The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 6 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 592 807 711
Rank change year-on-year
+215 -96
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 325 119 172
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.10% 0.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.58% 0.19% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 245 71 143
Average salary £45,000 £35,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.57% -22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,400 £27,500 £34,150
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £34,000 £40,250
% change year-on-year
+32.35% -15.52%

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
56306 61396 57246
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 51.54% 52.13% 52.79%
Number of salaries quoted 48013 52395 49451
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £40,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +6.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing COBOL within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 6 July 2015 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the UK over the 3 months to 6 July 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 +213 315 £45,000 +28.57% 23
South East +68 67 £50,000 +28.20% 4
London +49 64 £52,500 - 5
East Midlands +50 52 £42,500 +30.76% 2
North West +29 39 £40,000 -4.76% 3
West Sussex - 29 £50,000 - 2
Yorkshire +20 26 £37,500 +7.14%
Northamptonshire - 26 £45,000 -
Northampton - 26 £45,000 -
South West +10 25 £45,000 +63.63%
East of England +27 24 £24,000 -56.36% 4
West Yorkshire +22 20 £45,000 +28.57%
Manchester +17 19 £52,500 +20.00% 2
West Midlands -1 17 £52,500 - 3
City of London +49 15 £57,500 - 1
Bristol -1 15 £45,000 -
East Sussex - 15 £57,500 - 2
Nottingham +13 14 £42,500 - 1
Nottinghamshire +11 14 £42,500 - 1
Leicestershire +33 12 £38,000 -0.65% 1
Buckinghamshire - 12 £37,500 -
Cheshire - 12 £40,000 - 1
Milton Keynes - 12 £37,500 -
Essex +7 10 £24,500 -55.45% 1
Birmingham +3 9 £52,500 +34.61% 2
Lancashire +2 8 £38,500 -5.52%
Brighton - 8 £60,000 - 2
Gloucestershire +2 7 £35,000 +27.27%
Brentwood -3 7 - -
Bedford - 7 - -

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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.

1 251 (41.01%) SQL
2 233 (38.07%) DB2
3 231 (37.75%) Java
4 228 (37.25%) Mainframe
5 226 (36.93%) Finance
6 215 (35.13%) Agile Software Development
7 166 (27.12%) SDLC
8 164 (26.80%) JCL
9 154 (25.16%) Oracle
10 150 (24.51%) UNIX
11 144 (23.53%) IBM
12 137 (22.39%) Banking
12 137 (22.39%) CICS
13 120 (19.61%) XML
14 119 (19.44%) Analytical Skills
15 114 (18.63%) Web Services
16 113 (18.46%) Software Engineering
17 101 (16.50%) Retail
18 100 (16.34%) Windows
19 98 (16.01%) Linux
20 84 (13.73%) JavaScript
21 80 (13.07%) C#
22 78 (12.75%) WebSphere
23 77 (12.58%) SQL Server
24 76 (12.42%) Degree
25 75 (12.25%) Mentoring
26 74 (12.09%) HTML
26 74 (12.09%) PL/SQL
27 73 (11.93%) .NET
28 61 (9.97%) AS400

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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.

