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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL Developer
Rank 877 892 847
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -45
Permanent jobs requiring a COBOL Developer 27 17 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.015% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.026% 0.016% 0.030%
Number of salaries quoted 17 16 27
Average salary £45,000 £35,750 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.87% -9.49%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £26,625 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £41,500 £46,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,750 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+11.88% -4.66%

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
102778 107783 99441
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.50% 94.26%
Number of salaries quoted 85796 87187 82527
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 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 4 September 2015 within the UK.

COBOL Developer Salary Histogram in the UK

COBOL Developer
Top 28 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 4 September 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
England +17 25 £45,000 +25.87% 5
North West -3 8 £41,750 +0.60% 3
Manchester +4 4 - -
East Midlands +1 4 £35,000 -9.79%
South West - 4 £45,000 - 2
Leicestershire +16 3 - -
Leicester +8 3 - -
West Midlands -2 3 £35,000 -
London - 3 £45,000 -
Burnley - 3 £45,000 - 3
Lancashire - 3 £45,000 - 3
Bristol - 3 £45,000 -
Solihull +5 2 £33,750 -
Cardiff - 2 £37,500 -
Yorkshire - 2 £47,000 -
Wales - 2 £37,500 -
South Wales - 2 £37,500 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £47,000 -
Knutsford +1 1 £38,500 -7.22%
Cheshire -7 1 £38,500 -7.22%
Bradford - 1 £45,000 -
Leeds - 1 £49,000 -
Bournemouth - 1 £30,000 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £40,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £40,000 -
Coventry - 1 £47,500 -
Dorset - 1 £30,000 -
South East - 1 £40,000 -

COBOL Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 56 (100.00%) COBOL
2 25 (44.64%) Finance
3 23 (41.07%) SQL
4 18 (32.14%) Mainframe
5 16 (28.57%) Oracle
6 14 (25.00%) JCL
6 14 (25.00%) CICS
7 13 (23.21%) Back Office
7 13 (23.21%) DB2
7 13 (23.21%) Java
8 12 (21.43%) IBM
9 11 (19.64%) Micro Focus
9 11 (19.64%) SDLC
10 10 (17.86%) Oracle APEX
10 10 (17.86%) PL/SQL
11 8 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (12.50%) zOS
13 6 (10.71%) C#
13 6 (10.71%) UNIX
13 6 (10.71%) Linux
13 6 (10.71%) Banking
14 5 (8.93%) IMS/DB
14 5 (8.93%) WebSphere
14 5 (8.93%) Java EE
14 5 (8.93%) Time Sharing Option
14 5 (8.93%) Oracle Database
14 5 (8.93%) .NET
14 5 (8.93%) Project Management
14 5 (8.93%) Change Management
15 4 (7.14%) NATURAL

COBOL Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 14 (25.00%) CICS
2 5 (8.93%) WebSphere
3 2 (3.57%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.79%) Apache
4 1 (1.79%) MQSeries
4 1 (1.79%) Confluence
4 1 (1.79%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (5.36%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.79%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (23.21%) DB2
2 5 (8.93%) IMS/DB
2 5 (8.93%) Oracle Database
3 4 (7.14%) Adabas
4 3 (5.36%) NonStop SQL
5 2 (3.57%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.79%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (17.86%) Oracle APEX
2 3 (5.36%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.79%) JIRA
3 1 (1.79%) Hudson
3 1 (1.79%) JUnit
General
1 25 (44.64%) Finance
2 13 (23.21%) Back Office
3 6 (10.71%) Banking
4 4 (7.14%) Billing
5 2 (3.57%) Music Industry
5 2 (3.57%) Marketing
6 1 (1.79%) International Banking
6 1 (1.79%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.93%) .NET
1 5 (8.93%) Java EE
2 4 (7.14%) Spring
2 4 (7.14%) XML
3 3 (5.36%) HTML
3 3 (5.36%) ASP.NET
4 2 (3.57%) Web Services
4 2 (3.57%) Swing
4 2 (3.57%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.79%) RESTful
5 1 (1.79%) Hibernate
5 1 (1.79%) CSS
5 1 (1.79%) JDBC
5 1 (1.79%) JSP
5 1 (1.79%) Servlets
5 1 (1.79%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (32.14%) Mainframe
2 4 (7.14%) VSAM
2 4 (7.14%) IBM Mainframe
2 4 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.36%) SWIFT
3 3 (5.36%) Tandem
3 3 (5.36%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.57%) iSeries
4 2 (3.57%) AS400
5 1 (1.79%) VAX
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.50%) zOS
2 6 (10.71%) Linux
2 6 (10.71%) UNIX
3 3 (5.36%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (19.64%) SDLC
2 8 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (8.93%) Project Management
3 5 (8.93%) Change Management
4 4 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (5.36%) System Testing
5 3 (5.36%) Software Engineering
5 3 (5.36%) Business Analysis
5 3 (5.36%) Web Development
5 3 (5.36%) SOA
5 3 (5.36%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (5.36%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (3.57%) Test Planning
6 2 (3.57%) Automated Testing
6 2 (3.57%) Product Management
6 2 (3.57%) Waterfall
6 2 (3.57%) Unit Testing
7 1 (1.79%) Asset Management
7 1 (1.79%) Migration
7 1 (1.79%) UML
Programming Languages
1 56 (100.00%) COBOL
2 23 (41.07%) SQL
3 14 (25.00%) JCL
4 13 (23.21%) Java
5 10 (17.86%) PL/SQL
6 6 (10.71%) C#
7 4 (7.14%) NATURAL
8 3 (5.36%) VB.NET
8 3 (5.36%) Python
8 3 (5.36%) REXX
8 3 (5.36%) JavaScript
8 3 (5.36%) Perl
9 2 (3.57%) VB
9 2 (3.57%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (5.36%) Degree
2 1 (1.79%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.79%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (8.93%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 1 (1.79%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 16 (28.57%) Oracle
2 12 (21.43%) IBM
3 11 (19.64%) Micro Focus
4 4 (7.14%) Microsoft
5 3 (5.36%) HP
6 2 (3.57%) Lotus
6 2 (3.57%) SAP
7 1 (1.79%) Sun
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