The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 19 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
COBOL
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank - - 137
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 0 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire - - 0.64%
As % of the Programming Languages category - - 1.22%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 0
Median salary - - -
UK excluding London median salary £51,900 £44,500 £52,000
% change year-on-year
+16.62% -14.42%

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
1033 965 1066
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 51.16% 43.02% 52.31%
Number of salaries quoted 892 809 815
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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