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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 207 198 -
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 1 21 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Surrey 0.026% 0.47% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.052% 0.94% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 21 0
Average salary £50,000 £52,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £50,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +23.45%
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
1912 2245 2287
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Surrey 49.21% 50.13% 52.27%
Number of salaries quoted 1729 1951 1940
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.26%

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 9 February 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
(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
Walton-on-Thames -12 1 £50,000 -4.76%
COBOL
South East

COBOL
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 1 (50.00%) Automotive
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (50.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 1 (50.00%) Aruba
1 1 (50.00%) Static Code Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Translating Business Requirements
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) C++
1 1 (50.00%) Perl
1 1 (50.00%) STL
1 1 (50.00%) Unix
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) OOP
1 1 (50.00%) OO
1 1 (50.00%) Python
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Mainframe

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

General
1 1 (50.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (50.00%) C# Developer
2 1 (50.00%) C++ Developer
2 1 (50.00%) C++/C# Developer
2 1 (50.00%) COBOL Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Compiler Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Senior C# Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Senior C++ Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 1 (50.00%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Unix
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) OO
1 1 (50.00%) OOP
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (50.00%) Static Code Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) C++
1 1 (50.00%) Perl
1 1 (50.00%) Python
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Aruba