The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the Surrey region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 24 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 179 213 227
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +14
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 14 9 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Surrey 0.38% 0.20% 0.019%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.71% 0.38% 0.035%
Number of salaries quoted 14 9 1
Median salary £62,500 £50,000 £22,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% +122.22%
UK excluding London median salary £47,000 £45,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.44% +28.57%
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
1979 2353 2840
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Surrey 53.07% 51.10% 53.62%
Number of salaries quoted 1772 2055 2446
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

The demand trend of job ads across the Surrey region citing COBOL as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the Surrey region over the 3 months to 24 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Egham - 9 £62,500 -
COBOL
South East

COBOL
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 24 June 2016, IT jobs citing COBOL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Surrey region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 15 (100.00%) Java
1 15 (100.00%) DB2
1 15 (100.00%) XML
1 15 (100.00%) IBM
1 15 (100.00%) CICS
1 15 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 14 (93.33%) MVS
2 14 (93.33%) JCL
2 14 (93.33%) Unix
2 14 (93.33%) UML
2 14 (93.33%) IBM Mainframe
2 14 (93.33%) Oracle
3 1 (6.67%) Social Media
3 1 (6.67%) Data Structures
3 1 (6.67%) Degree
3 1 (6.67%) JSON
3 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.67%) Multithreading
3 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (6.67%) Spring
3 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
3 1 (6.67%) SOA
3 1 (6.67%) Web Services
3 1 (6.67%) SQL
3 1 (6.67%) J2EE
3 1 (6.67%) Finance

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 15 (100.00%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (100.00%) DB2
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (93.33%) Team Leader
1 14 (93.33%) Technical Leader
1 14 (93.33%) Technical Team Leader
2 1 (6.67%) Mainframe Software Engineer
2 1 (6.67%) Senior Software Engineer
2 1 (6.67%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (100.00%) XML
2 1 (6.67%) J2EE
2 1 (6.67%) JSON
2 1 (6.67%) Spring
2 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 14 (93.33%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.67%) Data Structures
3 1 (6.67%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 14 (93.33%) MVS
1 14 (93.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (93.33%) UML
2 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (6.67%) Multithreading
2 1 (6.67%) SOA
2 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 15 (100.00%) Java
2 14 (93.33%) JCL
3 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 15 (100.00%) IBM
2 14 (93.33%) Oracle