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 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

COBOL
UK / England
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 775 725 711
Rank change year-on-year -50 -14  
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 69 193 236
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.086% 0.20% 0.24%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.16% 0.38% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 39 124 159
Median salary £55,000 £45,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.22% -14.28%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,200 £35,000 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £56,400 £61,215
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +16.66% -10.00%  

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 43908 50777 50769
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 54.74% 51.87% 50.64%
Number of salaries quoted 37778 44180 43561
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,750 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 29 March 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 29 March 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
London +42 17 £58,500 +17.00%
East Midlands -25 15 £51,900 +40.27% 2
South East +15 14 £52,500 - 2
West Midlands +38 10 £53,500 +42.66%
North West -12 9 £57,500 +35.29%
Yorkshire +17 3 £34,500 +7.81% 1
South West - 1 - - 1
COBOL
UK

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 67 (51.54%) Mainframe
2 66 (50.77%) DB2
3 61 (46.92%) SQL
4 56 (43.08%) Java
5 52 (40.00%) IBM
6 47 (36.15%) CICS
7 44 (33.85%) JCL
8 37 (28.46%) Unix
8 37 (28.46%) Degree
9 33 (25.38%) Oracle
10 31 (23.85%) Migration
10 31 (23.85%) Agile Software Development
11 30 (23.08%) Windows
12 28 (21.54%) Finance
13 25 (19.23%) Linux
13 25 (19.23%) Waterfall
14 24 (18.46%) Data Analysis
15 23 (17.69%) Microsoft
16 22 (16.92%) UML
17 21 (16.15%) JavaScript
17 21 (16.15%) Analytical Skills
18 19 (14.62%) .NET
19 17 (13.08%) Tivoli
19 17 (13.08%) SDLC
20 15 (11.54%) IBM Mainframe
20 15 (11.54%) HTML
20 15 (11.54%) C++
20 15 (11.54%) Retail
21 14 (10.77%) CSS
22 13 (10.00%) C

