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 3 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank - 226 292
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 38 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London - 0.55% 0.35%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.99% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 0 38 35
Median salary - £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +4.76%
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £43,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year
+22.09% -2.27%
COBOL
London

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
3114 3840 5551
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 58.61% 55.56% 49.88%
Number of salaries quoted 2864 3458 4962
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 £40,000 £37,500 £36,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £77,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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