The table below looks at the statistics for the COBOL Developer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. 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 2 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL Developer
Rank 872 929 853
Rank change year-on-year
+57 -76
Permanent jobs requiring a COBOL Developer 33 18 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.015% 0.020%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.032% 0.016% 0.021%
Number of salaries quoted 26 15 18
Average salary £45,000 £32,500 £39,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+38.46% -18.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £26,900 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,750 £50,000 £45,750
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £30,000 £36,250
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -17.24%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
103199 113344 103481
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.50% 94.54% 94.57%
Number of salaries quoted 85203 93021 86182
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 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

COBOL Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

COBOL Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

COBOL Developer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing COBOL Developer within the UK.

COBOL Developer Salary Trend in the UK

COBOL Developer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing COBOL Developer over the 3 months to 2 July 2015 within the UK.

COBOL Developer Salary Histogram in the UK

COBOL Developer
Top 27 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 2 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
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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
England +63 31 £45,000 +38.46% 1
South West -9 9 £45,000 -
Bristol -13 8 £45,000 -
London +33 6 £51,000 +2.00%
West Yorkshire +15 4 £45,000 +38.46%
Yorkshire +9 4 £45,000 +38.46%
West Midlands -5 4 £47,500 -
Coventry - 4 £47,500 -
Hemel Hempstead - 3 £37,500 -
Bradford - 3 £45,000 -
East of England - 3 £37,500 -
Hertfordshire - 3 £37,500 -
South East - 3 £48,500 -
City of London +54 2 £51,000 -7.27%
Cardiff - 2 £37,500 -
South Wales - 2 £37,500 -
Wales - 2 £37,500 -
Leeds +13 1 £49,000 +22.50%
East Midlands +6 1 - -
North West - 1 - - 1
Manchester - 1 - - 1
Milton Keynes - 1 £40,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £40,000 -
Dorset - 1 £30,000 -
Leicester - 1 - -
Bournemouth - 1 £30,000 -
Leicestershire - 1 - -

COBOL Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 47 (100.00%) COBOL
2 21 (44.68%) Finance
3 19 (40.43%) SQL
4 16 (34.04%) Oracle
5 13 (27.66%) Back Office
6 12 (25.53%) Mainframe
7 10 (21.28%) JCL
7 10 (21.28%) PL/SQL
7 10 (21.28%) Oracle APEX
8 8 (17.02%) Java
8 8 (17.02%) Micro Focus
8 8 (17.02%) CICS
8 8 (17.02%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (14.89%) SDLC
10 6 (12.77%) Banking
10 6 (12.77%) zOS
10 6 (12.77%) UNIX
10 6 (12.77%) IBM
11 5 (10.64%) DB2
11 5 (10.64%) C#
11 5 (10.64%) .NET
11 5 (10.64%) Change Management
11 5 (10.64%) VSAM
11 5 (10.64%) Oracle Database
12 4 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
12 4 (8.51%) Java EE
12 4 (8.51%) Billing
12 4 (8.51%) Spring
12 4 (8.51%) NATURAL
12 4 (8.51%) Linux

COBOL Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 8 (17.02%) CICS
2 1 (2.13%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.13%) Confluence
2 1 (2.13%) Apache
2 1 (2.13%) MQSeries
Applications
1 3 (6.38%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.64%) DB2
1 5 (10.64%) Oracle Database
2 4 (8.51%) Adabas
3 3 (6.38%) NonStop SQL
4 2 (4.26%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.13%) IMS/DB
Development Applications
1 10 (21.28%) Oracle APEX
2 3 (6.38%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.13%) JIRA
3 1 (2.13%) JUnit
General
1 21 (44.68%) Finance
2 13 (27.66%) Back Office
3 6 (12.77%) Banking
4 4 (8.51%) Billing
5 1 (2.13%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.64%) .NET
2 4 (8.51%) Spring
2 4 (8.51%) Java EE
3 3 (6.38%) HTML
3 3 (6.38%) XML
3 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET
4 2 (4.26%) Swing
4 2 (4.26%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.13%) Hibernate
5 1 (2.13%) CSS
5 1 (2.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (25.53%) Mainframe
2 5 (10.64%) VSAM
3 4 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.38%) SWIFT
4 3 (6.38%) Computer Science
4 3 (6.38%) Tandem
5 2 (4.26%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.77%) UNIX
1 6 (12.77%) zOS
2 4 (8.51%) Linux
3 3 (6.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (17.02%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (14.89%) SDLC
3 5 (10.64%) Change Management
4 3 (6.38%) SOA
4 3 (6.38%) Project Management
4 3 (6.38%) Automated Testing
4 3 (6.38%) Software Engineering
4 3 (6.38%) Web Development
4 3 (6.38%) Unit Testing
4 3 (6.38%) System Testing
4 3 (6.38%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (6.38%) Test Planning
4 3 (6.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (4.26%) Migration
6 1 (2.13%) Business Analysis
6 1 (2.13%) Asset Management
6 1 (2.13%) Waterfall
6 1 (2.13%) Test Scripting
6 1 (2.13%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 47 (100.00%) COBOL
2 19 (40.43%) SQL
3 10 (21.28%) PL/SQL
3 10 (21.28%) JCL
4 8 (17.02%) Java
5 5 (10.64%) C#
6 4 (8.51%) NATURAL
7 3 (6.38%) VB.NET
7 3 (6.38%) Python
7 3 (6.38%) JavaScript
7 3 (6.38%) Perl
8 2 (4.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (6.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) SLA
Vendors
1 16 (34.04%) Oracle
2 8 (17.02%) Micro Focus
3 6 (12.77%) IBM
4 4 (8.51%) Microsoft
5 3 (6.38%) HP