Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a COBOL Developer was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

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

COBOL Developer
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1177 1180 1238
Rank change year-on-year +3 +58 +46
Permanent jobs requiring a COBOL Developer 12 39 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.007% 0.021% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.007% 0.022% 0.035%
Number of salaries quoted 12 25 61
UK median annual salary £35,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -26.32% +5.56% +7.14%
10th Percentile £31,375 £30,900 £32,500
90th Percentile £45,250 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -26.32% +5.56% +15.98%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 172189 180467 210956
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.78% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138171 151048 175187
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

COBOL Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing COBOL Developer over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for COBOL Developer in the UK

COBOL Developer
Top 11 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 6 months to 20 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
UK excluding London +5 12 £35,000 -26.32% 2
England +19 10 £35,000 -26.32% 2
North of England +11 6 £35,000 +7.69%
Yorkshire +12 5 £35,000 +16.67%
Scotland -17 2 £35,000 -6.67%
South East +27 1 £46,000 -8.00% 1
East Midlands +15 1 £40,000 -5.88%
South West +9 1 £40,000 +6.67% 1
East of England +3 1 £32,500 -
Midlands 0 1 £40,000 -
North West - 1 £42,000 -

COBOL Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 12 (100.00%) COBOL
2 9 (75.00%) SQL
3 6 (50.00%) Mainframe
4 5 (41.67%) Finance
5 4 (33.33%) SharePoint
5 4 (33.33%) Oracle
5 4 (33.33%) Degree
5 4 (33.33%) SDLC
6 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 3 (25.00%) Java
6 3 (25.00%) CICS
6 3 (25.00%) JCL
7 2 (16.67%) AS400
7 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (8.33%) System Integration Testing
8 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
8 1 (8.33%) Capita
8 1 (8.33%) Project Planning
8 1 (8.33%) QA
8 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (8.33%) Unit Testing
8 1 (8.33%) iSeries
8 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
8 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (8.33%) Change Control
8 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (8.33%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
8 1 (8.33%) Test Planning

COBOL Developer 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 4 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 3 (25.00%) CICS
3 1 (8.33%) MQSeries
3 1 (8.33%) SharePoint 2013
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) Adabas
2 1 (8.33%) DB2
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Forms
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Legal
2 1 (8.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) ADO.NET
1 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (8.33%) COM+
1 1 (8.33%) ODBC
1 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (16.67%) AS400
3 1 (8.33%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
1 1 (8.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) SDLC
2 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (8.33%) Asset Management
2 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
2 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (8.33%) Change Control
2 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (8.33%) ITIL
2 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
2 1 (8.33%) Project Planning
2 1 (8.33%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (8.33%) Test Planning
2 1 (8.33%) Unit Testing
2 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
2 1 (8.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) COBOL
2 9 (75.00%) SQL
3 3 (25.00%) Java
3 3 (25.00%) JCL
4 1 (8.33%) C
4 1 (8.33%) C#
4 1 (8.33%) C++
4 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
4 1 (8.33%) VB
4 1 (8.33%) VB6
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (8.33%) Capita
3 1 (8.33%) Micro Focus