The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 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 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

COBOL
South East / West Sussex
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 98 86 93
Rank change year-on-year -12 +7  
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 2 20 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 0.19% 1.76% 1.04%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.31% 2.64% 1.97%
Number of salaries quoted 2 19 12
Median salary £40,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -27.27% +10.00%  
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 West Sussex with a requirement for programming language skills.

Programming Language Skills
West Sussex
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 641 758 610
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 60.82% 66.78% 53.04%
Number of salaries quoted 594 703 553
Median salary £44,250 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.11% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.23% +1.25%  

COBOL
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Sussex 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 West Sussex

COBOL
Salary Trend in West Sussex

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

Salary trend for COBOL in West Sussex

COBOL
Job Locations in West Sussex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 27 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
Crawley - 2 £40,000 -
COBOL
South East

COBOL
Top 23 Co-occurring IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 27 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 West Sussex region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 5 (100.00%) C
1 5 (100.00%) C++
1 5 (100.00%) Java
1 5 (100.00%) Assembly Language
2 4 (80.00%) Unix
2 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Linux
3 3 (60.00%) REXX
3 3 (60.00%) Mainframe
4 2 (40.00%) Fortran
4 2 (40.00%) IBM
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (40.00%) RPG
4 2 (40.00%) Delphi
4 2 (40.00%) AS400
4 2 (40.00%) Release Management
4 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (20.00%) French Language
5 1 (20.00%) German Language
5 1 (20.00%) Spanish Language
5 1 (20.00%) DB2
5 1 (20.00%) CICS
5 1 (20.00%) PL/1

COBOL
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Sussex 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 (20.00%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) DB2
General
1 1 (20.00%) French Language
1 1 (20.00%) German Language
1 1 (20.00%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Analyst Programmer
2 2 (40.00%) Assembler Programmer
2 2 (40.00%) C Programmer
2 2 (40.00%) C/C++ Programmer
2 2 (40.00%) C++ Analyst Programmer
2 2 (40.00%) C++ Programmer
2 2 (40.00%) COBOL Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
2 2 (40.00%) COBOL Programmer
2 2 (40.00%) Delphi Analyst Programmer
2 2 (40.00%) Delphi Programmer
2 2 (40.00%) Fortran Programmer
2 2 (40.00%) Java Analyst Programmer
2 2 (40.00%) Java Programmer
2 2 (40.00%) Programmer
2 2 (40.00%) RPG Analyst Programmer
2 2 (40.00%) RPG Programmer
3 1 (20.00%) Mainframe Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (40.00%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Linux
1 4 (80.00%) Unix
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (40.00%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) Assembly Language
1 5 (100.00%) C
1 5 (100.00%) C++
1 5 (100.00%) Java
2 3 (60.00%) REXX
3 2 (40.00%) Delphi
3 2 (40.00%) Fortran
3 2 (40.00%) RPG
4 1 (20.00%) PL/1
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) IBM
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft