The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 23 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 404 412 454
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +42
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 44 59 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.24% 0.28% 0.053%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.44% 0.58% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 41 54 8
Median salary £53,000 £49,250 £63,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.61% -22.74%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,500 £45,000 £38,900
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +15.68%
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 South East region.

Programming Languages Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
9988 10126 11034
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 54.18% 48.32% 48.94%
Number of salaries quoted 8947 8692 9516
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of job ads across the South East region citing COBOL as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

COBOL
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing COBOL across the South East region.

COBOL Salary Trend in the South East

COBOL
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing COBOL across the South East region over the 3 months to 23 July 2016.

COBOL Salary Histogram in the South East

COBOL
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the South East region over the 3 months to 23 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
Surrey +35 13 £62,500 +25.00%
West Sussex -20 12 £40,500 -19.00%
Berkshire - 11 £50,000 - 2
East Sussex -11 4 £54,000 -6.08%
Oxfordshire -12 4 £45,000 +20.00%
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 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 South East region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 105 (87.50%) Mainframe
2 84 (70.00%) DB2
3 68 (56.67%) CICS
4 66 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
5 64 (53.33%) JCL
6 52 (43.33%) Java
7 46 (38.33%) RAD
7 46 (38.33%) VSAM
8 44 (36.67%) Finance
9 37 (30.83%) Degree
9 37 (30.83%) Computer Science
10 35 (29.17%) IBM
11 33 (27.50%) REXX
12 31 (25.83%) Automated Testing
13 29 (24.17%) VisionPLUS
14 26 (21.67%) TSYS
14 26 (21.67%) CLIST
15 25 (20.83%) Enterprise Software
15 25 (20.83%) XML
16 24 (20.00%) Waterfall
16 24 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
17 23 (19.17%) SQL
17 23 (19.17%) Software Engineering
18 22 (18.33%) User Stories
19 21 (17.50%) IBM Mainframe
19 21 (17.50%) SDLC
20 20 (16.67%) TDD
21 19 (15.83%) QA
21 19 (15.83%) Unix
22 17 (14.17%) ISTQB

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 68 (56.67%) CICS
2 16 (13.33%) IIS
3 2 (1.67%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.83%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 1 (0.83%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 29 (24.17%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (70.00%) DB2
2 14 (11.67%) Relational Database
3 7 (5.83%) UniData
4 4 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (3.33%) Easytrieve
4 4 (3.33%) RDBMS
4 4 (3.33%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.83%) Big Data
5 1 (0.83%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.83%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (5.00%) Maven
1 6 (5.00%) Subversion
2 4 (3.33%) Eclipse
2 4 (3.33%) XPEDITER
3 2 (1.67%) JMeter
3 2 (1.67%) JUnit
3 2 (1.67%) LoadRunner
3 2 (1.67%) Selenium
3 2 (1.67%) Selenium IDE
3 2 (1.67%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.83%) JIRA
General
1 44 (36.67%) Finance
2 15 (12.50%) Retail
3 4 (3.33%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.67%) Banking
4 2 (1.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 43 (35.83%) Developer
2 23 (19.17%) Java Developer
3 20 (16.67%) Software Engineer
4 17 (14.17%) CICS Engineer
5 16 (13.33%) Mainframe Software Engineer
6 14 (11.67%) Team Leader
6 14 (11.67%) Technical Leader
6 14 (11.67%) Technical Team Leader
7 13 (10.83%) COBOL Developer
8 11 (9.17%) QA Engineer
9 10 (8.33%) DB2 Developer
10 9 (7.50%) QA Test Engineer
10 9 (7.50%) Test Engineer
11 7 (5.83%) Senior Software Engineer
12 6 (5.00%) Informatica Engineer
12 6 (5.00%) Software Developer
13 5 (4.17%) Mainframe Developer
14 4 (3.33%) Quality Engineer
15 3 (2.50%) Mainframe Tester
15 3 (2.50%) Systems Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (20.83%) XML
2 13 (10.83%) HTML
3 9 (7.50%) JSON
3 9 (7.50%) Web Services
4 7 (5.83%) PhoneGap
5 6 (5.00%) HTML5
6 5 (4.17%) J2EE
6 5 (4.17%) Spring
7 3 (2.50%) WinForms
7 3 (2.50%) WPF
8 2 (1.67%) .NET
8 2 (1.67%) ISPF
8 2 (1.67%) Middleware
9 1 (0.83%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 105 (87.50%) Mainframe
2 46 (38.33%) VSAM
3 37 (30.83%) Computer Science
4 25 (20.83%) Enterprise Software
5 21 (17.50%) IBM Mainframe
6 10 (8.33%) Algorithms
7 7 (5.83%) Visualisation
8 6 (5.00%) Social Media
9 5 (4.17%) Data Structures
10 3 (2.50%) Replication
11 2 (1.67%) AS400
11 2 (1.67%) DataPower
11 2 (1.67%) Management Information System
12 1 (0.83%) Analytical Skills
12 1 (0.83%) iSeries
12 1 (0.83%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 19 (15.83%) Unix
2 14 (11.67%) MVS
3 7 (5.83%) Windows
4 5 (4.17%) zOS
5 2 (1.67%) Android
5 2 (1.67%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.67%) Linux
6 1 (0.83%) OpenVMS
6 1 (0.83%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (38.33%) RAD
3 31 (25.83%) Automated Testing
4 24 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 24 (20.00%) Waterfall
5 23 (19.17%) Software Engineering
6 22 (18.33%) User Stories
7 21 (17.50%) SDLC
8 20 (16.67%) TDD
9 17 (14.17%) Functional Testing
9 17 (14.17%) Integration Testing
9 17 (14.17%) Regression Testing
9 17 (14.17%) System Integration Testing
9 17 (14.17%) Unit Testing
10 14 (11.67%) UML
11 11 (9.17%) SOA
12 10 (8.33%) OO
12 10 (8.33%) Scrum
13 8 (6.67%) Manual Testing
14 7 (5.83%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 64 (53.33%) JCL
2 52 (43.33%) Java
3 33 (27.50%) REXX
4 26 (21.67%) CLIST
5 23 (19.17%) SQL
6 12 (10.00%) JavaScript
7 7 (5.83%) C#
7 7 (5.83%) Fortran
8 5 (4.17%) C++
9 4 (3.33%) Assembly Language
9 4 (3.33%) T-SQL
10 3 (2.50%) PL/1
11 2 (1.67%) C
12 1 (0.83%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.83%) Python
12 1 (0.83%) R
12 1 (0.83%) Scala
12 1 (0.83%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 37 (30.83%) Degree
2 17 (14.17%) ISTQB
3 16 (13.33%) ISEB
4 1 (0.83%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (15.83%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.67%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 12 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.67%) Control-M
Vendors
1 35 (29.17%) IBM
2 26 (21.67%) TSYS
3 15 (12.50%) Oracle
4 12 (10.00%) HP
5 6 (5.00%) Informatica
6 5 (4.17%) Rally
7 4 (3.33%) Syncsort
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