Period
to 16 January 2019

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 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

COBOL
England > South East
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 492 522 497
Rank change year-on-year +30 -25 +2
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 26 27 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.098% 0.088% 0.23%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.17% 0.15% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 20 26 70
South East median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.52% +23.53%
10th Percentile £37,500 £41,000 £45,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £110,000 £58,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - -10.00% +11.11%

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 14,984 17,636 16,044
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 56.19% 57.24% 50.52%
Number of salaries quoted 12,940 15,382 14,003
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +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 January 2019.

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 January 2019. 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
East Sussex - 8 £45,000 -
Kent +26 7 £57,500 -14.81%
Thames Valley +21 5 £60,000 +11.63% 3
Buckinghamshire - 5 £60,000 -
Surrey +38 4 £57,500 -42.50%
Sussex - 2 - -
West Sussex - 2 £60,000 -
COBOL
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, 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 19 (73.08%) Mainframe
1 19 (73.08%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (50.00%) DB2
3 12 (46.15%) Java
3 12 (46.15%) Banking
3 12 (46.15%) IBM
4 11 (42.31%) OOD
5 10 (38.46%) RAD
5 10 (38.46%) C#
5 10 (38.46%) IMS/DB
6 9 (34.62%) Finance
6 9 (34.62%) C
7 8 (30.77%) OO
7 8 (30.77%) Linux
7 8 (30.77%) JavaScript
7 8 (30.77%) Relational Database
8 7 (26.92%) Apache Flex
8 7 (26.92%) Perl
8 7 (26.92%) C++
9 5 (19.23%) HTML
9 5 (19.23%) SQL
9 5 (19.23%) XML
9 5 (19.23%) XSLT
9 5 (19.23%) ODBC
9 5 (19.23%) JDBC
9 5 (19.23%) Unix
9 5 (19.23%) Ingres
9 5 (19.23%) ETL
10 4 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared

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 3 (11.54%) WebSphere
2 2 (7.69%) CICS
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) ATM
1 1 (3.85%) CTI
1 1 (3.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (50.00%) DB2
2 10 (38.46%) IMS/DB
3 8 (30.77%) Relational Database
4 5 (19.23%) Ingres
5 1 (3.85%) Big Data
5 1 (3.85%) Easytrieve
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (46.15%) Banking
2 9 (34.62%) Finance
3 1 (3.85%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) Developer
2 4 (15.38%) C Developer
2 4 (15.38%) Mainframe Support
3 3 (11.54%) Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) C/C++ Developer
3 3 (11.54%) C++ Developer
3 3 (11.54%) Mainframe Developer
3 3 (11.54%) Perl Developer
4 2 (7.69%) Analyst Programmer
4 2 (7.69%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Linux Support
4 2 (7.69%) Linux Support Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Programmer
4 2 (7.69%) Senior Linux Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Senior Linux Support
4 2 (7.69%) Software Developer
4 2 (7.69%) Support Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Systems Programmer
4 2 (7.69%) z/OS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (26.92%) Apache Flex
2 5 (19.23%) HTML
2 5 (19.23%) JDBC
2 5 (19.23%) ODBC
2 5 (19.23%) XML
2 5 (19.23%) XSLT
3 3 (11.54%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (7.69%) Spring
5 1 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (73.08%) Mainframe
2 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (30.77%) Linux
2 5 (19.23%) Unix
3 2 (7.69%) zOS
4 1 (3.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (73.08%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (42.31%) OOD
3 10 (38.46%) RAD
4 8 (30.77%) OO
5 5 (19.23%) ETL
6 4 (15.38%) Open Source
6 4 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (11.54%) Asset Management
8 2 (7.69%) Front End Development
8 2 (7.69%) OOP
8 2 (7.69%) Software Testing
9 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
9 1 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (3.85%) CRM
9 1 (3.85%) DevOps
9 1 (3.85%) ITIL
9 1 (3.85%) Problem-Solving
9 1 (3.85%) SOA
9 1 (3.85%) Test Automation
9 1 (3.85%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 12 (46.15%) Java
2 10 (38.46%) C#
3 9 (34.62%) C
4 8 (30.77%) JavaScript
5 7 (26.92%) C++
5 7 (26.92%) Perl
6 5 (19.23%) SQL
7 2 (7.69%) Assembly Language
7 2 (7.69%) Go
7 2 (7.69%) PL/1
8 1 (3.85%) JCL
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 3 (11.54%) CTC Cleared
2 3 (11.54%) Degree
3 2 (7.69%) Master's Degree
4 1 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Control-M
Vendors
1 12 (46.15%) IBM
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.85%) Remedy
2 1 (3.85%) Unisys