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 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 411 435 418
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -17
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 31 6 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.14% 0.028% 0.080%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.31% 0.056% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 23 5 16
Average salary £50,000 £37,750 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+32.45% -31.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £30,700 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £63,100 £63,750
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £37,500 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -5.06%
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
10037 10657 11490
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 45.97% 49.53% 50.77%
Number of salaries quoted 8380 9343 10207
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -

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 20 October 2014.

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 20 October 2014. 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
Surrey - 26 £50,000 - 2
East Sussex -9 1 £45,000 +45.16%
Hampshire - 1 £85,000 -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 £50,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £50,000 -
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 26 (66.67%) C++
2 24 (61.54%) OO
3 22 (56.41%) OOP
3 22 (56.41%) C#
3 22 (56.41%) Java
4 20 (51.28%) JavaScript
4 20 (51.28%) C
5 18 (46.15%) Finance
6 17 (43.59%) XML
6 17 (43.59%) Software Architecture
7 16 (41.03%) Automotive
8 15 (38.46%) Aerospace
8 15 (38.46%) XML Schema
8 15 (38.46%) Data Modelling
8 15 (38.46%) Software Engineering
8 15 (38.46%) Telecoms
9 14 (35.90%) Degree
10 11 (28.21%) Use Case
10 11 (28.21%) OOD
10 11 (28.21%) UML
11 10 (25.64%) JCL
11 10 (25.64%) UNIX
11 10 (25.64%) Banking
11 10 (25.64%) Static Code Analysis
12 9 (23.08%) Enterprise Software
12 9 (23.08%) Microsoft
13 8 (20.51%) Mainframe
13 8 (20.51%) Windows
14 7 (17.95%) Linux
14 7 (17.95%) MS Excel

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 7 (17.95%) CICS
2 4 (10.26%) SAS
3 1 (2.56%) MQSeries
Applications
1 7 (17.95%) MS Excel
2 4 (10.26%) SPSS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.95%) DB2
2 6 (15.38%) SQL Server
3 4 (10.26%) Oracle Database
4 3 (7.69%) Adabas
5 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (2.56%) Easytrieve
6 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (10.26%) ChangeMan
1 4 (10.26%) JIRA
2 2 (5.13%) Subversion
General
1 18 (46.15%) Finance
2 16 (41.03%) Automotive
3 15 (38.46%) Aerospace
3 15 (38.46%) Telecoms
4 10 (25.64%) Banking
5 6 (15.38%) Marketing
6 2 (5.13%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (69.23%) Developer
2 18 (46.15%) Software Developer
3 11 (28.21%) Senior Developer
4 9 (23.08%) C++ Developer
5 7 (17.95%) Junior Developer
5 7 (17.95%) Junior Software Developer
5 7 (17.95%) Junior
6 6 (15.38%) Analyst
6 6 (15.38%) Senior C++ Developer
7 4 (10.26%) COBOL Developer
7 4 (10.26%) Senior Software Developer
7 4 (10.26%) Graduate
8 3 (7.69%) Programmer
8 3 (7.69%) Senior Software Engineer
8 3 (7.69%) Software Engineer
9 2 (5.13%) Analyst Programmer
9 2 (5.13%) C++ Software Engineer
9 2 (5.13%) C++ Software Developer
9 2 (5.13%) Senior COBOL Developer
9 2 (5.13%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (43.59%) XML
2 15 (38.46%) XML Schema
3 4 (10.26%) ISPF
4 3 (7.69%) HTML
4 3 (7.69%) .NET
5 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET
5 2 (5.13%) CSS
5 2 (5.13%) XSLT
5 2 (5.13%) .NET Framework
5 2 (5.13%) JSON
5 2 (5.13%) WCF
5 2 (5.13%) LINQ
5 2 (5.13%) jQuery
5 2 (5.13%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (2.56%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 1 (2.56%) HTML5
6 1 (2.56%) Middleware
6 1 (2.56%) STL
6 1 (2.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.08%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (20.51%) Mainframe
3 5 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (12.82%) Computer Science
4 4 (10.26%) IBM Mainframe
4 4 (10.26%) Data Conversion
4 4 (10.26%) Data Structures
4 4 (10.26%) VSAM
5 3 (7.69%) Algorithms
6 2 (5.13%) Mathematics
7 1 (2.56%) DataPower
7 1 (2.56%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 10 (25.64%) UNIX
2 8 (20.51%) Windows
3 7 (17.95%) Linux
4 4 (10.26%) zOS
5 2 (5.13%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (61.54%) OO
2 22 (56.41%) OOP
3 17 (43.59%) Software Architecture
4 15 (38.46%) Data Modelling
4 15 (38.46%) Software Engineering
5 11 (28.21%) OOD
5 11 (28.21%) Use Case
5 11 (28.21%) UML
6 10 (25.64%) Static Code Analysis
7 5 (12.82%) Migration
8 3 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (7.69%) Mentoring
9 2 (5.13%) RAD
9 2 (5.13%) MVC
9 2 (5.13%) System Testing
10 1 (2.56%) Unit Testing
10 1 (2.56%) SOA
10 1 (2.56%) Refactoring
10 1 (2.56%) TDD
10 1 (2.56%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (66.67%) C++
2 22 (56.41%) Java
2 22 (56.41%) C#
3 20 (51.28%) C
3 20 (51.28%) JavaScript
4 10 (25.64%) JCL
5 7 (17.95%) Ada
5 7 (17.95%) SQL
6 2 (5.13%) T-SQL
6 2 (5.13%) VB.NET
6 2 (5.13%) Python
6 2 (5.13%) Perl
6 2 (5.13%) NATURAL
7 1 (2.56%) REXX
7 1 (2.56%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 14 (35.90%) Degree
Systems Management
1 5 (12.82%) Control-M
Vendors
1 9 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.26%) Oracle
2 4 (10.26%) IBM
2 4 (10.26%) Tableau
3 1 (2.56%) Pega
3 1 (2.56%) Syncsort
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