Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

COBOL
Central London > City of London
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 319 - 356
Rank change year-on-year - +356 +77
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 2 0 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.020% - 0.31%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.034% - 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 52
City of London median annual salary £55,000 - £55,000
10th Percentile £52,500 - £43,750
90th Percentile £57,500 - £65,000
Central London median annual salary £55,000 - £55,000

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 5809 6762 9345
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 56.82% 58.05% 55.00%
Number of salaries quoted 5324 6240 8240
City of London median annual salary £61,000 £57,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.09% - +4.55%
10th Percentile £38,750 £37,500 £34,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £88,750 £87,500
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +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 23 November 2017, 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 City of London region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 2 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) Project Management
1 2 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 2 (100.00%) Pharmaceutical
1 2 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
1 2 (100.00%) Waterfall
1 2 (100.00%) SDLC
1 2 (100.00%) Creative Problem-Solving
2 1 (50.00%) Matrix Organization
2 1 (50.00%) Coaching
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) Reference Data
2 1 (50.00%) Product Management

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:

General
1 2 (100.00%) Pharmaceutical
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 2 (100.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (50.00%) Reference Data
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) Creative Problem-Solving
1 2 (100.00%) Project Management
1 2 (100.00%) SDLC
1 2 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (100.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (50.00%) Coaching
2 1 (50.00%) Matrix Organization
2 1 (50.00%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle