The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
COBOL
London / City of London
Rank - 222 281
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 33 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London - 0.51% 0.30%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.95% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 0 31 30
Median salary - £55,750 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.19%
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £43,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+22.09% -4.44%

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

Programming Languages Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
2807 3492 5013
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 56.52% 54.20% 49.09%
Number of salaries quoted 2571 3143 4496
Median salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.34% +4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £40,000 £37,200
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £75,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of job ads across the City of London region citing COBOL as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

COBOL
Salary Trend in the City of London

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

COBOL Salary Trend in the City of London