The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the South East region.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 428 400 420
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +20
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 12 31 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.053% 0.14% 0.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.11% 0.28% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 8 29 21
Average salary £63,750 £55,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.90% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £34,500 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +5.26%
Programming Languages Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
11051 10934 11693
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 48.98% 49.28% 50.38%
Number of salaries quoted 9533 9577 10448
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
COBOL
England

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 +2 5 £22,500 -39.18%
Hampshire - 4 £85,000 -
Berkshire +1 3 £40,750 +1.87%
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 12 (42.86%) SQL
1 12 (42.86%) SQL Server
1 12 (42.86%) CICS
2 11 (39.29%) Mainframe
2 11 (39.29%) UNIX
3 10 (35.71%) IBM
3 10 (35.71%) JCL
4 9 (32.14%) DB2
5 7 (25.00%) C#
5 7 (25.00%) Java
5 7 (25.00%) Linux
5 7 (25.00%) Finance
5 7 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
6 6 (21.43%) VSAM
6 6 (21.43%) ISPF
6 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
6 6 (21.43%) MS Excel
6 6 (21.43%) JavaScript
6 6 (21.43%) MySQL
7 5 (17.86%) Oracle
7 5 (17.86%) C++
7 5 (17.86%) HTML
7 5 (17.86%) C
7 5 (17.86%) XML
7 5 (17.86%) Python
7 5 (17.86%) Back Office
7 5 (17.86%) PDA
8 4 (14.29%) Computer Science
8 4 (14.29%) Data Conversion
8 4 (14.29%) Test Scripting

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 12 (42.86%) CICS
2 4 (14.29%) SAS
3 1 (3.57%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.57%) IIS
3 1 (3.57%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (21.43%) MS Excel
2 4 (14.29%) SPSS
3 1 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (3.57%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) LAN
1 1 (3.57%) WAN
1 1 (3.57%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 9 (32.14%) DB2
3 6 (21.43%) MySQL
4 4 (14.29%) Oracle Database
5 3 (10.71%) Adabas
6 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (14.29%) Eclipse
1 4 (14.29%) ChangeMan
1 4 (14.29%) JIRA
2 3 (10.71%) Subversion
3 2 (7.14%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (3.57%) Rational Rose
4 1 (3.57%) Xcode
4 1 (3.57%) Ant
General
1 7 (25.00%) Finance
2 5 (17.86%) Back Office
3 3 (10.71%) Banking
4 1 (3.57%) Retail
4 1 (3.57%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 12 (42.86%) Developer
2 7 (25.00%) Analyst
3 5 (17.86%) DBA
3 5 (17.86%) Administrator
4 4 (14.29%) Tester
4 4 (14.29%) Senior Tester
5 3 (10.71%) Programmer
5 3 (10.71%) Software Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Applications Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Graduate
6 2 (7.14%) Analyst Programmer
6 2 (7.14%) Mainframe Developer
6 2 (7.14%) IT Graduate
7 1 (3.57%) Mainframe Programmer
7 1 (3.57%) C++/C# Developer
7 1 (3.57%) C++ Developer
7 1 (3.57%) C# Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Senior Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Business Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (21.43%) ISPF
2 5 (17.86%) HTML
2 5 (17.86%) XML
3 4 (14.29%) .NET
3 4 (14.29%) JSON
4 3 (10.71%) ASP.NET
4 3 (10.71%) XSLT
4 3 (10.71%) CSS
5 2 (7.14%) WCF
5 2 (7.14%) LINQ
5 2 (7.14%) jQuery
5 2 (7.14%) .NET Framework
5 2 (7.14%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (3.57%) HTML5
6 1 (3.57%) Web Services
6 1 (3.57%) Middleware
6 1 (3.57%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 11 (39.29%) Mainframe
2 7 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 6 (21.43%) VSAM
4 5 (17.86%) PDA
5 4 (14.29%) Computer Science
5 4 (14.29%) Data Conversion
6 1 (3.57%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 11 (39.29%) UNIX
2 7 (25.00%) Linux
3 4 (14.29%) Windows
3 4 (14.29%) zOS
4 1 (3.57%) Android
4 1 (3.57%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.57%) OpenVMS
4 1 (3.57%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (14.29%) Configuration Management
1 4 (14.29%) Migration
1 4 (14.29%) Test Scripting
1 4 (14.29%) Functional Testing
2 3 (10.71%) Software Engineering
2 3 (10.71%) OOP
2 3 (10.71%) OO
3 2 (7.14%) MVC
3 2 (7.14%) System Testing
3 2 (7.14%) Project Planning
4 1 (3.57%) Web Development
4 1 (3.57%) Use Case
4 1 (3.57%) Unit Testing
4 1 (3.57%) Web Application Development
4 1 (3.57%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (3.57%) Risk Management
4 1 (3.57%) Workflow
4 1 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.57%) CMMI
4 1 (3.57%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (42.86%) SQL
2 10 (35.71%) JCL
3 7 (25.00%) C#
3 7 (25.00%) Java
4 6 (21.43%) JavaScript
5 5 (17.86%) C++
5 5 (17.86%) Python
5 5 (17.86%) C
6 2 (7.14%) T-SQL
6 2 (7.14%) VB.NET
6 2 (7.14%) Assembly Language
6 2 (7.14%) REXX
6 2 (7.14%) PL/1
6 2 (7.14%) NATURAL
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) Degree
Systems Management
1 4 (14.29%) Control-M
Vendors
1 10 (35.71%) IBM
2 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 5 (17.86%) Oracle
4 4 (14.29%) Tableau
5 1 (3.57%) JBoss
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