The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 25 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 800 689 842
Rank change year-on-year
-111 +153
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 108 287 143
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.26% 0.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.21% 0.51% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 71 212 96
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +13.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £34,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £58,750
UK excluding London median salary £40,500 £45,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +15.38%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Programming Languages Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
51865 56623 60322
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 52.85% 51.36% 51.82%
Number of salaries quoted 44884 48191 51267
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +4.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing COBOL as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

COBOL
Salary Trend

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

COBOL Salary Trend in the UK

COBOL
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing COBOL over the 3 months to 25 July 2016 within the UK.

COBOL Salary Histogram in the UK

COBOL
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the UK over the 3 months to 25 July 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
England -110 102 £45,000 - 14
South East +14 42 £53,000 +7.61% 2
London +2 23 £70,000 +33.33%
Surrey +43 12 £62,500 +25.00%
West Sussex -23 11 £43,500 -13.00%
Berkshire - 11 £50,000 - 2
East of England +21 10 £28,000 +14.28% 2
Yorkshire +26 9 £30,000 -33.33% 2
Egham - 7 £62,500 -
South West +5 6 £35,000 -22.22% 1
Scotland +4 6 £35,250 +3.67% 1
Glasgow -3 6 £35,250 - 1
North West -5 6 £35,000 -17.64% 4
East Midlands -31 5 £38,500 -9.41% 3
Cheshire +30 4 £35,000 -12.50%
Sheffield +27 4 £30,000 +33.33% 1
Knutsford +21 4 £35,000 -9.09%
Bedfordshire +20 4 £40,000 -
South Yorkshire +18 4 £30,000 +33.33% 1
Shropshire -7 4 £37,250 +6.42%
East Sussex -7 4 £54,000 -1.81%
Gloucestershire -8 4 £35,000 -
West Midlands -9 4 £37,250 -29.04%
Oxfordshire -18 4 £45,000 +20.00%
North Yorkshire - 4 £22,000 -
Newbury - 4 £53,750 - 1
Banbury - 4 £45,000 -
Tewkesbury - 4 £35,000 -
Harrogate - 4 £22,000 -
Essex -8 3 - - 1

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 with a requirement for COBOL.

1 199 (62.78%) Mainframe
2 149 (47.00%) DB2
3 139 (43.85%) JCL
4 123 (38.80%) SQL
5 114 (35.96%) Finance
6 112 (35.33%) Java
7 103 (32.49%) IBM
8 101 (31.86%) CICS
8 101 (31.86%) Agile Software Development
9 78 (24.61%) SDLC
10 75 (23.66%) VSAM
11 63 (19.87%) Degree
12 57 (17.98%) Unix
13 54 (17.03%) Retail
14 52 (16.40%) Oracle
14 52 (16.40%) RAD
15 49 (15.46%) Computer Science
16 48 (15.14%) REXX
17 46 (14.51%) AS400
18 45 (14.20%) Banking
19 44 (13.88%) Waterfall
20 43 (13.56%) QA
20 43 (13.56%) IBM Mainframe
20 43 (13.56%) Analytical Skills
21 41 (12.93%) Software Engineering
21 41 (12.93%) XML
22 40 (12.62%) Automated Testing
22 40 (12.62%) TDD
23 36 (11.36%) User Stories
24 35 (11.04%) Web Services

