The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Sussex region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 30 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 109 85 -
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 3 26 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Sussex 0.23% 2.06% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.40% 3.79% -
Number of salaries quoted 3 22 0
Median salary £46,500 £40,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year
+16.25% -
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
COBOL
South East

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

Programming Languages Category
West Sussex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
748 686 640
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Sussex 56.62% 54.36% 53.07%
Number of salaries quoted 707 615 599
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

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

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

COBOL
Salary Trend in West Sussex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing COBOL across the West Sussex region.

COBOL Salary Trend in West Sussex

COBOL
Salary Histogram in West Sussex

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing COBOL across the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 30 August 2016.

COBOL Salary Histogram in West Sussex

COBOL
Job Locations in West Sussex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 30 August 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
Burgess Hill -18 1 £53,000 -11.66%
Haywards Heath - 1 £37,500 -
COBOL
South East

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 30 August 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 across the West Sussex region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 41 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 39 (95.12%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (90.24%) CICS
4 35 (85.37%) JCL
5 31 (75.61%) VSAM
6 27 (65.85%) RAD
7 24 (58.54%) DB2
8 23 (56.10%) Finance
9 20 (48.78%) REXX
10 17 (41.46%) Automated Testing
11 16 (39.02%) TDD
11 16 (39.02%) VisionPLUS
11 16 (39.02%) TSYS
11 16 (39.02%) CLIST
12 15 (36.59%) SDLC
13 14 (34.15%) Waterfall
13 14 (34.15%) Computer Science
13 14 (34.15%) Degree
14 13 (31.71%) Software Engineering
14 13 (31.71%) ISTQB
14 13 (31.71%) Regression Testing
14 13 (31.71%) QA
14 13 (31.71%) Unit Testing
14 13 (31.71%) Integration Testing
14 13 (31.71%) Functional Testing
14 13 (31.71%) System Integration Testing
15 12 (29.27%) ISEB
15 12 (29.27%) IIS
16 11 (26.83%) User Stories
17 9 (21.95%) IBM

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex 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 37 (90.24%) CICS
2 12 (29.27%) IIS
3 1 (2.44%) MQSeries
Business Applications
1 16 (39.02%) VisionPLUS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (58.54%) DB2
2 3 (7.32%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.88%) Easytrieve
Development Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Eclipse
1 2 (4.88%) XPEDITER
2 1 (2.44%) JIRA
General
1 23 (56.10%) Finance
2 4 (9.76%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 13 (31.71%) Software Engineer
2 12 (29.27%) CICS Engineer
3 10 (24.39%) Mainframe Software Engineer
4 9 (21.95%) QA Engineer
4 9 (21.95%) QA Test Engineer
4 9 (21.95%) Test Engineer
5 6 (14.63%) Developer
6 5 (12.20%) Mainframe Developer
6 5 (12.20%) Senior Software Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) Mainframe Tester
7 3 (7.32%) Systems Tester
7 3 (7.32%) Tester
8 2 (4.88%) Applications Developer
8 2 (4.88%) COBOL Developer
9 1 (2.44%) Analyst Programmer
9 1 (2.44%) COBOL Analyst
9 1 (2.44%) Mainframe Analyst Programmer
9 1 (2.44%) Programmer
9 1 (2.44%) Project Manager
9 1 (2.44%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.76%) HTML
1 4 (9.76%) HTML5
2 3 (7.32%) J2EE
2 3 (7.32%) JSON
2 3 (7.32%) Spring
2 3 (7.32%) Web Services
2 3 (7.32%) XML
3 2 (4.88%) .NET
3 2 (4.88%) ISPF
4 1 (2.44%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 41 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 31 (75.61%) VSAM
3 14 (34.15%) Computer Science
4 5 (12.20%) IBM Mainframe
5 3 (7.32%) Algorithms
5 3 (7.32%) Data Structures
6 2 (4.88%) AS400
6 2 (4.88%) Social Media
7 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (2.44%) DataPower
7 1 (2.44%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.32%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (95.12%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (65.85%) RAD
3 17 (41.46%) Automated Testing
4 16 (39.02%) TDD
5 15 (36.59%) SDLC
6 14 (34.15%) Waterfall
7 13 (31.71%) Functional Testing
7 13 (31.71%) Integration Testing
7 13 (31.71%) Regression Testing
7 13 (31.71%) Software Engineering
7 13 (31.71%) System Integration Testing
7 13 (31.71%) Unit Testing
8 11 (26.83%) User Stories
9 5 (12.20%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (9.76%) BDD
10 4 (9.76%) Manual Testing
10 4 (9.76%) OO
10 4 (9.76%) OOD
11 3 (7.32%) Scrum
11 3 (7.32%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 35 (85.37%) JCL
2 20 (48.78%) REXX
3 16 (39.02%) CLIST
4 8 (19.51%) Java
5 5 (12.20%) SQL
6 4 (9.76%) JavaScript
7 2 (4.88%) Assembly Language
7 2 (4.88%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 14 (34.15%) Degree
2 13 (31.71%) ISTQB
3 12 (29.27%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (31.71%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.88%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 8 (19.51%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.44%) Control-M
Vendors
1 16 (39.02%) TSYS
2 9 (21.95%) IBM
3 8 (19.51%) HP
4 2 (4.88%) Syncsort
5 1 (2.44%) Rally