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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank - - 56
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 0 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Coventry - - 1.01%
As % of the Programming Languages category - - 1.60%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 5
Average salary - - £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+9.75% +2.50%
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
318 332 312
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Coventry 50.32% 55.52% 62.90%
Number of salaries quoted 291 296 275
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -5.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

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