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 47 (36.15%) CICS
2 9 (6.92%) WebSphere
3 7 (5.38%) JBoss
3 7 (5.38%) WebLogic
4 6 (4.62%) WebSphere Application Server
5 4 (3.08%) Tuxedo
6 1 (0.77%) MQSeries
Applications
1 8 (6.15%) MS Office
2 2 (1.54%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.54%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.77%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.77%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (3.85%) BASE24
1 5 (3.85%) SAP IS-U
1 5 (3.85%) thinkFolio
2 4 (3.08%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (1.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.38%) LAN
1 7 (5.38%) WAN
2 2 (1.54%) ATM
3 1 (0.77%) FTP
3 1 (0.77%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (50.77%) DB2
2 13 (10.00%) Oracle Database
3 9 (6.92%) SQL Server
4 8 (6.15%) Relational Database
5 6 (4.62%) Adabas
5 6 (4.62%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (3.85%) IMS/DB
6 5 (3.85%) NonStop SQL
6 5 (3.85%) RDBMS
7 3 (2.31%) Easytrieve
8 2 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.77%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 6 (4.62%) Ant
1 6 (4.62%) Maven
1 6 (4.62%) Oracle Forms
2 5 (3.85%) Eclipse
2 5 (3.85%) LSMW
3 4 (3.08%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.54%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.77%) ChangeMan
5 1 (0.77%) Subversion
5 1 (0.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 28 (21.54%) Finance
2 15 (11.54%) Retail
3 10 (7.69%) Banking
4 8 (6.15%) Financial Institution
5 7 (5.38%) Corporate Banking
6 5 (3.85%) Marketing
7 3 (2.31%) Back Office
7 3 (2.31%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (1.54%) Electronics
8 2 (1.54%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.54%) Spanish Language
8 2 (1.54%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.77%) French Language
9 1 (0.77%) German Language
Job Titles
1 47 (36.15%) Analyst
2 37 (28.46%) Developer
3 33 (25.38%) COBOL Analyst
4 28 (21.54%) Analyst Programmer
4 28 (21.54%) Programmer
5 26 (20.00%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
5 26 (20.00%) COBOL Programmer
6 21 (16.15%) DB2 Programmer
7 20 (15.38%) CICS Analyst
8 18 (13.85%) CICS Programmer
9 11 (8.46%) COBOL Developer
9 11 (8.46%) Lead Developer
10 9 (6.92%) Designer
10 9 (6.92%) Mainframe Analyst
11 8 (6.15%) Business Analyst
11 8 (6.15%) Software Developer
11 8 (6.15%) Systems Support
12 7 (5.38%) .NET Developer
12 7 (5.38%) Systems Manager
12 7 (5.38%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (14.62%) .NET
2 15 (11.54%) HTML
3 14 (10.77%) CSS
4 13 (10.00%) Web Services
4 13 (10.00%) XML
5 12 (9.23%) XSD
5 12 (9.23%) XSLT
6 6 (4.62%) .NET Framework
7 5 (3.85%) BAPI
7 5 (3.85%) SAP Smart Forms
7 5 (3.85%) SAPUI5
7 5 (3.85%) Web Dynpro
8 4 (3.08%) TIBCO EMS
9 3 (2.31%) EJB
9 3 (2.31%) Hibernate
9 3 (2.31%) Struts
10 2 (1.54%) Java EE
10 2 (1.54%) JMS
10 2 (1.54%) Spring
10 2 (1.54%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 67 (51.54%) Mainframe
2 21 (16.15%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (11.54%) IBM Mainframe
4 7 (5.38%) Derivative
4 7 (5.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 6 (4.62%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (3.85%) APACS
6 5 (3.85%) Tandem
7 4 (3.08%) AS400
8 3 (2.31%) Driving Licence
8 3 (2.31%) Management Information System
8 3 (2.31%) VSAM
9 2 (1.54%) iSeries
9 2 (1.54%) NHS
9 2 (1.54%) PMI
10 1 (0.77%) Credit Risk
10 1 (0.77%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.77%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.77%) Online Banking
10 1 (0.77%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 37 (28.46%) Unix
2 30 (23.08%) Windows
3 25 (19.23%) Linux
4 10 (7.69%) MVS
5 6 (4.62%) Windows Server
6 4 (3.08%) zOS
7 1 (0.77%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (23.85%) Agile Software Development
1 31 (23.85%) Migration
2 25 (19.23%) Waterfall
3 24 (18.46%) Data Analysis
4 22 (16.92%) UML
5 17 (13.08%) SDLC
6 12 (9.23%) Business Analysis
6 12 (9.23%) OO
6 12 (9.23%) Release Management
7 11 (8.46%) Customer Requirements
7 11 (8.46%) ETL
7 11 (8.46%) Project Management
7 11 (8.46%) Translating Business Requirements
7 11 (8.46%) Workflow
8 10 (7.69%) PRINCE2
9 9 (6.92%) Logistics
9 9 (6.92%) Scrum
10 7 (5.38%) Business Process Modelling
10 7 (5.38%) Risk Management
11 5 (3.85%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 61 (46.92%) SQL
2 56 (43.08%) Java
3 44 (33.85%) JCL
4 21 (16.15%) JavaScript
5 15 (11.54%) C++
6 13 (10.00%) C
7 11 (8.46%) Assembly Language
7 11 (8.46%) R
8 10 (7.69%) Shell Script
9 8 (6.15%) PL/SQL
9 8 (6.15%) Python
10 6 (4.62%) BeanShell
10 6 (4.62%) Perl
10 6 (4.62%) PowerShell
11 5 (3.85%) ABAP
11 5 (3.85%) C#
11 5 (3.85%) SAPscript
12 4 (3.08%) Delphi
12 4 (3.08%) REXX
12 4 (3.08%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (28.46%) Degree
2 9 (6.92%) PMI Certification
3 7 (5.38%) PMP
4 1 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.77%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.38%) FATCA
1 7 (5.38%) MiFID
2 3 (2.31%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (4.62%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.77%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 17 (13.08%) Tivoli
2 2 (1.54%) CA Endevor
3 1 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.77%) Puppet
Vendors
1 52 (40.00%) IBM
2 33 (25.38%) Oracle
3 23 (17.69%) Microsoft
4 9 (6.92%) SAP
5 7 (5.38%) Pega
6 6 (4.62%) HP
6 6 (4.62%) VMware
7 5 (3.85%) Micro Focus
8 4 (3.08%) TIBCO
9 3 (2.31%) TOWER Software
10 2 (1.54%) Cognizant
10 2 (1.54%) JDA
11 1 (0.77%) CA
11 1 (0.77%) Chordiant
11 1 (0.77%) JD Edwards
11 1 (0.77%) ServiceNow
11 1 (0.77%) Sun
11 1 (0.77%) Syncsort
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