The first table below looks at the demand for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Kent region.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank - 88 79
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 5 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent - 0.41% 0.62%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.97% 1.12%
Number of salaries quoted 0 4 2
Average salary - £61,250 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +31.72%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £45,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +11.11%
Programming Languages Category
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
715 518 448
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 55.86% 42.60% 55.93%
Number of salaries quoted 567 446 411
Average salary £42,500 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.38% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £46,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.35%
COBOL
South East

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

COBOL
Salary Trend in Kent

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

COBOL Salary Trend in Kent