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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 350 451 429
Rank change year-on-year
+101 -22
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 101 15 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.47% 0.063% 0.083%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.97% 0.13% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 90 15 16
Average salary £50,000 £37,500 £58,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -36.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £32,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £82,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+26.66% -6.25%
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
10401 11609 11422
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 48.52% 49.05% 50.06%
Number of salaries quoted 8938 9975 10003
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +31 24 £50,000 -9.09% 1
Surrey - 24 £52,500 -
East Sussex - 24 £50,000 -
Buckinghamshire +17 21 £37,500 -25.00%
Berkshire -6 3 £35,000 -6.66%
Middlesex - 1 £34,000 -
Sussex - 1 £50,000 -
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 87 (68.50%) Java
2 71 (55.91%) Agile Software Development
3 68 (53.54%) UNIX
4 65 (51.18%) XML
4 65 (51.18%) Software Engineering
5 58 (45.67%) Finance
6 49 (38.58%) OO
6 49 (38.58%) Windows
7 48 (37.80%) Degree
8 46 (36.22%) C#
8 46 (36.22%) C++
9 41 (32.28%) Automotive
10 40 (31.50%) Static Code Analysis
11 38 (29.92%) Linux
12 37 (29.13%) XML Schema
13 36 (28.35%) Web Services
14 35 (27.56%) OOP
15 33 (25.98%) UML
15 33 (25.98%) Microsoft
16 32 (25.20%) Data Modelling
16 32 (25.20%) Use Case
17 31 (24.41%) Software Architecture
17 31 (24.41%) OOD
17 31 (24.41%) HTML
17 31 (24.41%) Oracle
17 31 (24.41%) DB2
17 31 (24.41%) Aerospace
17 31 (24.41%) Telecoms
18 28 (22.05%) Mainframe
18 28 (22.05%) SQL

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 19 (14.96%) WebLogic
2 10 (7.87%) WebSphere
3 9 (7.09%) CICS
4 2 (1.57%) IIS
4 2 (1.57%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.79%) SAS
Applications
1 26 (20.47%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.79%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (24.41%) DB2
2 20 (15.75%) Oracle Database
3 15 (11.81%) UniData
4 4 (3.15%) Easytrieve
4 4 (3.15%) MongoDB
4 4 (3.15%) Redis
5 3 (2.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.36%) WebFOCUS
6 2 (1.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.57%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.57%) SQL Server
6 2 (1.57%) IMS/DB
6 2 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.79%) PowerCenter
7 1 (0.79%) MS Access
7 1 (0.79%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 19 (14.96%) Oracle Forms
2 9 (7.09%) Eclipse
3 4 (3.15%) Subversion
3 4 (3.15%) Maven
4 2 (1.57%) Selenium
4 2 (1.57%) WebDriver
4 2 (1.57%) Selenium IDE
4 2 (1.57%) JUnit
4 2 (1.57%) LoadRunner
4 2 (1.57%) XPEDITER
4 2 (1.57%) JMeter
5 1 (0.79%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.79%) Toad
General
1 58 (45.67%) Finance
2 41 (32.28%) Automotive
3 31 (24.41%) Aerospace
3 31 (24.41%) Telecoms
4 13 (10.24%) Retail
5 8 (6.30%) Banking
6 7 (5.51%) Marketing
7 5 (3.94%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.79%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 75 (59.06%) Developer
2 31 (24.41%) Software Engineer
3 28 (22.05%) Software Developer
4 17 (13.39%) Mainframe Developer
5 16 (12.60%) C++ Developer
6 15 (11.81%) Architect
7 11 (8.66%) Analyst
7 11 (8.66%) Technical Architect
7 11 (8.66%) Technical Analyst
7 11 (8.66%) Senior Developer
8 10 (7.87%) Senior Software Engineer
9 7 (5.51%) Pick Developer
9 7 (5.51%) Applications Developer
10 5 (3.94%) Senior C++ Developer
10 5 (3.94%) AWS Developer
11 4 (3.15%) Senior Software Developer
11 4 (3.15%) Software Architect
11 4 (3.15%) Oracle Developer
12 3 (2.36%) C# Developer
12 3 (2.36%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (51.18%) XML
2 37 (29.13%) XML Schema
3 36 (28.35%) Web Services
4 31 (24.41%) HTML
5 25 (19.69%) HTML5
6 10 (7.87%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 10 (7.87%) STL
7 6 (4.72%) ISPF
7 6 (4.72%) JSON
8 5 (3.94%) .NET
9 4 (3.15%) CSS
9 4 (3.15%) Middleware
9 4 (3.15%) Ajax
9 4 (3.15%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 28 (22.05%) Mainframe
2 23 (18.11%) Computer Science
3 21 (16.54%) Data Structures
4 17 (13.39%) Social Media
5 13 (10.24%) Visualisation
5 13 (10.24%) VSAM
6 6 (4.72%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (3.15%) Mobile App
8 3 (2.36%) Algorithms
8 3 (2.36%) IBM Mainframe
9 2 (1.57%) DataPower
9 2 (1.57%) Open Source
9 2 (1.57%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.57%) Replication
9 2 (1.57%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (0.79%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 68 (53.54%) UNIX
2 49 (38.58%) Windows
3 38 (29.92%) Linux
4 8 (6.30%) Android
4 8 (6.30%) Apple iOS
5 6 (4.72%) zOS
6 1 (0.79%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (55.91%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (51.18%) Software Engineering
3 49 (38.58%) OO
4 40 (31.50%) Static Code Analysis
5 35 (27.56%) OOP
6 33 (25.98%) UML
7 32 (25.20%) Data Modelling
7 32 (25.20%) Use Case
8 31 (24.41%) OOD
8 31 (24.41%) Software Architecture
9 24 (18.90%) TDD
10 20 (15.75%) Automated Testing
11 15 (11.81%) E-Commerce
12 13 (10.24%) Continuous Improvement
13 11 (8.66%) Logistics
14 10 (7.87%) RAD
15 8 (6.30%) SOA
15 8 (6.30%) Waterfall
16 7 (5.51%) Mentoring
16 7 (5.51%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 87 (68.50%) Java
2 46 (36.22%) C#
2 46 (36.22%) C++
3 28 (22.05%) SQL
4 25 (19.69%) Ada
5 21 (16.54%) PL/1
5 21 (16.54%) JavaScript
6 19 (14.96%) PL/SQL
7 15 (11.81%) RPG
8 10 (7.87%) JCL
9 8 (6.30%) REXX
10 6 (4.72%) Assembly Language
11 4 (3.15%) XQuery
11 4 (3.15%) XPath
12 3 (2.36%) C
13 2 (1.57%) SELCOPY
13 2 (1.57%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.79%) Python
14 1 (0.79%) Perl
Qualifications
1 48 (37.80%) Degree
2 2 (1.57%) ISEB
2 2 (1.57%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.79%) IC3 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.57%) QA
System Software
1 12 (9.45%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (1.57%) Control-M
1 2 (1.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 33 (25.98%) Microsoft
2 31 (24.41%) Oracle
3 20 (15.75%) IBM
4 11 (8.66%) JDA
5 4 (3.15%) Syncsort
5 4 (3.15%) iRise
6 2 (1.57%) HP
7 1 (0.79%) Business Objects
7 1 (0.79%) Micro Focus
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