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 1 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL Programmer
Rank 871 887 -
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -
Permanent jobs requiring a COBOL Programmer 12 9 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.012% 0.008% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.012% 0.008% -
Number of salaries quoted 11 9 0
Average salary £37,750 £31,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.84% -
UK excluding London average salary £37,750 £31,500 -
% change year-on-year
+19.84% -
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
97407 105944 97156
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.54% 94.50% 94.54%
Number of salaries quoted 81361 87724 81693
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 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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
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 1 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +16 8 £38,000 +14.28%
Yorkshire +4 4 £34,000 +7.93%
COBOL Programmer
UK

COBOL Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 33 (100.00%) COBOL
2 21 (63.64%) SQL
3 20 (60.61%) IBM
3 20 (60.61%) JCL
4 19 (57.58%) Adabas
4 19 (57.58%) NATURAL
5 16 (48.48%) DB2
6 14 (42.42%) .NET
6 14 (42.42%) C#
6 14 (42.42%) SQL Server
7 11 (33.33%) VB
7 11 (33.33%) VB.NET
7 11 (33.33%) Java
7 11 (33.33%) ASP.NET
7 11 (33.33%) XML
7 11 (33.33%) XSLT
7 11 (33.33%) WebSphere MQ
7 11 (33.33%) VB6
7 11 (33.33%) WebSphere
7 11 (33.33%) CA Endevor
8 10 (30.30%) Finance
9 8 (24.24%) zOS
9 8 (24.24%) Micro Focus
9 8 (24.24%) Windows
9 8 (24.24%) Unit Testing
9 8 (24.24%) Test Planning
10 6 (18.18%) MQSeries
11 5 (15.15%) Migration
11 5 (15.15%) AS400
11 5 (15.15%) Software Engineering

COBOL Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 11 (33.33%) WebSphere
2 6 (18.18%) MQSeries
3 1 (3.03%) CICS
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (57.58%) Adabas
2 16 (48.48%) DB2
3 14 (42.42%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (30.30%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Banking
2 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (42.42%) .NET
2 11 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 11 (33.33%) XML
2 11 (33.33%) XSLT
2 11 (33.33%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) AS400
1 5 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.03%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 8 (24.24%) Windows
1 8 (24.24%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (24.24%) Unit Testing
1 8 (24.24%) Test Planning
2 5 (15.15%) Integration Testing
2 5 (15.15%) Data Migration
2 5 (15.15%) Migration
2 5 (15.15%) Software Engineering
3 4 (12.12%) Data Mapping
4 1 (3.03%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (3.03%) Business Analysis
4 1 (3.03%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (3.03%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.03%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 33 (100.00%) COBOL
2 21 (63.64%) SQL
3 20 (60.61%) JCL
4 19 (57.58%) NATURAL
5 14 (42.42%) C#
6 11 (33.33%) VB6
6 11 (33.33%) VB
6 11 (33.33%) VB.NET
6 11 (33.33%) Java
7 4 (12.12%) RPG
Systems Management
1 11 (33.33%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 20 (60.61%) IBM
2 8 (24.24%) Micro Focus
3 2 (6.06%) Oracle