Application Platforms
1 137 (22.39%) CICS
2 78 (12.75%) WebSphere
3 35 (5.72%) WebLogic
4 26 (4.25%) WebSphere Application Server
4 26 (4.25%) MQSeries
5 15 (2.45%) JBoss
6 11 (1.80%) StreamWeaver
7 10 (1.63%) Confluence
8 9 (1.47%) Oracle Workflow
9 7 (1.14%) Papyrus
9 7 (1.14%) Exstream Dialogue
9 7 (1.14%) IIS
10 6 (0.98%) Tuxedo
10 6 (0.98%) AquaLogic
10 6 (0.98%) Oracle Service Bus
10 6 (0.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (0.49%) Umbraco
11 3 (0.49%) Apache
11 3 (0.49%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.16%) SharePoint
Applications
1 51 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.31%) MS Office
3 7 (1.14%) PowerPivot
4 2 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.16%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (1.31%) Exstream
2 7 (1.14%) VisionPLUS
3 5 (0.82%) BASE24
3 5 (0.82%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.33%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.12%) FTP
2 10 (1.63%) ATM
2 10 (1.63%) Internet
3 9 (1.47%) DNS
3 9 (1.47%) SSL
4 5 (0.82%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.65%) Firewall
6 2 (0.33%) SAN
7 1 (0.16%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 233 (38.07%) DB2
2 77 (12.58%) SQL Server
3 59 (9.64%) Oracle Database
4 31 (5.07%) Adabas
5 23 (3.76%) DataStage
6 22 (3.59%) UniData
6 22 (3.59%) MongoDB
7 18 (2.94%) Oracle Database 11g
8 17 (2.78%) Relational Database
9 16 (2.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 16 (2.61%) Apache Hive
9 16 (2.61%) NonStop SQL
10 14 (2.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 14 (2.29%) Pentaho
11 11 (1.80%) SQL Server 2008
12 10 (1.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 10 (1.63%) Easytrieve
12 10 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
13 8 (1.31%) RDBMS
14 7 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 53 (8.66%) Oracle Forms
2 17 (2.78%) Oracle APEX
3 16 (2.61%) Git (software)
4 15 (2.45%) Eclipse
5 12 (1.96%) LoadRunner
6 10 (1.63%) JIRA
7 9 (1.47%) HP UFT
7 9 (1.47%) Visual Studio
7 9 (1.47%) Hudson
7 9 (1.47%) Jenkins
8 7 (1.14%) Toad
9 6 (0.98%) Subversion
9 6 (0.98%) Maven
10 4 (0.65%) JUnit
11 2 (0.33%) ClearCase
11 2 (0.33%) Rational Rose
11 2 (0.33%) XPEDITER
11 2 (0.33%) JMeter
11 2 (0.33%) WebDriver
11 2 (0.33%) Selenium
General
1 226 (36.93%) Finance
2 137 (22.39%) Banking
3 101 (16.50%) Retail
4 31 (5.07%) Automotive
5 27 (4.41%) Marketing
6 26 (4.25%) Telecoms
7 23 (3.76%) Aerospace
8 22 (3.59%) Back Office
9 16 (2.61%) Retail Banking
10 12 (1.96%) Pharmaceutical
11 10 (1.63%) French Language
12 9 (1.47%) Billing
13 6 (0.98%) Corporate Banking
13 6 (0.98%) Private Banking
14 5 (0.82%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.49%) Investment Banking
16 1 (0.16%) General Ledger
16 1 (0.16%) International Banking
16 1 (0.16%) Legal
Job Titles
1 217 (35.46%) Developer
2 142 (23.20%) Analyst
3 71 (11.60%) Software Engineer
4 68 (11.11%) Programmer
5 49 (8.01%) Analyst Programmer
6 48 (7.84%) COBOL Developer
7 42 (6.86%) Mainframe Developer
8 40 (6.54%) COBOL Analyst
9 39 (6.37%) Architect
10 35 (5.72%) Analyst Developer
11 34 (5.56%) Technical Specialist
12 33 (5.39%) COBOL Programmer
13 31 (5.07%) Software Developer
14 30 (4.90%) Senior Software Engineer
15 29 (4.74%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
16 25 (4.08%) Applications Support
17 23 (3.76%) Consultant
18 22 (3.59%) Technical Architect
19 21 (3.43%) Support Analyst
20 18 (2.94%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (19.61%) XML
2 114 (18.63%) Web Services
3 74 (12.09%) HTML
4 73 (11.93%) .NET
5 48 (7.84%) HTML5
6 43 (7.03%) ISPF
7 33 (5.39%) XML Schema
8 32 (5.23%) WebSphere MQ
9 26 (4.25%) Middleware
10 22 (3.59%) ASP.NET
11 15 (2.45%) CSS
12 14 (2.29%) Java EE
13 13 (2.12%) J2EE
13 13 (2.12%) XSLT
14 12 (1.96%) Spring
15 11 (1.80%) Hibernate
16 10 (1.63%) JSON
17 9 (1.47%) SOAP
18 8 (1.31%) STL
18 8 (1.31%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 228 (37.25%) Mainframe
2 119 (19.44%) Analytical Skills
3 61 (9.97%) AS400
4 50 (8.17%) VSAM
5 43 (7.03%) SWIFT
5 43 (7.03%) Computer Science
6 37 (6.05%) Data Structures
7 30 (4.90%) IBM Mainframe
8 26 (4.25%) Client/Server
