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 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

COBOL
England / London
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 606 625 606
Rank change year-on-year +19 -19  
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 8 23 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.022% 0.057% 0.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.039% 0.10% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 2 7 38
Median salary £58,500 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.00% -4.76%  
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  

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 London with a requirement for programming language skills.

Programming Language Skills
London
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 20265 22083 23748
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London 55.53% 54.93% 52.83%
Number of salaries quoted 16713 19471 20381
Median salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.34% +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £87,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

COBOL
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 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

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 15 (62.50%) Degree
2 14 (58.33%) IBM
3 13 (54.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 13 (54.17%) MiFID
3 13 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (54.17%) Scrum
3 13 (54.17%) Derivative
3 13 (54.17%) Pega
3 13 (54.17%) FATCA
3 13 (54.17%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (54.17%) Waterfall
3 13 (54.17%) Pega PRPC
4 8 (33.33%) Unix
4 8 (33.33%) Oracle
4 8 (33.33%) Java
5 7 (29.17%) Finance
6 6 (25.00%) SQL Server
7 5 (20.83%) Mainframe
7 5 (20.83%) C++
7 5 (20.83%) SDLC
7 5 (20.83%) thinkFolio
8 4 (16.67%) Software Deployment
8 4 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (16.67%) Capacity Management
9 3 (12.50%) Release Management
9 3 (12.50%) DB2
10 2 (8.33%) SAP
10 2 (8.33%) ITIL
10 2 (8.33%) Linux
10 2 (8.33%) Tuxedo

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 (8.33%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (54.17%) Pega PRPC
2 5 (20.83%) thinkFolio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.50%) DB2
3 2 (8.33%) Adabas
3 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database
3 2 (8.33%) RDBMS
3 2 (8.33%) Relational Database
4 1 (4.17%) Easytrieve
General
1 7 (29.17%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Back Office
2 2 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (58.33%) Analyst
1 14 (58.33%) Business Analyst
2 2 (8.33%) Consultant
2 2 (8.33%) Environment And Release Manager
2 2 (8.33%) Environment Manager
2 2 (8.33%) Linux Consultant
2 2 (8.33%) Unix Consultant
3 1 (4.17%) Applications Consultant
3 1 (4.17%) Development Manager
3 1 (4.17%) Environment Delivery Manager
3 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (4.17%) ITIL Manager
3 1 (4.17%) Mainframe Analyst
3 1 (4.17%) Mainframe Project Manager
3 1 (4.17%) Migration Consultant
3 1 (4.17%) Project Manager
3 1 (4.17%) Services Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (54.17%) Analytical Skills
1 13 (54.17%) Derivative
1 13 (54.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 5 (20.83%) Mainframe
3 1 (4.17%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 8 (33.33%) Unix
2 2 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (54.17%) Scrum
1 13 (54.17%) Waterfall
2 5 (20.83%) SDLC
3 4 (16.67%) Capacity Management
3 4 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (16.67%) Software Deployment
4 3 (12.50%) Release Management
5 2 (8.33%) ITIL
5 2 (8.33%) Migration
5 2 (8.33%) Presales
5 2 (8.33%) Product Management
5 2 (8.33%) Programme Delivery
5 2 (8.33%) Service Delivery
6 1 (4.17%) Change Management
6 1 (4.17%) Configuration Management
6 1 (4.17%) Investment Management
6 1 (4.17%) Project Management
6 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (4.17%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (33.33%) Java
2 5 (20.83%) C++
3 2 (8.33%) Assembly Language
3 2 (8.33%) Shell Script
4 1 (4.17%) JCL
4 1 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (62.50%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (54.17%) FATCA
1 13 (54.17%) MiFID
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 14 (58.33%) IBM
2 13 (54.17%) Pega
3 8 (33.33%) Oracle
4 2 (8.33%) JDA
4 2 (8.33%) Micro Focus
4 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (8.33%) SAP