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 3 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 91 82 98
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +16
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 2 33 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Sussex 0.19% 2.40% 0.091%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.33% 4.00% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 2 30 1
Median salary £40,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% -10.00%
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £43,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year
+22.09% -2.27%
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
607 824 552
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Sussex 57.00% 59.93% 50.09%
Number of salaries quoted 533 729 506
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £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
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 3 December 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
Crawley - 2 £40,000 -
COBOL
South East

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 3 (60.00%) DB2
1 3 (60.00%) CICS
1 3 (60.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (40.00%) Syncsort
2 2 (40.00%) Release Management
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (40.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (40.00%) XPEDITER
2 2 (40.00%) VSAM
2 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (40.00%) AS400
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Assembly Language
2 2 (40.00%) REXX
2 2 (40.00%) Fortran
2 2 (40.00%) IBM
2 2 (40.00%) Easytrieve
2 2 (40.00%) JCL
2 2 (40.00%) Unix
2 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) C
2 2 (40.00%) C++
2 2 (40.00%) Delphi
2 2 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) RPG
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) MQSeries
3 1 (20.00%) Middleware
3 1 (20.00%) Control-M

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 3 (60.00%) CICS
2 1 (20.00%) MQSeries
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) DB2
2 2 (40.00%) Easytrieve
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) XPEDITER
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst Programmer
1 3 (60.00%) COBOL Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
1 3 (60.00%) COBOL Programmer
1 3 (60.00%) Programmer
2 2 (40.00%) Assembler Programmer
2 2 (40.00%) C Programmer
2 2 (40.00%) C/C++ Programmer
2 2 (40.00%) C++ Analyst Programmer
2 2 (40.00%) C++ Programmer
2 2 (40.00%) Delphi Analyst Programmer
2 2 (40.00%) Delphi Programmer
2 2 (40.00%) Fortran Programmer
2 2 (40.00%) Java Analyst Programmer
2 2 (40.00%) Java Programmer
2 2 (40.00%) Mainframe Software Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) RPG Analyst Programmer
2 2 (40.00%) RPG Programmer
2 2 (40.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (40.00%) AS400
2 2 (40.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (40.00%) VSAM
3 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (20.00%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
1 2 (40.00%) Unix
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (40.00%) Release Management
1 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Assembly Language
1 2 (40.00%) C
1 2 (40.00%) C++
1 2 (40.00%) Delphi
1 2 (40.00%) Fortran
1 2 (40.00%) Java
1 2 (40.00%) JCL
1 2 (40.00%) REXX
1 2 (40.00%) RPG
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Control-M
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) IBM
1 2 (40.00%) Syncsort