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills 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
1 101 (31.86%) CICS
2 21 (6.62%) IIS
3 8 (2.52%) WebSphere
4 7 (2.21%) OpenROAD
5 4 (1.26%) MQSeries
5 4 (1.26%) StreamWeaver
5 4 (1.26%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.95%) Exstream Dialogue
6 3 (0.95%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.63%) SAS
8 1 (0.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.32%) TPMS
Applications
1 2 (0.63%) MS Office
2 1 (0.32%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 29 (9.15%) VisionPLUS
2 7 (2.21%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (1.26%) BASE24
4 3 (0.95%) Exstream
5 2 (0.63%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.32%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.32%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.32%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.32%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.32%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.73%) FTP
2 9 (2.84%) HTTPS
3 5 (1.58%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.95%) ATM
4 3 (0.95%) HTTP
5 1 (0.32%) Firewall
5 1 (0.32%) PuTTY
5 1 (0.32%) SSH
5 1 (0.32%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 149 (47.00%) DB2
2 15 (4.73%) Relational Database
3 14 (4.42%) SQL Server
4 9 (2.84%) MongoDB
4 9 (2.84%) Oracle Database
5 8 (2.52%) NonStop SQL
6 7 (2.21%) UniData
7 6 (1.89%) Apache Hive
7 6 (1.89%) MySQL
7 6 (1.89%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (1.58%) Informix
9 4 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (1.26%) Easytrieve
9 4 (1.26%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.32%) Big Data
10 1 (0.32%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.32%) DataStage
10 1 (0.32%) IDMS
10 1 (0.32%) MS Access
10 1 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 21 (6.62%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (4.10%) JUnit
3 10 (3.15%) Eclipse
4 9 (2.84%) Git (software)
4 9 (2.84%) Oracle Forms
5 8 (2.52%) JMeter
5 8 (2.52%) LoadRunner
5 8 (2.52%) Maven
6 7 (2.21%) PowerBuilder
6 7 (2.21%) PROIV
6 7 (2.21%) Selenium
6 7 (2.21%) Selenium IDE
6 7 (2.21%) WebDriver
7 6 (1.89%) Subversion
8 4 (1.26%) XPEDITER
9 3 (0.95%) LSMW
10 2 (0.63%) MSBuild
10 2 (0.63%) Toad
11 1 (0.32%) Fiddler
11 1 (0.32%) Firebug
General
1 114 (35.96%) Finance
2 54 (17.03%) Retail
3 45 (14.20%) Banking
4 17 (5.36%) Financial Institution
5 12 (3.79%) Music Industry
6 9 (2.84%) Marketing
7 6 (1.89%) Spanish Language
8 5 (1.58%) Dutch Language
8 5 (1.58%) French Language
8 5 (1.58%) German Language
8 5 (1.58%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.32%) Billing
9 1 (0.32%) Legal
9 1 (0.32%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 139 (43.85%) Developer
2 60 (18.93%) COBOL Developer
3 41 (12.93%) Analyst
4 31 (9.78%) Software Engineer
5 30 (9.46%) DB2 Developer
6 28 (8.83%) Mainframe Developer
7 22 (6.94%) Java Developer
8 21 (6.62%) Technical Leader
9 18 (5.68%) Analyst Programmer
9 18 (5.68%) Programmer
10 17 (5.36%) CICS Engineer
11 16 (5.05%) Mainframe Software Engineer
11 16 (5.05%) QA Engineer
12 14 (4.42%) QA Test Engineer
12 14 (4.42%) Team Leader
12 14 (4.42%) Technical Team Leader
12 14 (4.42%) Test Engineer
13 13 (4.10%) Software Developer
14 12 (3.79%) Senior Developer
15 11 (3.47%) COBOL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (12.93%) XML
2 35 (11.04%) Web Services
