The median annual salary for a COBOL Programmer was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
COBOL Programmer
UK / England
Rank 820 - 920
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs requiring a COBOL Programmer 3 0 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.004% - 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.004% - 0.019%
Number of salaries quoted 3 0 13
Median salary £35,000 - £34,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 - £34,000

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
England
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 76808 93068 95575
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 96.26% 96.44% 96.66%
Number of salaries quoted 64249 78721 78814
Median salary £46,000 £45,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.09% +1.11%  
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 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

COBOL Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured COBOL Programmer in the job title.

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
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing COBOL Programmer in England over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram 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 3 months to 24 March 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 - 3 £35,000 -
COBOL Programmer
UK

COBOL Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 26 (100.00%) COBOL
2 21 (80.77%) JCL
2 21 (80.77%) Mainframe
2 21 (80.77%) CICS
2 21 (80.77%) DB2
2 21 (80.77%) UML
3 18 (69.23%) IBM
4 13 (50.00%) SQL
5 12 (46.15%) Tivoli
5 12 (46.15%) Migration
5 12 (46.15%) Data Analysis
6 9 (34.62%) IBM Mainframe
6 9 (34.62%) MVS
7 8 (30.77%) Java
7 8 (30.77%) Unix
8 6 (23.08%) Oracle
9 3 (11.54%) Retail
10 2 (7.69%) Assembly Language
10 2 (7.69%) AS400
10 2 (7.69%) Delphi
10 2 (7.69%) C
10 2 (7.69%) C++
10 2 (7.69%) Windows
10 2 (7.69%) Linux
10 2 (7.69%) RPG
10 2 (7.69%) Fortran
10 2 (7.69%) Release Management
10 2 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
11 1 (3.85%) HTML
11 1 (3.85%) JavaScript

COBOL Programmer Skill Set
Top Related 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 21 (80.77%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (80.77%) DB2
General
1 3 (11.54%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (80.77%) Mainframe
2 9 (34.62%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (7.69%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 9 (34.62%) MVS
2 8 (30.77%) Unix
3 2 (7.69%) Linux
3 2 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (80.77%) UML
2 12 (46.15%) Data Analysis
2 12 (46.15%) Migration
3 2 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (7.69%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (100.00%) COBOL
2 21 (80.77%) JCL
3 13 (50.00%) SQL
4 8 (30.77%) Java
5 2 (7.69%) Assembly Language
5 2 (7.69%) C
5 2 (7.69%) C++
5 2 (7.69%) Delphi
5 2 (7.69%) Fortran
5 2 (7.69%) RPG
6 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
Systems Management
1 12 (46.15%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 18 (69.23%) IBM
2 6 (23.08%) Oracle