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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 335 436 422
Rank change year-on-year
+101 -14
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 103 6 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.50% 0.026% 0.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.02% 0.053% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 93 5 20
Average salary £50,000 £32,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+53.84% -40.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £32,500 £34,750
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £40,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -12.50%
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
10087 11325 11069
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 48.96% 49.63% 49.62%
Number of salaries quoted 8653 9856 9737
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,250 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.91% +4.66%

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 May 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 22 May 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
West Sussex - 34 £50,000 - 1
East Sussex - 25 £50,000 - 4
Surrey - 18 £52,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 16 £37,500 - 1
Berkshire +2 2 £36,250 -9.37%
Hampshire -2 1 £34,073 +4.84%
Middlesex - 1 £34,000 -
Sussex - 1 £50,000 -
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 92 (66.19%) Java
2 85 (61.15%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (52.52%) Software Engineering
3 73 (52.52%) UNIX
4 71 (51.08%) XML
5 63 (45.32%) Finance
6 52 (37.41%) Degree
6 52 (37.41%) Windows
7 48 (34.53%) Web Services
8 44 (31.65%) HTML
9 43 (30.94%) Linux
9 43 (30.94%) OO
10 40 (28.78%) SQL
10 40 (28.78%) Oracle
11 39 (28.06%) DB2
11 39 (28.06%) C#
12 37 (26.62%) C++
13 36 (25.90%) HTML5
14 33 (23.74%) XML Schema
14 33 (23.74%) Mainframe
14 33 (23.74%) Automotive
15 32 (23.02%) Static Code Analysis
16 30 (21.58%) Data Structures
17 29 (20.86%) Oracle Database
17 29 (20.86%) Computer Science
17 29 (20.86%) OOD
17 29 (20.86%) OOP
18 28 (20.14%) Oracle Forms
18 28 (20.14%) PL/SQL
18 28 (20.14%) WebLogic

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 28 (20.14%) WebLogic
2 18 (12.95%) WebSphere
3 12 (8.63%) CICS
4 2 (1.44%) MQSeries
4 2 (1.44%) IIS
5 1 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.72%) SAS
5 1 (0.72%) CMS
Applications
1 25 (17.99%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.72%) FTP
1 1 (0.72%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (28.06%) DB2
2 29 (20.86%) Oracle Database
3 17 (12.23%) UniData
4 6 (4.32%) MongoDB
4 6 (4.32%) Redis
5 4 (2.88%) Easytrieve
6 3 (2.16%) SQL Server
6 3 (2.16%) WebFOCUS
6 3 (2.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.44%) IMS/DB
7 2 (1.44%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.44%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.72%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.72%) PowerCenter
8 1 (0.72%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 28 (20.14%) Oracle Forms
2 11 (7.91%) Eclipse
3 6 (4.32%) Subversion
3 6 (4.32%) Maven
4 3 (2.16%) LoadRunner
5 2 (1.44%) JMeter
5 2 (1.44%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.44%) JUnit
5 2 (1.44%) XPEDITER
5 2 (1.44%) Selenium IDE
5 2 (1.44%) WebDriver
5 2 (1.44%) Selenium
6 1 (0.72%) Toad
General
1 63 (45.32%) Finance
2 33 (23.74%) Automotive
3 25 (17.99%) Aerospace
3 25 (17.99%) Telecoms
4 14 (10.07%) Retail
5 5 (3.60%) Banking
6 3 (2.16%) Marketing
7 1 (0.72%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.72%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 70 (50.36%) Developer
2 42 (30.22%) Software Engineer
3 25 (17.99%) Software Developer
4 21 (15.11%) Mainframe Developer
5 17 (12.23%) Architect
6 15 (10.79%) Senior Software Engineer
7 14 (10.07%) Analyst
8 12 (8.63%) Technical Analyst
9 11 (7.91%) Technical Architect
10 10 (7.19%) Applications Developer
11 9 (6.47%) C++ Developer
12 7 (5.04%) Pick Developer
13 6 (4.32%) Software Architect
14 5 (3.60%) AWS Developer
14 5 (3.60%) Senior Developer
15 4 (2.88%) Oracle Developer
16 3 (2.16%) DB2 Developer
16 3 (2.16%) Oracle Forms Developer
16 3 (2.16%) COBOL Developer
17 2 (1.44%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (51.08%) XML
2 48 (34.53%) Web Services
3 44 (31.65%) HTML
4 36 (25.90%) HTML5
5 33 (23.74%) XML Schema
6 8 (5.76%) JSON
6 8 (5.76%) ISPF
6 8 (5.76%) STL
6 8 (5.76%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 6 (4.32%) Ajax
7 6 (4.32%) CSS
7 6 (4.32%) Memcached
8 5 (3.60%) .NET
9 4 (2.88%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 33 (23.74%) Mainframe
2 30 (21.58%) Data Structures
3 29 (20.86%) Computer Science
4 19 (13.67%) Social Media
5 16 (11.51%) Visualisation
6 15 (10.79%) VSAM
7 6 (4.32%) Mobile App
8 4 (2.88%) IBM Mainframe
9 3 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (1.44%) Replication
10 2 (1.44%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.44%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (1.44%) Algorithms
10 2 (1.44%) Open Source
10 2 (1.44%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 73 (52.52%) UNIX
2 52 (37.41%) Windows
3 43 (30.94%) Linux
4 10 (7.19%) Apple iOS
4 10 (7.19%) Android
5 8 (5.76%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (61.15%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (52.52%) Software Engineering
3 43 (30.94%) OO
4 32 (23.02%) Static Code Analysis
5 29 (20.86%) OOD
5 29 (20.86%) OOP
6 27 (19.42%) UML
7 26 (18.71%) Data Modelling
7 26 (18.71%) Use Case
8 25 (17.99%) Software Architecture
9 24 (17.27%) TDD
10 23 (16.55%) Automated Testing
11 18 (12.95%) E-Commerce
12 13 (9.35%) Continuous Improvement
13 12 (8.63%) RAD
14 11 (7.91%) Logistics
15 10 (7.19%) SOA
15 10 (7.19%) Waterfall
16 8 (5.76%) Scrum
16 8 (5.76%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 92 (66.19%) Java
2 40 (28.78%) SQL
3 39 (28.06%) C#
4 37 (26.62%) C++
5 28 (20.14%) PL/SQL
6 27 (19.42%) JavaScript
7 25 (17.99%) PL/1
8 23 (16.55%) Ada
9 17 (12.23%) RPG
10 14 (10.07%) JCL
11 10 (7.19%) REXX
12 8 (5.76%) Assembly Language
13 6 (4.32%) XQuery
13 6 (4.32%) XPath
14 3 (2.16%) C
15 2 (1.44%) Shell Script
15 2 (1.44%) SELCOPY
Qualifications
1 52 (37.41%) Degree
2 2 (1.44%) ISTQB
2 2 (1.44%) ISEB
3 1 (0.72%) IC3 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.44%) QA
System Software
1 21 (15.11%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (2.16%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.44%) Control-M
Vendors
1 40 (28.78%) Oracle
2 28 (20.14%) Microsoft
3 25 (17.99%) IBM
4 11 (7.91%) JDA
5 6 (4.32%) iRise
6 4 (2.88%) Syncsort
7 3 (2.16%) HP
8 1 (0.72%) Micro Focus
8 1 (0.72%) Business Objects
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