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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL Developer
Rank 879 885 868
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -17
Permanent jobs requiring a COBOL Developer 13 11 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.012% 0.010% 0.017%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.013% 0.010% 0.018%
Number of salaries quoted 13 10 13
Average salary £34,500 £45,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-24.17% +1.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £37,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,050 £48,125 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,500 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -

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
101979 105886 103172
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.58% 94.80%
Number of salaries quoted 83486 85576 86253
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 27 March 2015 within the UK.

COBOL Developer Salary Histogram in the UK

COBOL Developer
Top 15 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 27 March 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
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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 +14 13 £34,500 -25.00% 2
Yorkshire +6 6 £34,000 -12.25% 1
West Yorkshire +3 6 £34,000 +4.61% 1
South West -19 4 £37,500 - 1
Bristol - 4 £37,500 - 1
Pontefract - 3 £34,000 -
Wakefield - 3 £34,000 -
Wilmslow - 2 £40,625 -
Cheshire - 2 £40,625 -
Halifax - 2 £32,500 -
North West - 2 £40,625 -
Leeds +8 1 £40,000 +23.07% 1
South East -6 1 £48,500 +2.10%
Bradford - 1 £35,000 -
Huddersfield - 1 £35,000 -

COBOL Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 27 (100.00%) COBOL
2 12 (44.44%) Mainframe
3 11 (40.74%) IBM
4 10 (37.04%) Java
5 9 (33.33%) WebSphere
6 8 (29.63%) JCL
7 6 (22.22%) VSAM
7 6 (22.22%) Micro Focus
7 6 (22.22%) DB2
8 5 (18.52%) Project Management
8 5 (18.52%) NATURAL
8 5 (18.52%) Adabas
8 5 (18.52%) CICS
8 5 (18.52%) Music Industry
8 5 (18.52%) Marketing
8 5 (18.52%) Finance
8 5 (18.52%) AS400
8 5 (18.52%) Product Management
9 4 (14.81%) Back Office
9 4 (14.81%) C++
10 3 (11.11%) zOS
10 3 (11.11%) Linux
10 3 (11.11%) J2EE
10 3 (11.11%) Migration
10 3 (11.11%) Unit Testing
10 3 (11.11%) IBM Mainframe
10 3 (11.11%) Test Planning
11 2 (7.41%) Algorithms
11 2 (7.41%) User Acceptance Testing
11 2 (7.41%) MVC

COBOL Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 9 (33.33%) WebSphere
2 5 (18.52%) CICS
3 1 (3.70%) MQSeries
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (22.22%) DB2
2 5 (18.52%) Adabas
3 1 (3.70%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Eclipse
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle APEX
General
1 5 (18.52%) Finance
1 5 (18.52%) Music Industry
1 5 (18.52%) Marketing
2 4 (14.81%) Back Office
3 2 (7.41%) Retail
4 1 (3.70%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) J2EE
2 2 (7.41%) Hibernate
2 2 (7.41%) Spring
3 1 (3.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (44.44%) Mainframe
2 6 (22.22%) VSAM
3 5 (18.52%) AS400
4 3 (11.11%) IBM Mainframe
5 2 (7.41%) Algorithms
5 2 (7.41%) Mathematics
6 1 (3.70%) Tandem
6 1 (3.70%) Cryptography
6 1 (3.70%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.11%) Linux
1 3 (11.11%) zOS
2 2 (7.41%) UNIX
2 2 (7.41%) Windows
2 2 (7.41%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (18.52%) Project Management
1 5 (18.52%) Product Management
2 3 (11.11%) Test Planning
2 3 (11.11%) Unit Testing
2 3 (11.11%) Migration
3 2 (7.41%) Business Analysis
3 2 (7.41%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (7.41%) MVC
4 1 (3.70%) Software Architecture
4 1 (3.70%) Test Scripting
4 1 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.70%) Automated Testing
4 1 (3.70%) Software Engineering
4 1 (3.70%) Change Management
4 1 (3.70%) OOP
4 1 (3.70%) OO
Programming Languages
1 27 (100.00%) COBOL
2 10 (37.04%) Java
3 8 (29.63%) JCL
4 5 (18.52%) NATURAL
5 4 (14.81%) C++
6 2 (7.41%) Perl
6 2 (7.41%) C
6 2 (7.41%) Python
7 1 (3.70%) Assembly Language
7 1 (3.70%) PL/1
7 1 (3.70%) C#
7 1 (3.70%) PL/SQL
7 1 (3.70%) SQL
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 11 (40.74%) IBM
2 6 (22.22%) Micro Focus
3 1 (3.70%) VocaLink
3 1 (3.70%) HP
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Integrity IT Solutions
Salary: Unspecified Up to £40k+Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hargreaves Lansdown
Salary: Excellent plus Discretionary Bonus
Posted: 23 days ago