The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank - - 106
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham - - 0.067%
As % of the Programming Languages category - - 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 1
Average salary - - £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £50,000 £40,250
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +24.22%
COBOL
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Programming Languages Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
796 780 708
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 38.98% 43.87% 47.33%
Number of salaries quoted 705 727 635
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.89%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

COBOL
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

COBOL Salary Trend in Birmingham