The first table below looks at the demand for the COBOL Programmer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL Programmer in their job title over the 3 months to 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL Programmer
Rank 884 - 874
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs requiring a COBOL Programmer 12 0 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.010% - 0.006%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.011% - 0.006%
Number of salaries quoted 12 0 6
Average salary £27,500 - £36,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,250 - £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £39,000 - £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 - £36,000
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
110132 102981 111649
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.41% 94.41% 95.09%
Number of salaries quoted 90172 85675 95884
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -1.29%

COBOL Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing COBOL Programmer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

COBOL Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

COBOL Programmer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing COBOL Programmer within the UK.

COBOL Programmer Salary Trend in the UK

COBOL Programmer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing COBOL Programmer over the 3 months to 11 July 2014 within the UK.

COBOL Programmer Salary Histogram in the UK

COBOL Programmer
Top 11 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL Programmer within the UK over the 3 months to 11 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 - 12 £27,500 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 7 £27,500 - 2
North East - 7 £27,500 - 2
Tyne and Wear - 7 £27,500 - 2
West Midlands - 3 £39,000 -
Birmingham - 3 £39,000 -
East Midlands - 2 £33,250 -
Leicester - 1 £39,000 -
Scunthorpe - 1 £27,500 -
Leicestershire - 1 £39,000 -
Lincolnshire - 1 £27,500 -

COBOL Programmer
Top 21 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited COBOL Programmer 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 Programmer in their job title.

1 15 (100.00%) COBOL
2 6 (40.00%) VME
3 5 (33.33%) SQL
3 5 (33.33%) DB2
3 5 (33.33%) IBM
3 5 (33.33%) CICS
3 5 (33.33%) JCL
3 5 (33.33%) Mainframe
3 5 (33.33%) IBM Mainframe
3 5 (33.33%) CA Endevor
3 5 (33.33%) Financial Institution
3 5 (33.33%) Finance
4 3 (20.00%) ITIL
5 1 (6.67%) UNIX
5 1 (6.67%) Windows
5 1 (6.67%) Linux
5 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
5 1 (6.67%) .NET
5 1 (6.67%) Test Scripting
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (6.67%) Windows 7

COBOL Programmer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited COBOL Programmer 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 Programmer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (33.33%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) DB2
General
1 5 (33.33%) Financial Institution
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Mainframe
1 5 (33.33%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) VME
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
2 1 (6.67%) UNIX
2 1 (6.67%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Linux
2 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (6.67%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 15 (100.00%) COBOL
2 5 (33.33%) SQL
2 5 (33.33%) JCL
Systems Management
1 5 (33.33%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) IBM
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Salary: £18000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + package/pension/bonus
Posted: 6 days ago