Period
to 23 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in London 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 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

COBOL
England > London
6 months to
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 831 829 794
Rank change year-on-year -2 -35 +32
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 15 23 124
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.020% 0.030% 0.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.037% 0.055% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 9 8 90
London median annual salary £57,000 £70,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.57% +27.27% +4.76%
10th Percentile £49,700 £39,600 £43,750
90th Percentile £66,750 £79,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +1.12%

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 London with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 41080 41530 47203
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 55.09% 54.43% 53.12%
Number of salaries quoted 32433 36542 40586
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

COBOL
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for COBOL in London

COBOL
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for COBOL in London

COBOL
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the London region over the 6 months to 23 October 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
Central London +45 2 £55,000 +89.66%
North London - 1 - -
COBOL
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 London region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 13 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (66.67%) Waterfall
3 9 (60.00%) Degree
3 9 (60.00%) Scrum
4 8 (53.33%) IBM
4 8 (53.33%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (46.67%) Pega PRPC
5 7 (46.67%) MiFID
5 7 (46.67%) Pega
5 7 (46.67%) FATCA
5 7 (46.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 7 (46.67%) Derivative
6 4 (26.67%) QA
6 4 (26.67%) Mainframe
6 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
6 4 (26.67%) SQL
6 4 (26.67%) Windows
7 3 (20.00%) Linux
7 3 (20.00%) C#
7 3 (20.00%) Oracle
7 3 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (20.00%) Java
7 3 (20.00%) Unix
7 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
7 3 (20.00%) SDLC
7 3 (20.00%) Windows Server
8 2 (13.33%) PeopleSoft HCM
8 2 (13.33%) Creative Problem-Solving
8 2 (13.33%) WebSphere

COBOL
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 2 (13.33%) IIS
1 2 (13.33%) Tuxedo
1 2 (13.33%) WebLogic
1 2 (13.33%) WebSphere
2 1 (6.67%) Apache
2 1 (6.67%) Confluence
2 1 (6.67%) GeoServer
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Spatial
2 1 (6.67%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 7 (46.67%) Pega PRPC
2 2 (13.33%) PeopleSoft HCM
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (6.67%) Slack
1 1 (6.67%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) Internet
2 1 (6.67%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) GIS
2 1 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) PeopleTools
2 1 (6.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (6.67%) Cucumber
2 1 (6.67%) Gatling
2 1 (6.67%) GitLab
2 1 (6.67%) Jasmine
2 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (6.67%) JIRA
2 1 (6.67%) JMeter
2 1 (6.67%) Maven
2 1 (6.67%) Mockito
2 1 (6.67%) Protractor
2 1 (6.67%) Robot Framework
2 1 (6.67%) Selenium
2 1 (6.67%) SoapUI
2 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (6.67%) TestComplete
2 1 (6.67%) The Grinder
2 1 (6.67%) WebDriver
2 1 (6.67%) Zephyr
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
1 2 (13.33%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Analyst
1 7 (46.67%) Business Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Administrator
2 2 (13.33%) Consultant
2 2 (13.33%) DBA
2 2 (13.33%) PeopleSoft Consultant
2 2 (13.33%) PeopleSoft DBA
2 2 (13.33%) Technical Design Authority
3 1 (6.67%) Applications Specialist
3 1 (6.67%) Integration Specialist
3 1 (6.67%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) Web Services
2 1 (6.67%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) AngularJS
2 1 (6.67%) Gherkin
2 1 (6.67%) Nightwatchjs
2 1 (6.67%) Node.js
2 1 (6.67%) OpenLayers
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (6.67%) REST
2 1 (6.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 8 (53.33%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (46.67%) Derivative
2 7 (46.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (26.67%) Mainframe
4 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
5 1 (6.67%) Fintech
5 1 (6.67%) Reference Data
5 1 (6.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Windows
2 3 (20.00%) Linux
2 3 (20.00%) Unix
2 3 (20.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (66.67%) Waterfall
3 9 (60.00%) Scrum
4 3 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (20.00%) SDLC
4 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (13.33%) Creative Problem-Solving
5 2 (13.33%) Database Tuning
5 2 (13.33%) Open Source
5 2 (13.33%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (13.33%) Project Management
5 2 (13.33%) Time Management
6 1 (6.67%) Coaching
6 1 (6.67%) CRUD
6 1 (6.67%) DevOps
6 1 (6.67%) Microservices
6 1 (6.67%) Product Management
6 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
6 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
6 1 (6.67%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
1 4 (26.67%) SQL
2 3 (20.00%) C#
2 3 (20.00%) Java
3 2 (13.33%) PeopleCode
3 2 (13.33%) SQR
4 1 (6.67%) C++
4 1 (6.67%) Groovy
4 1 (6.67%) Pascal
4 1 (6.67%) Python
4 1 (6.67%) Ruby
4 1 (6.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (60.00%) Degree
2 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (13.33%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
4 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (46.67%) FATCA
1 7 (46.67%) MiFID
2 4 (26.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Kubernetes
1 1 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (6.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) IBM
2 7 (46.67%) Pega
3 3 (20.00%) Oracle
4 2 (13.33%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (6.67%) CA
5 1 (6.67%) CA Agile Central
5 1 (6.67%) Google
5 1 (6.67%) Micro Focus
5 1 (6.67%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (6.67%) SAP