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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 572 592 593
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +1
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 59 28 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.13% 0.062% 0.082%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.25% 0.11% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 29 26 36
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £37,250 £38,750
10% offered a salary of more than £60,800 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £37,500 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -5.06%
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
23436 25019 26662
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 51.77% 55.24% 54.66%
Number of salaries quoted 20257 21570 23418
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -

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 21 October 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 21 October 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
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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 +13 18 £42,500 -20.93% 3
Docklands, London - 2 £74,000 -
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 62 (68.89%) Banking
2 55 (61.11%) Retail
3 50 (55.56%) Mainframe
4 48 (53.33%) Mentoring
4 48 (53.33%) Coaching
5 47 (52.22%) DB2
6 44 (48.89%) Change Management
6 44 (48.89%) Analytical Skills
6 44 (48.89%) QA
7 43 (47.78%) IBM
8 42 (46.67%) JCL
9 34 (37.78%) Finance
10 32 (35.56%) CICS
11 28 (31.11%) UNIX
12 27 (30.00%) CA Endevor
13 26 (28.89%) Java
14 22 (24.44%) Release Management
15 21 (23.33%) Oracle
16 19 (21.11%) HP
17 18 (20.00%) Tandem
17 18 (20.00%) C++
17 18 (20.00%) Windows
18 17 (18.89%) Linux
18 17 (18.89%) C#
18 17 (18.89%) XML
18 17 (18.89%) PL/1
18 17 (18.89%) SWIFT
19 16 (17.78%) J2EE
20 15 (16.67%) SQL
20 15 (16.67%) BASE24

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 32 (35.56%) CICS
2 4 (4.44%) SAS
2 4 (4.44%) MQSeries
3 3 (3.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (13.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 15 (16.67%) BASE24
2 1 (1.11%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (1.11%) INSURE/90
Communications & Networking
1 13 (14.44%) ATM
2 10 (11.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (52.22%) DB2
2 10 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 8 (8.89%) NonStop SQL
4 4 (4.44%) MySQL
4 4 (4.44%) MS Access
General
1 62 (68.89%) Banking
2 55 (61.11%) Retail
3 34 (37.78%) Finance
4 10 (11.11%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.22%) Music Industry
5 2 (2.22%) Marketing
5 2 (2.22%) Billing
6 1 (1.11%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 46 (51.11%) Technical Specialist
2 18 (20.00%) Developer
3 10 (11.11%) Architect
4 9 (10.00%) Senior Technical Specialist
5 8 (8.89%) Senior C++ Developer
5 8 (8.89%) Senior Developer
5 8 (8.89%) Senior Architect
5 8 (8.89%) C++/C# Developer
5 8 (8.89%) C++ Developer
6 5 (5.56%) COBOL Developer
6 5 (5.56%) SWIFT Specialist
7 4 (4.44%) Auditor
7 4 (4.44%) Programmer
8 2 (2.22%) Mainframe Developer
8 2 (2.22%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (2.22%) Consultant
9 1 (1.11%) DBA
9 1 (1.11%) Technical Architect
9 1 (1.11%) Software Engineer
9 1 (1.11%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (18.89%) XML
2 16 (17.78%) J2EE
3 13 (14.44%) ISPF
4 10 (11.11%) .NET
5 8 (8.89%) XML Schema
6 6 (6.67%) Web Services
7 1 (1.11%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 50 (55.56%) Mainframe
2 44 (48.89%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (20.00%) Tandem
4 17 (18.89%) SWIFT
5 13 (14.44%) IBM Mainframe
6 9 (10.00%) Cryptography
7 8 (8.89%) AS400
8 6 (6.67%) Contract for Difference
9 4 (4.44%) EMV
9 4 (4.44%) Chip Card
10 3 (3.33%) iSeries
11 2 (2.22%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 28 (31.11%) UNIX
2 18 (20.00%) Windows
3 17 (18.89%) Linux
4 10 (11.11%) AIX
5 9 (10.00%) Windows 7
5 9 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (53.33%) Mentoring
1 48 (53.33%) Coaching
2 44 (48.89%) Change Management
3 22 (24.44%) Release Management
4 9 (10.00%) Use Case
4 9 (10.00%) UML
5 8 (8.89%) OOP
5 8 (8.89%) OO
5 8 (8.89%) Data Modelling
5 8 (8.89%) Software Architecture
6 4 (4.44%) ETL
7 3 (3.33%) Project Management
7 3 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (2.22%) Software Engineering
8 2 (2.22%) Systems Analysis
8 2 (2.22%) Reverse Engineering
8 2 (2.22%) Product Management
8 2 (2.22%) Root Cause Analysis
9 1 (1.11%) Disaster Recovery
9 1 (1.11%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (46.67%) JCL
2 26 (28.89%) Java
3 18 (20.00%) C++
4 17 (18.89%) C#
4 17 (18.89%) PL/1
5 15 (16.67%) SQL
6 10 (11.11%) Assembly Language
7 9 (10.00%) PowerShell
7 9 (10.00%) C
8 8 (8.89%) JavaScript
8 8 (8.89%) REXX
9 4 (4.44%) VBA
10 3 (3.33%) RPG
11 1 (1.11%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (48.89%) QA
2 9 (10.00%) ISO 8583
Systems Management
1 27 (30.00%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 43 (47.78%) IBM
2 21 (23.33%) Oracle
3 19 (21.11%) HP
4 9 (10.00%) NCR
5 8 (8.89%) Microsoft
6 7 (7.78%) SAP
7 4 (4.44%) VocaLink
8 2 (2.22%) Micro Focus
9 1 (1.11%) Guidewire
City, London
AMS - Santander
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Parham Consulting
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum £40,000 - £50,000 plus discretionary
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Santander
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago