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 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL Developer
Rank 849 885 825
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -60
Permanent jobs requiring a COBOL Developer 31 14 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.030% 0.013% 0.027%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.032% 0.014% 0.028%
Number of salaries quoted 21 13 22
Average salary £45,000 £30,000 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+50.00% -17.24%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £26,700 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £49,500 £42,350
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £29,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+55.17% -17.14%
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
96144 102851 95666
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.32% 94.45% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 80483 84653 79968
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,000
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 4 August 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 4 August 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 - 8 £45,000 -
North West - 5 £38,500 -
London +26 4 £51,000 +2.00%
East Midlands +3 4 £35,000 +27.27%
Yorkshire -2 4 £45,000 +12.50%
West Midlands -12 4 £47,500 -
South East - 1 £40,000 - 2
East of England - 1 £37,500 -
COBOL Developer
UK

COBOL Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 49 (100.00%) COBOL
2 21 (42.86%) Finance
3 19 (38.78%) SQL
4 16 (32.65%) Oracle
5 14 (28.57%) CICS
6 13 (26.53%) Mainframe
6 13 (26.53%) Back Office
7 12 (24.49%) JCL
8 11 (22.45%) DB2
9 10 (20.41%) PL/SQL
9 10 (20.41%) Java
9 10 (20.41%) Oracle APEX
10 9 (18.37%) SDLC
10 9 (18.37%) IBM
10 9 (18.37%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (16.33%) Micro Focus
12 6 (12.24%) zOS
13 5 (10.20%) NATURAL
13 5 (10.20%) VSAM
13 5 (10.20%) IMS/DB
13 5 (10.20%) Adabas
13 5 (10.20%) Time Sharing Option
13 5 (10.20%) Oracle Database
14 4 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
14 4 (8.16%) User Acceptance Testing
14 4 (8.16%) Microsoft
14 4 (8.16%) UNIX
14 4 (8.16%) Spring
14 4 (8.16%) Java EE
14 4 (8.16%) Billing

COBOL Developer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 14 (28.57%) CICS
2 2 (4.08%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.04%) Confluence
3 1 (2.04%) Apache
3 1 (2.04%) MQSeries
Applications
1 3 (6.12%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (22.45%) DB2
2 5 (10.20%) Adabas
2 5 (10.20%) IMS/DB
2 5 (10.20%) Oracle Database
3 3 (6.12%) NonStop SQL
4 2 (4.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (20.41%) Oracle APEX
2 3 (6.12%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.04%) JIRA
3 1 (2.04%) JUnit
General
1 21 (42.86%) Finance
2 13 (26.53%) Back Office
3 4 (8.16%) Banking
3 4 (8.16%) Billing
4 1 (2.04%) International Banking
4 1 (2.04%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.16%) Spring
1 4 (8.16%) Java EE
2 3 (6.12%) HTML
2 3 (6.12%) .NET
2 3 (6.12%) ASP.NET
3 2 (4.08%) Swing
4 1 (2.04%) Hibernate
4 1 (2.04%) CSS
4 1 (2.04%) Web Services
4 1 (2.04%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (26.53%) Mainframe
2 5 (10.20%) VSAM
3 4 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.12%) SWIFT
4 3 (6.12%) Computer Science
4 3 (6.12%) Tandem
5 2 (4.08%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.24%) zOS
2 4 (8.16%) UNIX
3 3 (6.12%) Windows
3 3 (6.12%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (18.37%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (18.37%) SDLC
2 4 (8.16%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (6.12%) Unit Testing
3 3 (6.12%) System Testing
3 3 (6.12%) Automated Testing
3 3 (6.12%) Software Engineering
3 3 (6.12%) Business Analysis
3 3 (6.12%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (6.12%) SOA
3 3 (6.12%) Project Management
3 3 (6.12%) Change Management
3 3 (6.12%) Test Planning
4 2 (4.08%) Waterfall
5 1 (2.04%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (2.04%) Web Development
5 1 (2.04%) Migration
5 1 (2.04%) E-Commerce
5 1 (2.04%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (100.00%) COBOL
2 19 (38.78%) SQL
3 12 (24.49%) JCL
4 10 (20.41%) PL/SQL
4 10 (20.41%) Java
5 5 (10.20%) NATURAL
6 3 (6.12%) JavaScript
6 3 (6.12%) Perl
6 3 (6.12%) C#
6 3 (6.12%) VB.NET
6 3 (6.12%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (6.12%) Degree
2 1 (2.04%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (10.20%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 1 (2.04%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 16 (32.65%) Oracle
2 9 (18.37%) IBM
3 8 (16.33%) Micro Focus
4 4 (8.16%) Microsoft
5 3 (6.12%) HP
6 1 (2.04%) Sun
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 18 hours ago