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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL Developer
Rank 910 922 926
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a COBOL Developer 25 15 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.014% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.026% 0.015% 0.011%
Number of salaries quoted 15 14 9
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% -8.60%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £36,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,200 £67,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,250 £42,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year
-14.70% -8.60%

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
97363 102681 101319
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.13% 96.46% 96.26%
Number of salaries quoted 81714 85063 81425
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 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 12 February 2016 within the UK.

COBOL Developer Salary Histogram in the UK

COBOL Developer
Top 20 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 12 February 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 +30 25 £37,500 -11.76% 9
East Midlands - 9 £35,000 - 2
South East +15 5 £47,500 -29.62%
Leicestershire - 5 £35,000 - 2
North West +29 4 £32,500 -20.00%
London +8 3 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Yorkshire +8 3 - - 4
Lancashire - 3 £32,500 -
Berkshire - 3 £47,500 -
West Sussex - 2 £57,000 -
Burnley - 2 £32,500 -
City of London +53 1 £37,500 -11.76%
West Midlands -14 1 £37,500 - 2
Coventry - 1 £37,500 -
Wigan - 1 £32,500 -
Blackburn - 1 £35,000 -
Manchester - 1 £32,500 -
Leicester - 1 - -
Northampton - 1 £35,000 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £35,000 -

COBOL Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 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 36 (63.16%) Java
4 33 (57.89%) JCL
5 29 (50.88%) SQL
6 26 (45.61%) DB2
6 26 (45.61%) CICS
7 25 (43.86%) IBM
8 24 (42.11%) Finance
9 13 (22.81%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (21.05%) WebSphere
11 11 (19.30%) HTML
12 10 (17.54%) XML
12 10 (17.54%) Team Foundation Server
12 10 (17.54%) AS400
13 9 (15.79%) Micro Focus
13 9 (15.79%) zOS
14 8 (14.04%) Project Management
14 8 (14.04%) Spring
15 7 (12.28%) Music Industry
15 7 (12.28%) Marketing
15 7 (12.28%) Product Management
15 7 (12.28%) iSeries
15 7 (12.28%) Microsoft
15 7 (12.28%) C#
16 6 (10.53%) Linux
16 6 (10.53%) Oracle
16 6 (10.53%) Web Services
16 6 (10.53%) HTML5
16 6 (10.53%) Java EE

COBOL Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 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 26 (45.61%) CICS
2 12 (21.05%) WebSphere
3 3 (5.26%) Apache
3 3 (5.26%) Confluence
4 2 (3.51%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.75%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.51%) FTP
2 1 (1.75%) HTTP
2 1 (1.75%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (45.61%) DB2
2 4 (7.02%) Adabas
3 3 (5.26%) UniData
4 2 (3.51%) Oracle Database
4 2 (3.51%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.75%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.75%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (17.54%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (5.26%) JIRA
2 3 (5.26%) JUnit
3 2 (3.51%) Maven
3 2 (3.51%) Subversion
4 1 (1.75%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (1.75%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.75%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.75%) Hudson
4 1 (1.75%) Visual Studio
General
1 24 (42.11%) Finance
2 7 (12.28%) Marketing
2 7 (12.28%) Music Industry
3 4 (7.02%) Retail
4 1 (1.75%) Dutch Language
4 1 (1.75%) French Language
4 1 (1.75%) German Language
4 1 (1.75%) Italian Language
4 1 (1.75%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (19.30%) HTML
2 10 (17.54%) XML
3 8 (14.04%) Spring
4 6 (10.53%) HTML5
4 6 (10.53%) Java EE
4 6 (10.53%) Web Services
5 5 (8.77%) .NET
6 4 (7.02%) Ajax
6 4 (7.02%) CSS
6 4 (7.02%) CSS3
6 4 (7.02%) ISPF
6 4 (7.02%) jQuery
6 4 (7.02%) WebSphere MQ
6 4 (7.02%) XHTML
6 4 (7.02%) XSLT
7 3 (5.26%) Hibernate
8 1 (1.75%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.75%) EDI
8 1 (1.75%) JDBC
8 1 (1.75%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 43 (75.44%) Mainframe
2 10 (17.54%) AS400
3 7 (12.28%) iSeries
4 5 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (7.02%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (7.02%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.75%) VAX
Operating Systems
1 9 (15.79%) zOS
2 6 (10.53%) Linux
3 5 (8.77%) Unix
4 2 (3.51%) OS/390
5 1 (1.75%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (22.81%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (14.04%) Project Management
3 7 (12.28%) Product Management
4 5 (8.77%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (8.77%) Waterfall
5 4 (7.02%) E-Commerce
5 4 (7.02%) MVC
5 4 (7.02%) SDLC
5 4 (7.02%) Systems Analysis
6 3 (5.26%) Change Management
7 2 (3.51%) Business Analysis
7 2 (3.51%) ETL
7 2 (3.51%) ETL Development
7 2 (3.51%) Scrum
7 2 (3.51%) Translating Business Requirements
8 1 (1.75%) OO
8 1 (1.75%) OOA/OOD
8 1 (1.75%) Software Engineering
8 1 (1.75%) UML
8 1 (1.75%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 57 (100.00%) COBOL
2 36 (63.16%) Java
3 33 (57.89%) JCL
4 29 (50.88%) SQL
5 7 (12.28%) C#
6 5 (8.77%) JavaScript
6 5 (8.77%) Perl
6 5 (8.77%) Python
7 4 (7.02%) NATURAL
7 4 (7.02%) VB.NET
8 3 (5.26%) Fortran
8 3 (5.26%) REXX
8 3 (5.26%) RPG
9 2 (3.51%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.75%) C
10 1 (1.75%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (1.75%) Degree
System Software
1 6 (10.53%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 25 (43.86%) IBM
2 9 (15.79%) Micro Focus
3 7 (12.28%) Microsoft
4 6 (10.53%) Oracle
5 3 (5.26%) JD Edwards
5 3 (5.26%) SAP
6 2 (3.51%) Informatica
6 2 (3.51%) Lotus
7 1 (1.75%) Aruba
7 1 (1.75%) JDA
7 1 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
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