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 30 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 361 366 480
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +114
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 74 103 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.41% 0.49% 0.026%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.77% 1.01% 0.051%
Number of salaries quoted 61 93 5
Median salary £52,500 £50,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +53.84%
UK excluding London median salary £47,000 £45,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.44% +28.57%
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
9566 10214 11716
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 52.40% 49.02% 49.82%
Number of salaries quoted 8512 8762 10206
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +1.26%

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 30 May 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 30 May 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
West Sussex +1 38 £46,000 -8.00%
Berkshire +31 14 £52,500 +44.82% 1
East Sussex +7 12 £57,500 +15.00%
Surrey +7 10 £62,500 +19.04% 2
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 May 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.

1 100 (81.97%) Mainframe
2 80 (65.57%) DB2
3 71 (58.20%) Agile Software Development
4 59 (48.36%) CICS
5 56 (45.90%) JCL
6 52 (42.62%) Java
7 48 (39.34%) RAD
8 45 (36.89%) Finance
9 43 (35.25%) VSAM
9 43 (35.25%) Computer Science
10 42 (34.43%) Degree
11 34 (27.87%) Automated Testing
12 30 (24.59%) VisionPLUS
12 30 (24.59%) REXX
13 29 (23.77%) IBM
14 28 (22.95%) SQL
15 27 (22.13%) TSYS
15 27 (22.13%) Enterprise Software
15 27 (22.13%) CLIST
16 25 (20.49%) Continuous Improvement
16 25 (20.49%) XML
17 23 (18.85%) Software Engineering
17 23 (18.85%) QA
17 23 (18.85%) Waterfall
18 22 (18.03%) User Stories
18 22 (18.03%) TDD
19 21 (17.21%) JavaScript
19 21 (17.21%) HTML
19 21 (17.21%) SDLC
20 19 (15.57%) Functional Testing

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 59 (48.36%) CICS
2 18 (14.75%) IIS
3 2 (1.64%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.64%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 30 (24.59%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (65.57%) DB2
2 12 (9.84%) Relational Database
3 11 (9.02%) UniData
4 4 (3.28%) Data Mining
4 4 (3.28%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (3.28%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.64%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.64%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.64%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.82%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (5.74%) Eclipse
2 6 (4.92%) Maven
2 6 (4.92%) Subversion
3 4 (3.28%) JMeter
3 4 (3.28%) JUnit
3 4 (3.28%) LoadRunner
3 4 (3.28%) Selenium
3 4 (3.28%) Selenium IDE
3 4 (3.28%) WebDriver
4 2 (1.64%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.82%) JIRA
5 1 (0.82%) Visual Studio
General
1 45 (36.89%) Finance
2 17 (13.93%) Retail
3 4 (3.28%) Banking
3 4 (3.28%) Financial Institution
3 4 (3.28%) Retail Banking
4 1 (0.82%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 47 (38.52%) Developer
2 22 (18.03%) Java Developer
3 18 (14.75%) CICS Engineer
4 17 (13.93%) Software Engineer
5 14 (11.48%) COBOL Developer
6 13 (10.66%) Mainframe Software Engineer
6 13 (10.66%) QA Engineer
7 11 (9.02%) DB2 Developer
8 9 (7.38%) QA Test Engineer
8 9 (7.38%) Team Leader
8 9 (7.38%) Technical Leader
8 9 (7.38%) Technical Team Leader
8 9 (7.38%) Test Engineer
9 8 (6.56%) Data Engineer
10 6 (4.92%) Informatica Engineer
10 6 (4.92%) Quality Engineer
11 5 (4.10%) Senior Software Engineer
11 5 (4.10%) z/OS Engineer
12 4 (3.28%) Software QA Engineer
12 4 (3.28%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (20.49%) XML
2 21 (17.21%) HTML
3 15 (12.30%) Web Services
4 11 (9.02%) PhoneGap
5 10 (8.20%) HTML5
5 10 (8.20%) JSON
6 5 (4.10%) J2EE
6 5 (4.10%) Spring
7 4 (3.28%) Natural Language Processing
8 2 (1.64%) .NET
8 2 (1.64%) ISPF
8 2 (1.64%) WinForms
8 2 (1.64%) WPF
9 1 (0.82%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 1 (0.82%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 100 (81.97%) Mainframe
2 43 (35.25%) Computer Science
2 43 (35.25%) VSAM
3 27 (22.13%) Enterprise Software
4 12 (9.84%) IBM Mainframe
5 10 (8.20%) Algorithms
6 8 (6.56%) Social Media
6 8 (6.56%) Visualisation
7 7 (5.74%) Data Structures
8 5 (4.10%) Replication
9 4 (3.28%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.64%) AS400
11 1 (0.82%) Analytical Skills
11 1 (0.82%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 14 (11.48%) Unix
2 9 (7.38%) MVS
3 7 (5.74%) Windows
3 7 (5.74%) zOS
4 5 (4.10%) Linux
5 4 (3.28%) Android
5 4 (3.28%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.82%) OpenVMS
6 1 (0.82%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (58.20%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (39.34%) RAD
3 34 (27.87%) Automated Testing
4 25 (20.49%) Continuous Improvement
5 23 (18.85%) Software Engineering
5 23 (18.85%) Waterfall
6 22 (18.03%) TDD
6 22 (18.03%) User Stories
7 21 (17.21%) SDLC
8 19 (15.57%) Functional Testing
8 19 (15.57%) Integration Testing
8 19 (15.57%) Regression Testing
8 19 (15.57%) System Integration Testing
8 19 (15.57%) Unit Testing
9 14 (11.48%) SOA
10 12 (9.84%) Scrum
11 10 (8.20%) Manual Testing
11 10 (8.20%) OO
12 9 (7.38%) UML
13 8 (6.56%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (45.90%) JCL
2 52 (42.62%) Java
3 30 (24.59%) REXX
4 28 (22.95%) SQL
5 27 (22.13%) CLIST
6 21 (17.21%) JavaScript
7 11 (9.02%) Fortran
8 8 (6.56%) C#
9 7 (5.74%) C++
10 5 (4.10%) Python
11 4 (3.28%) MATLAB
11 4 (3.28%) R
11 4 (3.28%) Scala
12 3 (2.46%) Assembly Language
12 3 (2.46%) PL/1
13 2 (1.64%) C
13 2 (1.64%) PL/SQL
13 2 (1.64%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.82%) Perl
14 1 (0.82%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 42 (34.43%) Degree
2 19 (15.57%) ISTQB
3 18 (14.75%) ISEB
4 4 (3.28%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (18.85%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.64%) Oracle RAC
1 2 (1.64%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 14 (11.48%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 29 (23.77%) IBM
2 27 (22.13%) TSYS
3 14 (11.48%) HP
4 11 (9.02%) Oracle
5 6 (4.92%) Informatica
6 5 (4.10%) Rally
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