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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 364 406 420
Rank change year-on-year
+42 +14
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 77 29 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.37% 0.13% 0.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.77% 0.26% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 69 29 18
Average salary £52,500 £37,500 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+40.00% -37.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £32,500 £32,250
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £80,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%
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
10042 11052 11031
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 48.21% 49.69% 50.27%
Number of salaries quoted 8673 9386 9668
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £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 27 March 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 27 March 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 - 24 £52,500 - 2
East Sussex - 18 £50,000 -
Buckinghamshire +20 17 £57,500 -8.00%
West Sussex +15 12 £50,000 -9.09%
Berkshire -9 3 £35,000 -6.66%
Sussex - 1 £50,000 -
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 69 (66.35%) Java
2 58 (55.77%) UNIX
3 56 (53.85%) XML
4 51 (49.04%) C++
5 50 (48.08%) Finance
6 49 (47.12%) OO
7 48 (46.15%) Software Engineering
8 47 (45.19%) C#
9 44 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
10 43 (41.35%) Degree
11 42 (40.38%) Automotive
12 40 (38.46%) OOP
13 39 (37.50%) XML Schema
13 39 (37.50%) Static Code Analysis
14 38 (36.54%) Windows
15 36 (34.62%) UML
15 36 (34.62%) Data Modelling
15 36 (34.62%) Software Architecture
16 35 (33.65%) Use Case
16 35 (33.65%) Microsoft
16 35 (33.65%) Aerospace
16 35 (33.65%) Telecoms
17 32 (30.77%) Linux
18 31 (29.81%) OOD
19 26 (25.00%) Ada
19 26 (25.00%) MS Excel
20 23 (22.12%) Web Services
20 23 (22.12%) Oracle
21 21 (20.19%) DB2
22 19 (18.27%) Mainframe

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 11 (10.58%) WebLogic
2 6 (5.77%) CICS
3 2 (1.92%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.92%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.96%) SAS
4 1 (0.96%) IIS
Applications
1 26 (25.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.96%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (20.19%) DB2
2 12 (11.54%) Oracle Database
3 7 (6.73%) UniData
4 4 (3.85%) Easytrieve
5 2 (1.92%) IMS/DB
5 2 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.92%) WebFOCUS
5 2 (1.92%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.92%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.92%) Redis
6 1 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.96%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 1 (0.96%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.96%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 11 (10.58%) Oracle Forms
2 6 (5.77%) Eclipse
3 2 (1.92%) Subversion
3 2 (1.92%) Maven
3 2 (1.92%) XPEDITER
4 1 (0.96%) JMeter
4 1 (0.96%) Selenium
4 1 (0.96%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.96%) Selenium IDE
4 1 (0.96%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.96%) JUnit
4 1 (0.96%) Visual Studio
General
1 50 (48.08%) Finance
2 42 (40.38%) Automotive
3 35 (33.65%) Aerospace
3 35 (33.65%) Telecoms
4 12 (11.54%) Retail
5 10 (9.62%) Banking
6 8 (7.69%) Marketing
7 6 (5.77%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.96%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 73 (70.19%) Developer
2 32 (30.77%) Software Developer
3 18 (17.31%) Senior Developer
3 18 (17.31%) C++ Developer
4 15 (14.42%) Software Engineer
5 13 (12.50%) Architect
6 11 (10.58%) Analyst
6 11 (10.58%) Technical Architect
6 11 (10.58%) Technical Analyst
6 11 (10.58%) Mainframe Developer
7 9 (8.65%) Senior C++ Developer
8 7 (6.73%) Senior Software Developer
8 7 (6.73%) Pick Developer
9 5 (4.81%) AWS Developer
9 5 (4.81%) Applications Developer
10 4 (3.85%) Oracle Developer
10 4 (3.85%) Senior Software Engineer
10 4 (3.85%) COBOL Developer
11 3 (2.88%) Senior C# Developer
11 3 (2.88%) Oracle Forms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (53.85%) XML
2 39 (37.50%) XML Schema
3 23 (22.12%) Web Services
4 18 (17.31%) HTML
5 14 (13.46%) HTML5
6 7 (6.73%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 7 (6.73%) STL
7 5 (4.81%) .NET
8 4 (3.85%) Middleware
8 4 (3.85%) ISPF
8 4 (3.85%) JSON
9 2 (1.92%) Memcached
9 2 (1.92%) Ajax
9 2 (1.92%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 19 (18.27%) Mainframe
2 16 (15.38%) Computer Science
3 13 (12.50%) Data Structures
4 11 (10.58%) Social Media
4 11 (10.58%) Visualisation
5 10 (9.62%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (7.69%) VSAM
7 4 (3.85%) Algorithms
8 3 (2.88%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (2.88%) IBM Mainframe
9 2 (1.92%) DataPower
9 2 (1.92%) Mathematics
9 2 (1.92%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.92%) Replication
9 2 (1.92%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.96%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 58 (55.77%) UNIX
2 38 (36.54%) Windows
3 32 (30.77%) Linux
4 5 (4.81%) Android
4 5 (4.81%) Apple iOS
5 4 (3.85%) zOS
6 2 (1.92%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (47.12%) OO
2 48 (46.15%) Software Engineering
3 44 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
4 40 (38.46%) OOP
5 39 (37.50%) Static Code Analysis
6 36 (34.62%) Software Architecture
6 36 (34.62%) Data Modelling
6 36 (34.62%) UML
7 35 (33.65%) Use Case
8 31 (29.81%) OOD
9 15 (14.42%) Automated Testing
10 14 (13.46%) TDD
11 12 (11.54%) Continuous Improvement
12 11 (10.58%) Logistics
13 8 (7.69%) Mentoring
14 7 (6.73%) Waterfall
14 7 (6.73%) Refactoring
14 7 (6.73%) RAD
14 7 (6.73%) E-Commerce
15 6 (5.77%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 69 (66.35%) Java
2 51 (49.04%) C++
3 47 (45.19%) C#
4 26 (25.00%) Ada
5 18 (17.31%) JavaScript
6 17 (16.35%) SQL
7 12 (11.54%) C
8 11 (10.58%) PL/SQL
8 11 (10.58%) PL/1
9 8 (7.69%) JCL
10 7 (6.73%) RPG
11 6 (5.77%) REXX
12 4 (3.85%) Assembly Language
13 2 (1.92%) XQuery
13 2 (1.92%) XPath
13 2 (1.92%) SELCOPY
13 2 (1.92%) Shell Script
13 2 (1.92%) Python
13 2 (1.92%) Perl
Qualifications
1 43 (41.35%) Degree
2 1 (0.96%) IC3 Certification
2 1 (0.96%) ISEB
2 1 (0.96%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.96%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.85%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (1.92%) Control-M
2 1 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 35 (33.65%) Microsoft
2 23 (22.12%) Oracle
3 18 (17.31%) IBM
4 11 (10.58%) JDA
5 4 (3.85%) Syncsort
6 2 (1.92%) iRise
7 1 (0.96%) Micro Focus
7 1 (0.96%) Business Objects
7 1 (0.96%) HP
Esher, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £55k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago