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 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
COBOL
England / South East
Rank 354 391 431
Rank change year-on-year
+37 +40
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 33 64 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.22% 0.33% 0.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.43% 0.62% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 33 48 23
Median salary £52,500 £44,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+19.31% -16.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £46,500 £37,500 £46,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £43,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+22.09% -4.44%

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
7693 10246 9943
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 51.20% 52.52% 48.37%
Number of salaries quoted 6722 9052 8603
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 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £59,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017. 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 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 +74 26 £52,500 -4.54%
Surrey +36 5 £52,500 +23.52%
West Sussex -7 2 £42,500 -10.52%
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 52 (72.22%) Mainframe
2 51 (70.83%) DB2
2 51 (70.83%) IBM
3 34 (47.22%) JCL
4 33 (45.83%) Java
5 32 (44.44%) SQL
6 29 (40.28%) CICS
7 25 (34.72%) Migration
8 24 (33.33%) Data Analysis
9 22 (30.56%) UML
10 20 (27.78%) Enterprise Software
10 20 (27.78%) JavaScript
10 20 (27.78%) HTML
11 17 (23.61%) Tivoli
12 16 (22.22%) JSP
12 16 (22.22%) Unix
12 16 (22.22%) Spring
13 11 (15.28%) C++
14 10 (13.89%) Retail
14 10 (13.89%) MVS
14 10 (13.89%) IBM Mainframe
15 9 (12.50%) Windows
16 8 (11.11%) Oracle
16 8 (11.11%) Fortran
17 7 (9.72%) Business Analysis
18 6 (8.33%) C
19 5 (6.94%) C#
19 5 (6.94%) MS Excel
19 5 (6.94%) Assembly Language
19 5 (6.94%) AS400

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 29 (40.28%) CICS
2 1 (1.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 5 (6.94%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (5.56%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (70.83%) DB2
2 3 (4.17%) UniData
Development Applications
1 3 (4.17%) JIRA
General
1 10 (13.89%) Retail
2 2 (2.78%) Finance
3 1 (1.39%) French Language
3 1 (1.39%) German Language
3 1 (1.39%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 37 (51.39%) Analyst
2 35 (48.61%) COBOL Analyst
3 29 (40.28%) Programmer
4 27 (37.50%) Analyst Programmer
4 27 (37.50%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
4 27 (37.50%) COBOL Programmer
5 26 (36.11%) Developer
6 21 (29.17%) DB2 Programmer
6 21 (29.17%) Java Developer
7 20 (27.78%) CICS Analyst
8 18 (25.00%) CICS Programmer
9 12 (16.67%) COBOL Developer
9 12 (16.67%) DB2 Developer
10 7 (9.72%) Mainframe Analyst
10 7 (9.72%) Systems Analyst
10 7 (9.72%) Technical Analyst
11 6 (8.33%) Mainframe Analyst Programmer
11 6 (8.33%) Mainframe Programmer
11 6 (8.33%) MVS Programmer
12 5 (6.94%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (27.78%) HTML
2 16 (22.22%) JSP
2 16 (22.22%) Spring
3 4 (5.56%) .NET
4 3 (4.17%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 52 (72.22%) Mainframe
2 20 (27.78%) Enterprise Software
3 10 (13.89%) IBM Mainframe
4 5 (6.94%) AS400
5 4 (5.56%) VAX
6 2 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.78%) iSeries
6 2 (2.78%) PMI
7 1 (1.39%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (22.22%) Unix
2 10 (13.89%) MVS
3 9 (12.50%) Windows
4 4 (5.56%) Linux
5 2 (2.78%) OpenVMS
5 2 (2.78%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (34.72%) Migration
2 24 (33.33%) Data Analysis
3 22 (30.56%) UML
4 7 (9.72%) Business Analysis
5 5 (6.94%) Data Architecture
5 5 (6.94%) SDLC
6 4 (5.56%) ERP
6 4 (5.56%) OO
6 4 (5.56%) Project Management
7 3 (4.17%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (4.17%) Release Management
8 2 (2.78%) PRINCE2
9 1 (1.39%) CMMI
9 1 (1.39%) Data Migration
9 1 (1.39%) Presales
9 1 (1.39%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 34 (47.22%) JCL
2 33 (45.83%) Java
3 32 (44.44%) SQL
4 20 (27.78%) JavaScript
5 11 (15.28%) C++
6 8 (11.11%) Fortran
7 6 (8.33%) C
8 5 (6.94%) Assembly Language
8 5 (6.94%) C#
9 3 (4.17%) Delphi
9 3 (4.17%) RPG
10 1 (1.39%) Pascal
10 1 (1.39%) PL/1
10 1 (1.39%) REXX
10 1 (1.39%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (2.78%) Degree
1 2 (2.78%) PMI Certification
Systems Management
1 17 (23.61%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 51 (70.83%) IBM
2 8 (11.11%) Oracle
3 4 (5.56%) JD Edwards