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 1 October 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 376 403 458
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +55
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 41 78 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.24% 0.37% 0.096%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.47% 0.74% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 38 66 14
Median salary £50,000 £40,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £32,000 £43,250
10% offered a salary of more than £55,750 £47,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £40,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -20.00%
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
8780 10538 10119
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 50.98% 50.19% 46.41%
Number of salaries quoted 7703 9223 8472
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 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 - 16 £50,000 - 1
Berkshire - 15 £55,000 -
Oxfordshire +3 5 £45,000 +12.50%
Kent +9 4 £48,000 +11.62%
West Sussex -14 1 £40,000 - 1
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 77 (77.00%) Mainframe
2 62 (62.00%) DB2
3 57 (57.00%) Java
4 49 (49.00%) IBM
5 43 (43.00%) JCL
6 41 (41.00%) CICS
7 30 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
8 26 (26.00%) Enterprise Software
9 25 (25.00%) Finance
9 25 (25.00%) HTML
9 25 (25.00%) Unix
10 24 (24.00%) JavaScript
10 24 (24.00%) VSAM
11 20 (20.00%) RAD
12 19 (19.00%) SQL
12 19 (19.00%) IBM Mainframe
13 18 (18.00%) SDLC
13 18 (18.00%) Spring
13 18 (18.00%) Degree
14 17 (17.00%) XML
15 16 (16.00%) JSP
15 16 (16.00%) Oracle
15 16 (16.00%) Computer Science
16 15 (15.00%) Waterfall
17 14 (14.00%) UML
17 14 (14.00%) REXX
17 14 (14.00%) MVS
18 12 (12.00%) Windows
18 12 (12.00%) C++
18 12 (12.00%) TDD

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 41 (41.00%) CICS
2 10 (10.00%) IIS
3 2 (2.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (2.00%) MQSeries
Applications
1 6 (6.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (12.00%) VisionPLUS
2 4 (4.00%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (62.00%) DB2
2 6 (6.00%) Relational Database
2 6 (6.00%) UniData
3 4 (4.00%) Easytrieve
4 2 (2.00%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.00%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (4.00%) XPEDITER
2 3 (3.00%) JIRA
3 1 (1.00%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.00%) JMeter
3 1 (1.00%) JUnit
3 1 (1.00%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.00%) Maven
3 1 (1.00%) Selenium
3 1 (1.00%) Selenium IDE
3 1 (1.00%) Subversion
3 1 (1.00%) WebDriver
General
1 25 (25.00%) Finance
2 7 (7.00%) Retail
3 3 (3.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 47 (47.00%) Developer
2 34 (34.00%) Java Developer
3 20 (20.00%) COBOL Developer
4 18 (18.00%) DB2 Developer
5 14 (14.00%) Team Leader
5 14 (14.00%) Technical Leader
5 14 (14.00%) Technical Team Leader
6 9 (9.00%) Software Developer
7 8 (8.00%) Software Engineer
8 7 (7.00%) Analyst
8 7 (7.00%) C# Developer
8 7 (7.00%) C# Software Developer
8 7 (7.00%) C++ Developer
8 7 (7.00%) C++ Software Developer
8 7 (7.00%) C++/C# Developer
8 7 (7.00%) C++/Java Developer
8 7 (7.00%) Java Software Developer
8 7 (7.00%) Mainframe Developer
8 7 (7.00%) Mainframe Software Engineer
8 7 (7.00%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (25.00%) HTML
2 18 (18.00%) Spring
3 17 (17.00%) XML
4 16 (16.00%) JSP
5 6 (6.00%) .NET
5 6 (6.00%) PhoneGap
6 3 (3.00%) HTML5
6 3 (3.00%) Web Services
7 2 (2.00%) J2EE
7 2 (2.00%) JSON
7 2 (2.00%) Middleware
8 1 (1.00%) WinForms
8 1 (1.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 77 (77.00%) Mainframe
2 26 (26.00%) Enterprise Software
3 24 (24.00%) VSAM
4 19 (19.00%) IBM Mainframe
5 16 (16.00%) Computer Science
6 5 (5.00%) AS400
7 4 (4.00%) Algorithms
7 4 (4.00%) VAX
8 3 (3.00%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (3.00%) iSeries
8 3 (3.00%) Social Media
9 2 (2.00%) Data Structures
9 2 (2.00%) DataPower
9 2 (2.00%) PMI
9 2 (2.00%) User Experience
9 2 (2.00%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 25 (25.00%) Unix
2 14 (14.00%) MVS
3 12 (12.00%) Windows
4 3 (3.00%) Linux
4 3 (3.00%) OpenVMS
4 3 (3.00%) VME
5 1 (1.00%) Android
5 1 (1.00%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (20.00%) RAD
3 18 (18.00%) SDLC
4 15 (15.00%) Waterfall
5 14 (14.00%) UML
6 12 (12.00%) Automated Testing
6 12 (12.00%) TDD
6 12 (12.00%) User Stories
7 11 (11.00%) Functional Testing
7 11 (11.00%) Integration Testing
7 11 (11.00%) Regression Testing
7 11 (11.00%) System Integration Testing
7 11 (11.00%) Unit Testing
8 10 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 10 (10.00%) Software Engineering
9 9 (9.00%) OO
10 7 (7.00%) Data Architecture
11 5 (5.00%) Manual Testing
11 5 (5.00%) Migration
12 4 (4.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (57.00%) Java
2 43 (43.00%) JCL
3 24 (24.00%) JavaScript
4 19 (19.00%) SQL
5 14 (14.00%) REXX
6 12 (12.00%) C++
7 10 (10.00%) CLIST
8 9 (9.00%) C#
8 9 (9.00%) Fortran
9 5 (5.00%) C
10 3 (3.00%) Assembly Language
11 2 (2.00%) Shell Script
11 2 (2.00%) T-SQL
12 1 (1.00%) Delphi
12 1 (1.00%) Pascal
12 1 (1.00%) RPG
Qualifications
1 18 (18.00%) Degree
2 11 (11.00%) ISTQB
3 10 (10.00%) ISEB
4 2 (2.00%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (11.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (7.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.00%) Control-M
Vendors
1 49 (49.00%) IBM
2 16 (16.00%) Oracle
3 10 (10.00%) TSYS
4 7 (7.00%) HP
5 4 (4.00%) JD Edwards
5 4 (4.00%) Syncsort
6 1 (1.00%) Informatica
6 1 (1.00%) Rally
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Salary: Circa £40,000
Posted: 5 days ago
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