The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 2 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank - - 41
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 0 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester - - 0.68%
As % of the Programming Languages category - - 1.28%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 2
Average salary - - £39,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £32,500 £40,250
% change year-on-year
+38.46% -19.25%
COBOL
Cheshire

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

Programming Languages Category
Chester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
103 127 156
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 52.02% 51.00% 53.06%
Number of salaries quoted 58 99 105
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,322 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

COBOL
Salary Trend in Chester

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

COBOL Salary Trend in Chester