The first table below looks at the demand for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Bedfordshire region.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank - - 80
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 0 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire - - 0.80%
As % of the Programming Languages category - - 1.65%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 7
Average salary - - £20,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +5.26%
Programming Languages Category
Bedfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
514 427 425
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 44.89% 39.65% 48.30%
Number of salaries quoted 474 409 376
Average salary £43,000 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.17% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
COBOL
East of England

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing COBOL across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

COBOL
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

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

COBOL Salary Trend in Bedfordshire