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 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 545 597 598
Rank change year-on-year
+52 +1
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 63 18 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.15% 0.042% 0.066%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.30% 0.078% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 60 12 28
Average salary £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.33% -
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £40,250 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+24.22% -5.29%
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
21038 23172 25031
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 50.92% 54.20% 54.97%
Number of salaries quoted 18166 19523 21873
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 £36,000 £35,000 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £72,500 £78,150
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 +27 31 £53,750 -10.41%
Uxbridge -5 1 £40,000 +1.26%
Bromley - 1 £65,000 -
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 77 (63.64%) Banking
2 68 (56.20%) Mainframe
3 67 (55.37%) Finance
4 55 (45.45%) CICS
5 48 (39.67%) DB2
6 45 (37.19%) UNIX
7 36 (29.75%) Retail
8 35 (28.93%) Oracle
8 35 (28.93%) Mentoring
9 34 (28.10%) Coaching
9 34 (28.10%) Java
10 31 (25.62%) QA
11 29 (23.97%) Analytical Skills
11 29 (23.97%) Change Management
12 27 (22.31%) SWIFT
13 25 (20.66%) IBM
14 24 (19.83%) JCL
15 19 (15.70%) Tandem
15 19 (15.70%) HP
16 18 (14.88%) C++
17 17 (14.05%) Windows
17 17 (14.05%) Release Management
18 16 (13.22%) XML
18 16 (13.22%) Linux
18 16 (13.22%) CA Endevor
19 15 (12.40%) C#
19 15 (12.40%) .NET
20 14 (11.57%) Assembly Language
20 14 (11.57%) ATM
21 13 (10.74%) J2EE

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 55 (45.45%) CICS
2 7 (5.79%) WebSphere
3 4 (3.31%) SAS
4 1 (0.83%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.83%) Tomcat
Applications
1 13 (10.74%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (4.96%) BASE24
2 1 (0.83%) INSURE/90
2 1 (0.83%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 14 (11.57%) ATM
2 6 (4.96%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.83%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (39.67%) DB2
2 10 (8.26%) NonStop SQL
3 8 (6.61%) SQL Server
4 5 (4.13%) MySQL
4 5 (4.13%) MS Access
5 1 (0.83%) Adabas
5 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (3.31%) Eclipse
2 3 (2.48%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.48%) ClearCase
2 3 (2.48%) Rational Rose
3 1 (0.83%) Ant
3 1 (0.83%) Maven
3 1 (0.83%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.83%) CA Gen
General
1 77 (63.64%) Banking
2 67 (55.37%) Finance
3 36 (29.75%) Retail
4 13 (10.74%) Investment Banking
5 5 (4.13%) Music Industry
5 5 (4.13%) Marketing
6 1 (0.83%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.83%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (25.62%) Technical Specialist
2 22 (18.18%) Developer
3 19 (15.70%) Architect
4 17 (14.05%) Designer
5 11 (9.09%) Senior Architect
6 8 (6.61%) Systems Designer
6 8 (6.61%) Programmer
6 8 (6.61%) C++ Developer
6 8 (6.61%) Senior Developer
6 8 (6.61%) Senior C++ Developer
6 8 (6.61%) C++/C# Developer
7 6 (4.96%) COBOL Developer
7 6 (4.96%) Mainframe Developer
7 6 (4.96%) Analyst
8 5 (4.13%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (4.13%) Auditor
9 4 (3.31%) Senior Analyst
9 4 (3.31%) Senior Programmer
9 4 (3.31%) Consultant
9 4 (3.31%) Senior Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (13.22%) XML
2 15 (12.40%) .NET
3 13 (10.74%) J2EE
4 8 (6.61%) XML Schema
4 8 (6.61%) ISPF
5 4 (3.31%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 2 (1.65%) REST
6 2 (1.65%) JMS
6 2 (1.65%) SOAP
6 2 (1.65%) HTML
6 2 (1.65%) Web Services
7 1 (0.83%) Struts
7 1 (0.83%) EJB
7 1 (0.83%) JDBC
7 1 (0.83%) JSP
7 1 (0.83%) Servlets
7 1 (0.83%) Java SE
7 1 (0.83%) Java EE
7 1 (0.83%) JSTL
7 1 (0.83%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 68 (56.20%) Mainframe
2 29 (23.97%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (22.31%) SWIFT
4 19 (15.70%) Tandem
5 8 (6.61%) IBM Mainframe
6 6 (4.96%) Cryptography
6 6 (4.96%) EMV
7 5 (4.13%) Client/Server
7 5 (4.13%) AS400
8 4 (3.31%) Chip Card
9 3 (2.48%) iSeries
10 2 (1.65%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.83%) VSAM
11 1 (0.83%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 45 (37.19%) UNIX
2 17 (14.05%) Windows
3 16 (13.22%) Linux
4 5 (4.13%) Windows XP
4 5 (4.13%) Windows 7
5 4 (3.31%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (28.93%) Mentoring
2 34 (28.10%) Coaching
3 29 (23.97%) Change Management
4 17 (14.05%) Release Management
5 12 (9.92%) OO
6 9 (7.44%) UML
6 9 (7.44%) Use Case
7 8 (6.61%) Software Architecture
7 8 (6.61%) OOP
7 8 (6.61%) Data Modelling
7 8 (6.61%) Project Management
8 5 (4.13%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (4.13%) ETL
8 5 (4.13%) Product Management
9 4 (3.31%) SOA
9 4 (3.31%) MVC
10 3 (2.48%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (2.48%) OOD
10 3 (2.48%) Software Engineering
10 3 (2.48%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 34 (28.10%) Java
2 24 (19.83%) JCL
3 18 (14.88%) C++
4 15 (12.40%) C#
5 14 (11.57%) Assembly Language
6 13 (10.74%) SQL
7 10 (8.26%) PL/1
8 8 (6.61%) REXX
8 8 (6.61%) C
8 8 (6.61%) JavaScript
9 6 (4.96%) VB
10 5 (4.13%) VBA
10 5 (4.13%) PowerShell
11 3 (2.48%) RPG
12 1 (0.83%) NATURAL
Qualifications
1 7 (5.79%) Degree
2 1 (0.83%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (25.62%) QA
2 5 (4.13%) ISO 8583
3 1 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 16 (13.22%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 35 (28.93%) Oracle
2 25 (20.66%) IBM
3 19 (15.70%) HP
4 8 (6.61%) Microsoft
5 6 (4.96%) VocaLink
6 5 (4.13%) NCR
6 5 (4.13%) Micro Focus
7 2 (1.65%) SAP
8 1 (0.83%) Cognizant
8 1 (0.83%) CA
8 1 (0.83%) Guidewire
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