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 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
COBOL
England / London
Rank 560 615 613
Rank change year-on-year +55 -2  
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 17 41 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.051% 0.098% 0.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.093% 0.18% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 10 20 27
Median salary £59,250 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.50% -4.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £58,150 £45,000 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £52,000 £82,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +16.66% -10.00%  

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 18184 22591 21624
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London 54.74% 53.86% 51.20%
Number of salaries quoted 15670 19817 18519
Median salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.46% +1.25%  

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

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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Paddington - 2 - -
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 9 (50.00%) Java
2 8 (44.44%) Oracle
2 8 (44.44%) Unix
2 8 (44.44%) Degree
3 7 (38.89%) Finance
3 7 (38.89%) IBM
3 7 (38.89%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (33.33%) Mainframe
4 6 (33.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (33.33%) Scrum
4 6 (33.33%) MiFID
4 6 (33.33%) Derivative
4 6 (33.33%) Pega
4 6 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 6 (33.33%) FATCA
5 5 (27.78%) thinkFolio
5 5 (27.78%) C++
5 5 (27.78%) SDLC
6 4 (22.22%) Software Deployment
6 4 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (22.22%) Capacity Management
6 4 (22.22%) DB2
7 3 (16.67%) Release Management
8 2 (11.11%) Product Management
8 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database
8 2 (11.11%) Relational Database
8 2 (11.11%) Back Office
8 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery

COBOL
Top Related 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 (11.11%) Tuxedo
2 1 (5.56%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (5.56%) MS Project
1 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (27.78%) thinkFolio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (22.22%) DB2
3 2 (11.11%) Adabas
3 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database
3 2 (11.11%) RDBMS
3 2 (11.11%) Relational Database
4 1 (5.56%) Easytrieve
General
1 7 (38.89%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Back Office
2 2 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Analyst
1 7 (38.89%) Business Analyst
2 2 (11.11%) Consultant
2 2 (11.11%) Environment And Release Manager
2 2 (11.11%) Environment Manager
2 2 (11.11%) Linux Consultant
2 2 (11.11%) Unix Consultant
3 1 (5.56%) Applications Consultant
3 1 (5.56%) Development Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Environment Delivery Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) ITIL Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Java Team Leader
3 1 (5.56%) Mainframe Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) Mainframe Project Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Migration Consultant
3 1 (5.56%) Project Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Services Delivery Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (38.89%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (33.33%) Derivative
2 6 (33.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 6 (33.33%) Mainframe
3 1 (5.56%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 8 (44.44%) Unix
2 2 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (33.33%) Scrum
1 6 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 5 (27.78%) SDLC
3 4 (22.22%) Capacity Management
3 4 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (22.22%) Software Deployment
4 3 (16.67%) Release Management
5 2 (11.11%) ITIL
5 2 (11.11%) Migration
5 2 (11.11%) Presales
5 2 (11.11%) Product Management
5 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
6 1 (5.56%) Asset Management
6 1 (5.56%) Change Management
6 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
6 1 (5.56%) Data Analysis
6 1 (5.56%) Data Modelling
6 1 (5.56%) Project Management
6 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (50.00%) Java
2 5 (27.78%) C++
3 2 (11.11%) Assembly Language
3 2 (11.11%) JCL
3 2 (11.11%) Shell Script
4 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (44.44%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (33.33%) FATCA
1 6 (33.33%) MiFID
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Oracle
2 7 (38.89%) IBM
3 6 (33.33%) Pega
4 2 (11.11%) JDA
4 2 (11.11%) Micro Focus
4 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 2 (11.11%) SAP