The first table below looks at the demand 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 14 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the London region.

Location
3 months to
14 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 606 562 625
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +63
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 32 38 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.066% 0.086% 0.029%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.12% 0.16% 0.052%
Number of salaries quoted 5 31 10
Average salary £50,000 £62,500 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £45,000 £47,300
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £70,000 £76,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.26%
Programming Languages Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
26094 23592 28605
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 54.07% 53.50% 54.71%
Number of salaries quoted 22598 20218 25360
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
COBOL
England

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 14 July 2014.

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 14 July 2014. 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 0 1 £60,000 +33.33%
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 14 July 2014, 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 34 (46.58%) Retail
2 32 (43.84%) Banking
3 27 (36.99%) CICS
3 27 (36.99%) JCL
4 26 (35.62%) IBM
4 26 (35.62%) DB2
5 25 (34.25%) Change Management
5 25 (34.25%) QA
6 24 (32.88%) Mainframe
7 16 (21.92%) Oracle
8 15 (20.55%) SQL
9 14 (19.18%) BASE24
9 14 (19.18%) Release Management
9 14 (19.18%) CA Endevor
10 13 (17.81%) C++
11 12 (16.44%) Java
11 12 (16.44%) AS400
11 12 (16.44%) HP
12 11 (15.07%) Linux
12 11 (15.07%) Tandem
13 10 (13.70%) VSAM
13 10 (13.70%) Software Engineering
13 10 (13.70%) J2EE
14 9 (12.33%) Web Services
14 9 (12.33%) UNIX
14 9 (12.33%) AIX
14 9 (12.33%) PL/1
14 9 (12.33%) Finance
14 9 (12.33%) Contract for Difference
14 9 (12.33%) SWIFT

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 14 July 2014, 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 27 (36.99%) CICS
2 6 (8.22%) MQSeries
3 3 (4.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.37%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.37%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.37%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.37%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (19.18%) BASE24
2 3 (4.11%) Misys Midas
2 3 (4.11%) Oracle Retail
2 3 (4.11%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (1.37%) INSURE/90
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.85%) TCP/IP
2 4 (5.48%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (35.62%) DB2
2 6 (8.22%) Relational Database
3 5 (6.85%) SQL Server
4 4 (5.48%) NonStop SQL
5 3 (4.11%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (1.37%) MySQL
6 1 (1.37%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 6 (8.22%) JIRA
General
1 34 (46.58%) Retail
2 32 (43.84%) Banking
3 9 (12.33%) Finance
4 6 (8.22%) Billing
Job Titles
1 24 (32.88%) Technical Specialist
2 16 (21.92%) Support Team Leader
2 16 (21.92%) Team Leader
3 14 (19.18%) Developer
4 8 (10.96%) COBOL Developer
5 6 (8.22%) Development Team Leader
5 6 (8.22%) Senior Technical Specialist
5 6 (8.22%) Applications Support
6 5 (6.85%) SWIFT Specialist
7 3 (4.11%) DB2 DBA
7 3 (4.11%) Architect
7 3 (4.11%) DBA
7 3 (4.11%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (2.74%) Analyst
8 2 (2.74%) Technical Architect
8 2 (2.74%) Administrator
8 2 (2.74%) Systems Designer
8 2 (2.74%) .NET Developer
8 2 (2.74%) Technical Solutions Architect
8 2 (2.74%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (13.70%) J2EE
2 9 (12.33%) Web Services
3 7 (9.59%) ISPF
3 7 (9.59%) .NET
4 5 (6.85%) XML
5 3 (4.11%) Middleware
6 2 (2.74%) WinForms
6 2 (2.74%) .NET Framework
6 2 (2.74%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 24 (32.88%) Mainframe
2 12 (16.44%) AS400
3 11 (15.07%) Tandem
4 10 (13.70%) VSAM
5 9 (12.33%) Contract for Difference
5 9 (12.33%) SWIFT
6 5 (6.85%) IBM Mainframe
6 5 (6.85%) Cryptography
7 4 (5.48%) iSeries
8 2 (2.74%) Replication
9 1 (1.37%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 11 (15.07%) Linux
2 9 (12.33%) UNIX
2 9 (12.33%) AIX
3 5 (6.85%) Windows 7
3 5 (6.85%) Windows
3 5 (6.85%) Windows XP
4 2 (2.74%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (34.25%) Change Management
2 14 (19.18%) Release Management
3 10 (13.70%) Software Engineering
4 7 (9.59%) Data Analysis
5 6 (8.22%) System Testing
6 4 (5.48%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (4.11%) Analytics
7 3 (4.11%) Customer Analytics
7 3 (4.11%) ITIL
7 3 (4.11%) UML
7 3 (4.11%) SOA
8 2 (2.74%) PRINCE2
8 2 (2.74%) Supply Chain Management
8 2 (2.74%) Asset Management
8 2 (2.74%) TOGAF
8 2 (2.74%) Data Modelling
8 2 (2.74%) Quality Management
8 2 (2.74%) Performance Improvement
8 2 (2.74%) Business Analysis
8 2 (2.74%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 27 (36.99%) JCL
2 15 (20.55%) SQL
3 13 (17.81%) C++
4 12 (16.44%) Java
5 9 (12.33%) PL/1
6 7 (9.59%) C#
7 6 (8.22%) Python
7 6 (8.22%) Shell Script
8 5 (6.85%) PowerShell
9 4 (5.48%) RPG
10 3 (4.11%) C
11 2 (2.74%) REXX
12 1 (1.37%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (4.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (34.25%) QA
2 5 (6.85%) ISO 8583
Systems Management
1 14 (19.18%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 26 (35.62%) IBM
2 16 (21.92%) Oracle
3 12 (16.44%) HP
4 7 (9.59%) SAP
5 6 (8.22%) Perforce
6 5 (6.85%) NCR
7 2 (2.74%) ATG
8 1 (1.37%) Guidewire
8 1 (1.37%) Microsoft
South East London
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £39000 - £55400 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago