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 22 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
COBOL
UK
Rank 788 775 764
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -11
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 65 172 185
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.078% 0.17% 0.18%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.15% 0.33% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 53 138 138
Median salary £52,500 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.52% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,600 £37,500 £37,250
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £43,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+22.09% -14.00%

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
44767 52468 52871
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 53.93% 52.27% 50.46%
Number of salaries quoted 38426 45245 45363
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +1.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,250 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 22 January 2017 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 22 January 2017. 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 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 -24 57 £52,500 +5.00% 8
South East +31 33 £52,500 +16.66%
Berkshire +69 26 £52,500 -4.54%
East Midlands -8 7 £51,900 +34.80%
Surrey +47 5 £52,500 +23.52%
Cheshire +17 5 £40,500 -5.81% 2
North West -21 5 £40,500 -5.81% 2
Scotland +33 4 £42,000 +35.48%
Yorkshire +30 4 £27,500 -45.00%
Northampton +11 4 £51,900 -
Northamptonshire 0 4 £51,900 -
Glasgow +26 3 - -
London +16 3 £58,500 +4.93% 2
South West - 3 £47,500 - 2
Bristol - 3 £47,500 - 2
South Yorkshire - 3 £27,500 -
Sheffield - 3 £27,500 -
West Midlands +2 2 £37,250 -14.85% 2
Leicestershire -10 2 £39,500 -3.65%
West Sussex -12 2 £42,500 -10.52%
Worcestershire - 2 £37,250 - 1
Droitwich - 2 £37,250 - 1
Camberley - 2 £35,000 -
Crawley - 2 £42,500 -
Wales +10 1 £45,000 +4.65%
North Wales -4 1 £45,000 +4.65%
Nottingham -7 1 - -
Flintshire -7 1 £45,000 +4.65%
Leicester -9 1 £36,500 -17.04%
Nottinghamshire -14 1 - -

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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 85 (58.22%) Mainframe
2 79 (54.11%) DB2
3 76 (52.05%) IBM
4 75 (51.37%) SQL
5 68 (46.58%) Java
6 62 (42.47%) JCL
7 59 (40.41%) CICS
8 40 (27.40%) Unix
9 38 (26.03%) JavaScript
10 37 (25.34%) Oracle
11 34 (23.29%) Finance
12 32 (21.92%) HTML
13 27 (18.49%) Migration
14 25 (17.12%) Data Analysis
14 25 (17.12%) Microsoft
14 25 (17.12%) C++
15 23 (15.75%) XML
15 23 (15.75%) Windows
15 23 (15.75%) UML
16 22 (15.07%) Spring
16 22 (15.07%) C#
17 21 (14.38%) .NET
18 20 (13.70%) Enterprise Software
18 20 (13.70%) C
19 17 (11.64%) JSP
19 17 (11.64%) Tivoli
20 16 (10.96%) zOS
20 16 (10.96%) VSAM
20 16 (10.96%) Banking
21 15 (10.27%) Linux

