Period
to 26 May 2018

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 6 months to 26 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

COBOL
England > South East
6 months to
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 502 507 504
Rank change year-on-year +5 -3 +12
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 46 29 121
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.15% 0.099% 0.32%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.26% 0.19% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 41 23 96
South East median annual salary £46,500 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.43% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £37,250 £40,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £72,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £52,500 £47,000
% change year-on-year -14.29% +11.70% -6.00%

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 the South East with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 17,843 15,495 19,500
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 58.29% 53.01% 51.93%
Number of salaries quoted 15,504 13,449 17,392
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.45% +2.35%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

COBOL
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing COBOL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

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 6 months to 26 May 2018.

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 6 months to 26 May 2018. 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
Thames Valley -7 19 £46,500 -11.43% 1
Berkshire +6 17 £48,250 -8.10%
West Sussex +7 10 £41,500 +3.75%
Hampshire - 8 £52,500 - 1
Surrey -1 7 £90,000 +28.57% 1
Buckinghamshire -16 2 £46,500 -28.46% 1
East Sussex - 2 £48,250 -
COBOL
England

For the 6 months to 26 May 2018, IT jobs citing COBOL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the South East region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 35 (76.09%) Mainframe
2 27 (58.70%) DB2
3 23 (50.00%) IBM
4 18 (39.13%) SQL
5 15 (32.61%) Java
5 15 (32.61%) Linux
6 14 (30.43%) zOS
6 14 (30.43%) QA
7 13 (28.26%) Unit Testing
7 13 (28.26%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (28.26%) HP
8 12 (26.09%) Degree
8 12 (26.09%) Test Automation
8 12 (26.09%) Waterfall
8 12 (26.09%) Analytical Skills
8 12 (26.09%) SDLC
9 11 (23.91%) Problem-Solving
9 11 (23.91%) IBM Mainframe
10 10 (21.74%) Regression Testing
10 10 (21.74%) Finance
10 10 (21.74%) TDD
10 10 (21.74%) Integration Testing
10 10 (21.74%) Windows
10 10 (21.74%) RAD
10 10 (21.74%) XML
10 10 (21.74%) Oracle
10 10 (21.74%) HP ALM
10 10 (21.74%) System Integration Testing
10 10 (21.74%) Windows Server
10 10 (21.74%) Functional Testing

COBOL
Co-occurring 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 6 (13.04%) CICS
1 6 (13.04%) WebSphere
2 4 (8.70%) SAS
3 3 (6.52%) IIS
4 2 (4.35%) Confluence
4 2 (4.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (4.35%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (17.39%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (17.39%) BusinessWorks
1 8 (17.39%) TIBCO iProcess
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.39%) FTP
2 2 (4.35%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (58.70%) DB2
2 8 (17.39%) Oracle Database
2 8 (17.39%) Oracle Database 12c
3 3 (6.52%) Relational Database
4 2 (4.35%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (4.35%) JasperReports
4 2 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.17%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 3 (6.52%) JUnit
2 2 (4.35%) Eclipse
2 2 (4.35%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.35%) JIRA
2 2 (4.35%) Subversion
3 1 (2.17%) HP UFT
3 1 (2.17%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.17%) JMeter
3 1 (2.17%) LoadRunner
3 1 (2.17%) Selenium
General
1 10 (21.74%) Finance
2 8 (17.39%) Retail
2 8 (17.39%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (39.13%) Analyst
2 16 (34.78%) Programmer
3 14 (30.43%) Analyst Programmer
4 13 (28.26%) COBOL Programmer
5 11 (23.91%) COBOL Analyst
5 11 (23.91%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
5 11 (23.91%) Developer
6 8 (17.39%) Analyst Developer
6 8 (17.39%) DB2 Programmer
6 8 (17.39%) Test Engineer
7 7 (15.22%) COBOL Developer
8 6 (13.04%) DB2 Developer
8 6 (13.04%) Developer Analyst
8 6 (13.04%) Java Analyst Programmer
8 6 (13.04%) Java Programmer
8 6 (13.04%) QA Engineer
9 5 (10.87%) Lead Analyst Programmer
9 5 (10.87%) Lead Programmer
9 5 (10.87%) QA Test Engineer
10 4 (8.70%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (21.74%) XML
2 9 (19.57%) Web Services
3 8 (17.39%) HTML
3 8 (17.39%) Middleware
3 8 (17.39%) Rendezvous
3 8 (17.39%) Spring
3 8 (17.39%) TIBCO EMS
4 6 (13.04%) JSP
5 4 (8.70%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (4.35%) CSS
6 2 (4.35%) CSS3
6 2 (4.35%) Drools
6 2 (4.35%) HTML5
6 2 (4.35%) J2EE
6 2 (4.35%) JDBC
6 2 (4.35%) jQuery
6 2 (4.35%) LDAP
6 2 (4.35%) REST
6 2 (4.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 35 (76.09%) Mainframe
2 12 (26.09%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (23.91%) IBM Mainframe
4 10 (21.74%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (15.22%) Computer Science
6 4 (8.70%) User Experience
7 3 (6.52%) VSAM
8 2 (4.35%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (4.35%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 15 (32.61%) Linux
2 14 (30.43%) zOS
3 10 (21.74%) Windows
3 10 (21.74%) Windows Server
4 8 (17.39%) Unix
4 8 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (28.26%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (28.26%) Unit Testing
2 12 (26.09%) SDLC
2 12 (26.09%) Test Automation
2 12 (26.09%) Waterfall
3 11 (23.91%) Problem-Solving
4 10 (21.74%) Functional Testing
4 10 (21.74%) Integration Testing
4 10 (21.74%) RAD
4 10 (21.74%) Regression Testing
4 10 (21.74%) System Integration Testing
4 10 (21.74%) TDD
5 9 (19.57%) Analytical Thinking
6 8 (17.39%) Systems Analysis
7 7 (15.22%) Compatibility Testing
7 7 (15.22%) Manual Testing
7 7 (15.22%) Performance Testing
8 4 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (8.70%) PRINCE2
8 4 (8.70%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 18 (39.13%) SQL
2 15 (32.61%) Java
3 8 (17.39%) JavaScript
4 7 (15.22%) C
4 7 (15.22%) PL/1
5 6 (13.04%) Java 8
6 5 (10.87%) C++
7 4 (8.70%) JCL
8 3 (6.52%) Assembly Language
9 2 (4.35%) Bash Shell
9 2 (4.35%) C#
9 2 (4.35%) Pascal
9 2 (4.35%) Perl
9 2 (4.35%) PL/SQL
9 2 (4.35%) Python
9 2 (4.35%) REXX
9 2 (4.35%) VB
9 2 (4.35%) VBScript
10 1 (2.17%) Natural
Qualifications
1 12 (26.09%) Degree
2 7 (15.22%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (13.04%) Master's Degree
4 5 (10.87%) ISEB
4 5 (10.87%) ISTQB
5 2 (4.35%) CTC Cleared
5 2 (4.35%) PMI Certification
5 2 (4.35%) PMP
5 2 (4.35%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (30.43%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.35%) ACF2
1 2 (4.35%) Active Directory
1 2 (4.35%) RACF
Systems Management
1 10 (21.74%) HP ALM
2 8 (17.39%) TIBCO Hawk
3 3 (6.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (50.00%) IBM
2 13 (28.26%) HP
3 10 (21.74%) Oracle
4 8 (17.39%) TIBCO
5 2 (4.35%) Ab Initio
5 2 (4.35%) Microsoft