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 20 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
COBOL
UK
Rank 782 767 782
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +15
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 62 190 181
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.073% 0.19% 0.17%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.14% 0.36% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 45 129 126
Median salary £52,500 £47,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.52% -9.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,200 £37,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,500 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £51,900 £45,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
+15.33% -14.28%

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
45770 52312 53678
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 54.03% 51.89% 50.31%
Number of salaries quoted 39099 45080 46017
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

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 20 February 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 20 February 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 -37 54 £52,500 +10.52% 15
South East +23 13 £52,500 +7.69% 2
East Midlands -33 10 £51,900 +34.80% 5
North West -23 9 £57,500 +21.05% 2
Berkshire +43 8 £52,500 - 2
West Midlands +35 8 £53,500 +22.28%
London +11 7 £58,500 +9.34%
Scotland +26 5 £42,000 -
Manchester -30 5 £57,500 +35.29%
Glasgow +21 4 £42,000 -
Yorkshire +14 4 £32,500 -35.00% 3
Northampton +9 4 £51,900 +48.28%
Northamptonshire +8 4 £51,900 +48.28%
Nottinghamshire +3 4 - - 3
Telford - 4 £53,500 -
Shropshire - 4 £53,500 -
West Sussex +4 3 £40,000 -23.80%
Staffordshire - 3 - -
South West - 3 £47,500 - 3
Cheshire - 3 £38,250 - 2
Stafford - 3 - -
Crawley - 3 £40,000 -
Surrey +48 2 £35,000 -30.00%
West Yorkshire +23 2 £34,500 - 2
Nottingham +2 2 - - 1
Leicestershire -21 2 £36,500 -10.97% 2
Bristol - 2 £47,500 - 3
Camberley - 2 £35,000 -
Bradford - 2 £34,500 - 1
Douglas - 2 £46,500 -

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 79 (53.74%) Mainframe
2 76 (51.70%) SQL
2 76 (51.70%) DB2
3 73 (49.66%) IBM
4 62 (42.18%) JCL
5 60 (40.82%) CICS
5 60 (40.82%) Java
6 41 (27.89%) Oracle
7 39 (26.53%) Unix
8 33 (22.45%) JavaScript
9 31 (21.09%) Finance
10 30 (20.41%) Microsoft
11 29 (19.73%) Migration
12 28 (19.05%) HTML
13 26 (17.69%) Windows
14 25 (17.01%) Data Analysis
15 23 (15.65%) XML
15 23 (15.65%) UML
16 22 (14.97%) Degree
17 18 (12.24%) Linux
17 18 (12.24%) .NET
17 18 (12.24%) C
18 17 (11.56%) C++
18 17 (11.56%) Tivoli
19 16 (10.88%) Banking
19 16 (10.88%) Analytical Skills
19 16 (10.88%) Oracle Database
20 15 (10.20%) Agile Software Development
21 14 (9.52%) VSAM
21 14 (9.52%) PL/SQL

