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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL Programmer
Rank 851 915 884
Rank change year-on-year
+64 -31
Permanent jobs requiring a COBOL Programmer 22 4 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.003% 0.001%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.022% 0.004% 0.001%
Number of salaries quoted 20 4 1
Average salary £34,000 £35,250 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.54% -21.66%
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £35,250 -
% change year-on-year
-3.54% -

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
99881 111881 103430
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.56% 94.62% 94.62%
Number of salaries quoted 82152 91850 86081
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,000
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
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 29 May 2015. 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 +64 22 £34,000 -3.54% 1
East Midlands +11 10 £38,000 +38.18%
West Yorkshire +21 8 £34,000 +7.93%
Yorkshire +21 8 £34,000 +7.93%
Pontefract - 7 £34,000 -
Wakefield - 7 £34,000 -
Leicestershire - 7 £38,000 -
Essex - 2 - -
Basildon - 2 - -
East of England - 2 - -
Midlands - 1 £38,000 -
South East - 1 £37,500 -
Leeds - 1 £37,500 -
Leicester - 1 £40,000 -
Reading - 1 £37,500 -
Berkshire - 1 £37,500 -

COBOL Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 32 (100.00%) COBOL
2 21 (65.63%) SQL
3 19 (59.38%) Adabas
3 19 (59.38%) IBM
3 19 (59.38%) NATURAL
3 19 (59.38%) JCL
4 16 (50.00%) DB2
5 14 (43.75%) .NET
5 14 (43.75%) C#
5 14 (43.75%) SQL Server
6 11 (34.38%) VB
6 11 (34.38%) VB.NET
6 11 (34.38%) Java
6 11 (34.38%) ASP.NET
6 11 (34.38%) XML
6 11 (34.38%) XSLT
6 11 (34.38%) WebSphere
6 11 (34.38%) CA Endevor
6 11 (34.38%) VB6
6 11 (34.38%) WebSphere MQ
7 10 (31.25%) Finance
8 8 (25.00%) Test Planning
8 8 (25.00%) Unit Testing
8 8 (25.00%) Micro Focus
8 8 (25.00%) Windows
8 8 (25.00%) zOS
9 6 (18.75%) MQSeries
10 5 (15.63%) AS400
10 5 (15.63%) Integration Testing
10 5 (15.63%) Data Migration

COBOL Programmer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 11 (34.38%) WebSphere
2 6 (18.75%) MQSeries
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (59.38%) Adabas
2 16 (50.00%) DB2
3 14 (43.75%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (31.25%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.13%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (43.75%) .NET
2 11 (34.38%) ASP.NET
2 11 (34.38%) XML
2 11 (34.38%) XSLT
2 11 (34.38%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) AS400
1 5 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.00%) Windows
1 8 (25.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.00%) Test Planning
1 8 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 5 (15.63%) Integration Testing
2 5 (15.63%) Data Migration
2 5 (15.63%) Software Engineering
2 5 (15.63%) Migration
3 4 (12.50%) Data Mapping
4 1 (3.13%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (3.13%) Mentoring
4 1 (3.13%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 32 (100.00%) COBOL
2 21 (65.63%) SQL
3 19 (59.38%) NATURAL
3 19 (59.38%) JCL
4 14 (43.75%) C#
5 11 (34.38%) VB
5 11 (34.38%) VB.NET
5 11 (34.38%) Java
5 11 (34.38%) VB6
6 4 (12.50%) RPG
Systems Management
1 11 (34.38%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 19 (59.38%) IBM
2 8 (25.00%) Micro Focus
3 2 (6.25%) Oracle