The table below looks at the statistics for the COBOL Analyst role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL Analyst in their job title 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 Analyst
Rank 877 939 880
Rank change year-on-year
+62 -59
Permanent jobs requiring a COBOL Analyst 26 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.001% 0.001%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.025% 0.001% 0.001%
Number of salaries quoted 21 1 0
Average salary £36,000 £39,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% -
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £39,000 -
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
104884 114227 107029
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.65% 94.59% 94.74%
Number of salaries quoted 85795 92537 89098
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

COBOL Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing COBOL Analyst in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

COBOL Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

COBOL Analyst
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing COBOL Analyst within the UK.

COBOL Analyst Salary Trend in the UK

COBOL Analyst
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing COBOL Analyst over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 within the UK.

COBOL Analyst Salary Histogram in the UK

COBOL Analyst
Top 13 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL Analyst within the UK 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
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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
England +57 26 £36,000 -7.69%
East of England - 9 £65,000 -
Essex - 9 £65,000 -
Pontefract - 7 £34,000 -
Wakefield - 7 £34,000 -
West Yorkshire - 7 £34,000 -
Yorkshire - 7 £34,000 -
East Midlands - 5 £38,000 -
Basildon - 5 - -
Bristol - 4 £45,000 -
South West - 4 £45,000 -
Leicestershire - 2 £38,000 -
Midlands - 1 £38,000 -

COBOL Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited COBOL Analyst in their job title 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 with COBOL Analyst in their job title.

1 31 (100.00%) COBOL
2 17 (54.84%) SQL
3 15 (48.39%) Adabas
3 15 (48.39%) IBM
3 15 (48.39%) NATURAL
3 15 (48.39%) JCL
4 13 (41.94%) Finance
4 13 (41.94%) DB2
5 8 (25.81%) XML
5 8 (25.81%) XSLT
5 8 (25.81%) .NET
5 8 (25.81%) Java
5 8 (25.81%) C#
5 8 (25.81%) SQL Server
5 8 (25.81%) WebSphere
5 8 (25.81%) CA Endevor
6 7 (22.58%) Unit Testing
6 7 (22.58%) Test Planning
6 7 (22.58%) zOS
7 6 (19.35%) WebSphere MQ
7 6 (19.35%) ASP.NET
7 6 (19.35%) VB
7 6 (19.35%) VB.NET
7 6 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (19.35%) VB6
8 5 (16.13%) Software Engineering
8 5 (16.13%) Integration Testing
8 5 (16.13%) Oracle
8 5 (16.13%) Micro Focus
8 5 (16.13%) Windows

COBOL Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited COBOL Analyst in their job title 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 with COBOL Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (25.81%) WebSphere
2 5 (16.13%) MQSeries
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (48.39%) Adabas
2 13 (41.94%) DB2
3 8 (25.81%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (41.94%) Finance
2 4 (12.90%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.81%) .NET
1 8 (25.81%) XML
1 8 (25.81%) XSLT
2 6 (19.35%) WebSphere MQ
2 6 (19.35%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (12.90%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 7 (22.58%) zOS
2 5 (16.13%) Windows
3 3 (9.68%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (22.58%) Unit Testing
1 7 (22.58%) Test Planning
2 5 (16.13%) Software Engineering
2 5 (16.13%) Integration Testing
3 4 (12.90%) Data Migration
3 4 (12.90%) Data Mapping
3 4 (12.90%) Migration
4 3 (9.68%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 31 (100.00%) COBOL
2 17 (54.84%) SQL
3 15 (48.39%) NATURAL
3 15 (48.39%) JCL
4 8 (25.81%) Java
4 8 (25.81%) C#
5 6 (19.35%) VB6
5 6 (19.35%) VB
5 6 (19.35%) VB.NET
6 4 (12.90%) RPG
7 3 (9.68%) PL/SQL
Systems Management
1 8 (25.81%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 15 (48.39%) IBM
2 5 (16.13%) Micro Focus
2 5 (16.13%) Oracle