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 24 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 80 73 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 38 34 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Sussex 3.17% 2.89% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.83% 5.53% -
Number of salaries quoted 37 34 0
Median salary £47,000 £50,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.00% -
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £43,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +24.28%
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
787 615 662
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Sussex 65.69% 52.34% 48.82%
Number of salaries quoted 750 579 587
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +1.26%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 - 11 £49,000 -
COBOL
South East

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 43 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (95.35%) Mainframe
3 36 (83.72%) CICS
4 35 (81.40%) JCL
5 31 (72.09%) VSAM
6 28 (65.12%) RAD
7 25 (58.14%) DB2
8 23 (53.49%) Finance
9 20 (46.51%) REXX
10 19 (44.19%) Automated Testing
11 18 (41.86%) VisionPLUS
11 18 (41.86%) TSYS
11 18 (41.86%) CLIST
12 16 (37.21%) TDD
13 15 (34.88%) SDLC
14 14 (32.56%) Degree
14 14 (32.56%) Computer Science
15 13 (30.23%) QA
15 13 (30.23%) Unit Testing
15 13 (30.23%) Integration Testing
15 13 (30.23%) Functional Testing
15 13 (30.23%) Waterfall
15 13 (30.23%) System Integration Testing
15 13 (30.23%) Software Engineering
15 13 (30.23%) ISTQB
15 13 (30.23%) Regression Testing
16 12 (27.91%) ISEB
16 12 (27.91%) IIS
16 12 (27.91%) User Stories
17 10 (23.26%) Java

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 36 (83.72%) CICS
2 12 (27.91%) IIS
3 2 (4.65%) WebLogic
3 2 (4.65%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 18 (41.86%) VisionPLUS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (58.14%) DB2
2 3 (6.98%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.65%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Eclipse
1 2 (4.65%) Maven
1 2 (4.65%) Oracle Forms
1 2 (4.65%) Subversion
2 1 (2.33%) JIRA
General
1 23 (53.49%) Finance
2 4 (9.30%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 13 (30.23%) CICS Engineer
2 11 (25.58%) Software Engineer
3 9 (20.93%) Developer
3 9 (20.93%) QA Engineer
3 9 (20.93%) QA Test Engineer
3 9 (20.93%) Test Engineer
4 8 (18.60%) Mainframe Software Engineer
5 5 (11.63%) COBOL Developer
6 4 (9.30%) Mainframe Developer
6 4 (9.30%) Senior Software Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) Mainframe Tester
7 3 (6.98%) Systems Tester
7 3 (6.98%) Tester
8 2 (4.65%) Applications Developer
8 2 (4.65%) ETL Developer
8 2 (4.65%) Informatica Developer
8 2 (4.65%) Oracle Developer
8 2 (4.65%) Senior COBOL Developer
8 2 (4.65%) Senior Informatica Developer
8 2 (4.65%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.95%) HTML
1 6 (13.95%) HTML5
2 5 (11.63%) Web Services
2 5 (11.63%) XML
3 3 (6.98%) J2EE
3 3 (6.98%) JSON
3 3 (6.98%) Spring
4 2 (4.65%) .NET
4 2 (4.65%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 41 (95.35%) Mainframe
2 31 (72.09%) VSAM
3 14 (32.56%) Computer Science
4 5 (11.63%) Data Structures
5 3 (6.98%) Algorithms
5 3 (6.98%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (4.65%) AS400
6 2 (4.65%) Social Media
7 1 (2.33%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.98%) zOS
2 2 (4.65%) Linux
2 2 (4.65%) Unix
2 2 (4.65%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (65.12%) RAD
3 19 (44.19%) Automated Testing
4 16 (37.21%) TDD
5 15 (34.88%) SDLC
6 13 (30.23%) Functional Testing
6 13 (30.23%) Integration Testing
6 13 (30.23%) Regression Testing
6 13 (30.23%) Software Engineering
6 13 (30.23%) System Integration Testing
6 13 (30.23%) Unit Testing
6 13 (30.23%) Waterfall
7 12 (27.91%) User Stories
8 6 (13.95%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (9.30%) BDD
9 4 (9.30%) Manual Testing
9 4 (9.30%) OO
9 4 (9.30%) OOD
10 3 (6.98%) Scrum
10 3 (6.98%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 35 (81.40%) JCL
2 20 (46.51%) REXX
3 18 (41.86%) CLIST
4 10 (23.26%) Java
5 7 (16.28%) SQL
6 6 (13.95%) JavaScript
7 2 (4.65%) Assembly Language
7 2 (4.65%) PL/1
7 2 (4.65%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (32.56%) Degree
2 13 (30.23%) ISTQB
3 12 (27.91%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (30.23%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.65%) Oracle RAC
1 2 (4.65%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 8 (18.60%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (41.86%) TSYS
2 8 (18.60%) HP
3 7 (16.28%) IBM
4 2 (4.65%) Informatica
4 2 (4.65%) Oracle
5 1 (2.33%) Rally