The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the Halifax region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank - 32 40
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 5 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax - 2.53% 0.48%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 10.87% 1.32%
Number of salaries quoted 0 5 1
Average salary - £40,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £50,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +23.45%
COBOL
West Yorkshire

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

Programming Languages Category
Halifax
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
82 46 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 45.56% 23.23% 36.71%
Number of salaries quoted 64 42 46
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £34,000 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £40,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.26%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

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

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

COBOL
Salary Trend in Halifax

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

COBOL Salary Trend in Halifax