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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 405 384 412
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +28
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 25 26 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.12% 0.13% 0.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.25% 0.26% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 25 22 22
Average salary £52,500 £45,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -18.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,500 £36,100 £22,250
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £75,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £40,250 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+24.22% -5.29%
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
9884 10104 11719
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 48.38% 49.93% 52.75%
Number of salaries quoted 8594 8559 10656
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

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 29 January 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 29 January 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
Surrey - 18 £52,500 - 3
Buckinghamshire +11 7 £57,500 -23.33% 1
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 42 (80.77%) C++
2 40 (76.92%) Java
3 39 (75.00%) OO
4 35 (67.31%) C#
5 33 (63.46%) OOP
5 33 (63.46%) Automotive
6 30 (57.69%) XML
6 30 (57.69%) XML Schema
6 30 (57.69%) Software Architecture
7 29 (55.77%) Data Modelling
8 28 (53.85%) Telecoms
8 28 (53.85%) Finance
8 28 (53.85%) Aerospace
9 26 (50.00%) UML
9 26 (50.00%) Static Code Analysis
10 25 (48.08%) Use Case
11 24 (46.15%) Microsoft
11 24 (46.15%) Software Engineering
12 21 (40.38%) UNIX
12 21 (40.38%) JavaScript
13 20 (38.46%) OOD
14 18 (34.62%) Windows
15 17 (32.69%) C
15 17 (32.69%) Degree
16 15 (28.85%) Linux
17 14 (26.92%) MS Excel
17 14 (26.92%) Ada
17 14 (26.92%) Enterprise Software
18 11 (21.15%) Marketing
18 11 (21.15%) Banking

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 1 (1.92%) MQSeries
Applications
1 14 (26.92%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.77%) UniData
2 2 (3.85%) DB2
3 1 (1.92%) Easytrieve
3 1 (1.92%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Eclipse
General
1 33 (63.46%) Automotive
2 28 (53.85%) Telecoms
2 28 (53.85%) Finance
2 28 (53.85%) Aerospace
3 11 (21.15%) Marketing
3 11 (21.15%) Banking
4 7 (13.46%) Investment Banking
5 4 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 45 (86.54%) Developer
2 25 (48.08%) Software Developer
3 20 (38.46%) Senior Developer
4 19 (36.54%) C++ Developer
5 11 (21.15%) Senior C++ Developer
6 8 (15.38%) Senior Software Developer
7 6 (11.54%) Junior Developer
7 6 (11.54%) Junior Software Developer
7 6 (11.54%) Junior
8 5 (9.62%) COBOL Developer
9 4 (7.69%) Analyst
9 4 (7.69%) Technical Architect
9 4 (7.69%) Architect
9 4 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
10 3 (5.77%) C++ Software Developer
10 3 (5.77%) Senior C# Developer
10 3 (5.77%) C# Developer
10 3 (5.77%) Senior Software Engineer
10 3 (5.77%) Software Engineer
10 3 (5.77%) Pick Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (57.69%) XML
1 30 (57.69%) XML Schema
2 5 (9.62%) STL
2 5 (9.62%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 1 (1.92%) Middleware
3 1 (1.92%) Web Services
3 1 (1.92%) .NET
3 1 (1.92%) HTML
3 1 (1.92%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 14 (26.92%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (7.69%) Algorithms
3 3 (5.77%) Mathematics
3 3 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.85%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.92%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.92%) DataPower
5 1 (1.92%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 21 (40.38%) UNIX
2 18 (34.62%) Windows
3 15 (28.85%) Linux
4 3 (5.77%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (75.00%) OO
2 33 (63.46%) OOP
3 30 (57.69%) Software Architecture
4 29 (55.77%) Data Modelling
5 26 (50.00%) UML
5 26 (50.00%) Static Code Analysis
6 25 (48.08%) Use Case
7 24 (46.15%) Software Engineering
8 20 (38.46%) OOD
9 10 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (15.38%) TDD
10 8 (15.38%) Mentoring
11 4 (7.69%) Logistics
12 3 (5.77%) E-Commerce
13 2 (3.85%) RAD
14 1 (1.92%) Migration
14 1 (1.92%) SOA
14 1 (1.92%) Automated Testing
14 1 (1.92%) Refactoring
14 1 (1.92%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 42 (80.77%) C++
2 40 (76.92%) Java
3 35 (67.31%) C#
4 21 (40.38%) JavaScript
5 17 (32.69%) C
6 14 (26.92%) Ada
7 3 (5.77%) PL/1
7 3 (5.77%) Python
7 3 (5.77%) Perl
7 3 (5.77%) RPG
8 2 (3.85%) JCL
9 1 (1.92%) REXX
9 1 (1.92%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (32.69%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (1.92%) Control-M
Vendors
1 24 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.62%) IBM
3 4 (7.69%) Oracle
3 4 (7.69%) JDA
4 1 (1.92%) Pega
4 1 (1.92%) Syncsort
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