Period
to 15 July 2018

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 6 months to 15 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

COBOL
South East > West Sussex
6 months to
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 134 154 121
Rank change year-on-year +20 -33 -6
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 12 2 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 0.58% 0.093% 1.78%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.93% 0.15% 2.83%
Number of salaries quoted 11 2 44
West Sussex median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £47,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% -15.34% -5.50%
10th Percentile £35,000 £40,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £47,500 £40,000 £62,500
South East median annual salary £45,000 £62,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year -28.00% +19.05% +5.00%

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 West Sussex with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
West Sussex
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1,285 1,366 1,625
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 61.96% 63.45% 62.94%
Number of salaries quoted 1,166 1,258 1,547
West Sussex median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,713 £26,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £57,500 £61,550
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +1.18%

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

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 6 months to 15 July 2018. 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
Burgess Hill - 8 £40,750 -
COBOL
South East

For the 6 months to 15 July 2018, 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 West Sussex region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 12 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 12 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 12 (100.00%) SDLC
2 11 (91.67%) Unit Testing
2 11 (91.67%) Integration Testing
2 11 (91.67%) Waterfall
2 11 (91.67%) Functional Testing
2 11 (91.67%) System Integration Testing
2 11 (91.67%) TDD
2 11 (91.67%) RAD
3 9 (75.00%) DB2
3 9 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (75.00%) Manual Testing
3 9 (75.00%) Performance Testing
3 9 (75.00%) Analytical Thinking
3 9 (75.00%) Problem-Solving
4 8 (66.67%) Computer Science Degree
4 8 (66.67%) Compatibility Testing
4 8 (66.67%) Computer Science
4 8 (66.67%) Web Services
4 8 (66.67%) Degree
4 8 (66.67%) Finance
5 7 (58.33%) QA
6 4 (33.33%) Mathematics
6 4 (33.33%) Master's Degree
7 3 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (25.00%) VSAM
7 3 (25.00%) ISTQB

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 3 (25.00%) CICS
1 3 (25.00%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (75.00%) DB2
General
1 8 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Test Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) QA Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) QA Test Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Mainframe Tester
3 3 (25.00%) Tester
4 2 (16.67%) Systems Tester
5 1 (8.33%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (66.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 9 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (66.67%) Computer Science
4 3 (25.00%) VSAM
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 12 (100.00%) SDLC
1 12 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 11 (91.67%) Functional Testing
2 11 (91.67%) Integration Testing
2 11 (91.67%) RAD
2 11 (91.67%) System Integration Testing
2 11 (91.67%) TDD
2 11 (91.67%) Unit Testing
2 11 (91.67%) Waterfall
3 9 (75.00%) Analytical Thinking
3 9 (75.00%) Manual Testing
3 9 (75.00%) Performance Testing
3 9 (75.00%) Problem-Solving
4 8 (66.67%) Compatibility Testing
5 4 (33.33%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) JCL
Qualifications
1 8 (66.67%) Computer Science Degree
1 8 (66.67%) Degree
2 4 (33.33%) Master's Degree
3 3 (25.00%) ISEB
3 3 (25.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (58.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) HP