The median annual salary for a COBOL Programmer was - in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 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
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 918 951
Permanent jobs requiring a COBOL Programmer 0 5 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK - 0.005% 0.022%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.005% 0.022%
Number of salaries quoted 0 3 24
Median salary - £50,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +31.57%  
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. 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 84418 95048 107138
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.97% 96.53% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 69006 80088 88313
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £71,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

COBOL Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend

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 Skill Set
Top 20 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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 featuring COBOL Programmer in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) COBOL
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) IBM
3 2 (50.00%) Mainframe
3 2 (50.00%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (25.00%) CICS
4 1 (25.00%) Tivoli
4 1 (25.00%) JCL
4 1 (25.00%) Data Analysis
4 1 (25.00%) DB2
4 1 (25.00%) Web Services
4 1 (25.00%) XML
4 1 (25.00%) XSLT
4 1 (25.00%) UML
4 1 (25.00%) HTML
4 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (25.00%) PHP
4 1 (25.00%) Migration
4 1 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (25.00%) iSeries

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 1 (25.00%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) DB2
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
1 1 (25.00%) XML
1 1 (25.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Greenfield Project
1 2 (50.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (25.00%) iSeries
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Data Analysis
1 1 (25.00%) Migration
1 1 (25.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) COBOL
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (25.00%) JCL
3 1 (25.00%) PHP
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) IBM