The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
COBOL
England / South East
Rank 382 403 392
Rank change year-on-year +21 -11  
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 14 53 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.094% 0.28% 0.31%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.18% 0.54% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 11 41 59
Median salary £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £37,500 £41,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £57,500 £57,500
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 the South East with a requirement for programming language skills.

Programming Language Skills
South East
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 7888 9781 9840
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 52.80% 50.91% 48.20%
Number of salaries quoted 6822 8707 8495
Median salary £44,500 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.13% +3.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.46% +1.25%  

COBOL
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

COBOL
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for COBOL in the South East

COBOL
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing COBOL in the South East over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for COBOL in the South East

COBOL
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 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
Buckinghamshire - 5 £65,000 - 2
Surrey +42 4 £52,500 -12.50%
Berkshire +26 3 £52,500 -
West Sussex -2 2 £40,000 -27.27%
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 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 South East region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 38 (79.17%) Mainframe
2 36 (75.00%) DB2
3 33 (68.75%) JCL
4 32 (66.67%) IBM
5 31 (64.58%) CICS
6 26 (54.17%) SQL
7 25 (52.08%) Migration
8 23 (47.92%) Data Analysis
9 22 (45.83%) UML
10 17 (35.42%) Java
10 17 (35.42%) Tivoli
11 13 (27.08%) Unix
12 10 (20.83%) MVS
12 10 (20.83%) IBM Mainframe
13 9 (18.75%) Retail
13 9 (18.75%) Oracle
14 7 (14.58%) C
14 7 (14.58%) Assembly Language
15 6 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
15 6 (12.50%) Business Analysis
15 6 (12.50%) Linux
16 5 (10.42%) C++
17 4 (8.33%) Relational Database
17 4 (8.33%) Degree
17 4 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
17 4 (8.33%) Windows
17 4 (8.33%) OO
18 3 (6.25%) Microsoft
18 3 (6.25%) REXX
19 2 (4.17%) AS400

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 31 (64.58%) CICS
2 2 (4.17%) Tuxedo
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (75.00%) DB2
2 4 (8.33%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.17%) Adabas
3 2 (4.17%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.17%) RDBMS
General
1 9 (18.75%) Retail
2 2 (4.17%) Finance
2 2 (4.17%) Marketing
2 2 (4.17%) Spanish Language
3 1 (2.08%) French Language
3 1 (2.08%) German Language
Job Titles
1 33 (68.75%) Analyst
1 33 (68.75%) COBOL Analyst
2 26 (54.17%) Analyst Programmer
2 26 (54.17%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
2 26 (54.17%) COBOL Programmer
2 26 (54.17%) Programmer
3 21 (43.75%) DB2 Programmer
4 20 (41.67%) CICS Analyst
5 18 (37.50%) CICS Programmer
6 7 (14.58%) Mainframe Analyst
6 7 (14.58%) Technical Analyst
7 6 (12.50%) Mainframe Analyst Programmer
7 6 (12.50%) Mainframe Programmer
7 6 (12.50%) MVS Programmer
7 6 (12.50%) Supply Chain Analyst
7 6 (12.50%) Systems Analyst
8 5 (10.42%) Designer
9 3 (6.25%) Support Engineer
10 2 (4.17%) Developer
10 2 (4.17%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.17%) Apache Wicket
1 2 (4.17%) GWT
1 2 (4.17%) Hibernate
1 2 (4.17%) Java EE
1 2 (4.17%) JSF
1 2 (4.17%) Spring
1 2 (4.17%) Spring MVC
2 1 (2.08%) .NET
2 1 (2.08%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 38 (79.17%) Mainframe
2 10 (20.83%) IBM Mainframe
3 6 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.17%) AS400
5 1 (2.08%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 13 (27.08%) Unix
2 10 (20.83%) MVS
3 6 (12.50%) Linux
4 4 (8.33%) Windows
5 2 (4.17%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (52.08%) Migration
2 23 (47.92%) Data Analysis
3 22 (45.83%) UML
4 6 (12.50%) Business Analysis
5 4 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (8.33%) OO
6 2 (4.17%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (4.17%) Data Migration
6 2 (4.17%) Logistics
6 2 (4.17%) Memory Management
6 2 (4.17%) MVC
6 2 (4.17%) OOA/OOD
6 2 (4.17%) PRINCE2
6 2 (4.17%) Project Management
6 2 (4.17%) Release Management
6 2 (4.17%) Resource Management
6 2 (4.17%) Reverse Engineering
6 2 (4.17%) Scrum
6 2 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (4.17%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 33 (68.75%) JCL
2 26 (54.17%) SQL
3 17 (35.42%) Java
4 7 (14.58%) Assembly Language
4 7 (14.58%) C
5 5 (10.42%) C++
6 3 (6.25%) REXX
7 2 (4.17%) Delphi
7 2 (4.17%) Fortran
7 2 (4.17%) Python
7 2 (4.17%) RPG
7 2 (4.17%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
8 1 (2.08%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 4 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (2.08%) PMI Certification
Systems Management
1 17 (35.42%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 32 (66.67%) IBM
2 9 (18.75%) Oracle
3 3 (6.25%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.17%) Cognizant
4 2 (4.17%) Micro Focus
5 1 (2.08%) ServiceNow
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Cognizant
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 15 days ago
Milton Keynes
Cognizant
Posted: 15 days ago