COBOL Jobs with Work from Home Options

COBOL
UK > Work from Home

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent remote or hybrid work requiring COBOL skills. It includes a benchmarking guide to the annual salaries offered in vacancies that cited COBOL over the 6 months leading up to 14 June 2024, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
14 Jun 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 513 614 835
Rank change year-on-year +101 +221 -243
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 89 19 66
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 0.25% 0.051% 0.087%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.62% 0.11% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 88 16 33
10th Percentile £52,500 - £39,500
25th Percentile £68,080 £61,180 £56,219
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £73,805 £69,447 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +6.27% +6.84% +26.40%
75th Percentile £84,964 £77,715 £77,500
90th Percentile - £80,131 £90,000
UK median annual salary £73,805 £63,000 £67,250
% change year-on-year +17.15% -6.32% +41.58%

All Programming Languages
Work from Home

COBOL falls under the Programming Languages category. For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with remote or hybrid options requiring coding skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 14,320 17,924 44,817
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 40.28% 47.83% 59.23%
Number of salaries quoted 11,596 13,795 24,051
10th Percentile £38,750 £41,000 £37,500
25th Percentile £46,250 £50,000 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year -7.69% +4.00% +13.64%
75th Percentile £80,000 £85,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £101,250 £105,000 £95,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year -7.69% +4.00% +13.64%

COBOL
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing COBOL as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

COBOL trend for jobs with a WFH option

COBOL
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing COBOL.

COBOL salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

COBOL
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing COBOL over the 6 months to 14 June 2024.

COBOL salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

COBOL
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities with WFH Options by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 37 (41.57%) Tuxedo
Cloud Services
1 37 (41.57%) AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (15.73%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (1.12%) Banking
1 1 (1.12%) Finance
Job Titles
1 66 (74.16%) Lead
1 66 (74.16%) Technical Leader
2 45 (50.56%) Senior
3 15 (16.85%) COBOL Developer
3 15 (16.85%) Developer
4 14 (15.73%) Mainframe Developer
5 8 (8.99%) Architect
5 8 (8.99%) Senior Architect
5 8 (8.99%) Senior Solutions Architect
5 8 (8.99%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (5.62%) IBM Mainframe Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (41.57%) RESTful
2 1 (1.12%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (15.73%) Mainframe
2 5 (5.62%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.99%) Linux
1 8 (8.99%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (84.27%) Agile
2 74 (83.15%) Coaching
2 74 (83.15%) Mentoring
2 74 (83.15%) Product Roadmap
2 74 (83.15%) Roadmaps
3 66 (74.16%) Strategic Thinking
4 38 (42.70%) Continuous Integration
5 37 (41.57%) Front End Development
5 37 (41.57%) Re-Platforming
6 29 (32.58%) Architectural Design
6 29 (32.58%) Feasibility Study
6 29 (32.58%) Open Source
6 29 (32.58%) Software Engineering
7 14 (15.73%) ITIL
7 14 (15.73%) Service Delivery
8 8 (8.99%) Architectural Patterns
8 8 (8.99%) Decision-Making
8 8 (8.99%) Design Patterns
8 8 (8.99%) Technical Debt
9 1 (1.12%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 74 (83.15%) Micro Focus COBOL
2 37 (41.57%) Java
3 29 (32.58%) C
3 29 (32.58%) C++
3 29 (32.58%) Python
4 1 (1.12%) SQL
4 1 (1.12%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 14 (15.73%) CTC Cleared
1 14 (15.73%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 74 (83.15%) Micro Focus
2 37 (41.57%) Oracle
3 14 (15.73%) Unisys
4 5 (5.62%) IBM