The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for COBOL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

COBOL
UK / England
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 821 791 611
Rank change year-on-year -30 -180  
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 41 123 360
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.049% 0.13% 0.35%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.087% 0.25% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 28 86 266
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £35,000 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,500 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £47,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00%  

COBOL is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for programming language skills.

Programming Language Skills
England
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 46960 49069 53847
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 56.06% 53.11% 51.79%
Number of salaries quoted 39699 42982 46358
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

COBOL
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing COBOL as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for COBOL in England

COBOL
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for COBOL in England

COBOL
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing COBOL in England over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for COBOL in England

COBOL
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the England region over the 3 months to 23 June 2017. 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 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
North West -31 12 £50,000 +42.85% 1
South East -5 10 £65,000 +23.80%
Yorkshire +8 8 £26,750 -10.83% 1
London 0 7 £58,500 +17.00%
West Midlands +7 2 £52,500 +40.00%
East Midlands +16 1 - - 2
East of England -4 1 £32,500 -18.75%
COBOL
UK

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 England region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 53 (48.62%) Java
2 50 (45.87%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (41.28%) Degree
4 44 (40.37%) SQL
5 43 (39.45%) Waterfall
6 37 (33.94%) DB2
7 35 (32.11%) Mainframe
8 32 (29.36%) Finance
9 31 (28.44%) SDLC
10 30 (27.52%) Oracle
11 29 (26.61%) IBM
12 24 (22.02%) Unix
12 24 (22.02%) Analytical Skills
13 22 (20.18%) Project Management
13 22 (20.18%) Microsoft
14 21 (19.27%) Windows
14 21 (19.27%) Linux
15 20 (18.35%) PRINCE2
15 20 (18.35%) CICS
16 18 (16.51%) PMI Certification
17 17 (15.60%) Web Services
17 17 (15.60%) Scrum
18 16 (14.68%) OO
18 16 (14.68%) C++
19 15 (13.76%) JavaScript
19 15 (13.76%) XSD
20 14 (12.84%) XML
20 14 (12.84%) .NET
21 13 (11.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
21 13 (11.93%) XSLT

COBOL
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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:

