The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the Devon region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 2 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank - 57 51
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 7 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Devon - 1.91% 0.30%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 3.50% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 0 6 1
Median salary - £37,500 £29,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +27.11%
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £46,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.17% +22.66%
COBOL
South West

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

Programming Languages Category
Devon
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
217 200 176
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Devon 75.09% 54.64% 52.69%
Number of salaries quoted 200 177 156
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £20,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £40,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +1.26%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Devon

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

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in Devon

COBOL
Salary Trend in Devon

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

COBOL Salary Trend in Devon