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

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 372 457 408
Rank change year-on-year
+85 -49
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 77 6 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.36% 0.026% 0.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.75% 0.053% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 72 5 33
Average salary £50,000 £39,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.20% -29.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £22,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £68,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £32,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+38.46% -19.75%
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
10327 11389 11107
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 48.65% 48.83% 49.68%
Number of salaries quoted 8828 9913 9794
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £28,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 - 33 £50,000 - 2
East Sussex - 17 £57,500 - 2
Buckinghamshire - 14 £37,500 -
Surrey +14 7 £50,000 +122.22%
Hampshire +3 1 £34,073 -59.91%
Middlesex - 1 £34,000 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £37,500 -
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 July 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.

1 102 (65.81%) Java
2 100 (64.52%) Agile Software Development
3 82 (52.90%) Software Engineering
4 78 (50.32%) UNIX
5 75 (48.39%) XML
5 75 (48.39%) Finance
6 60 (38.71%) HTML
7 56 (36.13%) Windows
8 55 (35.48%) Web Services
9 52 (33.55%) Degree
10 48 (30.97%) HTML5
10 48 (30.97%) SQL
10 48 (30.97%) Oracle
10 48 (30.97%) DB2
11 47 (30.32%) Linux
12 42 (27.10%) SDLC
13 40 (25.81%) OO
13 40 (25.81%) JavaScript
14 37 (23.87%) Data Structures
14 37 (23.87%) Oracle Database
15 36 (23.23%) C#
15 36 (23.23%) Mainframe
16 35 (22.58%) PL/SQL
16 35 (22.58%) WebLogic
16 35 (22.58%) Oracle Forms
17 34 (21.94%) C++
18 31 (20.00%) Automotive
18 31 (20.00%) Computer Science
19 30 (19.35%) Static Code Analysis
19 30 (19.35%) XML Schema

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 35 (22.58%) WebLogic
2 24 (15.48%) WebSphere
3 18 (11.61%) CICS
4 2 (1.29%) IIS
4 2 (1.29%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.65%) SAS
5 1 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.65%) CMS
Applications
1 23 (14.84%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (4.52%) VisionPLUS
2 1 (0.65%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.65%) FTP
1 1 (0.65%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (30.97%) DB2
2 37 (23.87%) Oracle Database
3 15 (9.68%) UniData
4 6 (3.87%) MongoDB
4 6 (3.87%) Redis
5 5 (3.23%) Relational Database
6 4 (2.58%) SQL Server
6 4 (2.58%) Easytrieve
7 3 (1.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.94%) WebFOCUS
8 2 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.29%) IMS/DB
8 2 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.65%) PowerCenter
9 1 (0.65%) MS Access
9 1 (0.65%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.65%) OpenQM
9 1 (0.65%) mvBase
Development Applications
1 35 (22.58%) Oracle Forms
2 13 (8.39%) Eclipse
3 6 (3.87%) Subversion
3 6 (3.87%) Maven
4 3 (1.94%) LoadRunner
5 2 (1.29%) XPEDITER
5 2 (1.29%) JMeter
5 2 (1.29%) Selenium
5 2 (1.29%) WebDriver
5 2 (1.29%) Selenium IDE
5 2 (1.29%) JUnit
5 2 (1.29%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.65%) Toad
General
1 75 (48.39%) Finance
2 31 (20.00%) Automotive
3 23 (14.84%) Aerospace
3 23 (14.84%) Telecoms
4 17 (10.97%) Retail
5 6 (3.87%) Banking
6 3 (1.94%) Marketing
7 1 (0.65%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.65%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 80 (51.61%) Developer
2 47 (30.32%) Software Engineer
3 24 (15.48%) Software Developer
4 23 (14.84%) Mainframe Developer
5 19 (12.26%) Senior Software Engineer
6 17 (10.97%) Architect
7 14 (9.03%) Analyst
8 13 (8.39%) Applications Developer
9 12 (7.74%) Technical Analyst
10 11 (7.10%) Technical Architect
11 10 (6.45%) Oracle Developer
12 9 (5.81%) C++ Developer
13 6 (3.87%) Software Architect
14 5 (3.23%) Pick Developer
15 4 (2.58%) COBOL Developer
15 4 (2.58%) Senior Developer
16 3 (1.94%) Oracle Forms Developer
16 3 (1.94%) DB2 Developer
16 3 (1.94%) AWS Developer
17 2 (1.29%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (48.39%) XML
2 60 (38.71%) HTML
3 55 (35.48%) Web Services
4 48 (30.97%) HTML5
5 30 (19.35%) XML Schema
6 12 (7.74%) .NET
7 10 (6.45%) ISPF
7 10 (6.45%) JSON
8 8 (5.16%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 8 (5.16%) STL
9 6 (3.87%) CSS
9 6 (3.87%) Memcached
9 6 (3.87%) Ajax
10 4 (2.58%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 37 (23.87%) Data Structures
2 36 (23.23%) Mainframe
3 31 (20.00%) Computer Science
4 20 (12.90%) Social Media
5 19 (12.26%) VSAM
6 17 (10.97%) Visualisation
7 6 (3.87%) Mobile App
8 5 (3.23%) IBM Mainframe
8 5 (3.23%) Algorithms
9 3 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.94%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (1.29%) DataPower
10 2 (1.29%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.29%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 78 (50.32%) UNIX
2 56 (36.13%) Windows
3 47 (30.32%) Linux
4 10 (6.45%) zOS
4 10 (6.45%) Android
4 10 (6.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (64.52%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (52.90%) Software Engineering
3 42 (27.10%) SDLC
4 40 (25.81%) OO
5 30 (19.35%) Static Code Analysis
6 27 (17.42%) OOD
6 27 (17.42%) Automated Testing
7 26 (16.77%) OOP
8 24 (15.48%) UML
9 23 (14.84%) Data Modelling
9 23 (14.84%) Software Architecture
9 23 (14.84%) Use Case
10 22 (14.19%) TDD
11 19 (12.26%) RAD
12 16 (10.32%) E-Commerce
13 13 (8.39%) Continuous Improvement
14 12 (7.74%) Waterfall
15 11 (7.10%) Logistics
16 10 (6.45%) Project Planning
16 10 (6.45%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 102 (65.81%) Java
2 48 (30.97%) SQL
3 40 (25.81%) JavaScript
4 36 (23.23%) C#
5 35 (22.58%) PL/SQL
6 34 (21.94%) C++
7 25 (16.13%) PL/1
8 24 (15.48%) JCL
9 21 (13.55%) Ada
10 19 (12.26%) REXX
11 15 (9.68%) RPG
12 10 (6.45%) Assembly Language
13 6 (3.87%) XQuery
13 6 (3.87%) XPath
14 3 (1.94%) C
15 2 (1.29%) SELCOPY
15 2 (1.29%) Shell Script
16 1 (0.65%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 52 (33.55%) Degree
2 2 (1.29%) ISEB
2 2 (1.29%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.65%) IC3 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.29%) QA
System Software
1 28 (18.06%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (1.94%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.29%) Control-M
Vendors
1 48 (30.97%) Oracle
2 28 (18.06%) IBM
3 26 (16.77%) Microsoft
4 11 (7.10%) JDA
5 6 (3.87%) iRise
5 6 (3.87%) TSYS
6 4 (2.58%) Syncsort
7 3 (1.94%) HP
8 1 (0.65%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.65%) Micro Focus
8 1 (0.65%) jBASE
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