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 29 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL Developer
Rank 880 918 958
Rank change year-on-year
+38 +40
Permanent jobs requiring a COBOL Developer 31 51 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.032% 0.046% 0.026%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.033% 0.048% 0.027%
Number of salaries quoted 18 42 24
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +38.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £34,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £49,250
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,250 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.69% +36.15%

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
94567 105846 115549
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.29% 96.48% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 79566 86840 94644
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £69,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing COBOL Developer over the 3 months to 29 May 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 29 May 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 +24 30 £45,000 -
South East +27 9 £45,000 -10.00%
Yorkshire +19 7 - -
London +45 6 £45,000 -11.76%
East Midlands +12 6 £35,000 -17.64%
Berkshire - 6 £45,000 -
West Yorkshire +7 4 - -
Leicestershire +15 3 - -
Pontefract 0 3 - -
West Sussex -3 3 £50,000 -
Northampton - 2 £35,000 -
Northamptonshire - 2 £35,000 -
East of England +30 1 - -
Nottinghamshire +3 1 £50,000 +17.64%
Nottingham +3 1 £50,000 +17.64%
West Midlands -15 1 - -
Essex - 1 - -
Chelmsford - 1 - -

COBOL Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 61 (100.00%) COBOL
2 46 (75.41%) Mainframe
3 42 (68.85%) SQL
4 40 (65.57%) Java
5 34 (55.74%) DB2
6 33 (54.10%) JCL
7 25 (40.98%) IBM
8 23 (37.70%) CICS
9 18 (29.51%) Team Foundation Server
10 17 (27.87%) Finance
11 15 (24.59%) Microsoft
12 12 (19.67%) Systems Analysis
13 11 (18.03%) Agile Software Development
13 11 (18.03%) AS400
13 11 (18.03%) Micro Focus
14 10 (16.39%) Unix
14 10 (16.39%) iSeries
14 10 (16.39%) Music Industry
15 9 (14.75%) WebSphere
15 9 (14.75%) Enterprise Software
16 8 (13.11%) Marketing
16 8 (13.11%) Product Management
16 8 (13.11%) Project Management
17 7 (11.48%) Web Services
17 7 (11.48%) SDLC
17 7 (11.48%) Retail
18 5 (8.20%) TDD
18 5 (8.20%) BDD
18 5 (8.20%) MongoDB
18 5 (8.20%) Continuous Improvement

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 23 (37.70%) CICS
2 9 (14.75%) WebSphere
3 2 (3.28%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) VisionPLUS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.64%) FTP
1 1 (1.64%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (55.74%) DB2
2 5 (8.20%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.28%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.28%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.64%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (29.51%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (8.20%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.28%) Maven
3 2 (3.28%) Subversion
4 1 (1.64%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (1.64%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.64%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (27.87%) Finance
2 10 (16.39%) Music Industry
3 8 (13.11%) Marketing
4 7 (11.48%) Retail
5 1 (1.64%) Billing
5 1 (1.64%) Dutch Language
5 1 (1.64%) French Language
5 1 (1.64%) German Language
5 1 (1.64%) Italian Language
5 1 (1.64%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.48%) Web Services
2 5 (8.20%) .NET
2 5 (8.20%) XML
3 4 (6.56%) HTML
3 4 (6.56%) HTML5
4 3 (4.92%) Ajax
4 3 (4.92%) CSS
4 3 (4.92%) CSS3
4 3 (4.92%) jQuery
4 3 (4.92%) WebSphere MQ
4 3 (4.92%) XHTML
4 3 (4.92%) XSLT
5 2 (3.28%) ISPF
6 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.64%) CGI
6 1 (1.64%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 46 (75.41%) Mainframe
2 11 (18.03%) AS400
3 10 (16.39%) iSeries
4 9 (14.75%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (3.28%) VSAM
7 1 (1.64%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.64%) FMCG
7 1 (1.64%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.64%) NHS
7 1 (1.64%) VAX
Operating Systems
1 10 (16.39%) Unix
2 5 (8.20%) OS/390
2 5 (8.20%) zOS
3 2 (3.28%) Linux
4 1 (1.64%) SUSE
4 1 (1.64%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (19.67%) Systems Analysis
2 11 (18.03%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (13.11%) Product Management
3 8 (13.11%) Project Management
4 7 (11.48%) SDLC
5 5 (8.20%) BDD
5 5 (8.20%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (8.20%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (8.20%) Scrum
5 5 (8.20%) TDD
5 5 (8.20%) User Stories
6 3 (4.92%) MVC
7 2 (3.28%) Automated Testing
7 2 (3.28%) Change Management
7 2 (3.28%) ETL
7 2 (3.28%) ETL Development
8 1 (1.64%) E-Commerce
8 1 (1.64%) OO
8 1 (1.64%) RAD
8 1 (1.64%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 61 (100.00%) COBOL
2 42 (68.85%) SQL
3 40 (65.57%) Java
4 33 (54.10%) JCL
5 5 (8.20%) C
5 5 (8.20%) C#
6 3 (4.92%) VB.NET
7 2 (3.28%) RPG
7 2 (3.28%) VB
8 1 (1.64%) CLIST
8 1 (1.64%) DCL
8 1 (1.64%) Delphi
8 1 (1.64%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.64%) Perl
8 1 (1.64%) REXX
8 1 (1.64%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (6.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.64%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.28%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 25 (40.98%) IBM
2 15 (24.59%) Microsoft
3 11 (18.03%) Micro Focus
4 3 (4.92%) Oracle
5 2 (3.28%) Informatica
5 2 (3.28%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.64%) JDA
6 1 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.64%) SAP
6 1 (1.64%) TSYS