The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had COBOL Programmer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL Programmer
Rank 908 955 957
Rank change year-on-year
+47 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a COBOL Programmer 3 9 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.003% 0.008% 0.015%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.003% 0.009% 0.015%
Number of salaries quoted 1 6 17
Median salary £40,000 £50,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +66.66%
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £34,813 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+14.90% +16.04%

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
90823 105550 110058
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.28% 96.22% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 76065 87949 88918
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 Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured COBOL Programmer in the job title.

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
Top 6 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL Programmer within the UK over the 3 months to 25 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 +50 3 £40,000 -20.00%
Bedfordshire - 2 - -
East of England - 2 - -
Crawley - 1 £40,000 -
West Sussex - 1 £40,000 -
South East - 1 £40,000 -

COBOL Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, COBOL Programmer 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 Programmer in the job title.

1 8 (100.00%) COBOL
2 4 (50.00%) Retail
2 4 (50.00%) Mainframe
2 4 (50.00%) Unix
3 3 (37.50%) Micro Focus
4 2 (25.00%) Risk Management
4 2 (25.00%) SAS
5 1 (12.50%) CA Endevor
5 1 (12.50%) Release Management
5 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (12.50%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (12.50%) Time Sharing Option
5 1 (12.50%) VSAM
5 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
5 1 (12.50%) Fortran
5 1 (12.50%) IBM
5 1 (12.50%) CICS
5 1 (12.50%) Assembly Language
5 1 (12.50%) JCL
5 1 (12.50%) AS400
5 1 (12.50%) Windows
5 1 (12.50%) Linux
5 1 (12.50%) C
5 1 (12.50%) C++
5 1 (12.50%) Delphi
5 1 (12.50%) Java
5 1 (12.50%) RPG
5 1 (12.50%) DB2
5 1 (12.50%) Finance
5 1 (12.50%) Banking

COBOL Programmer 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 2 (25.00%) SAS
2 1 (12.50%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) DB2
General
1 4 (50.00%) Retail
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (12.50%) AS400
2 1 (12.50%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (12.50%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Unix
2 1 (12.50%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (12.50%) Release Management
2 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) COBOL
2 1 (12.50%) Assembly Language
2 1 (12.50%) C
2 1 (12.50%) C++
2 1 (12.50%) Delphi
2 1 (12.50%) Fortran
2 1 (12.50%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) JCL
2 1 (12.50%) RPG
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Micro Focus
2 1 (12.50%) IBM