The median annual salary for a COBOL Programmer was - in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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

COBOL Programmer
England / South East
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 441 478
Permanent jobs requiring a COBOL Programmer 0 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East - 0.005% 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.006% 0.005%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 1
Median salary - £37,500 £37,500
UK excluding London median salary - £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year - -1.31%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 13991 17674 20705
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 96.62% 96.97% 97.17%
Number of salaries quoted 11722 15033 16859
Median salary £43,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.27% +3.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

COBOL Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for COBOL Programmer in the South East

COBOL Programmer
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for COBOL Programmer in the South East

COBOL Programmer Skill Set
Top 14 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 South East region featuring COBOL Programmer in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) COBOL
2 2 (66.67%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) DB2
3 1 (33.33%) UML
3 1 (33.33%) IBM
3 1 (33.33%) CICS
3 1 (33.33%) Tivoli
3 1 (33.33%) JCL
3 1 (33.33%) Mainframe
3 1 (33.33%) Data Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) Migration

COBOL Programmer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 1 (33.33%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) DB2
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (33.33%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Data Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) UML
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) COBOL
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) JCL
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) IBM