The median annual salary for a COBOL Analyst was £51,250 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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

COBOL Analyst
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 846 948 935
Rank change year-on-year +102 -13  
Permanent jobs requiring a COBOL Analyst 6 2 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.007% 0.002% 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.007% 0.002% 0.018%
Number of salaries quoted 6 1 14
Median salary £51,250 £40,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.12% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £40,000 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £40,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £51,250 £40,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year +28.12% +11.11%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 82231 100619 103475
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.28% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 68306 84262 84520
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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 £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +3.75%  

COBOL Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for COBOL Analyst in the UK

COBOL Analyst
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for COBOL Analyst in the UK

COBOL Analyst
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing COBOL Analyst over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for COBOL Analyst in the UK

COBOL Analyst
Top 8 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 29 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
England +77 5 £52,500 +31.25%
South East - 5 £52,500 -
Berkshire - 3 £52,500 -
Surrey - 2 £35,000 -
Bracknell - 2 £52,500 -
Camberley - 2 £35,000 -
Douglas - 1 £50,000 -
Isle of Man - 1 £50,000 -

COBOL Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, COBOL Analyst 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 Analyst in the job title.

1 34 (100.00%) COBOL
2 29 (85.29%) Mainframe
3 28 (82.35%) JCL
3 28 (82.35%) DB2
4 26 (76.47%) IBM
5 23 (67.65%) CICS
6 22 (64.71%) UML
7 20 (58.82%) SQL
8 18 (52.94%) Migration
8 18 (52.94%) Data Analysis
9 12 (35.29%) Tivoli
10 11 (32.35%) IBM Mainframe
11 10 (29.41%) MVS
12 9 (26.47%) Java
12 9 (26.47%) Unix
12 9 (26.47%) Retail
13 7 (20.59%) Oracle
14 6 (17.65%) Enterprise Software
14 6 (17.65%) Business Analysis
15 2 (5.88%) Release Management
15 2 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
15 2 (5.88%) RPG
15 2 (5.88%) Assembly Language
15 2 (5.88%) AS400
15 2 (5.88%) Delphi
15 2 (5.88%) C
15 2 (5.88%) C++
15 2 (5.88%) Windows
15 2 (5.88%) Linux
15 2 (5.88%) Fortran

COBOL Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 23 (67.65%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (82.35%) DB2
General
1 9 (26.47%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) HTML
1 1 (2.94%) Web Services
1 1 (2.94%) XML
1 1 (2.94%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 29 (85.29%) Mainframe
2 11 (32.35%) IBM Mainframe
3 6 (17.65%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (5.88%) AS400
5 1 (2.94%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 10 (29.41%) MVS
2 9 (26.47%) Unix
3 2 (5.88%) Linux
3 2 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (64.71%) UML
2 18 (52.94%) Data Analysis
2 18 (52.94%) Migration
3 6 (17.65%) Business Analysis
4 2 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (5.88%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (100.00%) COBOL
2 28 (82.35%) JCL
3 20 (58.82%) SQL
4 9 (26.47%) Java
5 2 (5.88%) Assembly Language
5 2 (5.88%) C
5 2 (5.88%) C++
5 2 (5.88%) Delphi
5 2 (5.88%) Fortran
5 2 (5.88%) RPG
6 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.94%) PHP
Systems Management
1 12 (35.29%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 26 (76.47%) IBM
2 7 (20.59%) Oracle