Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a COBOL Programmer was £34,750 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

COBOL Programmer
UK > England
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1146 1168 1251
Rank change year-on-year +22 +83 +27
Permanent jobs requiring a COBOL Programmer 2 21 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.001% 0.012% 0.008%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.001% 0.012% 0.008%
Number of salaries quoted 2 18 13
England median annual salary £34,750 £52,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -33.81% +16.67% +36.36%
10th Percentile £33,375 £40,000 £37,000
90th Percentile £36,125 £53,750 £52,500
UK median annual salary £34,750 £52,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -33.81% +16.67% +36.36%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 159903 171823 198391
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.70% 96.50% 96.50%
Number of salaries quoted 129207 145031 166378
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

COBOL Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured COBOL Programmer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for COBOL Programmer in England

COBOL Programmer
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for COBOL Programmer in England

COBOL Programmer
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL Programmer within the England region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Yorkshire - 2 £34,750 -
North of England - 2 £34,750 -
COBOL Programmer
UK

COBOL Programmer Skill Set
Top 12 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 across the England region featuring COBOL Programmer in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) COBOL
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) IBM
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 2 (100.00%) AS400
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) Manufacturing
1 2 (100.00%) IBM Mainframe
1 2 (100.00%) iSeries

COBOL Programmer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 (100.00%) SharePoint
General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) AS400
1 2 (100.00%) IBM Mainframe
1 2 (100.00%) iSeries
1 2 (100.00%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) COBOL
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) IBM
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft