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 24 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
COBOL
England / South East
Rank 383 393 435
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +42
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 11 47 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.074% 0.24% 0.17%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.14% 0.47% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 11 35 33
Median salary £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £51,900 £45,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
+15.33% -14.28%

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
7775 9928 10094
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 52.43% 51.67% 48.58%
Number of salaries quoted 6695 8891 8814
Median salary £45,000 £44,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +5.95%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

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 24 February 2017.

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 24 February 2017. 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 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
Berkshire +26 6 £52,500 - 2
West Sussex +10 3 £40,000 -23.80%
Surrey +51 2 £35,000 -30.00% 1
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 41 (83.67%) Mainframe
2 40 (81.63%) DB2
3 39 (79.59%) IBM
4 34 (69.39%) JCL
5 29 (59.18%) CICS
6 27 (55.10%) SQL
7 24 (48.98%) Data Analysis
7 24 (48.98%) Migration
8 22 (44.90%) UML
9 17 (34.69%) Java
9 17 (34.69%) Tivoli
10 11 (22.45%) Unix
11 10 (20.41%) MVS
11 10 (20.41%) IBM Mainframe
11 10 (20.41%) Retail
12 9 (18.37%) Enterprise Software
13 8 (16.33%) HTML
13 8 (16.33%) JavaScript
14 7 (14.29%) Oracle
14 7 (14.29%) Business Analysis
15 5 (10.20%) Spring
15 5 (10.20%) JSP
15 5 (10.20%) C
15 5 (10.20%) C++
15 5 (10.20%) Fortran
15 5 (10.20%) Assembly Language
16 4 (8.16%) Windows
16 4 (8.16%) Linux
17 3 (6.12%) JIRA
17 3 (6.12%) Release Management

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 29 (59.18%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (81.63%) DB2
2 2 (4.08%) UniData
Development Applications
1 3 (6.12%) JIRA
General
1 10 (20.41%) Retail
2 1 (2.04%) French Language
2 1 (2.04%) German Language
2 1 (2.04%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 35 (71.43%) Analyst
1 35 (71.43%) COBOL Analyst
2 27 (55.10%) Analyst Programmer
2 27 (55.10%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
2 27 (55.10%) COBOL Programmer
2 27 (55.10%) Programmer
3 21 (42.86%) DB2 Programmer
4 20 (40.82%) CICS Analyst
5 18 (36.73%) CICS Programmer
6 7 (14.29%) Developer
6 7 (14.29%) Mainframe Analyst
6 7 (14.29%) Systems Analyst
6 7 (14.29%) Technical Analyst
7 6 (12.24%) Mainframe Analyst Programmer
7 6 (12.24%) Mainframe Programmer
7 6 (12.24%) MVS Programmer
8 5 (10.20%) COBOL Developer
8 5 (10.20%) DB2 Developer
8 5 (10.20%) Designer
8 5 (10.20%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.33%) HTML
2 5 (10.20%) JSP
2 5 (10.20%) Spring
3 2 (4.08%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 41 (83.67%) Mainframe
2 10 (20.41%) IBM Mainframe
3 9 (18.37%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (6.12%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 11 (22.45%) Unix
2 10 (20.41%) MVS
3 4 (8.16%) Linux
3 4 (8.16%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (48.98%) Data Analysis
1 24 (48.98%) Migration
2 22 (44.90%) UML
3 7 (14.29%) Business Analysis
4 3 (6.12%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (6.12%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (69.39%) JCL
2 27 (55.10%) SQL
3 17 (34.69%) Java
4 8 (16.33%) JavaScript
5 5 (10.20%) Assembly Language
5 5 (10.20%) C
5 5 (10.20%) C++
5 5 (10.20%) Fortran
6 3 (6.12%) Delphi
6 3 (6.12%) RPG
7 2 (4.08%) REXX
8 1 (2.04%) PL/1
Systems Management
1 17 (34.69%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 39 (79.59%) IBM
2 7 (14.29%) Oracle
3 1 (2.04%) Microsoft
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