The table below looks at the statistics for the COBOL Developer role in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 23 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL Developer
Rank 852 843 852
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a COBOL Developer 21 16 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.020% 0.016% 0.022%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.021% 0.017% 0.023%
Number of salaries quoted 21 15 20
Average salary £38,000 £37,750 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.66% -5.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £35,000 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £51,000 £43,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,750 £38,625 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.26% -3.43%
COBOL Developer
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
101049 94581 101587
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.46% 94.55% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 83422 79408 87220
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,539 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

COBOL Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing COBOL Developer in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

COBOL Developer Jobs Demand Trend in England

COBOL Developer
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing COBOL Developer across the England region.

COBOL Developer Salary Trend in England

COBOL Developer
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing COBOL Developer across the England region over the 3 months to 23 October 2014.

COBOL Developer Salary Histogram in England

COBOL Developer
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL Developer within the England region over the 3 months to 23 October 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East -11 4 £47,500 +25.82%
North West - 4 £41,500 -
East of England -13 3 £37,500 -5.06%
Yorkshire -41 3 £33,000 -28.64%
East Midlands - 3 £33,000 -
London -13 2 £45,000 +20.00%
North East - 2 £28,875 -
COBOL Developer
UK

COBOL Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT jobs across the England region that cited COBOL Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with COBOL Developer in their job title.

1 37 (100.00%) COBOL
2 14 (37.84%) Mainframe
3 12 (32.43%) DB2
3 12 (32.43%) CICS
4 10 (27.03%) Java
5 9 (24.32%) WebSphere
5 9 (24.32%) CA Endevor
6 8 (21.62%) JCL
6 8 (21.62%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (21.62%) VSAM
7 7 (18.92%) .NET
7 7 (18.92%) SQL
7 7 (18.92%) Windows
7 7 (18.92%) IBM
7 7 (18.92%) ITIL
7 7 (18.92%) VME
8 6 (16.22%) Software Engineering
8 6 (16.22%) Adabas
8 6 (16.22%) NATURAL
9 5 (13.51%) Micro Focus
9 5 (13.51%) Finance
9 5 (13.51%) Retail
9 5 (13.51%) C#
9 5 (13.51%) Business Analysis
9 5 (13.51%) Software Architecture
10 4 (10.81%) Waterfall
10 4 (10.81%) Degree
10 4 (10.81%) Unit Testing
10 4 (10.81%) C++
10 4 (10.81%) ClearCase

COBOL Developer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT jobs across the England region that cited COBOL Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with COBOL Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (32.43%) CICS
2 9 (24.32%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (8.11%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (32.43%) DB2
2 6 (16.22%) Adabas
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (10.81%) ClearCase
2 3 (8.11%) Visual Studio
3 2 (5.41%) Eclipse
General
1 5 (13.51%) Retail
1 5 (13.51%) Finance
2 2 (5.41%) Billing
2 2 (5.41%) Music Industry
2 2 (5.41%) Marketing
3 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.70%) Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.92%) .NET
2 3 (8.11%) ASP.NET
3 2 (5.41%) J2EE
3 2 (5.41%) Hibernate
3 2 (5.41%) Spring
4 1 (2.70%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (2.70%) EntireX
Miscellaneous
1 14 (37.84%) Mainframe
2 8 (21.62%) VSAM
3 3 (8.11%) Computer Science
4 2 (5.41%) Algorithms
4 2 (5.41%) Mathematics
4 2 (5.41%) AS400
5 1 (2.70%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.92%) Windows
1 7 (18.92%) VME
2 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (5.41%) Windows 7
2 2 (5.41%) UNIX
2 2 (5.41%) Solaris
2 2 (5.41%) Linux
2 2 (5.41%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.62%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (18.92%) ITIL
3 6 (16.22%) Software Engineering
4 5 (13.51%) Business Analysis
4 5 (13.51%) Software Architecture
5 4 (10.81%) Waterfall
5 4 (10.81%) Unit Testing
6 3 (8.11%) SOA
6 3 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (5.41%) Project Management
7 2 (5.41%) MVC
7 2 (5.41%) Product Management
7 2 (5.41%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (5.41%) OOP
7 2 (5.41%) OO
8 1 (2.70%) UML
Programming Languages
1 37 (100.00%) COBOL
2 10 (27.03%) Java
3 8 (21.62%) JCL
4 7 (18.92%) SQL
5 6 (16.22%) NATURAL
6 5 (13.51%) C#
7 4 (10.81%) C++
8 3 (8.11%) VB.NET
8 3 (8.11%) C
9 2 (5.41%) Python
9 2 (5.41%) Perl
10 1 (2.70%) REXX
Qualifications
1 4 (10.81%) Degree
Systems Management
1 9 (24.32%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 7 (18.92%) IBM
2 5 (13.51%) Micro Focus
3 3 (8.11%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.41%) Oracle
5 1 (2.70%) HP