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 29 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

COBOL
South East > West Sussex
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 93 79
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 24 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Sussex - 1.88% 2.68%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 3.07% 5.29%
Number of salaries quoted 0 23 32
West Sussex median annual salary - £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -10.00%  
South East median annual salary £65,000 £52,750 £50,000
% change year-on-year +23.22% +5.50%  

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 703 783 605
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 66.01% 61.22% 50.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1542 1855 1278
West Sussex median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £27,000 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £56,250 £65,000 £61,250
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  

COBOL
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

Job postings citing COBOL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in West Sussex.

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 2 (100.00%) C
1 2 (100.00%) C++
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) Unix
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) IBM
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Assembly Language
1 2 (100.00%) REXX
1 2 (100.00%) Mainframe

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:

Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Unix
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Assembly Language
1 2 (100.00%) C
1 2 (100.00%) C++
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) REXX
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) IBM
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft