The median annual salary for a COBOL Programmer was £42,500 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 Programmer
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 848 - 934
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs requiring a COBOL Programmer 4 0 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.005% - 0.019%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.005% - 0.019%
Number of salaries quoted 4 0 15
Median salary £42,500 - £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 - £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,750 - £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 - £37,500

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 Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for COBOL Programmer in the UK

COBOL Programmer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for COBOL Programmer in the UK

COBOL Programmer
Salary Histogram

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

Salary histogram for COBOL Programmer in the UK

COBOL Programmer
Top 7 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL Programmer 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
South East - 3 £35,000 -
England - 3 £35,000 -
Surrey - 2 £35,000 -
Camberley - 2 £35,000 -
Douglas - 1 £50,000 -
Berkshire - 1 £52,500 -
Isle of Man - 1 £50,000 -

COBOL Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 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 featuring COBOL Programmer in the job title.

1 27 (100.00%) COBOL
2 22 (81.48%) Mainframe
3 21 (77.78%) JCL
3 21 (77.78%) CICS
3 21 (77.78%) DB2
3 21 (77.78%) UML
4 19 (70.37%) IBM
5 14 (51.85%) SQL
6 12 (44.44%) Tivoli
6 12 (44.44%) Migration
6 12 (44.44%) Data Analysis
7 10 (37.04%) IBM Mainframe
8 9 (33.33%) MVS
9 8 (29.63%) Java
9 8 (29.63%) Unix
10 6 (22.22%) Oracle
11 3 (11.11%) Retail
12 2 (7.41%) AS400
12 2 (7.41%) Release Management
12 2 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
12 2 (7.41%) RPG
12 2 (7.41%) Assembly Language
12 2 (7.41%) Delphi
12 2 (7.41%) C
12 2 (7.41%) C++
12 2 (7.41%) Windows
12 2 (7.41%) Linux
12 2 (7.41%) Fortran
13 1 (3.70%) Web Services
13 1 (3.70%) XML

COBOL Programmer 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 21 (77.78%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (77.78%) DB2
General
1 3 (11.11%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) HTML
1 1 (3.70%) Web Services
1 1 (3.70%) XML
1 1 (3.70%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 22 (81.48%) Mainframe
2 10 (37.04%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (7.41%) AS400
4 1 (3.70%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 9 (33.33%) MVS
2 8 (29.63%) Unix
3 2 (7.41%) Linux
3 2 (7.41%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (77.78%) UML
2 12 (44.44%) Data Analysis
2 12 (44.44%) Migration
3 2 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (7.41%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (100.00%) COBOL
2 21 (77.78%) JCL
3 14 (51.85%) SQL
4 8 (29.63%) Java
5 2 (7.41%) Assembly Language
5 2 (7.41%) C
5 2 (7.41%) C++
5 2 (7.41%) Delphi
5 2 (7.41%) Fortran
5 2 (7.41%) RPG
6 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.70%) PHP
Systems Management
1 12 (44.44%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 19 (70.37%) IBM
2 6 (22.22%) Oracle