The median annual salary for a COBOL Developer was £42,750 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
COBOL Developer
UK
Rank 842 905 934
Rank change year-on-year +63 +29  
Permanent jobs requiring a COBOL Developer 7 41 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.008% 0.040% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.009% 0.041% 0.022%
Number of salaries quoted 2 25 19
Median salary £42,750 £45,000 £36,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +24.13%  
90% offered a salary of more than £42,550 £33,500 £31,900
10% offered a salary of more than £42,950 £53,200 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,750 £35,000 £36,250
% change year-on-year +22.14% -3.44%  

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 80634 98831 101724
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.27% 96.35% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 66904 82761 83046
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 £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

COBOL Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for COBOL Developer in the UK

COBOL Developer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for COBOL Developer in the UK

COBOL Developer
Top 13 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 23 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 +58 6 £42,500 -5.55% 4
South East +62 2 - - 2
East Midlands -6 2 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - 2 - - 2
Milton Keynes - 2 - - 2
Yorkshire +16 1 - -
Lancashire -2 1 £42,500 +30.76%
Leicestershire -11 1 - - 1
North West -17 1 £42,500 +30.76%
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Douglas - 1 £43,000 -
Preston - 1 £42,500 -
Isle of Man - 1 £43,000 -

COBOL Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, COBOL Developer 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 Developer in the job title.

1 13 (100.00%) COBOL
2 10 (76.92%) SQL
3 7 (53.85%) IBM
4 6 (46.15%) JCL
4 6 (46.15%) CICS
5 5 (38.46%) Java
5 5 (38.46%) DB2
6 4 (30.77%) Mainframe
7 3 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (23.08%) Retail
7 3 (23.08%) Finance
7 3 (23.08%) Migration
7 3 (23.08%) OOA/OOD
7 3 (23.08%) OO
7 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
7 3 (23.08%) zOS
8 2 (15.38%) NHS
8 2 (15.38%) Python
8 2 (15.38%) Cognizant
8 2 (15.38%) Delphi
8 2 (15.38%) VB
8 2 (15.38%) Oracle
8 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
8 2 (15.38%) Hibernate
8 2 (15.38%) Scrum
8 2 (15.38%) MVC
8 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (15.38%) VSAM
8 2 (15.38%) Spring

COBOL Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 6 (46.15%) CICS
2 1 (7.69%) MQSeries
2 1 (7.69%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) DB2
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database
2 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
3 1 (7.69%) Adabas
3 1 (7.69%) DataStage
3 1 (7.69%) Easytrieve
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
1 3 (23.08%) Retail
2 1 (7.69%) Electronics
2 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
2 1 (7.69%) Marketing
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) Apache Wicket
1 2 (15.38%) GWT
1 2 (15.38%) Hibernate
1 2 (15.38%) Java EE
1 2 (15.38%) JSF
1 2 (15.38%) Spring
1 2 (15.38%) Spring MVC
2 1 (7.69%) EJB
2 1 (7.69%) HTML
2 1 (7.69%) JMS
2 1 (7.69%) Struts
2 1 (7.69%) Web Services
2 1 (7.69%) XML
2 1 (7.69%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Mainframe
2 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (15.38%) NHS
3 2 (15.38%) VSAM
4 1 (7.69%) AS400
4 1 (7.69%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) zOS
2 1 (7.69%) OS/390
2 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Migration
1 3 (23.08%) OO
1 3 (23.08%) OOA/OOD
2 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (15.38%) Business Analysis
2 2 (15.38%) Logistics
2 2 (15.38%) Memory Management
2 2 (15.38%) MVC
2 2 (15.38%) Reverse Engineering
2 2 (15.38%) Scrum
2 2 (15.38%) SDLC
3 1 (7.69%) Data Migration
3 1 (7.69%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Product Management
3 1 (7.69%) Re-Platforming
3 1 (7.69%) Software Delivery
3 1 (7.69%) Test Planning
3 1 (7.69%) Unit Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 13 (100.00%) COBOL
2 10 (76.92%) SQL
3 6 (46.15%) JCL
4 5 (38.46%) Java
5 2 (15.38%) Delphi
5 2 (15.38%) Python
5 2 (15.38%) VB
6 1 (7.69%) NATURAL
6 1 (7.69%) PHP
6 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL
6 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) IBM
2 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
3 2 (15.38%) Cognizant
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle
4 1 (7.69%) CA
4 1 (7.69%) HP
4 1 (7.69%) Micro Focus
4 1 (7.69%) SAP
4 1 (7.69%) Syncsort
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