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 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL Developer
Rank 905 936 970
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +34
Permanent jobs requiring a COBOL Developer 43 35 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.042% 0.032% 0.024%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.043% 0.033% 0.025%
Number of salaries quoted 25 32 22
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -6.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £34,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,200 £50,000 £53,125
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £42,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +30.76%

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
99438 106716 115504
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.25% 96.46% 96.40%
Number of salaries quoted 83514 87039 93609
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 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 30 April 2016 within the UK.

COBOL Developer Salary Histogram in the UK

COBOL Developer
Top 18 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 30 April 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
England +13 42 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Yorkshire +23 12 £32,000 -5.88%
East Midlands +6 12 £35,000 -17.64%
London +19 10 £45,000 -
Leicestershire +13 6 - -
South East +15 5 £57,000 +14.00% 1
Northamptonshire - 5 £35,000 -
Northampton - 5 £35,000 -
West Yorkshire +9 4 - -
Pontefract -1 3 - -
West Sussex -8 3 £57,000 +14.00%
West Midlands - 3 £37,500 -
Berkshire - 2 £45,000 -
Nottingham +8 1 £50,000 +17.64%
Nottinghamshire +3 1 £50,000 +17.64%
Droitwich - 1 £37,500 -
Coventry - 1 £37,500 -
Worcestershire - 1 £37,500 -

COBOL Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 57 (100.00%) COBOL
2 43 (75.44%) Mainframe
3 42 (73.68%) SQL
4 34 (59.65%) Java
4 34 (59.65%) JCL
5 31 (54.39%) DB2
6 27 (47.37%) IBM
7 25 (43.86%) CICS
8 19 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
9 17 (29.82%) Finance
10 15 (26.32%) Microsoft
11 12 (21.05%) Systems Analysis
12 11 (19.30%) AS400
12 11 (19.30%) Micro Focus
13 10 (17.54%) Unix
13 10 (17.54%) Music Industry
13 10 (17.54%) iSeries
14 9 (15.79%) WebSphere
14 9 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
15 8 (14.04%) Project Management
15 8 (14.04%) Product Management
15 8 (14.04%) Marketing
16 7 (12.28%) Retail
16 7 (12.28%) SDLC
16 7 (12.28%) Web Services
17 6 (10.53%) XML
18 5 (8.77%) C
18 5 (8.77%) C#
18 5 (8.77%) TDD
18 5 (8.77%) OS/390

COBOL Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 25 (43.86%) CICS
2 9 (15.79%) WebSphere
3 2 (3.51%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) VisionPLUS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.75%) FTP
1 1 (1.75%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (54.39%) DB2
2 5 (8.77%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.51%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.51%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.75%) Adabas
4 1 (1.75%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 19 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (8.77%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.51%) Maven
3 2 (3.51%) Subversion
4 1 (1.75%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (1.75%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.75%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (29.82%) Finance
2 10 (17.54%) Music Industry
3 8 (14.04%) Marketing
4 7 (12.28%) Retail
5 1 (1.75%) Billing
5 1 (1.75%) Dutch Language
5 1 (1.75%) French Language
5 1 (1.75%) German Language
5 1 (1.75%) Italian Language
5 1 (1.75%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.28%) Web Services
2 6 (10.53%) XML
3 4 (7.02%) .NET
3 4 (7.02%) Ajax
3 4 (7.02%) CSS
3 4 (7.02%) CSS3
3 4 (7.02%) HTML
3 4 (7.02%) HTML5
3 4 (7.02%) ISPF
3 4 (7.02%) jQuery
3 4 (7.02%) WebSphere MQ
3 4 (7.02%) XHTML
3 4 (7.02%) XSLT
4 1 (1.75%) CGI
4 1 (1.75%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 43 (75.44%) Mainframe
2 11 (19.30%) AS400
3 10 (17.54%) iSeries
4 5 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (7.02%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.75%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.75%) NHS
6 1 (1.75%) VAX
6 1 (1.75%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 10 (17.54%) Unix
2 5 (8.77%) OS/390
2 5 (8.77%) zOS
3 1 (1.75%) Linux
3 1 (1.75%) SUSE
3 1 (1.75%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (21.05%) Systems Analysis
2 9 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (14.04%) Product Management
3 8 (14.04%) Project Management
4 7 (12.28%) SDLC
5 5 (8.77%) BDD
5 5 (8.77%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (8.77%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (8.77%) Scrum
5 5 (8.77%) TDD
5 5 (8.77%) User Stories
6 4 (7.02%) MVC
7 2 (3.51%) Change Management
7 2 (3.51%) ETL
7 2 (3.51%) ETL Development
8 1 (1.75%) Automated Testing
8 1 (1.75%) Release Management
8 1 (1.75%) System Integration Testing
8 1 (1.75%) Test Automation
8 1 (1.75%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 57 (100.00%) COBOL
2 42 (73.68%) SQL
3 34 (59.65%) Java
3 34 (59.65%) JCL
4 5 (8.77%) C
4 5 (8.77%) C#
5 4 (7.02%) VB.NET
6 2 (3.51%) RPG
6 2 (3.51%) VB
7 1 (1.75%) DCL
7 1 (1.75%) Delphi
7 1 (1.75%) NATURAL
7 1 (1.75%) Perl
7 1 (1.75%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (7.02%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.75%) QA
System Software
1 4 (7.02%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 27 (47.37%) IBM
2 15 (26.32%) Microsoft
3 11 (19.30%) Micro Focus
4 3 (5.26%) Oracle
5 2 (3.51%) Informatica
5 2 (3.51%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.75%) JDA
6 1 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.75%) SAP