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 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 409 421 435
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +14
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 30 11 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.14% 0.051% 0.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.29% 0.10% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 29 6 17
Average salary £50,000 £44,332 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.78% -19.39%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £33,625 £38,300
10% offered a salary of more than £65,500 £65,000 £63,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £41,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+7.78% +4.37%
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
10305 10779 12302
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 47.51% 50.05% 53.08%
Number of salaries quoted 8864 9135 11211
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

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 22 December 2014.

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 22 December 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
(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 - 28 £52,500 - 1
Buckinghamshire +1 2 £37,500 -50.00%
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 39 (78.00%) C++
2 36 (72.00%) Java
2 36 (72.00%) OO
3 33 (66.00%) C#
4 30 (60.00%) OOP
5 27 (54.00%) Automotive
6 24 (48.00%) XML
6 24 (48.00%) Software Architecture
7 23 (46.00%) Data Modelling
7 23 (46.00%) JavaScript
7 23 (46.00%) XML Schema
8 22 (44.00%) Telecoms
8 22 (44.00%) Finance
8 22 (44.00%) Aerospace
9 21 (42.00%) C
9 21 (42.00%) Static Code Analysis
9 21 (42.00%) Software Engineering
10 19 (38.00%) Use Case
10 19 (38.00%) UML
11 17 (34.00%) Microsoft
11 17 (34.00%) UNIX
11 17 (34.00%) Degree
12 16 (32.00%) OOD
13 15 (30.00%) Windows
14 14 (28.00%) Banking
15 13 (26.00%) Enterprise Software
16 11 (22.00%) Linux
17 10 (20.00%) MS Excel
17 10 (20.00%) Ada
17 10 (20.00%) Marketing

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 4 (8.00%) SAS
1 4 (8.00%) CICS
2 1 (2.00%) MQSeries
Applications
1 10 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (8.00%) SPSS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.00%) DB2
2 5 (10.00%) SQL Server
3 4 (8.00%) Oracle Database
4 2 (4.00%) UniData
5 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.00%) Easytrieve
5 1 (2.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (8.00%) ChangeMan
1 4 (8.00%) JIRA
2 1 (2.00%) Subversion
General
1 27 (54.00%) Automotive
2 22 (44.00%) Telecoms
2 22 (44.00%) Finance
2 22 (44.00%) Aerospace
3 14 (28.00%) Banking
4 10 (20.00%) Marketing
5 6 (12.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 42 (84.00%) Developer
2 23 (46.00%) Software Developer
3 18 (36.00%) Senior Developer
3 18 (36.00%) C++ Developer
4 10 (20.00%) Senior C++ Developer
5 7 (14.00%) Junior Software Developer
5 7 (14.00%) Junior Developer
5 7 (14.00%) Senior Software Developer
5 7 (14.00%) Junior
6 5 (10.00%) COBOL Developer
7 4 (8.00%) Analyst
8 3 (6.00%) Software Engineer
8 3 (6.00%) C++ Software Developer
8 3 (6.00%) Senior Software Engineer
8 3 (6.00%) Graduate
9 2 (4.00%) Senior COBOL Developer
9 2 (4.00%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
9 2 (4.00%) Pick Developer
9 2 (4.00%) C++/C# Developer
9 2 (4.00%) C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (48.00%) XML
2 23 (46.00%) XML Schema
3 5 (10.00%) STL
3 5 (10.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 4 (8.00%) ISPF
5 2 (4.00%) HTML
5 2 (4.00%) .NET
6 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.00%) CSS
6 1 (2.00%) Web Services
6 1 (2.00%) XSLT
6 1 (2.00%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.00%) JSON
6 1 (2.00%) WCF
6 1 (2.00%) LINQ
6 1 (2.00%) jQuery
6 1 (2.00%) HTML5
6 1 (2.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (2.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (26.00%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (10.00%) Computer Science
3 4 (8.00%) Mainframe
3 4 (8.00%) VSAM
3 4 (8.00%) Data Conversion
3 4 (8.00%) Data Structures
3 4 (8.00%) Algorithms
4 3 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.00%) Mathematics
5 1 (2.00%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (2.00%) DataPower
5 1 (2.00%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 17 (34.00%) UNIX
2 15 (30.00%) Windows
3 11 (22.00%) Linux
4 3 (6.00%) Solaris
5 1 (2.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (72.00%) OO
2 30 (60.00%) OOP
3 24 (48.00%) Software Architecture
4 23 (46.00%) Data Modelling
5 21 (42.00%) Software Engineering
5 21 (42.00%) Static Code Analysis
6 19 (38.00%) Use Case
6 19 (38.00%) UML
7 16 (32.00%) OOD
8 9 (18.00%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (14.00%) TDD
9 7 (14.00%) Mentoring
10 5 (10.00%) Migration
11 2 (4.00%) RAD
11 2 (4.00%) E-Commerce
12 1 (2.00%) SOA
12 1 (2.00%) MVC
12 1 (2.00%) Waterfall
12 1 (2.00%) Continuous Improvement
12 1 (2.00%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 39 (78.00%) C++
2 36 (72.00%) Java
3 33 (66.00%) C#
4 23 (46.00%) JavaScript
5 21 (42.00%) C
6 10 (20.00%) Ada
7 7 (14.00%) JCL
8 6 (12.00%) SQL
9 3 (6.00%) Perl
9 3 (6.00%) Python
9 3 (6.00%) PL/1
10 2 (4.00%) RPG
11 1 (2.00%) T-SQL
11 1 (2.00%) VB.NET
11 1 (2.00%) REXX
Qualifications
1 17 (34.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 5 (10.00%) Control-M
Vendors
1 17 (34.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.00%) Oracle
2 4 (8.00%) Tableau
3 1 (2.00%) IBM
3 1 (2.00%) Pega
3 1 (2.00%) Syncsort
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