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 27 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 597 603 650
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +47
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 23 58 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.058% 0.13% 0.064%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.11% 0.25% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 8 35 6
Median salary £70,000 £52,500 £53,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -2.32%
90% offered a salary of more than £43,700 £49,500 £48,750
10% offered a salary of more than £79,000 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
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
21581 23436 25872
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 54.77% 52.71% 53.80%
Number of salaries quoted 19025 20146 22358
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 27 July 2016.

COBOL Salary Histogram 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 27 July 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 +47 1 £29,000 -47.27%
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 44 (73.33%) Mainframe
2 38 (63.33%) DB2
3 37 (61.67%) JCL
4 35 (58.33%) IBM
5 33 (55.00%) Finance
6 32 (53.33%) Analytical Skills
7 30 (50.00%) Banking
8 27 (45.00%) SDLC
9 22 (36.67%) VSAM
10 21 (35.00%) QA
11 19 (31.67%) IBM Mainframe
12 16 (26.67%) SQL
13 15 (25.00%) Retail
13 15 (25.00%) Time Sharing Option
13 15 (25.00%) Mentoring
13 15 (25.00%) Coaching
13 15 (25.00%) ISPF
13 15 (25.00%) CA Endevor
14 14 (23.33%) Cognizant
15 13 (21.67%) Java
15 13 (21.67%) Change Management
16 12 (20.00%) Financial Institution
16 12 (20.00%) Music Industry
16 12 (20.00%) iSeries
17 10 (16.67%) Degree
17 10 (16.67%) zOS
18 9 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
18 9 (15.00%) Project Management
18 9 (15.00%) ISTQB
18 9 (15.00%) Automated Testing

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 8 (13.33%) WebSphere
2 5 (8.33%) IIS
3 2 (3.33%) CICS
3 2 (3.33%) MQSeries
3 2 (3.33%) SAS
Business Applications
1 7 (11.67%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.67%) PuTTY
1 1 (1.67%) SSH
1 1 (1.67%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (63.33%) DB2
2 4 (6.67%) NonStop SQL
2 4 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (8.33%) Eclipse
1 5 (8.33%) JMeter
1 5 (8.33%) JUnit
1 5 (8.33%) LoadRunner
1 5 (8.33%) Selenium
1 5 (8.33%) Selenium IDE
1 5 (8.33%) WebDriver
General
1 33 (55.00%) Finance
2 30 (50.00%) Banking
3 15 (25.00%) Retail
4 12 (20.00%) Financial Institution
4 12 (20.00%) Music Industry
5 9 (15.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (40.00%) Developer
2 20 (33.33%) Mainframe Developer
3 10 (16.67%) COBOL Developer
4 7 (11.67%) Analyst
4 7 (11.67%) Technical Leader
5 5 (8.33%) Java Engineer
5 5 (8.33%) QA Engineer
5 5 (8.33%) QA Test Engineer
5 5 (8.33%) Senior Java Engineer
5 5 (8.33%) Senior QA Engineer
5 5 (8.33%) Senior Test Engineer
5 5 (8.33%) Test Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) Business Analyst
6 4 (6.67%) Technical Specialist
7 3 (5.00%) Software Tester
7 3 (5.00%) Tester
7 3 (5.00%) UAT Tester
8 2 (3.33%) COBOL Analyst
8 2 (3.33%) SAS Analyst Programmer
8 2 (3.33%) SAS Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (25.00%) ISPF
2 5 (8.33%) HTML
2 5 (8.33%) HTML5
2 5 (8.33%) Web Services
2 5 (8.33%) XML
3 4 (6.67%) .NET
4 2 (3.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 44 (73.33%) Mainframe
2 32 (53.33%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (36.67%) VSAM
4 19 (31.67%) IBM Mainframe
5 12 (20.00%) iSeries
6 8 (13.33%) AS400
7 7 (11.67%) SWIFT
8 5 (8.33%) Computer Science
8 5 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (6.67%) Derivative
9 4 (6.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (6.67%) Tandem
10 1 (1.67%) EFT
10 1 (1.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (16.67%) zOS
2 5 (8.33%) Android
2 5 (8.33%) Apple iOS
2 5 (8.33%) Windows
3 4 (6.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (45.00%) SDLC
2 15 (25.00%) Coaching
2 15 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 13 (21.67%) Change Management
4 9 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (15.00%) Automated Testing
4 9 (15.00%) Functional Testing
4 9 (15.00%) Open Source
4 9 (15.00%) Project Management
4 9 (15.00%) Waterfall
5 8 (13.33%) Product Management
6 6 (10.00%) Regression Testing
6 6 (10.00%) Unit Testing
7 5 (8.33%) Automation Testing
7 5 (8.33%) Compatibility Testing
7 5 (8.33%) Integration Testing
7 5 (8.33%) Manual Testing
7 5 (8.33%) RAD
7 5 (8.33%) System Integration Testing
7 5 (8.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 37 (61.67%) JCL
2 16 (26.67%) SQL
3 13 (21.67%) Java
4 8 (13.33%) Assembly Language
4 8 (13.33%) REXX
5 4 (6.67%) C#
5 4 (6.67%) VB
5 4 (6.67%) VB6
Qualifications
1 10 (16.67%) Degree
2 9 (15.00%) ISTQB
3 5 (8.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (35.00%) QA
2 4 (6.67%) FATCA
2 4 (6.67%) MiFID
System Software
1 15 (25.00%) Time Sharing Option
2 8 (13.33%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 15 (25.00%) CA Endevor
2 8 (13.33%) Tivoli
3 5 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (3.33%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 35 (58.33%) IBM
2 14 (23.33%) Cognizant
3 8 (13.33%) CA
3 8 (13.33%) HP
3 8 (13.33%) Micro Focus
4 7 (11.67%) BMC
4 7 (11.67%) Remedy
5 4 (6.67%) Oracle
5 4 (6.67%) Pega