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 29 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 377 391 467
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +76
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 59 79 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.32% 0.37% 0.022%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.60% 0.76% 0.044%
Number of salaries quoted 52 74 4
Median salary £52,750 £50,000 £40,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.50% +22.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,250 £37,500 £27,450
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £72,250
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £34,500
% change year-on-year
- +30.43%
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
9795 10407 11322
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 53.64% 48.80% 48.90%
Number of salaries quoted 8774 8891 9859
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +4.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 29 June 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 29 June 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
West Sussex -15 24 £45,000 -10.00%
Surrey +25 14 £62,500 +21.95%
Berkshire - 12 £50,000 - 1
East Sussex -6 9 £54,000 -1.81%
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 108 (89.26%) Mainframe
2 88 (72.73%) DB2
3 69 (57.02%) Agile Software Development
4 68 (56.20%) CICS
5 64 (52.89%) JCL
6 51 (42.15%) Java
7 47 (38.84%) RAD
8 46 (38.02%) VSAM
8 46 (38.02%) Finance
9 41 (33.88%) Degree
9 41 (33.88%) Computer Science
10 34 (28.10%) IBM
11 33 (27.27%) REXX
12 32 (26.45%) Automated Testing
13 29 (23.97%) VisionPLUS
14 26 (21.49%) XML
14 26 (21.49%) TSYS
14 26 (21.49%) Enterprise Software
14 26 (21.49%) CLIST
15 25 (20.66%) Continuous Improvement
15 25 (20.66%) Waterfall
15 25 (20.66%) SQL
16 24 (19.83%) User Stories
17 23 (19.01%) Software Engineering
18 22 (18.18%) QA
19 21 (17.36%) TDD
19 21 (17.36%) IBM Mainframe
20 20 (16.53%) SDLC
21 18 (14.88%) Regression Testing
21 18 (14.88%) ISTQB

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 68 (56.20%) CICS
2 17 (14.05%) IIS
3 2 (1.65%) MQSeries
Business Applications
1 29 (23.97%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.48%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (72.73%) DB2
2 13 (10.74%) Relational Database
3 7 (5.79%) UniData
4 4 (3.31%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (3.31%) Easytrieve
5 3 (2.48%) RDBMS
5 3 (2.48%) SQL Server
6 2 (1.65%) Data Mining
6 2 (1.65%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.83%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (4.96%) Maven
1 6 (4.96%) Subversion
2 5 (4.13%) Eclipse
3 4 (3.31%) XPEDITER
4 3 (2.48%) JMeter
4 3 (2.48%) JUnit
4 3 (2.48%) LoadRunner
4 3 (2.48%) Selenium
4 3 (2.48%) Selenium IDE
4 3 (2.48%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.83%) JIRA
General
1 46 (38.02%) Finance
2 17 (14.05%) Retail
3 4 (3.31%) Banking
3 4 (3.31%) Financial Institution
3 4 (3.31%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 41 (33.88%) Developer
2 22 (18.18%) Java Developer
3 20 (16.53%) Software Engineer
4 17 (14.05%) CICS Engineer
5 16 (13.22%) Mainframe Software Engineer
6 14 (11.57%) COBOL Developer
6 14 (11.57%) Team Leader
6 14 (11.57%) Technical Leader
6 14 (11.57%) Technical Team Leader
7 12 (9.92%) QA Engineer
8 11 (9.09%) DB2 Developer
9 9 (7.44%) QA Test Engineer
9 9 (7.44%) Test Engineer
10 7 (5.79%) Senior Software Engineer
11 6 (4.96%) Data Engineer
11 6 (4.96%) Informatica Engineer
12 5 (4.13%) Mainframe Developer
12 5 (4.13%) Quality Engineer
12 5 (4.13%) z/OS Engineer
13 4 (3.31%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (21.49%) XML
2 14 (11.57%) HTML
3 12 (9.92%) Web Services
4 9 (7.44%) JSON
5 7 (5.79%) HTML5
5 7 (5.79%) PhoneGap
6 5 (4.13%) J2EE
6 5 (4.13%) Spring
7 3 (2.48%) WinForms
7 3 (2.48%) WPF
8 2 (1.65%) .NET
8 2 (1.65%) ISPF
8 2 (1.65%) Middleware
8 2 (1.65%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 108 (89.26%) Mainframe
2 46 (38.02%) VSAM
3 41 (33.88%) Computer Science
4 26 (21.49%) Enterprise Software
5 21 (17.36%) IBM Mainframe
6 10 (8.26%) Algorithms
7 7 (5.79%) Social Media
7 7 (5.79%) Visualisation
8 5 (4.13%) Data Structures
8 5 (4.13%) Replication
9 4 (3.31%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.65%) AS400
10 2 (1.65%) DataPower
11 1 (0.83%) Analytical Skills
11 1 (0.83%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 16 (13.22%) Unix
2 14 (11.57%) MVS
3 7 (5.79%) zOS
4 4 (3.31%) Windows
5 3 (2.48%) Android
5 3 (2.48%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.65%) Linux
7 1 (0.83%) OpenVMS
7 1 (0.83%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (57.02%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (38.84%) RAD
3 32 (26.45%) Automated Testing
4 25 (20.66%) Continuous Improvement
4 25 (20.66%) Waterfall
5 24 (19.83%) User Stories
6 23 (19.01%) Software Engineering
7 21 (17.36%) TDD
8 20 (16.53%) SDLC
9 18 (14.88%) Functional Testing
9 18 (14.88%) Integration Testing
9 18 (14.88%) Regression Testing
9 18 (14.88%) System Integration Testing
9 18 (14.88%) Unit Testing
10 14 (11.57%) UML
11 13 (10.74%) SOA
12 12 (9.92%) Scrum
13 10 (8.26%) OO
14 9 (7.44%) Manual Testing
15 8 (6.61%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 64 (52.89%) JCL
2 51 (42.15%) Java
3 33 (27.27%) REXX
4 26 (21.49%) CLIST
5 25 (20.66%) SQL
6 13 (10.74%) JavaScript
7 7 (5.79%) Fortran
8 5 (4.13%) C#
9 3 (2.48%) Assembly Language
9 3 (2.48%) C++
9 3 (2.48%) PL/1
9 3 (2.48%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.65%) MATLAB
10 2 (1.65%) Python
10 2 (1.65%) R
10 2 (1.65%) Scala
11 1 (0.83%) C
11 1 (0.83%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 41 (33.88%) Degree
2 18 (14.88%) ISTQB
3 17 (14.05%) ISEB
4 2 (1.65%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (18.18%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.65%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 13 (10.74%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.65%) Control-M
Vendors
1 34 (28.10%) IBM
2 26 (21.49%) TSYS
3 14 (11.57%) Oracle
4 13 (10.74%) HP
5 6 (4.96%) Informatica
6 5 (4.13%) Rally
7 4 (3.31%) Syncsort
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