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 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 572 622 564
Rank change year-on-year
+50 -58
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 62 38 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.14% 0.078% 0.100%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.27% 0.14% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 28 20 37
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 £35,000 £46,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £66,000 £60,000 £73,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+25.33% -6.25%
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
23120 26464 24552
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 51.78% 54.36% 54.39%
Number of salaries quoted 19799 22461 21174
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 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%

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 27 April 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 27 April 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 +37 16 £52,500 -4.54% 2
Croydon - 3 £35,000 -
Uxbridge - 1 £50,000 -
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 85 (68.00%) Banking
2 84 (67.20%) Mainframe
3 65 (52.00%) CICS
4 61 (48.80%) DB2
5 57 (45.60%) Finance
6 38 (30.40%) SWIFT
7 36 (28.80%) Retail
7 36 (28.80%) Java
8 31 (24.80%) UNIX
8 31 (24.80%) Mentoring
8 31 (24.80%) Analytical Skills
8 31 (24.80%) QA
9 30 (24.00%) Coaching
10 29 (23.20%) Change Management
11 28 (22.40%) Oracle
12 27 (21.60%) JCL
13 24 (19.20%) IBM
14 21 (16.80%) Tandem
15 19 (15.20%) HP
16 15 (12.00%) SOA
16 15 (12.00%) CA Endevor
16 15 (12.00%) Release Management
17 14 (11.20%) SQL
17 14 (11.20%) .NET
17 14 (11.20%) Windows
18 13 (10.40%) J2EE
18 13 (10.40%) C++
19 12 (9.60%) C#
19 12 (9.60%) SQL Server
19 12 (9.60%) Linux

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 65 (52.00%) CICS
2 7 (5.60%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.60%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (1.60%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.80%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.80%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.80%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (6.40%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.80%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (4.80%) BASE24
2 5 (4.00%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.80%) ATM
2 5 (4.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.80%) FTP
3 1 (0.80%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (48.80%) DB2
2 12 (9.60%) SQL Server
3 11 (8.80%) NonStop SQL
4 6 (4.80%) MS Access
5 2 (1.60%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.60%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.80%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.80%) Adabas
6 1 (0.80%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (4.80%) Eclipse
2 5 (4.00%) Toad
2 5 (4.00%) Visual Studio
2 5 (4.00%) ClearCase
2 5 (4.00%) Rational Rose
3 1 (0.80%) Ant
3 1 (0.80%) Maven
3 1 (0.80%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.80%) CA Gen
General
1 85 (68.00%) Banking
2 57 (45.60%) Finance
3 36 (28.80%) Retail
4 8 (6.40%) Marketing
5 5 (4.00%) Corporate Banking
5 5 (4.00%) Billing
6 3 (2.40%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.40%) Music Industry
7 1 (0.80%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (20.00%) Designer
2 24 (19.20%) Technical Specialist
3 16 (12.80%) Architect
4 14 (11.20%) Analyst
5 11 (8.80%) Developer
6 9 (7.20%) Programmer
6 9 (7.20%) Solutions Designer
6 9 (7.20%) Senior Analyst
6 9 (7.20%) Senior Programmer
7 8 (6.40%) Systems Designer
8 7 (5.60%) Senior Architect
9 6 (4.80%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (4.80%) Lead Designer
10 5 (4.00%) COBOL Developer
10 5 (4.00%) Senior Technical Specialist
11 4 (3.20%) Database Manager
11 4 (3.20%) Mainframe Developer
11 4 (3.20%) Senior Technical Architect
11 4 (3.20%) Technical Architect
11 4 (3.20%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (11.20%) .NET
2 13 (10.40%) J2EE
3 12 (9.60%) ISPF
4 10 (8.00%) XML
5 6 (4.80%) HTML
6 5 (4.00%) Web Services
6 5 (4.00%) JMS
7 3 (2.40%) WebSphere MQ
8 2 (1.60%) Hibernate
8 2 (1.60%) Spring
8 2 (1.60%) XML Schema
8 2 (1.60%) SOAP
8 2 (1.60%) REST
8 2 (1.60%) SailPoint
9 1 (0.80%) Spring Integration
9 1 (0.80%) Struts
9 1 (0.80%) EJB
9 1 (0.80%) JDBC
9 1 (0.80%) JSP
9 1 (0.80%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 84 (67.20%) Mainframe
2 38 (30.40%) SWIFT
3 31 (24.80%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (16.80%) Tandem
5 10 (8.00%) IBM Mainframe
6 9 (7.20%) Client/Server
7 6 (4.80%) Cryptography
7 6 (4.80%) EMV
8 3 (2.40%) Management Information System
8 3 (2.40%) AS400
9 1 (0.80%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.80%) VSAM
9 1 (0.80%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.80%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 31 (24.80%) UNIX
2 14 (11.20%) Windows
3 12 (9.60%) Linux
4 5 (4.00%) Windows XP
4 5 (4.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.60%) MVS
5 2 (1.60%) AIX
5 2 (1.60%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (24.80%) Mentoring
2 30 (24.00%) Coaching
3 29 (23.20%) Change Management
4 15 (12.00%) SOA
4 15 (12.00%) Release Management
5 10 (8.00%) OO
6 7 (5.60%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (4.80%) Project Management
7 6 (4.80%) MVC
7 6 (4.80%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (4.00%) Software Delivery
8 5 (4.00%) OOD
9 4 (3.20%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (2.40%) EAI
10 3 (2.40%) UML
10 3 (2.40%) Product Management
11 2 (1.60%) Software Architecture
11 2 (1.60%) Waterfall
11 2 (1.60%) System Testing
11 2 (1.60%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 36 (28.80%) Java
2 27 (21.60%) JCL
3 14 (11.20%) SQL
4 13 (10.40%) C++
5 12 (9.60%) C#
6 10 (8.00%) VB
7 9 (7.20%) Assembly Language
8 6 (4.80%) PL/1
9 5 (4.00%) PowerShell
9 5 (4.00%) JavaScript
10 3 (2.40%) PL/SQL
10 3 (2.40%) VB6
11 2 (1.60%) VBA
11 2 (1.60%) Perl
11 2 (1.60%) C
12 1 (0.80%) RPG
12 1 (0.80%) NATURAL
Qualifications
1 1 (0.80%) ISEB
1 1 (0.80%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (24.80%) QA
2 5 (4.00%) ISO 8583
3 3 (2.40%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 15 (12.00%) CA Endevor
2 2 (1.60%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 28 (22.40%) Oracle
2 24 (19.20%) IBM
3 19 (15.20%) HP
4 6 (4.80%) VocaLink
5 5 (4.00%) NCR
5 5 (4.00%) Remedy
5 5 (4.00%) BMC
5 5 (4.00%) Cognizant
6 3 (2.40%) Micro Focus
7 2 (1.60%) Microsoft
7 2 (1.60%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.80%) CA
8 1 (0.80%) ServiceNow
London
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago