Period
to 15 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for COBOL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited COBOL over the 6 months to 15 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

COBOL
Central London > City of London
6 months to
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 347 331 358
Rank change year-on-year -16 +27 +10
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 1 2 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.009% 0.020% 0.009%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.014% 0.034% 0.015%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 1
City of London median annual salary £95,000 £55,000 £29,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +72.73% +89.66% -47.27%
10th Percentile £87,500 £52,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £102,500 £57,500 £31,000
Central London median annual salary £95,000 £55,000 £29,000
% change year-on-year +72.73% +89.66% -47.27%

COBOL is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
City of London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 6,923 5,804 6,860
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 62.13% 56.80% 58.32%
Number of salaries quoted 6,301 5,320 6,330
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% -
10th Percentile £41,250 £37,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £88,750
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% +4.55%

COBOL
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing COBOL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for COBOL in the City of London

COBOL
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing COBOL in the City of London.

Salary trend for COBOL in the City of London

For the 6 months to 15 November 2018, IT jobs citing COBOL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 1 (100.00%) C
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) C++
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) Perl
1 1 (100.00%) VBScript
1 1 (100.00%) VB
1 1 (100.00%) DB2
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Python
1 1 (100.00%) SAS
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) PMP
1 1 (100.00%) PMI Certification
1 1 (100.00%) CICS
1 1 (100.00%) REXX
1 1 (100.00%) PL/1
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (100.00%) RACF
1 1 (100.00%) Six Sigma
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (100.00%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere

COBOL
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 1 (100.00%) CICS
1 1 (100.00%) Confluence
1 1 (100.00%) SAS
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) DB2
1 1 (100.00%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (100.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Automation Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Linux Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) QA Automation Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) QA Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Automation Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Linux Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Senior QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) REST
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) IBM Mainframe
1 1 (100.00%) Linux Command Line
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (100.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (100.00%) Problem-Solving
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Six Sigma
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (100.00%) C
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) C++
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) Perl
1 1 (100.00%) PL/1
1 1 (100.00%) Python
1 1 (100.00%) REXX
1 1 (100.00%) VB
1 1 (100.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (100.00%) PMI Certification
1 1 (100.00%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) ACF2
1 1 (100.00%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) IBM