The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL Developer
Rank 898 858 885
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +27
Permanent jobs requiring a COBOL Developer 15 24 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.022% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.014% 0.023% 0.010%
Number of salaries quoted 14 20 10
Average salary £30,000 £36,250 £34,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.24% +4.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,800 £35,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,250 £42,750 £38,600
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £35,000 £34,750
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +0.71%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
110530 102537 112239
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.42% 94.28% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 90232 84940 96167
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £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 28 July 2014 within the UK.

COBOL Developer Salary Histogram in the UK

COBOL Developer
Top 15 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 28 July 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
(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
England -35 15 £30,000 -17.24%
North East - 7 £30,000 -
Tyne and Wear - 7 £30,000 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 7 £30,000 -
East Midlands -6 3 £27,500 -32.92%
London -56 3 £50,000 +5.26%
Scunthorpe - 2 £27,500 -
Lincolnshire - 2 £27,500 -
West Midlands -16 1 - -
West Yorkshire -35 1 £40,000 -
Yorkshire -37 1 £40,000 -
Leeds - 1 £40,000 -
Leicester - 1 £38,800 -
Solihull - 1 - -
Leicestershire - 1 £38,800 -

COBOL Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 30 (100.00%) COBOL
2 8 (26.67%) SQL
2 8 (26.67%) ITIL
2 8 (26.67%) CICS
3 7 (23.33%) UNIX
3 7 (23.33%) C#
3 7 (23.33%) VME
4 6 (20.00%) VSAM
4 6 (20.00%) .NET
4 6 (20.00%) Oracle
4 6 (20.00%) IBM
5 5 (16.67%) Micro Focus
5 5 (16.67%) Finance
6 4 (13.33%) JCL
6 4 (13.33%) DB2
7 3 (10.00%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
7 3 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (10.00%) Windows
7 3 (10.00%) Configuration Management
7 3 (10.00%) ISO 9001
7 3 (10.00%) Software Engineering
7 3 (10.00%) Banking
7 3 (10.00%) TickIT
7 3 (10.00%) Mainframe
7 3 (10.00%) iSeries
7 3 (10.00%) Oracle Database
8 2 (6.67%) Windows 7
8 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (6.67%) WinForms

COBOL Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 (26.67%) CICS
2 2 (6.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) DB2
2 3 (10.00%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (10.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (6.67%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (16.67%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Banking
3 2 (6.67%) Retail
3 2 (6.67%) Billing
4 1 (3.33%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.33%) Back Office
4 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.00%) .NET
2 2 (6.67%) WinForms
2 2 (6.67%) CGI
2 2 (6.67%) XML
3 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.33%) EntireX
3 1 (3.33%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (3.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.33%) LINQ
3 1 (3.33%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) VSAM
2 3 (10.00%) Mainframe
2 3 (10.00%) iSeries
3 1 (3.33%) EPoS
3 1 (3.33%) EFTPOS
3 1 (3.33%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (3.33%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 7 (23.33%) UNIX
1 7 (23.33%) VME
2 3 (10.00%) Windows
3 2 (6.67%) Windows 7
3 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (6.67%) Windows XP
3 2 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (26.67%) ITIL
2 3 (10.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (10.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (6.67%) Asset Management
3 2 (6.67%) UML
4 1 (3.33%) ERP
4 1 (3.33%) OO
4 1 (3.33%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 30 (100.00%) COBOL
2 8 (26.67%) SQL
3 7 (23.33%) C#
4 4 (13.33%) JCL
5 2 (6.67%) NATURAL
5 2 (6.67%) Shell Script
5 2 (6.67%) C
6 1 (3.33%) REXX
Qualifications
1 1 (3.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) ISO 9001
1 3 (10.00%) TickIT
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 6 (20.00%) Oracle
1 6 (20.00%) IBM
2 5 (16.67%) Micro Focus
3 2 (6.67%) HP