Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

COBOL
England > South East
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 535 505 495
Rank change year-on-year -30 -10 +121
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 14 85 158
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.046% 0.25% 0.37%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.081% 0.47% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 14 81 138
South East median annual salary £67,500 £52,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.57% +23.53% -15.00%
10th Percentile £43,975 £42,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £110,000 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £46,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -8.00% +11.11% -5.26%

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 17367 17905 21504
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 56.75% 51.64% 50.18%
Number of salaries quoted 15148 15810 18661
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% 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 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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 -6 6 £48,750 -7.14% 1
Berkshire +13 5 £50,000 -4.76% 1
Surrey -22 5 £100,000 +100.00%
Kent +14 3 £67,500 +40.63%
Buckinghamshire - 1 £46,000 -
COBOL
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 12 (85.71%) C
2 11 (78.57%) C++
3 7 (50.00%) SQL
3 7 (50.00%) Linux
4 6 (42.86%) Mainframe
5 5 (35.71%) Java
5 5 (35.71%) Windows
5 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (35.71%) Degree
5 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (28.57%) Open Source
6 4 (28.57%) Master's Degree
6 4 (28.57%) Finance
6 4 (28.57%) zOS
6 4 (28.57%) PL/1
6 4 (28.57%) Data Modelling
6 4 (28.57%) Assembly Language
7 3 (21.43%) ETL
7 3 (21.43%) Perl
7 3 (21.43%) DB2
7 3 (21.43%) Unix
7 3 (21.43%) HTML
7 3 (21.43%) Information Security
7 3 (21.43%) Migration
7 3 (21.43%) Data Migration
7 3 (21.43%) GDPR
7 3 (21.43%) Web Development
7 3 (21.43%) IT Strategy
7 3 (21.43%) Relational Database
7 3 (21.43%) ETL Development

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 1 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Exstream
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) FTP
1 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) DB2
1 3 (21.43%) Relational Database
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
3 1 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) LoadRunner
2 1 (7.14%) HP UFT
2 1 (7.14%) JIRA
2 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Mainframe Support
1 4 (28.57%) Support Engineer
1 4 (28.57%) Technical Engineer
1 4 (28.57%) Technical Support
1 4 (28.57%) Technical Support Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Architect
2 3 (21.43%) Consultant
2 3 (21.43%) Migration Consultant
2 3 (21.43%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Data Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Applications Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) COBOL Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Data Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) DBA
4 1 (7.14%) Developer
4 1 (7.14%) QA Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Mainframe
2 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.14%) Data Structures
3 1 (7.14%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (7.14%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) Linux
2 5 (35.71%) Windows
3 4 (28.57%) zOS
4 3 (21.43%) Unix
5 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (28.57%) Data Modelling
2 4 (28.57%) Open Source
3 3 (21.43%) Data Governance
3 3 (21.43%) Data Migration
3 3 (21.43%) ETL
3 3 (21.43%) ETL Development
3 3 (21.43%) Information Security
3 3 (21.43%) IT Strategy
3 3 (21.43%) Migration
3 3 (21.43%) Web Development
4 1 (7.14%) Asset Management
4 1 (7.14%) Data Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Logical Data Model
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (7.14%) Release Management
4 1 (7.14%) SDLC
4 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
4 1 (7.14%) UML
4 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (85.71%) C
2 11 (78.57%) C++
3 7 (50.00%) SQL
4 5 (35.71%) Java
5 4 (28.57%) Assembly Language
5 4 (28.57%) PL/1
6 3 (21.43%) Perl
7 2 (14.29%) C#
8 1 (7.14%) JCL
8 1 (7.14%) REXX
8 1 (7.14%) VB
8 1 (7.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) Degree
2 4 (28.57%) Master's Degree
3 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) GDPR
2 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) HP
1 2 (14.29%) IBM
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) Red Hat