The table below looks at the statistics for the COBOL Programmer 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 Programmer in their job title over the 3 months to 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL Programmer
Rank 863 845 882
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +37
Permanent jobs requiring a COBOL Programmer 17 1 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.016% 0.001% 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.017% 0.001% 0.005%
Number of salaries quoted 17 1 1
Average salary £30,000 £35,000 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% +9.37%
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £35,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +9.37%
COBOL Programmer
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
99334 94125 105556
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.38% 94.25% 95.25%
Number of salaries quoted 81237 79015 90798
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

COBOL Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

COBOL Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in England

COBOL Programmer
Salary Trend in England

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

COBOL Programmer Salary Trend in England

COBOL Programmer
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing COBOL Programmer across the England region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

COBOL Programmer Salary Histogram in England

COBOL Programmer
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 Programmer within the England region over the 3 months to 17 September 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
North East - 10 £27,500 -
North West - 3 £41,500 -
East Midlands -6 2 £33,000 -5.71%
West Midlands - 2 £39,500 -
COBOL Programmer
UK

COBOL Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT jobs across the England region that cited COBOL Programmer 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 Programmer in their job title.

1 22 (100.00%) COBOL
2 10 (45.45%) DB2
2 10 (45.45%) CICS
3 9 (40.91%) Mainframe
3 9 (40.91%) CA Endevor
4 8 (36.36%) Finance
4 8 (36.36%) VME
5 7 (31.82%) SQL
5 7 (31.82%) IBM
5 7 (31.82%) JCL
6 5 (22.73%) Financial Institution
6 5 (22.73%) IBM Mainframe
7 4 (18.18%) ITIL
7 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (13.64%) Java
8 3 (13.64%) Unit Testing
8 3 (13.64%) Waterfall
9 2 (9.09%) .NET
9 2 (9.09%) ClearCase
9 2 (9.09%) Adabas
9 2 (9.09%) NATURAL
9 2 (9.09%) Retail
9 2 (9.09%) VSAM
9 2 (9.09%) Business Analysis
9 2 (9.09%) WebSphere
10 1 (4.55%) C#
10 1 (4.55%) UNIX
10 1 (4.55%) Windows
10 1 (4.55%) Linux
10 1 (4.55%) Windows XP

COBOL Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT jobs across the England region that cited COBOL Programmer 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 Programmer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (45.45%) CICS
2 2 (9.09%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (45.45%) DB2
2 2 (9.09%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) ClearCase
General
1 8 (36.36%) Finance
2 5 (22.73%) Financial Institution
3 2 (9.09%) Retail
4 1 (4.55%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (40.91%) Mainframe
2 5 (22.73%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (9.09%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 8 (36.36%) VME
2 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
2 1 (4.55%) UNIX
2 1 (4.55%) Windows
2 1 (4.55%) Linux
2 1 (4.55%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (18.18%) ITIL
1 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (13.64%) Unit Testing
2 3 (13.64%) Waterfall
3 2 (9.09%) Business Analysis
4 1 (4.55%) Migration
4 1 (4.55%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 22 (100.00%) COBOL
2 7 (31.82%) SQL
2 7 (31.82%) JCL
3 3 (13.64%) Java
4 2 (9.09%) NATURAL
5 1 (4.55%) C#
Systems Management
1 9 (40.91%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) IBM
2 1 (4.55%) ICL