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 10 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 366 374 439
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +65
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 33 93 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.20% 0.44% 0.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.40% 0.84% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 33 77 32
Median salary £52,500 £42,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+23.52% -15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,500 £35,000 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £43,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+22.09% -4.44%
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
8164 11056 10258
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 50.42% 51.75% 46.59%
Number of salaries quoted 7177 9676 8747
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £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 10 December 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 10 December 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
Berkshire +76 23 £52,500 -4.54% 2
Surrey +35 6 £52,500 +23.52%
Oxfordshire +17 2 £45,000 +20.00%
West Sussex -2 2 £40,000 -11.11%
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 57 (72.15%) IBM
2 55 (69.62%) Mainframe
3 53 (67.09%) DB2
4 37 (46.84%) Java
5 36 (45.57%) JCL
6 33 (41.77%) SQL
7 31 (39.24%) CICS
8 22 (27.85%) JavaScript
8 22 (27.85%) HTML
9 21 (26.58%) Migration
10 20 (25.32%) Data Analysis
10 20 (25.32%) Enterprise Software
10 20 (25.32%) Unix
10 20 (25.32%) UML
11 16 (20.25%) JSP
11 16 (20.25%) IBM Mainframe
11 16 (20.25%) Spring
12 13 (16.46%) Tivoli
13 12 (15.19%) MVS
13 12 (15.19%) C++
13 12 (15.19%) Windows
14 11 (13.92%) Oracle
15 10 (12.66%) Fortran
15 10 (12.66%) Retail
16 9 (11.39%) C#
17 7 (8.86%) SDLC
17 7 (8.86%) Business Analysis
17 7 (8.86%) Data Architecture
18 6 (7.59%) PhoneGap
18 6 (7.59%) UniData

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 31 (39.24%) CICS
2 2 (2.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 2 (2.53%) MQSeries
Applications
1 6 (7.59%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.06%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (5.06%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.53%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (67.09%) DB2
2 6 (7.59%) UniData
3 4 (5.06%) Easytrieve
4 2 (2.53%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.53%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.53%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (5.06%) XPEDITER
2 3 (3.80%) JIRA
General
1 10 (12.66%) Retail
2 6 (7.59%) Finance
Job Titles
1 34 (43.04%) Developer
2 31 (39.24%) Analyst
3 29 (36.71%) COBOL Analyst
4 23 (29.11%) Java Developer
4 23 (29.11%) Programmer
5 21 (26.58%) Analyst Programmer
5 21 (26.58%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
5 21 (26.58%) COBOL Programmer
6 18 (22.78%) DB2 Programmer
7 16 (20.25%) CICS Analyst
8 14 (17.72%) CICS Programmer
9 12 (15.19%) COBOL Developer
9 12 (15.19%) DB2 Developer
10 8 (10.13%) Mainframe Analyst
10 8 (10.13%) Software Developer
11 7 (8.86%) C# Developer
11 7 (8.86%) C++ Developer
11 7 (8.86%) Mainframe Analyst Programmer
11 7 (8.86%) Systems Analyst
11 7 (8.86%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (27.85%) HTML
2 16 (20.25%) JSP
2 16 (20.25%) Spring
3 6 (7.59%) PhoneGap
4 4 (5.06%) .NET
5 2 (2.53%) Middleware
5 2 (2.53%) XML
6 1 (1.27%) WinForms
6 1 (1.27%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 55 (69.62%) Mainframe
2 20 (25.32%) Enterprise Software
3 16 (20.25%) IBM Mainframe
4 4 (5.06%) AS400
4 4 (5.06%) VAX
4 4 (5.06%) VSAM
5 3 (3.80%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.53%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.53%) DataPower
6 2 (2.53%) iSeries
6 2 (2.53%) PMI
6 2 (2.53%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (25.32%) Unix
2 12 (15.19%) MVS
2 12 (15.19%) Windows
3 3 (3.80%) Linux
4 2 (2.53%) OpenVMS
4 2 (2.53%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (26.58%) Migration
2 20 (25.32%) Data Analysis
2 20 (25.32%) UML
3 7 (8.86%) Business Analysis
3 7 (8.86%) Data Architecture
3 7 (8.86%) SDLC
4 5 (6.33%) OO
5 4 (5.06%) ERP
5 4 (5.06%) Project Management
5 4 (5.06%) Software Engineering
6 3 (3.80%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (3.80%) Waterfall
7 2 (2.53%) CMMI
7 2 (2.53%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (2.53%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (2.53%) Presales
7 2 (2.53%) PRINCE2
7 2 (2.53%) Release Management
7 2 (2.53%) User Stories
8 1 (1.27%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 37 (46.84%) Java
2 36 (45.57%) JCL
3 33 (41.77%) SQL
4 22 (27.85%) JavaScript
5 12 (15.19%) C++
6 10 (12.66%) Fortran
7 9 (11.39%) C#
8 5 (6.33%) C
9 4 (5.06%) Assembly Language
9 4 (5.06%) REXX
10 2 (2.53%) Delphi
10 2 (2.53%) RPG
10 2 (2.53%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.27%) Pascal
11 1 (1.27%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (6.33%) Degree
2 2 (2.53%) PMI Certification
Systems Management
1 13 (16.46%) Tivoli
2 2 (2.53%) Control-M
Vendors
1 57 (72.15%) IBM
2 11 (13.92%) Oracle
3 4 (5.06%) JD Edwards
3 4 (5.06%) Syncsort
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