The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank - 129 133
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 14 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire - 0.70% 0.099%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 1.35% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 2
Average salary - - £46,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-11.00% +25.00%
COBOL
East of England

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

Programming Languages Category
Hertfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
946 1039 1087
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 42.98% 51.87% 53.89%
Number of salaries quoted 810 788 872
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £52,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.89%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

COBOL
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

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

COBOL Salary Trend in Hertfordshire