14 (10.45%) SQL Server
3 10 (7.46%) NonStop SQL
4 6 (4.48%) MS Access
5 4 (2.99%) MySQL
6 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.75%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.75%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.75%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 6 (4.48%) Eclipse
2 5 (3.73%) Visual Studio
2 5 (3.73%) ClearCase
2 5 (3.73%) Rational Rose
3 2 (1.49%) Toad
4 1 (0.75%) CA Gen
4 1 (0.75%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.75%) Maven
4 1 (0.75%) Ant
General
1 91 (67.91%) Banking
2 79 (58.96%) Finance
3 39 (29.10%) Retail
4 13 (9.70%) Investment Banking
5 7 (5.22%) Marketing
6 5 (3.73%) Music Industry
7 1 (0.75%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 35 (26.12%) Technical Specialist
2 23 (17.16%) Designer
3 20 (14.93%) Architect
4 18 (13.43%) Developer
5 10 (7.46%) Senior Architect
6 9 (6.72%) Programmer
7 8 (5.97%) Systems Designer
7 8 (5.97%) Analyst
8 7 (5.22%) Solutions Architect
8 7 (5.22%) Solutions Designer
9 6 (4.48%) Lead Designer
9 6 (4.48%) Senior Analyst
9 6 (4.48%) Mainframe Developer
9 6 (4.48%) Senior Programmer
9 6 (4.48%) COBOL Developer
10 5 (3.73%) C++/C# Developer
10 5 (3.73%) Senior C++ Developer
10 5 (3.73%) C++ Developer
10 5 (3.73%) Technical Architect
10 5 (3.73%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (14.18%) J2EE
2 17 (12.69%) XML
3 13 (9.70%) .NET
4 8 (5.97%) ISPF
5 6 (4.48%) HTML
6 5 (3.73%) XML Schema
7 4 (2.99%) JMS
7 4 (2.99%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 2 (1.49%) Web Services
8 2 (1.49%) SOAP
8 2 (1.49%) REST
8 2 (1.49%) SailPoint
9 1 (0.75%) Java SE
9 1 (0.75%) JSTL
9 1 (0.75%) Hibernate
9 1 (0.75%) Spring
9 1 (0.75%) WebSphere MQ
9 1 (0.75%) Struts
9 1 (0.75%) EJB
9 1 (0.75%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 86 (64.18%) Mainframe
2 35 (26.12%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (22.39%) SWIFT
4 23 (17.16%) Tandem
5 10 (7.46%) Cryptography
5 10 (7.46%) EMV
6 9 (6.72%) Client/Server
7 8 (5.97%) IBM Mainframe
8 5 (3.73%) AS400
9 4 (2.99%) Chip Card
10 3 (2.24%) iSeries
10 3 (2.24%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.75%) Data Integration
11 1 (0.75%) VSAM
11 1 (0.75%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 46 (34.33%) UNIX
2 21 (15.67%) Windows
3 17 (12.69%) Linux
4 9 (6.72%) Windows 7
4 9 (6.72%) Windows XP
5 4 (2.99%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (28.36%) Mentoring
2 37 (27.61%) Coaching
3 33 (24.63%) Change Management
4 17 (12.69%) Release Management
5 11 (8.21%) OO
6 8 (5.97%) Project Management
7 7 (5.22%) SOA
8 6 (4.48%) UML
8 6 (4.48%) MVC
8 6 (4.48%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (3.73%) Use Case
9 5 (3.73%) Product Management
9 5 (3.73%) Software Architecture
9 5 (3.73%) OOP
9 5 (3.73%) Data Modelling
9 5 (3.73%) OOD
10 4 (2.99%) ETL
10 4 (2.99%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (2.24%) Software Engineering
11 3 (2.24%) EAI
Programming Languages
1 37 (27.61%) Java
2 30 (22.39%) JCL
3 20 (14.93%) C++
4 17 (12.69%) SQL
5 16 (11.94%) C#
6 14 (10.45%) Assembly Language
6 14 (10.45%) PL/1
7 9 (6.72%) PowerShell
8 8 (5.97%) REXX
8 8 (5.97%) VB
9 5 (3.73%) C
9 5 (3.73%) VBA
9 5 (3.73%) JavaScript
10 3 (2.24%) RPG
11 1 (0.75%) NATURAL
Qualifications
1 6 (4.48%) Degree
2 3 (2.24%) VCP4
3 1 (0.75%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (26.12%) QA
2 9 (6.72%) ISO 8583
3 1 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 16 (11.94%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 40 (29.85%) Oracle
2 28 (20.90%) IBM
3 23 (17.16%) HP
4 10 (7.46%) VocaLink
5 9 (6.72%) NCR
6 5 (3.73%) Micro Focus
6 5 (3.73%) Cognizant
6 5 (3.73%) Microsoft
7 1 (0.75%) SAP
7 1 (0.75%) CA
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