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 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 206 213 227
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +14
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 9 2 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Surrey 0.18% 0.041% 0.018%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.34% 0.082% 0.034%
Number of salaries quoted 3 2 1
Average salary £22,500 £37,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-39.18% -7.50%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £39,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+7.59% +2.59%
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
2626 2432 2917
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Surrey 53.17% 49.99% 53.68%
Number of salaries quoted 2231 2050 2617
Average salary £45,000 £41,000 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.75% +1.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.33% -

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
Salary Histogram in Surrey

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing COBOL across the Surrey region over the 3 months to 1 September 2014.

COBOL Salary Histogram 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 1 September 2014. 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 - 4 £45,000 -
Leatherhead - 2 £22,500 -
COBOL
South East

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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 9 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 9 (100.00%) C#
2 7 (77.78%) C++
2 7 (77.78%) C
2 7 (77.78%) Java
2 7 (77.78%) OOP
2 7 (77.78%) OO
2 7 (77.78%) Banking
3 5 (55.56%) XML
4 3 (33.33%) Software Architecture
4 3 (33.33%) Marketing
4 3 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (33.33%) Telecoms
4 3 (33.33%) Finance
4 3 (33.33%) Aerospace
4 3 (33.33%) Automotive
4 3 (33.33%) Data Modelling
4 3 (33.33%) XML Schema
5 2 (22.22%) Mainframe
5 2 (22.22%) MVC
5 2 (22.22%) Subversion
5 2 (22.22%) XSLT
5 2 (22.22%) Windows
5 2 (22.22%) HTML
5 2 (22.22%) SQL
5 2 (22.22%) T-SQL
5 2 (22.22%) VB.NET
5 2 (22.22%) .NET
5 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
5 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Subversion
General
1 7 (77.78%) Banking
2 3 (33.33%) Marketing
2 3 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (33.33%) Aerospace
2 3 (33.33%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Developer
2 6 (66.67%) Software Developer
3 4 (44.44%) Junior
3 4 (44.44%) Junior Developer
3 4 (44.44%) Junior Software Developer
4 2 (22.22%) IT Graduate
4 2 (22.22%) Graduate
5 1 (11.11%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) XML
2 3 (33.33%) XML Schema
3 2 (22.22%) .NET Framework
3 2 (22.22%) JSON
3 2 (22.22%) WCF
3 2 (22.22%) LINQ
3 2 (22.22%) jQuery
3 2 (22.22%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 2 (22.22%) XSLT
3 2 (22.22%) HTML
3 2 (22.22%) .NET
3 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET
3 2 (22.22%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (22.22%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) OOP
1 7 (77.78%) OO
2 3 (33.33%) Data Modelling
2 3 (33.33%) Software Architecture
3 2 (22.22%) MVC
3 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 9 (100.00%) C#
2 7 (77.78%) C++
2 7 (77.78%) Java
2 7 (77.78%) C
3 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 2 (22.22%) T-SQL
3 2 (22.22%) VB.NET