Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Essex 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 111 136 121
Rank change year-on-year +25 -15 +9
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 3 4 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.21% 0.19% 1.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.38% 0.40% 2.22%
Number of salaries quoted 3 0 6
Essex median annual salary £64,469 - £40,000
10th Percentile £37,460 - £23,750
90th Percentile £66,639 - £51,250
East of England median annual salary £64,469 £28,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +130.24% -30.00% -27.27%

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 Essex with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Essex
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 782 1000 1308
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 55.94% 47.10% 49.73%
Number of salaries quoted 663 770 1021
Essex median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £23,975 £22,500
90th Percentile £67,328 £65,000 £60,000
East of England median annual salary £47,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +2.41%

COBOL
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings citing COBOL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

Job vacancy trend for COBOL in Essex

COBOL
Salary Trend in Essex

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

Salary trend for COBOL in Essex

COBOL
Salary Histogram in Essex

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing COBOL in Essex over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for COBOL in Essex

COBOL
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the Essex region over the 6 months to 23 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
Southend-on-Sea - 2 £64,469 -
Chelmsford -6 1 £32,500 -
COBOL
East of England

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 Essex 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 Essex 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