The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL Programmer
Rank 880 900 885
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a COBOL Programmer 10 1 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.001% 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.009% 0.001% 0.006%
Number of salaries quoted 10 1 5
Average salary £33,000 £35,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.71% -22.22%
UK excluding London average salary £33,000 £35,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -22.22%

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
106438 102688 109004
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.53% 94.55% 95.27%
Number of salaries quoted 86956 85302 92787
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £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 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 22 October 2014 within the UK.

COBOL Programmer Salary Histogram in the UK

COBOL Programmer
Top 16 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 22 October 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 +25 10 £33,000 -5.71% 1
North West - 3 £41,500 -
East Midlands -2 2 £33,000 -5.71%
North East - 2 £29,000 -
Leicester - 2 £33,000 -
Pontefract - 2 £33,000 -
Wakefield - 2 £33,000 -
Cheshire - 2 £41,500 -
Leicestershire - 2 £33,000 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £33,000 -
Yorkshire - 2 £33,000 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £29,000 -
West Midlands - 1 £40,000 -
Birmingham - 1 £40,000 -
Manchester - 1 £38,000 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £25,000 -

COBOL Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 23 (100.00%) COBOL
2 12 (52.17%) DB2
2 12 (52.17%) CICS
3 11 (47.83%) Mainframe
3 11 (47.83%) CA Endevor
4 9 (39.13%) IBM
4 9 (39.13%) JCL
5 8 (34.78%) Finance
5 8 (34.78%) VME
6 7 (30.43%) SQL
7 5 (21.74%) Java
7 5 (21.74%) Financial Institution
7 5 (21.74%) IBM Mainframe
8 4 (17.39%) WebSphere
8 4 (17.39%) Business Analysis
8 4 (17.39%) Retail
8 4 (17.39%) VSAM
8 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (17.39%) NATURAL
8 4 (17.39%) Adabas
8 4 (17.39%) ITIL
9 3 (13.04%) Unit Testing
9 3 (13.04%) Waterfall
10 2 (8.70%) ClearCase
10 2 (8.70%) .NET
11 1 (4.35%) Windows XP
11 1 (4.35%) Windows
11 1 (4.35%) C#
11 1 (4.35%) Banking
11 1 (4.35%) Migration

COBOL Programmer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 12 (52.17%) CICS
2 4 (17.39%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (52.17%) DB2
2 4 (17.39%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) ClearCase
General
1 8 (34.78%) Finance
2 5 (21.74%) Financial Institution
3 4 (17.39%) Retail
4 1 (4.35%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (47.83%) Mainframe
2 5 (21.74%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (17.39%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 8 (34.78%) VME
2 1 (4.35%) Windows XP
2 1 (4.35%) Windows
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (17.39%) Business Analysis
1 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (17.39%) ITIL
2 3 (13.04%) Unit Testing
2 3 (13.04%) Waterfall
3 1 (4.35%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 23 (100.00%) COBOL
2 9 (39.13%) JCL
3 7 (30.43%) SQL
4 5 (21.74%) Java
5 4 (17.39%) NATURAL
6 1 (4.35%) C#
Systems Management
1 11 (47.83%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) IBM
2 1 (4.35%) ICL
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