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 59 (40.41%) CICS
2 14 (9.59%) WebSphere
3 12 (8.22%) JBoss
3 12 (8.22%) WebLogic
4 11 (7.53%) WebSphere Application Server
5 5 (3.42%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.68%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.68%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.68%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (4.79%) MS Office
2 5 (3.42%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (6.85%) BASE24
2 4 (2.74%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.37%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (1.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.16%) TCP/IP
2 7 (4.79%) ATM
3 5 (3.42%) FTP
4 3 (2.05%) Firewall
4 3 (2.05%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (54.11%) DB2
2 14 (9.59%) Oracle Database
3 11 (7.53%) Oracle Reports
4 10 (6.85%) NonStop SQL
4 10 (6.85%) SQL Server
5 5 (3.42%) Data Mining
5 5 (3.42%) DataStage
5 5 (3.42%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.05%) Easytrieve
6 3 (2.05%) IMS/DB
6 3 (2.05%) MS Access
7 2 (1.37%) Big Data
7 2 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.37%) UniData
8 1 (0.68%) Adabas
8 1 (0.68%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.68%) MySQL
8 1 (0.68%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 13 (8.90%) Maven
2 12 (8.22%) Oracle Forms
3 11 (7.53%) Ant
4 9 (6.16%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (3.42%) Eclipse
6 3 (2.05%) Fiddler
6 3 (2.05%) Firebug
6 3 (2.05%) JIRA
6 3 (2.05%) JMeter
6 3 (2.05%) LoadRunner
6 3 (2.05%) The Grinder
6 3 (2.05%) Toad
7 2 (1.37%) ClearCase
7 2 (1.37%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.68%) ChangeMan
8 1 (0.68%) JUnit
8 1 (0.68%) Subversion
General
1 34 (23.29%) Finance
2 16 (10.96%) Banking
3 13 (8.90%) Retail
4 7 (4.79%) Corporate Banking
4 7 (4.79%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.05%) Marketing
6 2 (1.37%) Back Office
6 2 (1.37%) Electronics
6 2 (1.37%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.37%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.68%) French Language
7 1 (0.68%) German Language
7 1 (0.68%) Legal
7 1 (0.68%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 62 (42.47%) Developer
2 47 (32.19%) Analyst
3 36 (24.66%) COBOL Analyst
4 32 (21.92%) Programmer
5 30 (20.55%) COBOL Developer
6 28 (19.18%) Analyst Programmer
6 28 (19.18%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
6 28 (19.18%) COBOL Programmer
7 23 (15.75%) Java Developer
8 21 (14.38%) DB2 Developer
8 21 (14.38%) DB2 Programmer
9 20 (13.70%) CICS Analyst
10 18 (12.33%) CICS Programmer
11 11 (7.53%) Lead Developer
12 9 (6.16%) Applications Support
12 9 (6.16%) Technical Analyst
13 8 (5.48%) Mainframe Analyst
13 8 (5.48%) Mainframe Programmer
13 8 (5.48%) Software Developer
14 7 (4.79%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (21.92%) HTML
2 23 (15.75%) XML
3 22 (15.07%) Spring
4 21 (14.38%) .NET
5 17 (11.64%) JSP
6 11 (7.53%) .NET Framework
6 11 (7.53%) CSS
7 9 (6.16%) Web Services
8 4 (2.74%) ASP.NET
9 3 (2.05%) EJB
9 3 (2.05%) SOAP
9 3 (2.05%) Struts
10 2 (1.37%) ISPF
10 2 (1.37%) J2EE
10 2 (1.37%) PhoneGap
11 1 (0.68%) JSON
11 1 (0.68%) REST
11 1 (0.68%) Spring MVC
11 1 (0.68%) Velocity
11 1 (0.68%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 85 (58.22%) Mainframe
2 20 (13.70%) Enterprise Software
3 16 (10.96%) VSAM
4 15 (10.27%) IBM Mainframe
5 10 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (6.85%) AS400
6 5 (3.42%) APACS
6 5 (3.42%) Tandem
7 4 (2.74%) iSeries
7 4 (2.74%) VAX
8 3 (2.05%) Management Information System
8 3 (2.05%) PMI
9 2 (1.37%) FMCG
9 2 (1.37%) NHS
10 1 (0.68%) Credit Risk
10 1 (0.68%) Derivative
10 1 (0.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.68%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.68%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 40 (27.40%) Unix
2 23 (15.75%) Windows
3 16 (10.96%) zOS
4 15 (10.27%) Linux
5 11 (7.53%) Windows Server
6 10 (6.85%) MVS
7 9 (6.16%) OS/390
8 2 (1.37%) OpenVMS
8 2 (1.37%) VME
9 1 (0.68%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (18.49%) Migration
2 25 (17.12%) Data Analysis
3 23 (15.75%) UML
4 11 (7.53%) Programme Management
5 10 (6.85%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (6.85%) DevOps
5 10 (6.85%) SDLC
6 9 (6.16%) OO
6 9 (6.16%) Service Management
7 7 (4.79%) Business Analysis
7 7 (4.79%) Risk Management
8 5 (3.42%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (3.42%) Data Architecture
8 5 (3.42%) Data Management
8 5 (3.42%) ETL
8 5 (3.42%) Project Management
8 5 (3.42%) Quality Management
8 5 (3.42%) Workflow
9 4 (2.74%) ERP
9 4 (2.74%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 75 (51.37%) SQL
2 68 (46.58%) Java
3 62 (42.47%) JCL
4 38 (26.03%) JavaScript
5 25 (17.12%) C++
6 22 (15.07%) C#
7 20 (13.70%) C
8 14 (9.59%) PL/SQL
8 14 (9.59%) Shell Script
9 13 (8.90%) Perl
9 13 (8.90%) Python
10 12 (8.22%) PowerShell
11 11 (7.53%) BeanShell
12 8 (5.48%) Assembly Language
12 8 (5.48%) Fortran
13 7 (4.79%) VB
14 5 (3.42%) Delphi
14 5 (3.42%) RPG
15 3 (2.05%) REXX
15 3 (2.05%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (9.59%) Degree
2 3 (2.05%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.68%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.42%) ISO 8583
2 3 (2.05%) SLA
3 1 (0.68%) FATCA
3 1 (0.68%) MiFID
3 1 (0.68%) QA
System Software
1 11 (7.53%) Active Directory
2 10 (6.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.74%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 2 (1.37%) Time Sharing Option
5 1 (0.68%) RACF
Systems Management
1 17 (11.64%) Tivoli
2 3 (2.05%) ServiceCenter
3 2 (1.37%) CA Endevor
4 1 (0.68%) OMEGAMON
4 1 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.68%) Puppet
4 1 (0.68%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 76 (52.05%) IBM
2 37 (25.34%) Oracle
3 25 (17.12%) Microsoft
4 13 (8.90%) HP
5 11 (7.53%) VMware
6 8 (5.48%) Cognizant
7 5 (3.42%) Informatica
7 5 (3.42%) JD Edwards
8 4 (2.74%) SAP
9 3 (2.05%) TOWER Software
10 2 (1.37%) CA
10 2 (1.37%) Micro Focus
10 2 (1.37%) Sybase
10 2 (1.37%) Teradata
11 1 (0.68%) Chordiant
11 1 (0.68%) hybris
11 1 (0.68%) Pega
11 1 (0.68%) Sun
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