The first table below looks at the demand for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 1 August 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 Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank - 25 -
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 9 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands - 3.01% -
As % of the Programming Languages category - 9.68% -
Number of salaries quoted 0 9 0
Average salary - £35,000 -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Programming Languages Category
Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
44 93 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 32.12% 31.10% 26.27%
Number of salaries quoted 26 67 35
Average salary £42,500 £44,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.40% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,750 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
COBOL
England

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

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

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

COBOL
Salary Trend in the Midlands

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

COBOL Salary Trend in the Midlands