Period
to 23 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Kent 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 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

COBOL
South East > Kent
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 80 104 123
Rank change year-on-year +24 +19 +31
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 12 3 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 1.17% 0.23% 0.23%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.04% 0.44% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 12 3 4
Kent median annual salary £40,000 £67,500 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -40.74% +40.63% +11.63%
10th Percentile £34,125 £63,750 £42,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £82,250 £54,000
South East median annual salary £50,750 £67,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -24.81% +35.00% +17.65%

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 Kent with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Kent
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 589 687 810
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 57.46% 53.67% 46.18%
Number of salaries quoted 520 598 732
Kent median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £25,900 £26,100 £23,750
90th Percentile £58,875 £57,500 £57,500
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

COBOL
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

Job vacancy trend for COBOL in Kent

COBOL
Salary Trend in Kent

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

Salary trend for COBOL in Kent

COBOL
Salary Histogram in Kent

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing COBOL in Kent over the 6 months to 23 October 2018.

Salary histogram for COBOL in Kent

COBOL
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the Kent region over the 6 months to 23 October 2018. 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
Tunbridge Wells +15 9 £40,000 -40.74%
COBOL
South East

For the 6 months to 23 October 2018, IT jobs citing COBOL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Kent region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 12 (100.00%) Perl
2 11 (91.67%) JavaScript
3 10 (83.33%) Relational Database
3 10 (83.33%) SQL
3 10 (83.33%) C
3 10 (83.33%) C++
4 9 (75.00%) HTML
4 9 (75.00%) Ingres
4 9 (75.00%) ETL
4 9 (75.00%) JDBC
4 9 (75.00%) XML
4 9 (75.00%) XSLT
4 9 (75.00%) ODBC
4 9 (75.00%) Unix
4 9 (75.00%) Linux
4 9 (75.00%) Finance
4 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (58.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (50.00%) Asset Management
7 2 (16.67%) OOP
7 2 (16.67%) OOD
7 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
7 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
7 2 (16.67%) Spring
7 2 (16.67%) Docker
7 2 (16.67%) Open Source
7 2 (16.67%) GitHub
7 2 (16.67%) Go

COBOL
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (83.33%) Relational Database
2 9 (75.00%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
General
1 9 (75.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Developer
2 5 (41.67%) C Developer
2 5 (41.67%) C/C++ Developer
2 5 (41.67%) C++ Developer
2 5 (41.67%) Perl Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Analyst Programmer
3 3 (25.00%) Programmer
3 3 (25.00%) Software Developer
4 2 (16.67%) JavaScript Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Systems Analyst Programmer
4 2 (16.67%) Systems Programmer
5 1 (8.33%) C Programmer
5 1 (8.33%) C/C++ Programmer
5 1 (8.33%) Designer
5 1 (8.33%) Software Designer
5 1 (8.33%) SQL Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) SQL Programmer
5 1 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (75.00%) HTML
1 9 (75.00%) JDBC
1 9 (75.00%) ODBC
1 9 (75.00%) XML
1 9 (75.00%) XSLT
2 2 (16.67%) Spring
Operating Systems
1 9 (75.00%) Linux
1 9 (75.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (75.00%) ETL
2 7 (58.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (50.00%) Asset Management
4 2 (16.67%) OOD
4 2 (16.67%) OOP
4 2 (16.67%) Open Source
4 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) Perl
2 11 (91.67%) JavaScript
3 10 (83.33%) C
3 10 (83.33%) C++
3 10 (83.33%) SQL
4 2 (16.67%) Go
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Docker