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 28 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL Developer
Rank 880 934 945
Rank change year-on-year
+54 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a COBOL Developer 30 32 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.032% 0.029% 0.023%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.033% 0.030% 0.024%
Number of salaries quoted 18 23 22
Median salary £50,000 £45,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +20.00%
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +6.66%

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
91699 105420 108853
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.29% 96.25% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 76674 87821 88006
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% +1.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 28 September 2016 within the UK.

COBOL Developer Salary Histogram in the UK

COBOL Developer
Top 14 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 28 September 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 +49 30 £50,000 +11.11%
South East +49 12 £50,000 +14.28%
East Midlands +23 12 - -
Leicestershire +3 12 - -
Surrey - 12 £50,000 -
West Yorkshire +20 2 £30,000 -40.00%
Yorkshire +18 2 £30,000 -40.00%
North East - 2 £35,000 -
South West - 2 £33,750 -
Dorset - 2 £33,750 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £35,000 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £35,000 -
Bournemouth - 2 £33,750 -
Dewsbury - 2 £30,000 -

COBOL Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 45 (100.00%) COBOL
2 37 (82.22%) Mainframe
3 33 (73.33%) Java
4 32 (71.11%) DB2
5 28 (62.22%) IBM
6 19 (42.22%) SQL
7 18 (40.00%) Enterprise Software
8 16 (35.56%) Microsoft
8 16 (35.56%) CICS
8 16 (35.56%) JCL
9 13 (28.89%) JavaScript
9 13 (28.89%) HTML
10 12 (26.67%) JSP
10 12 (26.67%) zOS
10 12 (26.67%) Spring
10 12 (26.67%) Team Foundation Server
11 10 (22.22%) OS/390
12 4 (8.89%) .NET
12 4 (8.89%) SQL Server
12 4 (8.89%) Finance
13 3 (6.67%) VSAM
13 3 (6.67%) AS400
13 3 (6.67%) Systems Analysis
13 3 (6.67%) C#
13 3 (6.67%) ASP.NET
13 3 (6.67%) Unix
13 3 (6.67%) iSeries
14 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
14 2 (4.44%) SDLC
14 2 (4.44%) SharePoint 2013

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 16 (35.56%) CICS
2 2 (4.44%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.44%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.22%) TPMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (71.11%) DB2
2 4 (8.89%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.22%) IDMS
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (26.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (8.89%) Finance
2 2 (4.44%) Legal
3 1 (2.22%) Banking
3 1 (2.22%) Billing
3 1 (2.22%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.22%) Music Industry
3 1 (2.22%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (28.89%) HTML
2 12 (26.67%) JSP
2 12 (26.67%) Spring
3 4 (8.89%) .NET
4 3 (6.67%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.22%) HTML5
5 1 (2.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 37 (82.22%) Mainframe
2 18 (40.00%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (6.67%) AS400
3 3 (6.67%) iSeries
3 3 (6.67%) VSAM
4 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.44%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (2.22%) FMCG
5 1 (2.22%) VAX
Operating Systems
1 12 (26.67%) zOS
2 10 (22.22%) OS/390
3 3 (6.67%) Unix
4 1 (2.22%) Linux
4 1 (2.22%) VME
4 1 (2.22%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (6.67%) Systems Analysis
2 2 (4.44%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (4.44%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (4.44%) Configuration Management
2 2 (4.44%) SDLC
2 2 (4.44%) Unit Testing
2 2 (4.44%) Web Development
3 1 (2.22%) Automated Testing
3 1 (2.22%) Change Management
3 1 (2.22%) Integration Testing
3 1 (2.22%) OO
3 1 (2.22%) OOD
3 1 (2.22%) RAD
3 1 (2.22%) Release Management
3 1 (2.22%) Service Management
3 1 (2.22%) Software Engineering
3 1 (2.22%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (2.22%) System Testing
3 1 (2.22%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 45 (100.00%) COBOL
2 33 (73.33%) Java
3 19 (42.22%) SQL
4 16 (35.56%) JCL
5 13 (28.89%) JavaScript
6 3 (6.67%) C#
7 1 (2.22%) CLIST
7 1 (2.22%) DCL
7 1 (2.22%) REXX
7 1 (2.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (2.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) QA
Vendors
1 28 (62.22%) IBM
2 16 (35.56%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.44%) Micro Focus
3 2 (4.44%) Oracle
4 1 (2.22%) Cognizant
4 1 (2.22%) Fujitsu
4 1 (2.22%) TSYS