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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL Developer
Rank 898 900 897
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a COBOL Developer 17 15 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.018% 0.015% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.016% 0.011%
Number of salaries quoted 13 14 9
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% -8.60%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £36,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £67,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,250 £42,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year
-14.70% -8.60%
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
90948 95877 92534
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 96.14% 96.48% 96.29%
Number of salaries quoted 77193 80166 75284
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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 £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 8 February 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 8 February 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
East Midlands - 5 £35,000 - 2
North West +22 4 £32,500 -20.00%
South East +17 4 £47,500 -29.62%
London +4 3 £45,000 +5.88% 1
West Midlands -20 1 £37,500 -
COBOL Developer
UK

COBOL Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 8 February 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 48 (100.00%) COBOL
2 35 (72.92%) Mainframe
3 30 (62.50%) Java
4 27 (56.25%) JCL
5 22 (45.83%) Finance
6 21 (43.75%) SQL
7 20 (41.67%) CICS
8 19 (39.58%) IBM
8 19 (39.58%) DB2
9 12 (25.00%) WebSphere
10 11 (22.92%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (22.92%) HTML
11 10 (20.83%) AS400
12 9 (18.75%) Micro Focus
12 9 (18.75%) XML
13 8 (16.67%) Spring
13 8 (16.67%) Project Management
14 7 (14.58%) zOS
14 7 (14.58%) Music Industry
14 7 (14.58%) Marketing
14 7 (14.58%) iSeries
14 7 (14.58%) Product Management
15 6 (12.50%) Java EE
15 6 (12.50%) HTML5
15 6 (12.50%) Time Sharing Option
15 6 (12.50%) Linux
15 6 (12.50%) Oracle
15 6 (12.50%) C#
16 5 (10.42%) JavaScript
16 5 (10.42%) Perl

COBOL Developer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 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 20 (41.67%) CICS
2 12 (25.00%) WebSphere
3 3 (6.25%) Apache
3 3 (6.25%) Confluence
4 2 (4.17%) IBM Notes
5 1 (2.08%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.17%) FTP
2 1 (2.08%) HTTP
2 1 (2.08%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (39.58%) DB2
2 4 (8.33%) Adabas
3 3 (6.25%) UniData
4 2 (4.17%) Oracle Database
4 2 (4.17%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (6.25%) JIRA
2 3 (6.25%) JUnit
3 1 (2.08%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (2.08%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.08%) Hudson
3 1 (2.08%) Maven
3 1 (2.08%) Subversion
3 1 (2.08%) Visual Studio
General
1 22 (45.83%) Finance
2 7 (14.58%) Marketing
2 7 (14.58%) Music Industry
3 3 (6.25%) Retail
4 1 (2.08%) Dutch Language
4 1 (2.08%) French Language
4 1 (2.08%) German Language
4 1 (2.08%) Italian Language
4 1 (2.08%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (22.92%) HTML
2 9 (18.75%) XML
3 8 (16.67%) Spring
4 6 (12.50%) HTML5
4 6 (12.50%) Java EE
5 5 (10.42%) Web Services
6 4 (8.33%) .NET
6 4 (8.33%) Ajax
6 4 (8.33%) CSS
6 4 (8.33%) CSS3
6 4 (8.33%) ISPF
6 4 (8.33%) jQuery
6 4 (8.33%) WebSphere MQ
6 4 (8.33%) XHTML
6 4 (8.33%) XSLT
7 3 (6.25%) Hibernate
8 1 (2.08%) JDBC
8 1 (2.08%) JSP
8 1 (2.08%) PhoneGap
8 1 (2.08%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 35 (72.92%) Mainframe
2 10 (20.83%) AS400
3 7 (14.58%) iSeries
4 5 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (8.33%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.08%) VAX
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.58%) zOS
2 6 (12.50%) Linux
3 4 (8.33%) Unix
4 1 (2.08%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.92%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (16.67%) Project Management
3 7 (14.58%) Product Management
4 5 (10.42%) Waterfall
5 4 (8.33%) E-Commerce
5 4 (8.33%) MVC
6 3 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (4.17%) Business Analysis
7 2 (4.17%) Change Management
7 2 (4.17%) SDLC
7 2 (4.17%) Translating Business Requirements
8 1 (2.08%) Asset Management
8 1 (2.08%) ETL
8 1 (2.08%) ETL Development
8 1 (2.08%) Information Management
8 1 (2.08%) OO
8 1 (2.08%) OOA/OOD
8 1 (2.08%) Scrum
8 1 (2.08%) Software Engineering
8 1 (2.08%) UML
Programming Languages
1 48 (100.00%) COBOL
2 30 (62.50%) Java
3 27 (56.25%) JCL
4 21 (43.75%) SQL
5 6 (12.50%) C#
6 5 (10.42%) JavaScript
6 5 (10.42%) Perl
6 5 (10.42%) Python
7 4 (8.33%) NATURAL
7 4 (8.33%) VB.NET
8 3 (6.25%) Fortran
8 3 (6.25%) REXX
8 3 (6.25%) RPG
9 2 (4.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (2.08%) Degree
System Software
1 6 (12.50%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 19 (39.58%) IBM
2 9 (18.75%) Micro Focus
3 6 (12.50%) Oracle
4 3 (6.25%) JD Edwards
4 3 (6.25%) SAP
5 2 (4.17%) Lotus
6 1 (2.08%) Aruba
6 1 (2.08%) Informatica
6 1 (2.08%) JDA
6 1 (2.08%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
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