The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the Surrey region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 203 215 216
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +1
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 2 6 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Surrey 0.044% 0.12% 0.099%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.087% 0.22% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 2 3 5
Average salary £50,000 £22,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+122.22% -39.18%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
COBOL
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in permanent jobs advertised in the Surrey region.

Programming Languages Category
Surrey
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
2290 2694 2569
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Surrey 50.45% 52.99% 50.98%
Number of salaries quoted 2031 2319 2198
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £59,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing COBOL across the Surrey region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

COBOL
Salary Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing COBOL across the Surrey region.

COBOL Salary Trend in Surrey

COBOL
Job Locations in Surrey

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the Surrey region over the 3 months to 31 July 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
Esher - 2 £50,000 -
COBOL
South East

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Surrey 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 26 (100.00%) C#
1 26 (100.00%) C++
1 26 (100.00%) Java
1 26 (100.00%) UNIX
1 26 (100.00%) Windows
1 26 (100.00%) OO
1 26 (100.00%) Automotive
1 26 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 26 (100.00%) Static Code Analysis
2 18 (69.23%) SDLC
2 18 (69.23%) XML
2 18 (69.23%) Software Architecture
2 18 (69.23%) Degree
2 18 (69.23%) Use Case
2 18 (69.23%) Telecoms
2 18 (69.23%) Finance
2 18 (69.23%) Aerospace
2 18 (69.23%) MS Excel
2 18 (69.23%) Ada
2 18 (69.23%) Data Modelling
2 18 (69.23%) OOD
2 18 (69.23%) XML Schema
2 18 (69.23%) Microsoft
2 18 (69.23%) Linux
2 18 (69.23%) UML
2 18 (69.23%) OOP
3 8 (30.77%) STL
3 8 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (30.77%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 5 (19.23%) TDD

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Surrey 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.

Applications
1 18 (69.23%) MS Excel
General
1 26 (100.00%) Automotive
2 18 (69.23%) Telecoms
2 18 (69.23%) Finance
2 18 (69.23%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 26 (100.00%) Developer
2 18 (69.23%) Software Developer
3 8 (30.77%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (69.23%) XML
1 18 (69.23%) XML Schema
2 8 (30.77%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 8 (30.77%) STL
Operating Systems
1 26 (100.00%) UNIX
1 26 (100.00%) Windows
2 18 (69.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (100.00%) OO
1 26 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 26 (100.00%) Static Code Analysis
2 18 (69.23%) SDLC
2 18 (69.23%) Use Case
2 18 (69.23%) Software Architecture
2 18 (69.23%) UML
2 18 (69.23%) OOP
2 18 (69.23%) Data Modelling
2 18 (69.23%) OOD
3 8 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (19.23%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 26 (100.00%) C#
1 26 (100.00%) C++
1 26 (100.00%) Java
2 18 (69.23%) Ada
Qualifications
1 18 (69.23%) Degree
Vendors
1 18 (69.23%) Microsoft