Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

COBOL
England > South East
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 498 539 521
Rank change year-on-year +41 -18 -22
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 33 14 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.11% 0.048% 0.26%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.20% 0.087% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 27 14 84
South East median annual salary £46,500 £66,250 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -29.81% +32.50% +16.28%
10th Percentile £37,400 £43,975 £37,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £42,500 £48,750 £46,500
% change year-on-year -12.82% +4.84% +3.33%

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 16,500 16,133 18,432
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 56.65% 55.66% 52.06%
Number of salaries quoted 14,321 14,037 16,319
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £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 16 October 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 16 October 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
Kent +22 12 £40,000 -40.74%
Buckinghamshire +37 9 £45,750 -17.57%
Thames Valley +13 9 £45,750 -8.50% 1
Surrey +32 6 £71,250 -10.94%
Hampshire - 3 £70,000 - 1
West Sussex - 2 £40,750 - 3
East Sussex - 2 £55,000 - 3
Sussex - 1 - -
COBOL
England

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 21 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (57.58%) Mainframe
3 18 (54.55%) C
4 14 (42.42%) C++
4 14 (42.42%) Linux
4 14 (42.42%) Relational Database
5 13 (39.39%) Perl
6 12 (36.36%) DB2
6 12 (36.36%) JavaScript
6 12 (36.36%) Finance
7 11 (33.33%) IBM
7 11 (33.33%) SQL
8 10 (30.30%) Unix
9 9 (27.27%) JDBC
9 9 (27.27%) Ingres
9 9 (27.27%) ETL
9 9 (27.27%) HTML
9 9 (27.27%) XML
9 9 (27.27%) XSLT
9 9 (27.27%) ODBC
10 8 (24.24%) Java
11 7 (21.21%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (18.18%) Asset Management
13 5 (15.15%) Banking
13 5 (15.15%) Security Cleared
13 5 (15.15%) WebSphere
13 5 (15.15%) C#
13 5 (15.15%) OOD
13 5 (15.15%) CICS
13 5 (15.15%) WebSphere MQ

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 5 (15.15%) CICS
1 5 (15.15%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.03%) Confluence
2 1 (3.03%) SAS
2 1 (3.03%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) ATM
1 1 (3.03%) CTI
1 1 (3.03%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (42.42%) Relational Database
2 12 (36.36%) DB2
3 9 (27.27%) Ingres
4 2 (6.06%) Easytrieve
4 2 (6.06%) IMS/DB
5 1 (3.03%) Big Data
5 1 (3.03%) MySQL
5 1 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.03%) JIRA
2 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (36.36%) Finance
2 5 (15.15%) Banking
3 1 (3.03%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 12 (36.36%) Developer
2 9 (27.27%) Analyst
3 8 (24.24%) C Developer
4 5 (15.15%) C/C++ Developer
4 5 (15.15%) C++ Developer
4 5 (15.15%) Perl Developer
4 5 (15.15%) Programmer
5 4 (12.12%) Analyst Programmer
5 4 (12.12%) Mainframe Support
6 3 (9.09%) Designer
6 3 (9.09%) Linux Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) Linux Support
6 3 (9.09%) Mainframe Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Mainframe Developer
6 3 (9.09%) Software Developer
6 3 (9.09%) Support Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) COBOL Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Senior Linux Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Senior Linux Support
7 2 (6.06%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (27.27%) HTML
1 9 (27.27%) JDBC
1 9 (27.27%) ODBC
1 9 (27.27%) XML
1 9 (27.27%) XSLT
2 5 (15.15%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (6.06%) Apache Flex
3 2 (6.06%) Spring
3 2 (6.06%) Web Services
4 1 (3.03%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 19 (57.58%) Mainframe
2 5 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (9.09%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (6.06%) Data Structures
5 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.03%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (3.03%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (42.42%) Linux
2 10 (30.30%) Unix
3 3 (9.09%) zOS
4 1 (3.03%) AIX
4 1 (3.03%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (27.27%) ETL
3 7 (21.21%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (18.18%) Asset Management
5 5 (15.15%) OOD
5 5 (15.15%) Open Source
6 4 (12.12%) DevOps
6 4 (12.12%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (12.12%) RAD
7 3 (9.09%) Front End Development
7 3 (9.09%) Test Automation
8 2 (6.06%) Analytical Thinking
8 2 (6.06%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (6.06%) Data Conversion
8 2 (6.06%) Data Migration
8 2 (6.06%) Manual Testing
8 2 (6.06%) OOP
8 2 (6.06%) Performance Testing
8 2 (6.06%) SDLC
8 2 (6.06%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (54.55%) C
2 14 (42.42%) C++
3 13 (39.39%) Perl
4 12 (36.36%) JavaScript
5 11 (33.33%) SQL
6 8 (24.24%) Java
7 5 (15.15%) C#
8 4 (12.12%) Assembly Language
8 4 (12.12%) JCL
8 4 (12.12%) PL/1
9 2 (6.06%) Go
10 1 (3.03%) Bash Shell
10 1 (3.03%) PL/SQL
10 1 (3.03%) Python
10 1 (3.03%) REXX
10 1 (3.03%) VB
10 1 (3.03%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (15.15%) Security Cleared
2 4 (12.12%) CTC Cleared
2 4 (12.12%) Degree
2 4 (12.12%) Master's Degree
3 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (3.03%) ISEB
4 1 (3.03%) ISTQB
4 1 (3.03%) PMI Certification
4 1 (3.03%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.12%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) Docker
2 1 (3.03%) ACF2
2 1 (3.03%) RACF
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) Control-M
2 1 (3.03%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 11 (33.33%) IBM
2 3 (9.09%) Remedy
3 1 (3.03%) HP
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle
3 1 (3.03%) Unisys