Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

COBOL
England > South East
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 500 523 502
Rank change year-on-year +23 -21 -4
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 42 25 113
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.14% 0.086% 0.31%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.25% 0.16% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 37 19 97
South East median annual salary £46,500 £65,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -28.46% +23.81% +5.00%
10th Percentile £37,250 £48,600 £35,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £85,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £43,000 £50,000 £47,250
% change year-on-year -14.00% +5.82% +5.00%

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 17,042 15,963 19,393
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 57.51% 54.86% 52.55%
Number of salaries quoted 14,751 13,908 17,245
South East median annual salary £45,500 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.11% +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £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 20 August 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 20 August 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
Surrey +25 12 £85,000 +6.25% 2
Kent +23 10 £40,000 -40.74%
Thames Valley +8 8 £45,750 -20.43%
Buckinghamshire +4 8 £45,750 -26.80%
West Sussex +19 7 £41,500 +3.75%
Hampshire - 7 £60,000 -
COBOL
England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 28 (66.67%) Mainframe
2 20 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (45.24%) C
4 18 (42.86%) DB2
5 16 (38.10%) C++
5 16 (38.10%) Linux
6 14 (33.33%) IBM
6 14 (33.33%) QA
7 13 (30.95%) Perl
7 13 (30.95%) Relational Database
8 12 (28.57%) Finance
9 11 (26.19%) XML
10 10 (23.81%) JavaScript
10 10 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
10 10 (23.81%) Test Automation
11 9 (21.43%) IBM Mainframe
11 9 (21.43%) Problem-Solving
11 9 (21.43%) Java
11 9 (21.43%) SQL
11 9 (21.43%) HP
11 9 (21.43%) zOS
11 9 (21.43%) Degree
12 8 (19.05%) PL/1
12 8 (19.05%) CICS
12 8 (19.05%) Unix
13 7 (16.67%) XSLT
13 7 (16.67%) ODBC
13 7 (16.67%) JDBC
13 7 (16.67%) Web Services
13 7 (16.67%) HTML

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 8 (19.05%) CICS
2 6 (14.29%) WebSphere
3 3 (7.14%) Confluence
3 3 (7.14%) SAS
4 2 (4.76%) IIS
5 1 (2.38%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) ATM
1 1 (2.38%) CTI
1 1 (2.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (42.86%) DB2
2 13 (30.95%) Relational Database
3 7 (16.67%) Ingres
4 3 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (4.76%) Easytrieve
6 1 (2.38%) Big Data
6 1 (2.38%) MySQL
6 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (11.90%) Git (software)
2 3 (7.14%) JIRA
3 1 (2.38%) HP UFT
3 1 (2.38%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.38%) JMeter
3 1 (2.38%) JUnit
3 1 (2.38%) LoadRunner
3 1 (2.38%) Selenium
3 1 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (4.76%) Banking
3 1 (2.38%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 11 (26.19%) Analyst
1 11 (26.19%) Developer
2 9 (21.43%) Programmer
3 7 (16.67%) C Developer
3 7 (16.67%) Linux Engineer
4 6 (14.29%) Analyst Programmer
4 6 (14.29%) Mainframe Support
4 6 (14.29%) Test Engineer
5 5 (11.90%) C/C++ Developer
5 5 (11.90%) C++ Developer
5 5 (11.90%) COBOL Programmer
5 5 (11.90%) Linux Support
5 5 (11.90%) Perl Developer
5 5 (11.90%) QA Engineer
6 4 (9.52%) COBOL Analyst
6 4 (9.52%) Lead Analyst Programmer
6 4 (9.52%) Lead Programmer
6 4 (9.52%) Linux Support Engineer
6 4 (9.52%) Senior Linux Engineer
6 4 (9.52%) z/OS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (26.19%) XML
2 7 (16.67%) HTML
2 7 (16.67%) JDBC
2 7 (16.67%) ODBC
2 7 (16.67%) Web Services
2 7 (16.67%) XSLT
3 6 (14.29%) WebSphere MQ
4 3 (7.14%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 28 (66.67%) Mainframe
2 10 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (21.43%) IBM Mainframe
4 4 (9.52%) Computer Science
5 3 (7.14%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (7.14%) User Experience
6 2 (4.76%) Data Structures
6 2 (4.76%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 16 (38.10%) Linux
2 9 (21.43%) zOS
3 8 (19.05%) Unix
4 3 (7.14%) Windows
5 2 (4.76%) Windows Server
6 1 (2.38%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (23.81%) Test Automation
3 9 (21.43%) Problem-Solving
4 7 (16.67%) ETL
4 7 (16.67%) Open Source
4 7 (16.67%) Regression Testing
4 7 (16.67%) SDLC
5 6 (14.29%) Asset Management
5 6 (14.29%) Functional Testing
5 6 (14.29%) Integration Testing
5 6 (14.29%) RAD
5 6 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
5 6 (14.29%) TDD
5 6 (14.29%) Unit Testing
5 6 (14.29%) Waterfall
6 5 (11.90%) Analytical Thinking
6 5 (11.90%) Manual Testing
6 5 (11.90%) Performance Testing
6 5 (11.90%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (9.52%) Compatibility Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (45.24%) C
2 16 (38.10%) C++
3 13 (30.95%) Perl
4 10 (23.81%) JavaScript
5 9 (21.43%) Java
5 9 (21.43%) SQL
6 8 (19.05%) PL/1
7 6 (14.29%) Assembly Language
7 6 (14.29%) JCL
8 4 (9.52%) C#
9 3 (7.14%) Bash Shell
9 3 (7.14%) Python
9 3 (7.14%) REXX
9 3 (7.14%) VB
9 3 (7.14%) VBScript
10 2 (4.76%) Go
10 2 (4.76%) Pascal
11 1 (2.38%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (21.43%) Degree
2 7 (16.67%) Master's Degree
3 5 (11.90%) ISEB
3 5 (11.90%) ISTQB
4 4 (9.52%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (9.52%) Security Cleared
5 3 (7.14%) CTC Cleared
5 3 (7.14%) PMI Certification
5 3 (7.14%) PMP
6 2 (4.76%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 3 (7.14%) ACF2
1 3 (7.14%) RACF
2 2 (4.76%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (16.67%) HP ALM
2 2 (4.76%) Control-M
2 2 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (33.33%) IBM
2 9 (21.43%) HP
3 3 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 3 (7.14%) Remedy
4 1 (2.38%) Oracle
4 1 (2.38%) Unisys