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 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL Developer
Rank 869 905 855
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -50
Permanent jobs requiring a COBOL Developer 24 6 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.005% 0.024%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.022% 0.006% 0.026%
Number of salaries quoted 24 6 24
Average salary £41,500 £37,625 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.29% -5.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £37,000 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £42,250 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £38,625 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -3.43%

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
107809 104785 105042
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.70% 95.27%
Number of salaries quoted 89260 86303 89863
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £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 21 November 2014 within the UK.

COBOL Developer Salary Histogram in the UK

COBOL Developer
Top 22 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 21 November 2014. 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 +2 24 £41,500 +10.29%
London -10 6 £45,000 +20.80%
South East -10 5 £45,000 +19.20%
Surrey - 5 £45,000 -
North West - 4 £41,500 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £33,000 -
Yorkshire - 3 £33,000 -
East Midlands - 3 £33,000 -
Leicester - 3 £33,000 -
Leicestershire - 3 £33,000 -
Pontefract - 3 £33,000 -
Wakefield - 3 £33,000 -
Walton-on-Thames - 3 £45,000 -
Cheshire - 2 £41,500 -
Manchester - 2 £41,500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £28,875 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £28,875 -
North East - 2 £28,875 -
Hertfordshire -15 1 £37,500 -5.06%
East of England -20 1 £37,500 -5.06%
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £37,500 -
Knutsford - 1 £41,500 -

COBOL Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 35 (100.00%) COBOL
2 17 (48.57%) Mainframe
3 14 (40.00%) Java
4 12 (34.29%) WebSphere
5 11 (31.43%) DB2
6 10 (28.57%) CICS
7 9 (25.71%) CA Endevor
8 8 (22.86%) Micro Focus
8 8 (22.86%) IBM
9 7 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (17.14%) VSAM
10 6 (17.14%) Windows
10 6 (17.14%) C#
10 6 (17.14%) C++
10 6 (17.14%) JCL
10 6 (17.14%) VME
11 5 (14.29%) Product Management
11 5 (14.29%) Software Architecture
11 5 (14.29%) Music Industry
11 5 (14.29%) Marketing
11 5 (14.29%) .NET
11 5 (14.29%) SQL
11 5 (14.29%) ITIL
11 5 (14.29%) Adabas
11 5 (14.29%) Retail
11 5 (14.29%) Software Engineering
11 5 (14.29%) Business Analysis
11 5 (14.29%) Project Management
11 5 (14.29%) NATURAL
11 5 (14.29%) AS400

COBOL Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 12 (34.29%) WebSphere
2 10 (28.57%) CICS
Applications
1 3 (8.57%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (31.43%) DB2
2 5 (14.29%) Adabas
3 1 (2.86%) NonStop SQL
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (11.43%) ClearCase
2 3 (8.57%) Visual Studio
3 2 (5.71%) Eclipse
General
1 5 (14.29%) Retail
1 5 (14.29%) Music Industry
1 5 (14.29%) Marketing
2 4 (11.43%) Finance
3 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.86%) Banking
3 1 (2.86%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.29%) .NET
2 3 (8.57%) J2EE
2 3 (8.57%) ASP.NET
3 2 (5.71%) Hibernate
3 2 (5.71%) Spring
4 1 (2.86%) XML
4 1 (2.86%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 17 (48.57%) Mainframe
2 6 (17.14%) VSAM
3 5 (14.29%) AS400
4 3 (8.57%) Mathematics
4 3 (8.57%) Computer Science
4 3 (8.57%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.86%) Tandem
5 1 (2.86%) Cryptography
5 1 (2.86%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.14%) Windows
1 6 (17.14%) VME
2 3 (8.57%) Solaris
2 3 (8.57%) Linux
3 1 (2.86%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (14.29%) Software Engineering
2 5 (14.29%) Business Analysis
2 5 (14.29%) ITIL
2 5 (14.29%) Project Management
2 5 (14.29%) Product Management
2 5 (14.29%) Software Architecture
3 4 (11.43%) Waterfall
3 4 (11.43%) Unit Testing
4 3 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (8.57%) SOA
5 2 (5.71%) MVC
5 2 (5.71%) OOP
5 2 (5.71%) OO
5 2 (5.71%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (2.86%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (100.00%) COBOL
2 14 (40.00%) Java
3 6 (17.14%) C#
3 6 (17.14%) C++
3 6 (17.14%) JCL
4 5 (14.29%) NATURAL
4 5 (14.29%) SQL
5 3 (8.57%) VB.NET
5 3 (8.57%) Python
5 3 (8.57%) Perl
5 3 (8.57%) C
6 1 (2.86%) Assembly Language
6 1 (2.86%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 3 (8.57%) Degree
Systems Management
1 9 (25.71%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 8 (22.86%) IBM
1 8 (22.86%) Micro Focus
2 3 (8.57%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.86%) HP
3 1 (2.86%) VocaLink
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle