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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 72 - 116
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 34 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Sussex 2.86% - 0.066%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.52% - 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 34 0 1
Average salary £50,000 - £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -12.50%
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
616 663 782
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Sussex 51.90% 48.93% 51.52%
Number of salaries quoted 580 587 679
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,920 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,250 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.91% +4.66%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing COBOL across the West Sussex region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gatwick - 8 £50,000 -
COBOL
South East

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the West Sussex region citing COBOL also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited COBOL.

1 29 (85.29%) HTML
2 24 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (67.65%) Finance
4 22 (64.71%) SQL
5 21 (61.76%) Oracle
5 21 (61.76%) Java
5 21 (61.76%) WebLogic
5 21 (61.76%) Web Services
5 21 (61.76%) XML
5 21 (61.76%) UNIX
5 21 (61.76%) Oracle Forms
5 21 (61.76%) PL/SQL
5 21 (61.76%) HTML5
5 21 (61.76%) Oracle Database
5 21 (61.76%) Data Structures
6 18 (52.94%) WebSphere
6 18 (52.94%) Oracle RAC
6 18 (52.94%) Software Engineering
6 18 (52.94%) Windows
6 18 (52.94%) Linux
6 18 (52.94%) JavaScript
7 13 (38.24%) DB2
8 12 (35.29%) Mainframe
9 9 (26.47%) Computer Science
9 9 (26.47%) Degree
10 8 (23.53%) JSON
10 8 (23.53%) Project Planning
10 8 (23.53%) ISPF
10 8 (23.53%) Eclipse
10 8 (23.53%) IBM

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the West Sussex region citing COBOL also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited COBOL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 21 (61.76%) WebLogic
2 18 (52.94%) WebSphere
3 8 (23.53%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (61.76%) Oracle Database
2 13 (38.24%) DB2
3 2 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (5.88%) WebFOCUS
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 21 (61.76%) Oracle Forms
2 8 (23.53%) Eclipse
General
1 23 (67.65%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (52.94%) Software Engineer
2 16 (47.06%) Developer
3 11 (32.35%) Mainframe Developer
4 9 (26.47%) Senior Software Engineer
5 8 (23.53%) Applications Developer
6 3 (8.82%) Oracle Forms Developer
6 3 (8.82%) Oracle Developer
7 1 (2.94%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (85.29%) HTML
2 21 (61.76%) Web Services
2 21 (61.76%) XML
2 21 (61.76%) HTML5
3 8 (23.53%) JSON
3 8 (23.53%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 21 (61.76%) Data Structures
2 12 (35.29%) Mainframe
3 9 (26.47%) Computer Science
4 5 (14.71%) Social Media
5 3 (8.82%) Visualisation
5 3 (8.82%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 21 (61.76%) UNIX
2 18 (52.94%) Windows
2 18 (52.94%) Linux
3 8 (23.53%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (52.94%) Software Engineering
3 8 (23.53%) Project Planning
4 6 (17.65%) Automated Testing
5 3 (8.82%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (8.82%) Refactoring
6 1 (2.94%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 22 (64.71%) SQL
2 21 (61.76%) Java
2 21 (61.76%) PL/SQL
3 18 (52.94%) JavaScript
4 8 (23.53%) Assembly Language
4 8 (23.53%) REXX
4 8 (23.53%) PL/1
4 8 (23.53%) JCL
Qualifications
1 9 (26.47%) Degree
System Software
1 18 (52.94%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 21 (61.76%) Oracle
2 8 (23.53%) IBM