Period
to 25 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 25 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

COBOL
England > East of England
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 357 358 365
Rank change year-on-year +1 +7 +15
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 3 8 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.025% 0.061% 0.20%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.043% 0.11% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 3 2 6
East of England median annual salary £64,469 £28,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +130.24% -30.00% -27.27%
10th Percentile £37,460 £25,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £66,639 £31,000 £51,250
England median annual salary £46,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -8.00% +11.11% -5.26%

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 East of England with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
East of England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 6989 7005 7739
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 58.20% 53.29% 50.51%
Number of salaries quoted 5856 5986 6753
East of England median annual salary £47,250 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,000 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

COBOL
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing COBOL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for COBOL in the East of England

COBOL
Salary Trend in the East of England

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

Salary trend for COBOL in the East of England

COBOL
Salary Histogram in the East of England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing COBOL in the East of England over the 6 months to 25 November 2017.

Salary histogram for COBOL in the East of England

COBOL
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the East of England region over the 6 months to 25 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Essex +25 3 £64,469 -
COBOL
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 East of England region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 3 (100.00%) C
2 2 (66.67%) VB
2 2 (66.67%) Statistics
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) DevOps
3 1 (33.33%) Microservices
3 1 (33.33%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (33.33%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Selenium
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) VME
3 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 1 (33.33%) BDD
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (33.33%) Artifactory
3 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (33.33%) Ansible
3 1 (33.33%) Unix
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Micro Focus

COBOL
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Artifactory
1 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) COBOL Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Development Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Head of Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Software Development Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Software Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Unix
1 1 (33.33%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) DevOps
1 2 (66.67%) Statistics
1 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) Digital Transformation Programme
2 1 (33.33%) Microservices
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C
2 2 (66.67%) VB
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Ansible
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Micro Focus