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

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 73 80 109
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +29
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 36 26 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Sussex 2.89% 2.13% 0.072%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.37% 4.11% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 35 26 1
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% -9.09%
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +20.00%
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
823 632 710
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Sussex 66.16% 51.85% 51.30%
Number of salaries quoted 772 594 618
Median salary £42,500 £41,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% -3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,000 £40,000 £39,250
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +1.91%

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 3 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 3 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 - 10 £40,500 -
COBOL
South East

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 3 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 44 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (90.91%) Mainframe
3 36 (81.82%) CICS
4 31 (70.45%) JCL
5 29 (65.91%) VSAM
6 27 (61.36%) DB2
6 27 (61.36%) RAD
7 24 (54.55%) Finance
8 19 (43.18%) Automated Testing
9 18 (40.91%) REXX
10 17 (38.64%) VisionPLUS
11 16 (36.36%) TSYS
11 16 (36.36%) CLIST
12 15 (34.09%) User Stories
12 15 (34.09%) Computer Science
12 15 (34.09%) Degree
12 15 (34.09%) TDD
13 14 (31.82%) SDLC
14 13 (29.55%) QA
14 13 (29.55%) Software Engineering
15 12 (27.27%) ISTQB
15 12 (27.27%) Regression Testing
15 12 (27.27%) SQL
15 12 (27.27%) Unit Testing
15 12 (27.27%) Integration Testing
15 12 (27.27%) Waterfall
15 12 (27.27%) Functional Testing
15 12 (27.27%) System Integration Testing
16 11 (25.00%) IIS
16 11 (25.00%) ISEB

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 (81.82%) CICS
2 11 (25.00%) IIS
3 2 (4.55%) WebLogic
3 2 (4.55%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 17 (38.64%) VisionPLUS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.27%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (61.36%) DB2
2 3 (6.82%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.55%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Eclipse
1 2 (4.55%) Maven
1 2 (4.55%) Oracle Forms
1 2 (4.55%) Subversion
2 1 (2.27%) JIRA
General
1 24 (54.55%) Finance
2 3 (6.82%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (27.27%) CICS Engineer
2 11 (25.00%) Software Engineer
3 8 (18.18%) Developer
3 8 (18.18%) QA Engineer
3 8 (18.18%) QA Test Engineer
3 8 (18.18%) Test Engineer
4 7 (15.91%) Mainframe Software Engineer
5 4 (9.09%) Senior Software Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) COBOL Developer
6 3 (6.82%) Mainframe Tester
6 3 (6.82%) Systems Tester
6 3 (6.82%) Tester
7 2 (4.55%) ETL Developer
7 2 (4.55%) Informatica Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Informatica ETL Developer
7 2 (4.55%) Mainframe Developer
7 2 (4.55%) Senior COBOL Developer
7 2 (4.55%) Senior ETL Developer
7 2 (4.55%) Senior Informatica Developer
7 2 (4.55%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.64%) Web Services
2 5 (11.36%) HTML
2 5 (11.36%) HTML5
2 5 (11.36%) XML
3 4 (9.09%) J2EE
4 3 (6.82%) ISPF
4 3 (6.82%) JSON
4 3 (6.82%) Spring
5 1 (2.27%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 40 (90.91%) Mainframe
2 29 (65.91%) VSAM
3 15 (34.09%) Computer Science
4 5 (11.36%) Data Structures
4 5 (11.36%) IBM Mainframe
5 3 (6.82%) Algorithms
6 2 (4.55%) AS400
6 2 (4.55%) Social Media
7 1 (2.27%) Cryptography
7 1 (2.27%) iSeries
7 1 (2.27%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.36%) zOS
2 2 (4.55%) Linux
2 2 (4.55%) Unix
2 2 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (61.36%) RAD
3 19 (43.18%) Automated Testing
4 15 (34.09%) TDD
4 15 (34.09%) User Stories
5 14 (31.82%) SDLC
6 13 (29.55%) Software Engineering
7 12 (27.27%) Functional Testing
7 12 (27.27%) Integration Testing
7 12 (27.27%) Regression Testing
7 12 (27.27%) System Integration Testing
7 12 (27.27%) Unit Testing
7 12 (27.27%) Waterfall
8 7 (15.91%) SOA
9 6 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (11.36%) OO
10 5 (11.36%) Scrum
11 4 (9.09%) BDD
11 4 (9.09%) Manual Testing
12 3 (6.82%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (70.45%) JCL
2 18 (40.91%) REXX
3 16 (36.36%) CLIST
4 12 (27.27%) SQL
5 10 (22.73%) Java
6 4 (9.09%) JavaScript
7 3 (6.82%) PL/SQL
8 2 (4.55%) Assembly Language
8 2 (4.55%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 15 (34.09%) Degree
2 12 (27.27%) ISTQB
3 11 (25.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (29.55%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.82%) Time Sharing Option
2 2 (4.55%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 8 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (36.36%) TSYS
2 8 (18.18%) HP
3 7 (15.91%) IBM
4 3 (6.82%) Oracle
5 2 (4.55%) Informatica
6 1 (2.27%) Rally