Application Platforms
1 20 (18.35%) CICS
2 4 (3.67%) JBoss
2 4 (3.67%) Tuxedo
2 4 (3.67%) WebLogic
2 4 (3.67%) WebSphere
3 3 (2.75%) OpenROAD
4 1 (0.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.92%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.92%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (7.34%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.83%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 13 (11.93%) Pega PRPC
2 5 (4.59%) SAP IS-U
2 5 (4.59%) thinkFolio
3 4 (3.67%) BusinessWorks
4 3 (2.75%) BASE24
5 1 (0.92%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.42%) LAN
1 7 (6.42%) WAN
2 3 (2.75%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.92%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (33.94%) DB2
2 10 (9.17%) SQL Server
3 7 (6.42%) Oracle Database
3 7 (6.42%) Relational Database
4 5 (4.59%) Adabas
5 4 (3.67%) IMS/DB
5 4 (3.67%) RDBMS
6 3 (2.75%) Informix
6 3 (2.75%) NonStop SQL
7 2 (1.83%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.92%) DataStage
8 1 (0.92%) Easytrieve
8 1 (0.92%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (4.59%) LSMW
1 5 (4.59%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (3.67%) ClearCase
2 4 (3.67%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (3.67%) Subversion
3 3 (2.75%) CA Gen
3 3 (2.75%) HP UFT
3 3 (2.75%) JIRA
3 3 (2.75%) LoadRunner
3 3 (2.75%) PowerBuilder
3 3 (2.75%) PROIV
4 2 (1.83%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.92%) XMLSpy
General
1 32 (29.36%) Finance
2 12 (11.01%) Retail
3 10 (9.17%) Banking
4 4 (3.67%) Financial Institution
4 4 (3.67%) Retail Banking
4 4 (3.67%) Spanish Language
5 3 (2.75%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.83%) Back Office
6 2 (1.83%) Marketing
7 1 (0.92%) Legal
Job Titles
1 34 (31.19%) Developer
2 24 (22.02%) Analyst
3 14 (12.84%) Business Analyst
4 11 (10.09%) COBOL Developer
4 11 (10.09%) Lead Developer
5 10 (9.17%) Software Developer
6 9 (8.26%) Senior Developer
7 7 (6.42%) .NET Developer
7 7 (6.42%) .NET Software Developer
7 7 (6.42%) Application Delivery Manager
7 7 (6.42%) Applications Manager
7 7 (6.42%) Delivery Manager
7 7 (6.42%) Lead .NET Developer
7 7 (6.42%) Lead Software Developer
7 7 (6.42%) Support Manager
7 7 (6.42%) Systems Manager
7 7 (6.42%) Systems Support
7 7 (6.42%) Systems Support Manager
8 6 (5.50%) Designer
8 6 (5.50%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (15.60%) Web Services
2 15 (13.76%) XSD
3 14 (12.84%) .NET
3 14 (12.84%) XML
4 13 (11.93%) XSLT
5 9 (8.26%) HTML
6 8 (7.34%) CSS
7 7 (6.42%) Hibernate
8 5 (4.59%) BAPI
8 5 (4.59%) IDoc
8 5 (4.59%) JMS
8 5 (4.59%) SAP Smart Forms
8 5 (4.59%) SAPUI5
8 5 (4.59%) Web Dynpro
9 4 (3.67%) EJB
9 4 (3.67%) J2EE
9 4 (3.67%) JSP
9 4 (3.67%) Servlets
9 4 (3.67%) Struts
9 4 (3.67%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 35 (32.11%) Mainframe
2 24 (22.02%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (11.93%) Derivative
3 13 (11.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 10 (9.17%) PMI
5 6 (5.50%) IBM Mainframe
6 5 (4.59%) Tandem
7 3 (2.75%) Driving Licence
7 3 (2.75%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (1.83%) APACS
8 2 (1.83%) AS400
8 2 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.83%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.83%) iSeries
9 1 (0.92%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.92%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.92%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.92%) Online Banking
9 1 (0.92%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.92%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 24 (22.02%) Unix
2 21 (19.27%) Linux
2 21 (19.27%) Windows
3 4 (3.67%) zOS
4 3 (2.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (45.87%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (39.45%) Waterfall
3 31 (28.44%) SDLC
4 22 (20.18%) Project Management
5 20 (18.35%) PRINCE2
6 17 (15.60%) Scrum
7 16 (14.68%) OO
8 13 (11.93%) Release Management
9 11 (10.09%) Customer Requirements
9 11 (10.09%) ETL
9 11 (10.09%) Translating Business Requirements
9 11 (10.09%) Workflow
10 10 (9.17%) Logistics
11 9 (8.26%) Business Analysis
11 9 (8.26%) Migration
12 8 (7.34%) Software Engineering
13 7 (6.42%) Business Process Modelling
13 7 (6.42%) RUP
13 7 (6.42%) Test Automation
14 6 (5.50%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 53 (48.62%) Java
2 44 (40.37%) SQL
3 16 (14.68%) C++
4 15 (13.76%) JavaScript
5 11 (10.09%) C
5 11 (10.09%) R
6 10 (9.17%) Assembly Language
7 9 (8.26%) JCL
8 7 (6.42%) VB
9 6 (5.50%) C#
10 5 (4.59%) ABAP
10 5 (4.59%) REXX
10 5 (4.59%) SAPscript
11 4 (3.67%) PL/SQL
11 4 (3.67%) Shell Script
11 4 (3.67%) VBScript
12 3 (2.75%) Python
12 3 (2.75%) RPG
12 3 (2.75%) T-SQL
12 3 (2.75%) Uniface
Qualifications
1 45 (41.28%) Degree
2 18 (16.51%) PMI Certification
3 8 (7.34%) PMP
4 3 (2.75%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.92%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (11.93%) FATCA
1 13 (11.93%) MiFID
2 3 (2.75%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.92%) ACF2
1 1 (0.92%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (0.92%) CA Endevor
1 1 (0.92%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.92%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 30 (27.52%) Oracle
2 29 (26.61%) IBM
3 22 (20.18%) Microsoft
4 13 (11.93%) Pega
5 7 (6.42%) HP
5 7 (6.42%) SAP
6 5 (4.59%) Micro Focus
7 4 (3.67%) Chordiant
7 4 (3.67%) TIBCO
8 3 (2.75%) Cognizant
8 3 (2.75%) Progress
8 3 (2.75%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.83%) JDA
10 1 (0.92%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.92%) Syncsort
Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham
Experian
Salary: Highly Competitive
Posted: 24 days ago