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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL Developer
Rank 863 894 852
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -42
Permanent jobs requiring a COBOL Developer 12 13 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.012% 0.012% 0.019%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.012% 0.012% 0.020%
Number of salaries quoted 12 11 14
Average salary £34,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-24.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,600 £27,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,100 £53,750 £50,250
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -7.14%
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
97876 106372 100372
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.70% 94.57% 94.78%
Number of salaries quoted 80918 87012 84539
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 £27,000 £27,000
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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 2015. 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 West -6 6 £45,000 -
Yorkshire +10 4 £34,000 +4.61%
North West - 1 £38,750 -
South East - 1 £48,500 -
COBOL Developer
UK

COBOL Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 22 (100.00%) COBOL
2 9 (40.91%) Mainframe
3 7 (31.82%) IBM
3 7 (31.82%) Finance
4 6 (27.27%) Back Office
4 6 (27.27%) JCL
5 5 (22.73%) Micro Focus
5 5 (22.73%) Java
6 4 (18.18%) Project Management
6 4 (18.18%) AS400
6 4 (18.18%) VSAM
6 4 (18.18%) Music Industry
6 4 (18.18%) Marketing
6 4 (18.18%) WebSphere
6 4 (18.18%) Product Management
7 3 (13.64%) Oracle APEX
7 3 (13.64%) Unit Testing
7 3 (13.64%) Test Planning
7 3 (13.64%) IBM Mainframe
7 3 (13.64%) Migration
7 3 (13.64%) NATURAL
7 3 (13.64%) CICS
7 3 (13.64%) zOS
7 3 (13.64%) PL/SQL
7 3 (13.64%) SQL
7 3 (13.64%) Oracle
7 3 (13.64%) Adabas
8 2 (9.09%) UNIX
8 2 (9.09%) Linux
8 2 (9.09%) DB2

COBOL Developer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 4 (18.18%) WebSphere
2 3 (13.64%) CICS
3 1 (4.55%) MQSeries
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) Adabas
2 2 (9.09%) DB2
3 1 (4.55%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Oracle APEX
General
1 7 (31.82%) Finance
2 6 (27.27%) Back Office
3 4 (18.18%) Music Industry
3 4 (18.18%) Marketing
4 1 (4.55%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) J2EE
1 1 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (40.91%) Mainframe
2 4 (18.18%) AS400
2 4 (18.18%) VSAM
3 3 (13.64%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (4.55%) Algorithms
4 1 (4.55%) Mathematics
4 1 (4.55%) Tandem
4 1 (4.55%) Cryptography
4 1 (4.55%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) zOS
2 2 (9.09%) Linux
2 2 (9.09%) UNIX
3 1 (4.55%) Windows
3 1 (4.55%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (18.18%) Project Management
1 4 (18.18%) Product Management
2 3 (13.64%) Test Planning
2 3 (13.64%) Unit Testing
2 3 (13.64%) Migration
3 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (4.55%) Automated Testing
3 1 (4.55%) Change Management
3 1 (4.55%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 22 (100.00%) COBOL
2 6 (27.27%) JCL
3 5 (22.73%) Java
4 3 (13.64%) PL/SQL
4 3 (13.64%) SQL
4 3 (13.64%) NATURAL
5 2 (9.09%) C++
6 1 (4.55%) Python
6 1 (4.55%) Assembly Language
6 1 (4.55%) PL/1
6 1 (4.55%) Perl
6 1 (4.55%) C
6 1 (4.55%) C#
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) IBM
2 5 (22.73%) Micro Focus
3 3 (13.64%) Oracle
4 1 (4.55%) VocaLink
4 1 (4.55%) HP