The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 26 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
COBOL
England / East of England
Rank - 262 226
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 12 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England - 0.16% 0.65%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.33% 1.21%
Number of salaries quoted 0 10 21
Median salary - £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
UK excluding London median salary £51,900 £45,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
+15.33% -14.28%

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

Programming Languages Category
East of England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
3266 3651 4037
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 54.61% 48.89% 53.31%
Number of salaries quoted 2742 3018 3331
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,250 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

COBOL
Salary Trend in the East of England

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

COBOL Salary Trend in the East of England