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 60 (40.82%) CICS
2 14 (9.52%) WebSphere
3 12 (8.16%) JBoss
3 12 (8.16%) WebLogic
4 11 (7.48%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (1.36%) 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
6 1 (0.68%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 9 (6.12%) MS Office
2 4 (2.72%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (4.76%) BASE24
2 5 (3.40%) SAP IS-U
3 2 (1.36%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.36%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (1.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.68%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.08%) TCP/IP
2 5 (3.40%) FTP
3 4 (2.72%) ATM
3 4 (2.72%) LAN
3 4 (2.72%) WAN
4 2 (1.36%) Firewall
4 2 (1.36%) HTTP
5 1 (0.68%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (51.70%) DB2
2 16 (10.88%) Oracle Database
3 11 (7.48%) Oracle Reports
4 10 (6.80%) SQL Server
5 7 (4.76%) NonStop SQL
6 6 (4.08%) Relational Database
7 5 (3.40%) DataStage
8 4 (2.72%) Data Mining
9 3 (2.04%) Easytrieve
9 3 (2.04%) IMS/DB
10 2 (1.36%) Adabas
10 2 (1.36%) Big Data
10 2 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (1.36%) MS Access
10 2 (1.36%) RDBMS
10 2 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (1.36%) UniData
Development Applications
1 12 (8.16%) Oracle Forms
2 11 (7.48%) Ant
2 11 (7.48%) Maven
3 10 (6.80%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (3.40%) Eclipse
4 5 (3.40%) LSMW
5 3 (2.04%) JIRA
6 2 (1.36%) ClearCase
6 2 (1.36%) Fiddler
6 2 (1.36%) Firebug
6 2 (1.36%) JMeter
6 2 (1.36%) LoadRunner
6 2 (1.36%) The Grinder
6 2 (1.36%) Toad
7 1 (0.68%) ChangeMan
7 1 (0.68%) Subversion
7 1 (0.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 31 (21.09%) Finance
2 16 (10.88%) Banking
3 13 (8.84%) Retail
4 8 (5.44%) Financial Institution
5 7 (4.76%) Corporate Banking
6 3 (2.04%) Marketing
6 3 (2.04%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.36%) Back Office
7 2 (1.36%) Electronics
7 2 (1.36%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.36%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.68%) French Language
8 1 (0.68%) German Language
8 1 (0.68%) Legal
8 1 (0.68%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 55 (37.41%) Developer
2 51 (34.69%) Analyst
3 36 (24.49%) COBOL Analyst
4 33 (22.45%) Programmer
5 30 (20.41%) Analyst Programmer
6 28 (19.05%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
6 28 (19.05%) COBOL Programmer
7 26 (17.69%) COBOL Developer
8 21 (14.29%) DB2 Programmer
9 20 (13.61%) CICS Analyst
10 18 (12.24%) CICS Programmer
11 16 (10.88%) DB2 Developer
12 12 (8.16%) Java Developer
13 11 (7.48%) Lead Developer
14 9 (6.12%) Mainframe Analyst
14 9 (6.12%) Mainframe Programmer
14 9 (6.12%) Technical Analyst
15 8 (5.44%) Designer
16 7 (4.76%) Mainframe Analyst Programmer
16 7 (4.76%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (19.05%) HTML
2 23 (15.65%) XML
3 18 (12.24%) .NET
4 13 (8.84%) CSS
5 11 (7.48%) .NET Framework
5 11 (7.48%) Spring
6 10 (6.80%) JSP
7 9 (6.12%) Web Services
8 6 (4.08%) XSLT
9 5 (3.40%) BAPI
9 5 (3.40%) SAP Smart Forms
9 5 (3.40%) SAPUI5
9 5 (3.40%) Web Dynpro
10 3 (2.04%) EJB
10 3 (2.04%) ISPF
10 3 (2.04%) Struts
10 3 (2.04%) XSD
11 2 (1.36%) ASP.NET
11 2 (1.36%) JMS
11 2 (1.36%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 79 (53.74%) Mainframe
2 16 (10.88%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (9.52%) IBM Mainframe
3 14 (9.52%) VSAM
4 13 (8.84%) Enterprise Software
5 10 (6.80%) AS400
6 5 (3.40%) APACS
6 5 (3.40%) iSeries
6 5 (3.40%) Tandem
7 4 (2.72%) Derivative
7 4 (2.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (2.04%) Driving Licence
8 3 (2.04%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.36%) FMCG
9 2 (1.36%) NHS
9 2 (1.36%) PMI
9 2 (1.36%) VAX
10 1 (0.68%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.68%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.68%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 39 (26.53%) Unix
2 26 (17.69%) Windows
3 18 (12.24%) Linux
4 13 (8.84%) zOS
5 11 (7.48%) Windows Server
6 10 (6.80%) MVS
7 7 (4.76%) OS/390
8 1 (0.68%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (19.73%) Migration
2 25 (17.01%) Data Analysis
3 23 (15.65%) UML
4 15 (10.20%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (8.16%) Business Analysis
5 12 (8.16%) OO
6 11 (7.48%) Waterfall
7 10 (6.80%) DevOps
8 9 (6.12%) Programme Management
8 9 (6.12%) SDLC
9 8 (5.44%) Service Management
10 7 (4.76%) Project Management
10 7 (4.76%) Release Management
10 7 (4.76%) Risk Management
11 6 (4.08%) ETL
11 6 (4.08%) PRINCE2
11 6 (4.08%) Workflow
12 5 (3.40%) Quality Management
13 4 (2.72%) Change Management
13 4 (2.72%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 76 (51.70%) SQL
2 62 (42.18%) JCL
3 60 (40.82%) Java
4 33 (22.45%) JavaScript
5 18 (12.24%) C
6 17 (11.56%) C++
7 14 (9.52%) PL/SQL
8 13 (8.84%) C#
8 13 (8.84%) PowerShell
9 12 (8.16%) Shell Script
10 11 (7.48%) Assembly Language
10 11 (7.48%) BeanShell
10 11 (7.48%) Perl
10 11 (7.48%) Python
11 6 (4.08%) Fortran
12 5 (3.40%) ABAP
12 5 (3.40%) Delphi
12 5 (3.40%) REXX
12 5 (3.40%) SAPscript
12 5 (3.40%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (14.97%) Degree
2 6 (4.08%) PMI Certification
3 4 (2.72%) PMP
4 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.68%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.72%) FATCA
1 4 (2.72%) MiFID
2 3 (2.04%) SLA
3 2 (1.36%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.68%) QA
System Software
1 11 (7.48%) Active Directory
2 10 (6.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.40%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 3 (2.04%) Time Sharing Option
5 2 (1.36%) RACF
Systems Management
1 17 (11.56%) Tivoli
2 2 (1.36%) CA Endevor
2 2 (1.36%) OMEGAMON
2 2 (1.36%) ServiceCenter
3 1 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.68%) Puppet
3 1 (0.68%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 73 (49.66%) IBM
2 41 (27.89%) Oracle
3 30 (20.41%) Microsoft
4 11 (7.48%) VMware
5 10 (6.80%) HP
6 9 (6.12%) SAP
7 6 (4.08%) Cognizant
8 4 (2.72%) Informatica
8 4 (2.72%) Pega
9 3 (2.04%) CA
9 3 (2.04%) JD Edwards
9 3 (2.04%) TOWER Software
10 2 (1.36%) Micro Focus
10 2 (1.36%) Sybase
10 2 (1.36%) Teradata
11 1 (0.68%) Chordiant
11 1 (0.68%) Sun
11 1 (0.68%) Syncsort
11 1 (0.68%) TIBCO
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Salary: 45-55k + Great Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Tectre Limited
Salary: £45,000 - £55,000 per year dependent on experience
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Redrock Consulting Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
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Experian
Salary: Pension, Bonus
Posted: 12 days ago
Nottingham
Experian
Salary: Pension + benefits package
Posted: 12 days ago
Nottinghamshire
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Posted: 11 days ago
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Salary: Competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
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Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
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