The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had COBOL Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 7 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL Developer
Rank 866 959 938
Rank change year-on-year
+93 -21
Permanent jobs requiring a COBOL Developer 10 26 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.024% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.012% 0.025% 0.034%
Number of salaries quoted 7 24 35
Median salary £40,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £37,300 £35,000 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,500 £45,000 £43,750
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +2.85%

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
86868 103583 109353
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.44% 96.55% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 72113 86403 90477
Median salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.22% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.43% +2.50%

COBOL Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured COBOL Developer in the job title.

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
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 7 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +80 10 £40,500 -10.00% 4
East Midlands +7 4 £42,500 +14.55% 1
Leicestershire +2 4 £42,500 +14.55% 1
Worcestershire - 2 £37,250 - 1
Droitwich - 2 £37,250 - 1
South West - 2 £42,500 - 1
West Midlands - 2 £37,250 - 1
South East +59 1 £47,500 +15.15%
Surrey +17 1 £47,500 +35.71%
North West -15 1 £40,500 +24.61% 1
Bristol - 1 £47,500 - 1
Dorset - 1 £37,500 -
Cheshire - 1 £40,500 -
Wilmslow - 1 £40,500 -
Bournemouth - 1 £37,500 -

COBOL Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, COBOL Developer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring COBOL Developer in the job title.

1 37 (100.00%) COBOL
2 30 (81.08%) Mainframe
3 28 (75.68%) IBM
4 25 (67.57%) DB2
5 24 (64.86%) Java
6 18 (48.65%) SQL
7 17 (45.95%) CICS
8 16 (43.24%) Microsoft
9 15 (40.54%) JCL
10 13 (35.14%) zOS
11 12 (32.43%) JavaScript
11 12 (32.43%) HTML
11 12 (32.43%) JSP
11 12 (32.43%) Spring
11 12 (32.43%) Team Foundation Server
11 12 (32.43%) Enterprise Software
12 10 (27.03%) OS/390
13 6 (16.22%) SQL Server
14 3 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
14 3 (8.11%) Finance
14 3 (8.11%) VSAM
14 3 (8.11%) IBM Mainframe
15 2 (5.41%) Unit Testing
15 2 (5.41%) Systems Analysis
15 2 (5.41%) Web Development
15 2 (5.41%) Legal
15 2 (5.41%) AS400
15 2 (5.41%) ASP.NET
15 2 (5.41%) SharePoint
15 2 (5.41%) NHS

COBOL Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 17 (45.95%) CICS
2 2 (5.41%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.41%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.70%) MQSeries
3 1 (2.70%) TPMS
3 1 (2.70%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (67.57%) DB2
2 6 (16.22%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.70%) Adabas
3 1 (2.70%) Easytrieve
3 1 (2.70%) IDMS
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 12 (32.43%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (8.11%) Finance
2 2 (5.41%) Legal
3 1 (2.70%) Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Electronics
3 1 (2.70%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.70%) Marketing
3 1 (2.70%) Retail
3 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (32.43%) HTML
1 12 (32.43%) JSP
1 12 (32.43%) Spring
2 2 (5.41%) .NET
2 2 (5.41%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.70%) EJB
3 1 (2.70%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 30 (81.08%) Mainframe
2 12 (32.43%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (8.11%) IBM Mainframe
3 3 (8.11%) VSAM
4 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.41%) AS400
4 2 (5.41%) iSeries
4 2 (5.41%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 13 (35.14%) zOS
2 10 (27.03%) OS/390
3 1 (2.70%) VME
3 1 (2.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (5.41%) Configuration Management
2 2 (5.41%) Systems Analysis
2 2 (5.41%) Unit Testing
2 2 (5.41%) Web Development
3 1 (2.70%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (2.70%) Migration
3 1 (2.70%) OO
3 1 (2.70%) OOA/OOD
3 1 (2.70%) Programme Management
3 1 (2.70%) SDLC
3 1 (2.70%) System Testing
3 1 (2.70%) Test Planning
3 1 (2.70%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (100.00%) COBOL
2 24 (64.86%) Java
3 18 (48.65%) SQL
4 15 (40.54%) JCL
5 12 (32.43%) JavaScript
6 2 (5.41%) C#
6 2 (5.41%) Delphi
6 2 (5.41%) VB
7 1 (2.70%) NATURAL
7 1 (2.70%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.70%) T-SQL
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 28 (75.68%) IBM
2 16 (43.24%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.41%) Oracle
4 1 (2.70%) CA
4 1 (2.70%) Cognizant
4 1 (2.70%) Fujitsu
4 1 (2.70%) Micro Focus
4 1 (2.70%) SAP
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