The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the Coventry region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 6 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank - - 68
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 0 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Coventry - - 0.63%
As % of the Programming Languages category - - 1.20%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 4
Average salary - - £36,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+31.25% -11.11%
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 Coventry region.

Programming Languages Category
Coventry
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
324 209 332
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Coventry 46.75% 41.88% 52.12%
Number of salaries quoted 270 177 313
Average salary £40,000 £37,905 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.52% +3.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £30,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

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

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

COBOL
Salary Trend in Coventry

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

COBOL Salary Trend in Coventry