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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank - 83 65
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 13 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent - 1.22% 1.46%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 2.00% 2.64%
Number of salaries quoted 0 12 12
Average salary - £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +5.26%
Programming Languages Category
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
593 650 454
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 52.80% 61.03% 55.10%
Number of salaries quoted 528 550 401
Average salary £41,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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