9 25 (4.08%) iSeries
10 22 (3.59%) Tandem
11 20 (3.27%) Management Information System
11 20 (3.27%) Social Media
12 17 (2.78%) Visualisation
13 16 (2.61%) Credit Risk
14 6 (0.98%) Mobile App
14 6 (0.98%) N-Tier
15 5 (0.82%) EMV
15 5 (0.82%) Cryptography
15 5 (0.82%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 150 (24.51%) UNIX
2 100 (16.34%) Windows
3 98 (16.01%) Linux
4 31 (5.07%) zOS
5 22 (3.59%) AIX
6 18 (2.94%) Solaris
6 18 (2.94%) MVS
7 10 (1.63%) Android
7 10 (1.63%) Apple iOS
8 6 (0.98%) VME
9 5 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.82%) Windows 2000 Server
9 5 (0.82%) Windows 7
9 5 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (0.82%) Windows XP
10 4 (0.65%) SUSE
10 4 (0.65%) Debian
10 4 (0.65%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.33%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.16%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 215 (35.13%) Agile Software Development
2 166 (27.12%) SDLC
3 113 (18.46%) Software Engineering
4 75 (12.25%) Mentoring
5 60 (9.80%) SOA
6 55 (8.99%) TDD
7 54 (8.82%) OO
8 51 (8.33%) Change Management
9 45 (7.35%) UML
10 42 (6.86%) Continuous Improvement
11 40 (6.54%) Coaching
12 37 (6.05%) Automated Testing
13 34 (5.56%) Configuration Management
14 31 (5.07%) Waterfall
15 30 (4.90%) Static Code Analysis
15 30 (4.90%) Data Modelling
16 29 (4.74%) OOD
16 29 (4.74%) Scrum
16 29 (4.74%) Unit Testing
17 28 (4.58%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 251 (41.01%) SQL
2 231 (37.75%) Java
3 164 (26.80%) JCL
4 84 (13.73%) JavaScript
5 80 (13.07%) C#
6 74 (12.09%) PL/SQL
7 61 (9.97%) RPG
8 54 (8.82%) C++
9 41 (6.70%) VB
10 40 (6.54%) Perl
11 39 (6.37%) PL/1
12 35 (5.72%) REXX
13 31 (5.07%) NATURAL
14 28 (4.58%) Assembly Language
15 26 (4.25%) VB6
16 25 (4.08%) VB.NET
17 21 (3.43%) Ada
18 19 (3.10%) Python
19 14 (2.29%) C
20 12 (1.96%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 76 (12.42%) Degree
2 10 (1.63%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (0.33%) ISTQB
3 2 (0.33%) ISEB
4 1 (0.16%) IC3 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (7.52%) QA
2 30 (4.90%) SLA
3 5 (0.82%) ISO 8583
4 4 (0.65%) Data Quality
System Software
1 28 (4.58%) Oracle RAC
2 9 (1.47%) RACF
Systems Management
1 40 (6.54%) CA Endevor
2 17 (2.78%) Tivoli
3 9 (1.47%) Puppet
3 9 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.49%) Control-M
4 3 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 154 (25.16%) Oracle
2 144 (23.53%) IBM
3 58 (9.48%) Microsoft
4 31 (5.07%) HP
5 24 (3.92%) Micro Focus
6 18 (2.94%) Business Objects
7 11 (1.80%) JDA
8 9 (1.47%) Informatica
8 9 (1.47%) F5
8 9 (1.47%) New Relic
9 8 (1.31%) SAP
9 8 (1.31%) BEA
10 7 (1.14%) Cognizant
11 6 (0.98%) Sybase
11 6 (0.98%) TSYS
11 6 (0.98%) iRise
12 5 (0.82%) VocaLink
12 5 (0.82%) ICL
12 5 (0.82%) BMC
12 5 (0.82%) Remedy
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Birmingham
Autus HR
Salary: £35,000 - £45,000 per year + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £30k - 43k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Essex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton
American Express
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £19000 - £23000 per annum + PENSION
Posted: 5 days ago
Brighton
American Express
Posted: 5 days ago
Burgess Hill
American Express
Posted: 5 days ago
South East London
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £42934 - £53036 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
South East London
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £40885 - £50505 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Solihull, Birmingham
Autus HR
Salary: £35,000 - £45,000 per year
Posted: 7 days ago
Coventry
Autus HR
Salary: £35,000 - £45,000 per year
Posted: 11 days ago
Home Counties, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire,...
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to £21,000 + bens inc. pension & share option scheme
Posted: 12 days ago
Horsham, West Sussex
RSA
Salary: Competitive Salary + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 27 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £600.00 per day
Posted: 27 days ago