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 5 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 619 606 652
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +46
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 33 64 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.078% 0.14% 0.071%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.14% 0.28% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 16 30 19
Median salary £50,000 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% -4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £35,000 £46,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +20.00%
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
22844 23179 26697
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 54.31% 51.94% 54.43%
Number of salaries quoted 20109 19847 22717
Median salary £56,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.81% +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +1.26%

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
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the London region over the 3 months to 5 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +30 4 £57,500 +9.52%
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 53 (65.43%) Mainframe
2 45 (55.56%) Finance
2 45 (55.56%) Banking
3 44 (54.32%) DB2
4 43 (53.09%) JCL
5 42 (51.85%) IBM
5 42 (51.85%) SDLC
6 35 (43.21%) Analytical Skills
7 31 (38.27%) Change Management
8 29 (35.80%) SQL
9 28 (34.57%) CICS
10 25 (30.86%) IBM Mainframe
11 16 (19.75%) AS400
11 16 (19.75%) QA
12 15 (18.52%) Java
13 14 (17.28%) Degree
14 12 (14.81%) ISPF
14 12 (14.81%) Music Industry
14 12 (14.81%) CA Endevor
14 12 (14.81%) VSAM
14 12 (14.81%) Retail
14 12 (14.81%) Project Management
14 12 (14.81%) iSeries
14 12 (14.81%) Mentoring
14 12 (14.81%) Coaching
14 12 (14.81%) Time Sharing Option
15 10 (12.35%) zOS
15 10 (12.35%) Assembly Language
15 10 (12.35%) REXX
15 10 (12.35%) People Management

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 28 (34.57%) CICS
2 8 (9.88%) WebSphere
3 4 (4.94%) MTS
4 2 (2.47%) MQSeries
4 2 (2.47%) SAS
Business Applications
1 4 (4.94%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.23%) FastStats
2 1 (1.23%) Payment Gateway
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.94%) PuTTY
1 4 (4.94%) SSH
1 4 (4.94%) Telnet
2 1 (1.23%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (54.32%) DB2
2 4 (4.94%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.70%) NonStop SQL
4 2 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.47%) IDMS
5 1 (1.23%) Big Data
5 1 (1.23%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.23%) QlikView
General
1 45 (55.56%) Banking
1 45 (55.56%) Finance
2 12 (14.81%) Music Industry
2 12 (14.81%) Retail
3 9 (11.11%) Marketing
4 7 (8.64%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.47%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.47%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 16 (19.75%) Developer
2 11 (13.58%) Analyst
2 11 (13.58%) COBOL Developer
2 11 (13.58%) Designer
2 11 (13.58%) Solutions Designer
3 10 (12.35%) Mainframe Developer
4 9 (11.11%) Architect
5 7 (8.64%) Applications Support
5 7 (8.64%) AS400 Support
5 7 (8.64%) Head of Production
5 7 (8.64%) Head of Support
5 7 (8.64%) Solutions Architect
5 7 (8.64%) Subject Matter Expert
6 5 (6.17%) Business Analyst
6 5 (6.17%) Lead Solutions Architect
7 4 (4.94%) Lead Designer
7 4 (4.94%) Software Tester
7 4 (4.94%) Technical Leader
7 4 (4.94%) Technical Specialist
7 4 (4.94%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (14.81%) ISPF
2 9 (11.11%) .NET
3 3 (3.70%) Middleware
4 1 (1.23%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 53 (65.43%) Mainframe
2 35 (43.21%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (30.86%) IBM Mainframe
4 16 (19.75%) AS400
5 12 (14.81%) iSeries
5 12 (14.81%) VSAM
6 8 (9.88%) SWIFT
7 7 (8.64%) Client/Server
8 4 (4.94%) Derivative
8 4 (4.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (3.70%) Tandem
10 2 (2.47%) Life Science
10 2 (2.47%) Management Information System
11 1 (1.23%) Data Centre
11 1 (1.23%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (1.23%) Mathematics
11 1 (1.23%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.35%) zOS
2 8 (9.88%) Windows
3 4 (4.94%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (51.85%) SDLC
2 31 (38.27%) Change Management
3 12 (14.81%) Coaching
3 12 (14.81%) Mentoring
3 12 (14.81%) Project Management
4 10 (12.35%) People Management
5 9 (11.11%) Risk Management
6 8 (9.88%) Automated Testing
6 8 (9.88%) Functional Testing
6 8 (9.88%) Open Source
6 8 (9.88%) Product Management
7 7 (8.64%) SOA
7 7 (8.64%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (7.41%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (4.94%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (4.94%) ITIL
9 4 (4.94%) Scrum
9 4 (4.94%) Software Testing
9 4 (4.94%) Unit Testing
9 4 (4.94%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 43 (53.09%) JCL
2 29 (35.80%) SQL
3 15 (18.52%) Java
4 10 (12.35%) Assembly Language
4 10 (12.35%) REXX
5 8 (9.88%) C#
5 8 (9.88%) VB
5 8 (9.88%) VB6
6 2 (2.47%) CLIST
7 1 (1.23%) RPG
Qualifications
1 14 (17.28%) Degree
2 8 (9.88%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (19.75%) QA
2 6 (7.41%) SEPA
3 4 (4.94%) FATCA
3 4 (4.94%) MiFID
System Software
1 12 (14.81%) Time Sharing Option
2 8 (9.88%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 12 (14.81%) CA Endevor
2 8 (9.88%) Tivoli
3 2 (2.47%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 42 (51.85%) IBM
2 8 (9.88%) CA
2 8 (9.88%) Micro Focus
2 8 (9.88%) Oracle
3 6 (7.41%) TOWER Software
4 4 (4.94%) BMC
4 4 (4.94%) Cognizant
4 4 (4.94%) Pega
4 4 (4.94%) Remedy
5 3 (3.70%) HP
6 1 (1.23%) Cognos
6 1 (1.23%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.23%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.23%) VMware
London
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