The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
COBOL
South East / Kent
Rank - 106 -
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent - 0.089% -
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.17% -
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 0
Median salary - - -
UK excluding London median salary £51,900 £44,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year
+16.62% -15.23%

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

Programming Languages Category
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
459 594 602
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 55.04% 52.61% 59.49%
Number of salaries quoted 367 513 541
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -9.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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