Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

COBOL
South East > Kent
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 105 124 153
Rank change year-on-year +19 +29 -
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 3 4 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 0.23% 0.23% 0.090%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.42% 0.51% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 3 4 2
Kent median annual salary £67,500 £48,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +40.63% +11.63% -
South East median annual salary £67,500 £52,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +28.57% +23.53% -15.00%

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 711 777 1247
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 54.23% 45.57% 55.97%
Number of salaries quoted 606 696 1139
Kent median annual salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £58,750 £57,500 £57,500
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 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
Tunbridge Wells - 1 £67,500 -
COBOL
South East

For the 6 months to 19 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 Kent region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 3 (100.00%) C
1 3 (100.00%) C++
1 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) Perl
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) Unix
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Data Modelling
1 3 (100.00%) ETL
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
1 3 (100.00%) Information Security
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Web Development
1 3 (100.00%) Data Governance
1 3 (100.00%) Relational Database
1 3 (100.00%) ETL Development
1 3 (100.00%) GDPR
1 3 (100.00%) IT Strategy

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) Relational Database
General
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Architect
1 3 (100.00%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) HTML
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Unix
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Data Governance
1 3 (100.00%) Data Modelling
1 3 (100.00%) ETL
1 3 (100.00%) ETL Development
1 3 (100.00%) Information Security
1 3 (100.00%) IT Strategy
1 3 (100.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C
1 3 (100.00%) C++
1 3 (100.00%) Perl
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (100.00%) GDPR