The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 20 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
COBOL
Rank - 91 71
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 11 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex - 0.95% 2.82%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 1.93% 6.09%
Number of salaries quoted 0 9 22
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 Essex region.

Programming Languages Category
Essex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
422 569 591
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 45.09% 49.35% 46.24%
Number of salaries quoted 305 445 467
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,498 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £63,250
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

COBOL
Salary Trend in Essex

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

COBOL Salary Trend in Essex