3 21 (6.62%) .NET
4 20 (6.31%) HTML
5 18 (5.68%) ISPF
6 15 (4.73%) JSON
6 15 (4.73%) Spring
7 11 (3.47%) HTML5
7 11 (3.47%) J2EE
8 9 (2.84%) EDI
9 7 (2.21%) PhoneGap
10 6 (1.89%) REST
10 6 (1.89%) Spring MVC
11 4 (1.26%) Middleware
12 3 (0.95%) ASP.NET
12 3 (0.95%) BAPI
12 3 (0.95%) CGI
12 3 (0.95%) SAP Smart Forms
12 3 (0.95%) Web Dynpro
12 3 (0.95%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 199 (62.78%) Mainframe
2 75 (23.66%) VSAM
3 49 (15.46%) Computer Science
4 46 (14.51%) AS400
5 43 (13.56%) Analytical Skills
5 43 (13.56%) IBM Mainframe
6 29 (9.15%) Enterprise Software
7 25 (7.89%) iSeries
8 10 (3.15%) Algorithms
8 10 (3.15%) Client/Server
9 7 (2.21%) Management Information System
9 7 (2.21%) SWIFT
9 7 (2.21%) Tandem
9 7 (2.21%) Visualisation
10 6 (1.89%) Social Media
11 5 (1.58%) Data Structures
12 4 (1.26%) Derivative
12 4 (1.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 2 (0.63%) FMCG
13 2 (0.63%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 57 (17.98%) Unix
2 21 (6.62%) zOS
3 17 (5.36%) Windows
4 16 (5.05%) MVS
5 8 (2.52%) Linux
6 7 (2.21%) Android
6 7 (2.21%) Apple iOS
6 7 (2.21%) OS/390
7 6 (1.89%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.63%) VME
8 2 (0.63%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.32%) AIX
9 1 (0.32%) OpenVMS
9 1 (0.32%) SUSE
9 1 (0.32%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (31.86%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (24.61%) SDLC
3 52 (16.40%) RAD
4 44 (13.88%) Waterfall
5 41 (12.93%) Software Engineering
6 40 (12.62%) Automated Testing
6 40 (12.62%) TDD
7 36 (11.36%) User Stories
8 34 (10.73%) Continuous Improvement
9 33 (10.41%) Integration Testing
10 28 (8.83%) Scrum
11 26 (8.20%) Functional Testing
11 26 (8.20%) Mentoring
11 26 (8.20%) Unit Testing
12 25 (7.89%) Regression Testing
13 23 (7.26%) System Integration Testing
14 19 (5.99%) BDD
14 19 (5.99%) OO
14 19 (5.99%) UML
15 18 (5.68%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 139 (43.85%) JCL
2 123 (38.80%) SQL
3 112 (35.33%) Java
4 48 (15.14%) REXX
5 34 (10.73%) RPG
6 30 (9.46%) C#
7 26 (8.20%) CLIST
8 18 (5.68%) C
9 17 (5.36%) PL/SQL
9 17 (5.36%) VB
10 14 (4.42%) C++
11 12 (3.79%) Assembly Language
12 11 (3.47%) JavaScript
13 7 (2.21%) Clipper
13 7 (2.21%) DataFlex
13 7 (2.21%) Fortran
13 7 (2.21%) LINC
13 7 (2.21%) Uniface
13 7 (2.21%) xBase
14 5 (1.58%) VB6
Qualifications
1 63 (19.87%) Degree
2 26 (8.20%) ISTQB
3 21 (6.62%) ISEB
4 3 (0.95%) OCA
4 3 (0.95%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (13.56%) QA
2 4 (1.26%) FATCA
2 4 (1.26%) MiFID
3 3 (0.95%) ISO 8583
4 2 (0.63%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (5.99%) Time Sharing Option
2 8 (2.52%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 19 (5.99%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (5.05%) CA Endevor
3 8 (2.52%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.63%) Control-M
4 2 (0.63%) OMEGAMON
5 1 (0.32%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 103 (32.49%) IBM
2 52 (16.40%) Oracle
3 28 (8.83%) HP
4 26 (8.20%) TSYS
5 22 (6.94%) Microsoft
6 21 (6.62%) JD Edwards
7 17 (5.36%) Cognizant
8 14 (4.42%) Micro Focus
9 12 (3.79%) SAP
10 9 (2.84%) JDA
10 9 (2.84%) Salesforce.com
11 8 (2.52%) CA
11 8 (2.52%) Remedy
12 7 (2.21%) BMC
12 7 (2.21%) Informatica
13 5 (1.58%) Rally
14 4 (1.26%) Pega
14 4 (1.26%) Syncsort
15 3 (0.95%) hybris
16 2 (0.63%) Fujitsu
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