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 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL Developer
Rank 891 904 949
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +45
Permanent jobs requiring a COBOL Developer 42 35 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.043% 0.034% 0.025%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.045% 0.035% 0.026%
Number of salaries quoted 25 32 21
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -7.60%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £34,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,200 £50,000 £53,750
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £42,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +30.76%
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
93163 99616 107707
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 96.31% 96.52% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 79053 82097 88100
Average salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016. 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
Yorkshire +23 12 £32,000 -5.88%
East Midlands +6 12 £35,000 -17.64%
London +19 10 £45,000 -
South East +15 5 £57,000 +14.00% 1
West Midlands - 3 £37,500 -
COBOL Developer
UK

COBOL Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 56 (100.00%) COBOL
2 42 (75.00%) Mainframe
3 41 (73.21%) SQL
4 33 (58.93%) Java
4 33 (58.93%) JCL
5 30 (53.57%) DB2
6 27 (48.21%) IBM
7 25 (44.64%) CICS
8 19 (33.93%) Team Foundation Server
9 17 (30.36%) Finance
10 15 (26.79%) Microsoft
11 11 (19.64%) Micro Focus
11 11 (19.64%) Systems Analysis
12 10 (17.86%) Music Industry
12 10 (17.86%) iSeries
12 10 (17.86%) AS400
12 10 (17.86%) Unix
13 9 (16.07%) Agile Software Development
13 9 (16.07%) WebSphere
14 8 (14.29%) Marketing
14 8 (14.29%) Product Management
14 8 (14.29%) Project Management
15 7 (12.50%) Retail
16 6 (10.71%) SDLC
16 6 (10.71%) Web Services
16 6 (10.71%) XML
17 5 (8.93%) C
17 5 (8.93%) C#
17 5 (8.93%) TDD
17 5 (8.93%) OS/390

COBOL Developer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 25 (44.64%) CICS
2 9 (16.07%) WebSphere
3 2 (3.57%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) VisionPLUS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.79%) FTP
1 1 (1.79%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (53.57%) DB2
2 5 (8.93%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.57%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.57%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.79%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 19 (33.93%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (8.93%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.57%) Maven
3 2 (3.57%) Subversion
4 1 (1.79%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (1.79%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (30.36%) Finance
2 10 (17.86%) Music Industry
3 8 (14.29%) Marketing
4 7 (12.50%) Retail
5 1 (1.79%) Billing
5 1 (1.79%) Dutch Language
5 1 (1.79%) French Language
5 1 (1.79%) German Language
5 1 (1.79%) Italian Language
5 1 (1.79%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.71%) Web Services
1 6 (10.71%) XML
2 4 (7.14%) .NET
2 4 (7.14%) Ajax
2 4 (7.14%) CSS
2 4 (7.14%) CSS3
2 4 (7.14%) HTML
2 4 (7.14%) HTML5
2 4 (7.14%) ISPF
2 4 (7.14%) jQuery
2 4 (7.14%) WebSphere MQ
2 4 (7.14%) XHTML
2 4 (7.14%) XSLT
3 1 (1.79%) CGI
3 1 (1.79%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 42 (75.00%) Mainframe
2 10 (17.86%) AS400
2 10 (17.86%) iSeries
3 4 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.79%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.79%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.79%) NHS
4 1 (1.79%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 10 (17.86%) Unix
2 5 (8.93%) OS/390
2 5 (8.93%) zOS
3 1 (1.79%) Linux
3 1 (1.79%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (19.64%) Systems Analysis
2 9 (16.07%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (14.29%) Product Management
3 8 (14.29%) Project Management
4 6 (10.71%) SDLC
5 5 (8.93%) BDD
5 5 (8.93%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (8.93%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (8.93%) Scrum
5 5 (8.93%) TDD
5 5 (8.93%) User Stories
6 4 (7.14%) MVC
7 2 (3.57%) Change Management
7 2 (3.57%) ETL
7 2 (3.57%) ETL Development
8 1 (1.79%) Information Management
8 1 (1.79%) Release Management
8 1 (1.79%) Test Automation
8 1 (1.79%) Translating Business Requirements
8 1 (1.79%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 56 (100.00%) COBOL
2 41 (73.21%) SQL
3 33 (58.93%) Java
3 33 (58.93%) JCL
4 5 (8.93%) C
4 5 (8.93%) C#
5 4 (7.14%) VB.NET
6 2 (3.57%) RPG
7 1 (1.79%) Delphi
7 1 (1.79%) NATURAL
7 1 (1.79%) Perl
7 1 (1.79%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.79%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (5.36%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (7.14%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 27 (48.21%) IBM
2 15 (26.79%) Microsoft
3 11 (19.64%) Micro Focus
4 3 (5.36%) Oracle
5 2 (3.57%) Informatica
5 2 (3.57%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.79%) JDA
6 1 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.79%) SAP