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 20 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
COBOL Programmer
UK
Rank 834 - 955
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs requiring a COBOL Programmer 10 0 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.012% - 0.007%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.012% - 0.008%
Number of salaries quoted 10 0 6
Median salary £52,500 - £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 - £65,000

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
81623 97249 103130
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.35% 96.46% 96.67%
Number of salaries quoted 67793 81597 85223
Median salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.22% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

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
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing COBOL Programmer over the 3 months to 20 February 2017 within the UK.

COBOL Programmer Salary Histogram in the UK

COBOL Programmer
Top 9 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 20 February 2017. 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 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
South East - 9 £52,500 -
England - 9 £52,500 -
Berkshire - 6 £52,500 -
Surrey - 2 £35,000 -
Camberley - 2 £35,000 -
Crawley - 1 £40,000 -
Douglas - 1 £50,000 -
West Sussex - 1 £40,000 -
Isle of Man - 1 £50,000 -

COBOL Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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 28 (100.00%) COBOL
2 22 (78.57%) Mainframe
3 21 (75.00%) JCL
3 21 (75.00%) CICS
3 21 (75.00%) DB2
3 21 (75.00%) UML
4 19 (67.86%) IBM
5 14 (50.00%) SQL
6 12 (42.86%) Tivoli
6 12 (42.86%) Migration
6 12 (42.86%) Data Analysis
7 10 (35.71%) IBM Mainframe
8 9 (32.14%) MVS
8 9 (32.14%) Java
8 9 (32.14%) Unix
9 6 (21.43%) Oracle
10 3 (10.71%) RPG
10 3 (10.71%) Assembly Language
10 3 (10.71%) Delphi
10 3 (10.71%) C
10 3 (10.71%) C++
10 3 (10.71%) Windows
10 3 (10.71%) Linux
10 3 (10.71%) Fortran
10 3 (10.71%) Release Management
10 3 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (10.71%) Retail
10 3 (10.71%) AS400
11 1 (3.57%) iSeries
11 1 (3.57%) Web Services

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 21 (75.00%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (75.00%) DB2
General
1 3 (10.71%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) HTML
1 1 (3.57%) Web Services
1 1 (3.57%) XML
1 1 (3.57%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 22 (78.57%) Mainframe
2 10 (35.71%) IBM Mainframe
3 3 (10.71%) AS400
4 1 (3.57%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 9 (32.14%) MVS
1 9 (32.14%) Unix
2 3 (10.71%) Linux
2 3 (10.71%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (75.00%) UML
2 12 (42.86%) Data Analysis
2 12 (42.86%) Migration
3 3 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (10.71%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (100.00%) COBOL
2 21 (75.00%) JCL
3 14 (50.00%) SQL
4 9 (32.14%) Java
5 3 (10.71%) Assembly Language
5 3 (10.71%) C
5 3 (10.71%) C++
5 3 (10.71%) Delphi
5 3 (10.71%) Fortran
5 3 (10.71%) RPG
6 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.57%) PHP
Systems Management
1 12 (42.86%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 19 (67.86%) IBM
2 6 (21.43%) Oracle