The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the Croydon 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 - - 54
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Croydon - - 0.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category - - 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 1
Average salary - - £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+9.75% +2.50%
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 Croydon region.

Programming Languages Category
Croydon
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
96 164 170
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Croydon 47.29% 55.97% 43.04%
Number of salaries quoted 87 151 158
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £24,900 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,750 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

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

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

COBOL
Salary Trend in Croydon

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

COBOL Salary Trend in Croydon