The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the Halifax 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 - - 44
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 0 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax - - 2.01%
As % of the Programming Languages category - - 6.02%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 8
Median salary - - £32,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £46,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.17% +22.66%
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
63 37 133
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 48.46% 22.56% 33.42%
Number of salaries quoted 58 35 99
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £26,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £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 Halifax

The demand trend of job ads across the Halifax region citing COBOL as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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