The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 24 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank - 124 126
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 6 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham - 0.34% 0.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.76% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 0 6 2
Median salary - £52,500 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +32.91%
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £43,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +24.28%
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
744 790 738
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 31.45% 44.56% 39.87%
Number of salaries quoted 626 694 653
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +1.26%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of job ads across the Birmingham region citing COBOL as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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