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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 397 388 403
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +15
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 39 33 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.19% 0.16% 0.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.39% 0.32% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 36 29 27
Average salary £52,500 £42,500 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.52% -29.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,800 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £80,000 £61,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+31.25% -11.11%
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
10055 10229 11032
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 48.48% 49.42% 51.40%
Number of salaries quoted 8739 8611 9831
Average salary £42,000 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing COBOL across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 27 February 2015.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the South East region over the 3 months to 27 February 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
Surrey - 18 £52,500 - 1
Buckinghamshire +20 16 £57,500 -23.33%
East Sussex - 3 - -
West Sussex -7 1 £50,000 -9.09% 1
Berkshire -15 1 £35,000 -6.66%
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the South East 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 50 (70.42%) Java
2 49 (69.01%) C++
3 47 (66.20%) OO
4 42 (59.15%) C#
5 40 (56.34%) OOP
6 39 (54.93%) Automotive
7 38 (53.52%) UNIX
8 36 (50.70%) XML
9 35 (49.30%) XML Schema
9 35 (49.30%) Software Engineering
9 35 (49.30%) Software Architecture
9 35 (49.30%) Static Code Analysis
10 34 (47.89%) UML
10 34 (47.89%) Data Modelling
11 33 (46.48%) Telecoms
11 33 (46.48%) Finance
11 33 (46.48%) Aerospace
11 33 (46.48%) Use Case
12 32 (45.07%) Microsoft
13 29 (40.85%) Degree
14 28 (39.44%) OOD
14 28 (39.44%) Windows
15 24 (33.80%) Linux
16 22 (30.99%) MS Excel
16 22 (30.99%) Ada
17 18 (25.35%) JavaScript
18 17 (23.94%) Agile Software Development
19 15 (21.13%) C
19 15 (21.13%) IBM
20 12 (16.90%) TDD

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the South East 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 3 (4.23%) MQSeries
2 1 (1.41%) CICS
2 1 (1.41%) IIS
Applications
1 22 (30.99%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.04%) DB2
1 5 (7.04%) UniData
2 3 (4.23%) Easytrieve
3 2 (2.82%) IMS/DB
4 1 (1.41%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (4.23%) Eclipse
2 2 (2.82%) XPEDITER
3 1 (1.41%) JMeter
3 1 (1.41%) Selenium
3 1 (1.41%) WebDriver
3 1 (1.41%) Selenium IDE
3 1 (1.41%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.41%) JUnit
General
1 39 (54.93%) Automotive
2 33 (46.48%) Telecoms
2 33 (46.48%) Finance
2 33 (46.48%) Aerospace
3 11 (15.49%) Retail
4 8 (11.27%) Marketing
4 8 (11.27%) Banking
5 7 (9.86%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 54 (76.06%) Developer
2 30 (42.25%) Software Developer
3 20 (28.17%) Senior Developer
3 20 (28.17%) C++ Developer
4 11 (15.49%) Technical Analyst
4 11 (15.49%) Architect
4 11 (15.49%) Analyst
4 11 (15.49%) Technical Architect
4 11 (15.49%) Senior C++ Developer
5 8 (11.27%) Senior Software Developer
6 6 (8.45%) Software Engineer
7 5 (7.04%) COBOL Developer
7 5 (7.04%) Pick Developer
8 3 (4.23%) C++/C# Developer
8 3 (4.23%) Junior Software Developer
8 3 (4.23%) C++ Software Developer
8 3 (4.23%) Senior C# Developer
8 3 (4.23%) Junior
8 3 (4.23%) Senior Software Engineer
8 3 (4.23%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (50.70%) XML
2 35 (49.30%) XML Schema
3 6 (8.45%) STL
3 6 (8.45%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 4 (5.63%) Web Services
4 4 (5.63%) .NET
4 4 (5.63%) Middleware
5 3 (4.23%) HTML
6 2 (2.82%) HTML5
7 1 (1.41%) ISPF
7 1 (1.41%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.49%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (7.04%) Computer Science
2 5 (7.04%) Mainframe
3 4 (5.63%) Algorithms
4 3 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.23%) Mathematics
4 3 (4.23%) Social Media
4 3 (4.23%) IBM Mainframe
4 3 (4.23%) DataPower
5 2 (2.82%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.82%) Replication
6 1 (1.41%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.41%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 38 (53.52%) UNIX
2 28 (39.44%) Windows
3 24 (33.80%) Linux
4 3 (4.23%) Solaris
5 1 (1.41%) zOS
5 1 (1.41%) Android
5 1 (1.41%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (66.20%) OO
2 40 (56.34%) OOP
3 35 (49.30%) Software Engineering
3 35 (49.30%) Software Architecture
3 35 (49.30%) Static Code Analysis
4 34 (47.89%) UML
4 34 (47.89%) Data Modelling
5 33 (46.48%) Use Case
6 28 (39.44%) OOD
7 17 (23.94%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (16.90%) TDD
9 11 (15.49%) Logistics
10 8 (11.27%) Mentoring
11 5 (7.04%) RAD
11 5 (7.04%) E-Commerce
12 4 (5.63%) Waterfall
12 4 (5.63%) Continuous Improvement
13 3 (4.23%) SOA
14 2 (2.82%) Automated Testing
14 2 (2.82%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 50 (70.42%) Java
2 49 (69.01%) C++
3 42 (59.15%) C#
4 22 (30.99%) Ada
5 18 (25.35%) JavaScript
6 15 (21.13%) C
7 6 (8.45%) PL/1
8 5 (7.04%) RPG
9 4 (5.63%) REXX
9 4 (5.63%) JCL
10 3 (4.23%) SQL
10 3 (4.23%) Python
10 3 (4.23%) Perl
11 2 (2.82%) SELCOPY
12 1 (1.41%) Shell Script
12 1 (1.41%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 29 (40.85%) Degree
2 2 (2.82%) VCP4
3 1 (1.41%) ISEB
3 1 (1.41%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.41%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (4.23%) Control-M
2 1 (1.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 32 (45.07%) Microsoft
2 15 (21.13%) IBM
3 11 (15.49%) Oracle
3 11 (15.49%) JDA
4 3 (4.23%) Syncsort
5 1 (1.41%) Pega
5 1 (1.41%) HP
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