The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Surrey with a requirement for COBOL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
COBOL
South East / Surrey
Rank 164 207 191
Rank change year-on-year +43 -16  
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 4 1 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Surrey 0.14% 0.024% 0.54%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.30% 0.050% 1.07%
Number of salaries quoted 4 1 24
Median salary £52,500 £60,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% +14.28%  
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +16.66% -10.00%  

COBOL is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Surrey with a requirement for programming language skills.

Programming Language Skills
Surrey
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 1316 1999 2236
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey 47.49% 48.11% 50.10%
Number of salaries quoted 1109 1789 1945
Median salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £28,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.46% +1.25%  

COBOL
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Surrey citing COBOL as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for COBOL in Surrey

COBOL
Salary Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing COBOL in Surrey.

Salary trend for COBOL in Surrey

COBOL
Salary Histogram in Surrey

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing COBOL in Surrey over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for COBOL in Surrey

COBOL
Job Locations in Surrey

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the Surrey region over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Camberley - 2 £35,000 -
Staines - 2 £70,000 -
COBOL
South East

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 Surrey region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 6 (66.67%) Mainframe
1 6 (66.67%) DB2
1 6 (66.67%) CICS
2 4 (44.44%) MVS
2 4 (44.44%) IBM
2 4 (44.44%) UML
2 4 (44.44%) JCL
2 4 (44.44%) IBM Mainframe
3 3 (33.33%) Retail
3 3 (33.33%) Java
3 3 (33.33%) Oracle
3 3 (33.33%) Unix
4 2 (22.22%) Linux
4 2 (22.22%) Shell Script
4 2 (22.22%) Assembly Language
4 2 (22.22%) zOS
4 2 (22.22%) C
4 2 (22.22%) Tuxedo
4 2 (22.22%) Adabas
4 2 (22.22%) RDBMS
4 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Marketing
4 2 (22.22%) Degree
4 2 (22.22%) Micro Focus
4 2 (22.22%) Migration
4 2 (22.22%) Presales
4 2 (22.22%) Data Migration
4 2 (22.22%) Product Management
4 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database
4 2 (22.22%) Relational Database

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey 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 (66.67%) CICS
2 2 (22.22%) Tuxedo
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (66.67%) DB2
2 2 (22.22%) Adabas
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database
2 2 (22.22%) RDBMS
2 2 (22.22%) Relational Database
General
1 3 (33.33%) Retail
2 2 (22.22%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Analyst
1 7 (77.78%) COBOL Analyst
2 6 (66.67%) Analyst Programmer
2 6 (66.67%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
2 6 (66.67%) COBOL Programmer
2 6 (66.67%) Programmer
3 4 (44.44%) CICS Analyst
4 3 (33.33%) CICS Programmer
4 3 (33.33%) DB2 Programmer
5 2 (22.22%) Data Migration Engineer
5 2 (22.22%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (22.22%) Migration Engineer
5 2 (22.22%) Presales Engineer
5 2 (22.22%) Presales Linux Engineer
5 2 (22.22%) Unix Engineer
5 2 (22.22%) Unix Linux Engineer
6 1 (11.11%) Mainframe Analyst
6 1 (11.11%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) Mainframe
2 4 (44.44%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) MVS
2 3 (33.33%) Unix
3 2 (22.22%) Linux
3 2 (22.22%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) UML
2 2 (22.22%) Data Migration
2 2 (22.22%) Migration
2 2 (22.22%) Presales
2 2 (22.22%) Product Management
2 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) JCL
2 3 (33.33%) Java
3 2 (22.22%) Assembly Language
3 2 (22.22%) C
3 2 (22.22%) Shell Script
4 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) IBM
2 3 (33.33%) Oracle
3 2 (22.22%) Micro Focus