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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 185 - 225
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 25 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Surrey 0.54% - 0.019%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.06% - 0.036%
Number of salaries quoted 25 0 1
Average salary £52,500 - £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -11.76%
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
2368 2786 2755
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Surrey 51.06% 52.79% 51.53%
Number of salaries quoted 2064 2397 2356
Average salary £46,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in 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 17 April 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
Walton-on-Thames - 20 £52,500 -
Esher - 5 £50,000 - 1
COBOL
South East

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 45 (100.00%) C++
2 43 (95.56%) Java
2 43 (95.56%) C#
2 43 (95.56%) OO
3 41 (91.11%) Automotive
4 40 (88.89%) Static Code Analysis
5 36 (80.00%) UNIX
5 36 (80.00%) Windows
6 35 (77.78%) Software Engineering
7 34 (75.56%) UML
7 34 (75.56%) OOP
7 34 (75.56%) XML
7 34 (75.56%) XML Schema
7 34 (75.56%) Microsoft
8 33 (73.33%) Data Modelling
8 33 (73.33%) Use Case
9 32 (71.11%) Software Architecture
9 32 (71.11%) Telecoms
9 32 (71.11%) Finance
9 32 (71.11%) Aerospace
10 28 (62.22%) OOD
10 28 (62.22%) Linux
11 26 (57.78%) Degree
11 26 (57.78%) MS Excel
11 26 (57.78%) Ada
12 9 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
12 9 (20.00%) STL
12 9 (20.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 7 (15.56%) JavaScript
14 6 (13.33%) TDD

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 26 (57.78%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Eclipse
General
1 41 (91.11%) Automotive
2 32 (71.11%) Telecoms
2 32 (71.11%) Finance
2 32 (71.11%) Aerospace
3 5 (11.11%) Banking
3 5 (11.11%) Investment Banking
3 5 (11.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 45 (100.00%) Developer
2 29 (64.44%) Software Developer
3 16 (35.56%) C++ Developer
4 12 (26.67%) Senior Developer
5 6 (13.33%) Senior C++ Developer
6 5 (11.11%) Senior Software Developer
7 3 (6.67%) Senior C# Developer
7 3 (6.67%) C# Developer
7 3 (6.67%) C++/C# Developer
8 1 (2.22%) COBOL Developer
8 1 (2.22%) C++ Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (75.56%) XML
1 34 (75.56%) XML Schema
2 9 (20.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 9 (20.00%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.22%) Algorithms
2 1 (2.22%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 36 (80.00%) UNIX
1 36 (80.00%) Windows
2 28 (62.22%) Linux
3 1 (2.22%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (95.56%) OO
2 40 (88.89%) Static Code Analysis
3 35 (77.78%) Software Engineering
4 34 (75.56%) UML
4 34 (75.56%) OOP
5 33 (73.33%) Use Case
5 33 (73.33%) Data Modelling
6 32 (71.11%) Software Architecture
7 28 (62.22%) OOD
8 9 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (13.33%) TDD
10 5 (11.11%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 45 (100.00%) C++
2 43 (95.56%) Java
2 43 (95.56%) C#
3 26 (57.78%) Ada
4 7 (15.56%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.44%) C
6 1 (2.22%) Perl
6 1 (2.22%) Python
Qualifications
1 26 (57.78%) Degree
Vendors
1 34 (75.56%) Microsoft
Esher, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £55k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago