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 27 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 391 391 461
Rank change year-on-year
0 +70
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 45 60 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.25% 0.29% 0.067%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.47% 0.60% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 41 53 9
Median salary £50,000 £42,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% -15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £37,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
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
9542 10084 10754
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 53.02% 48.44% 47.72%
Number of salaries quoted 8487 8694 9107
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 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +48 17 £50,000 - 1
Berkshire - 14 £55,000 - 2
Kent +20 4 £48,000 +11.62%
West Sussex -15 4 £46,500 +16.25%
Oxfordshire - 4 £45,000 -
East Sussex -1 2 £45,750 -23.75%
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 97 (82.20%) Mainframe
2 75 (63.56%) DB2
3 64 (54.24%) CICS
4 60 (50.85%) JCL
5 59 (50.00%) Java
6 56 (47.46%) Agile Software Development
7 44 (37.29%) IBM
8 42 (35.59%) VSAM
9 40 (33.90%) RAD
10 38 (32.20%) Finance
11 30 (25.42%) Degree
12 28 (23.73%) Computer Science
12 28 (23.73%) REXX
13 27 (22.88%) Automated Testing
14 26 (22.03%) SDLC
15 25 (21.19%) Enterprise Software
15 25 (21.19%) VisionPLUS
16 24 (20.34%) Unix
17 23 (19.49%) XML
18 22 (18.64%) CLIST
18 22 (18.64%) Waterfall
18 22 (18.64%) TSYS
19 21 (17.80%) IBM Mainframe
19 21 (17.80%) HTML
19 21 (17.80%) Software Engineering
20 20 (16.95%) TDD
20 20 (16.95%) User Stories
21 19 (16.10%) JavaScript
22 18 (15.25%) SQL
22 18 (15.25%) Continuous Improvement

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 64 (54.24%) CICS
2 16 (13.56%) IIS
3 2 (1.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (1.69%) MQSeries
Applications
1 6 (5.08%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.39%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 25 (21.19%) VisionPLUS
2 4 (3.39%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (63.56%) DB2
2 11 (9.32%) Relational Database
3 4 (3.39%) Easytrieve
3 4 (3.39%) UniData
4 3 (2.54%) RDBMS
4 3 (2.54%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (3.39%) Eclipse
1 4 (3.39%) XPEDITER
2 2 (1.69%) JMeter
2 2 (1.69%) JUnit
2 2 (1.69%) LoadRunner
2 2 (1.69%) Maven
2 2 (1.69%) Selenium
2 2 (1.69%) Selenium IDE
2 2 (1.69%) Subversion
2 2 (1.69%) WebDriver
3 1 (0.85%) JIRA
General
1 38 (32.20%) Finance
2 6 (5.08%) Retail
3 4 (3.39%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 46 (38.98%) Developer
2 31 (26.27%) Java Developer
3 18 (15.25%) Software Engineer
4 16 (13.56%) COBOL Developer
5 15 (12.71%) CICS Engineer
6 14 (11.86%) Mainframe Software Engineer
6 14 (11.86%) Team Leader
6 14 (11.86%) Technical Leader
6 14 (11.86%) Technical Team Leader
7 13 (11.02%) DB2 Developer
8 11 (9.32%) QA Engineer
9 10 (8.47%) Software Developer
10 9 (7.63%) Mainframe Developer
10 9 (7.63%) QA Test Engineer
10 9 (7.63%) Test Engineer
11 7 (5.93%) C# Software Developer
11 7 (5.93%) C++/C# Developer
11 7 (5.93%) C++/Java Developer
11 7 (5.93%) Java Software Developer
11 7 (5.93%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (19.49%) XML
2 21 (17.80%) HTML
3 16 (13.56%) Spring
4 11 (9.32%) JSP
5 7 (5.93%) JSON
5 7 (5.93%) Web Services
6 6 (5.08%) .NET
6 6 (5.08%) HTML5
7 5 (4.24%) J2EE
8 4 (3.39%) PhoneGap
9 2 (1.69%) ISPF
9 2 (1.69%) Middleware
9 2 (1.69%) WinForms
9 2 (1.69%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 97 (82.20%) Mainframe
2 42 (35.59%) VSAM
3 28 (23.73%) Computer Science
4 25 (21.19%) Enterprise Software
5 21 (17.80%) IBM Mainframe
6 8 (6.78%) Algorithms
7 6 (5.08%) Social Media
8 5 (4.24%) Data Structures
8 5 (4.24%) Visualisation
9 4 (3.39%) AS400
9 4 (3.39%) VAX
10 3 (2.54%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (2.54%) iSeries
11 2 (1.69%) DataPower
11 2 (1.69%) PMI
11 2 (1.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 24 (20.34%) Unix
2 14 (11.86%) MVS
3 12 (10.17%) Windows
4 3 (2.54%) OpenVMS
4 3 (2.54%) VME
4 3 (2.54%) zOS
5 2 (1.69%) Android
5 2 (1.69%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (47.46%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (33.90%) RAD
3 27 (22.88%) Automated Testing
4 26 (22.03%) SDLC
5 22 (18.64%) Waterfall
6 21 (17.80%) Software Engineering
7 20 (16.95%) TDD
7 20 (16.95%) User Stories
8 18 (15.25%) Continuous Improvement
9 17 (14.41%) Functional Testing
9 17 (14.41%) Integration Testing
9 17 (14.41%) Regression Testing
9 17 (14.41%) System Integration Testing
9 17 (14.41%) Unit Testing
10 14 (11.86%) UML
11 13 (11.02%) OO
12 8 (6.78%) Manual Testing
13 7 (5.93%) Data Architecture
13 7 (5.93%) OOD
13 7 (5.93%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 60 (50.85%) JCL
2 59 (50.00%) Java
3 28 (23.73%) REXX
4 22 (18.64%) CLIST
5 19 (16.10%) JavaScript
6 18 (15.25%) SQL
7 11 (9.32%) C++
8 10 (8.47%) C#
9 6 (5.08%) Fortran
10 4 (3.39%) Assembly Language
10 4 (3.39%) C
11 3 (2.54%) T-SQL
12 2 (1.69%) PL/1
12 2 (1.69%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.85%) Pascal
Qualifications
1 30 (25.42%) Degree
2 17 (14.41%) ISTQB
3 16 (13.56%) ISEB
4 2 (1.69%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (14.41%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.69%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 12 (10.17%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.69%) Control-M
Vendors
1 44 (37.29%) IBM
2 22 (18.64%) TSYS
3 16 (13.56%) Oracle
4 12 (10.17%) HP
5 4 (3.39%) JD Edwards
5 4 (3.39%) Syncsort
6 3 (2.54%) Rally
7 2 (1.69%) Informatica
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