Period
to 6 July 2020

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 6 months to 6 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

COBOL
South East > Surrey
6 months to
6 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 134 210 235
Rank change year-on-year +76 +25 +2
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 7 9 8
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Surrey 0.33% 0.20% 0.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.63% 0.40% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 7 9 8
Median annual salary £65,000 £95,000 £85,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -31.58% +11.76% +21.43%
10th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £41,250
90th Percentile £92,750 £103,000 £96,875
South East median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +22.22% -25.00%

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 Surrey with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Surrey
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1,113 2,241 3,004
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Surrey 53.20% 50.45% 56.32%
Number of salaries quoted 926 1,865 2,630
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +15.79% -2.06%
10th Percentile £35,000 £31,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £68,750
South East median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

COBOL
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

Job postings citing COBOL as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Surrey.

Job vacancy trend for COBOL in Surrey

COBOL
Salary Trend in Surrey

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing COBOL in Surrey.

Salary trend for COBOL in Surrey

COBOL
Salary Histogram in Surrey

Salary distribution for jobs citing COBOL in Surrey over the 6 months to 6 July 2020.

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 6 months to 6 July 2020. 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
Woking - 5 £60,000 -
COBOL
South East

For the 6 months to 6 July 2020, 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 Surrey region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 7 (100.00%) Linux
1 7 (100.00%) CICS
1 7 (100.00%) RACF
1 7 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 7 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 7 (100.00%) JIRA
1 7 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 7 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 7 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 7 (100.00%) Bash Shell
1 7 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 7 (100.00%) Continuous Delivery
1 7 (100.00%) Linux Command Line
1 7 (100.00%) Task Automation
1 7 (100.00%) Epics
2 6 (85.71%) ACF2
2 6 (85.71%) Docker
2 6 (85.71%) User Experience
2 6 (85.71%) REST
2 6 (85.71%) Continuous Improvement
2 6 (85.71%) ISTQB
2 6 (85.71%) PRINCE2
2 6 (85.71%) Six Sigma
2 6 (85.71%) Scrum
2 6 (85.71%) ISEB
2 6 (85.71%) PMP
2 6 (85.71%) PMI Certification
2 6 (85.71%) Python
2 6 (85.71%) IBM
2 6 (85.71%) C

COBOL
Co-occurring 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 7 (100.00%) CICS
2 5 (71.43%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 4 (57.14%) AWS
1 4 (57.14%) Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (85.71%) DB2
Development Applications
1 7 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 7 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 7 (100.00%) JIRA
2 5 (71.43%) HP UFT
2 5 (71.43%) JMeter
2 5 (71.43%) JUnit
2 5 (71.43%) LoadRunner
2 5 (71.43%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Automation Test Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Mainframe Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Mainframe Test Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) CICS Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) JIRA Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Middleware Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) QA Automation Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) QA Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) z/OS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (85.71%) REST
2 5 (71.43%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (14.29%) LDAP
3 1 (14.29%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (100.00%) Linux Command Line
1 7 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 6 (85.71%) User Experience
3 5 (71.43%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (14.29%) LPAR
4 1 (14.29%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Linux
2 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (14.29%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Continuous Delivery
1 7 (100.00%) Epics
1 7 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 7 (100.00%) Task Automation
1 7 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 7 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 6 (85.71%) Continuous Improvement
2 6 (85.71%) PRINCE2
2 6 (85.71%) Scrum
2 6 (85.71%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) Bash Shell
2 6 (85.71%) C
2 6 (85.71%) C#
2 6 (85.71%) C++
2 6 (85.71%) Java
2 6 (85.71%) Perl
2 6 (85.71%) Python
2 6 (85.71%) VB
3 5 (71.43%) PL/1
4 4 (57.14%) Assembly Language
4 4 (57.14%) HLASM
4 4 (57.14%) REXX
5 1 (14.29%) JCL
5 1 (14.29%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) ISEB
1 6 (85.71%) ISTQB
1 6 (85.71%) PMI Certification
1 6 (85.71%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
System Software
1 7 (100.00%) RACF
2 6 (85.71%) ACF2
2 6 (85.71%) Docker
3 1 (14.29%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 1 (14.29%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) IBM
2 5 (71.43%) HP