The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 6 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank - 13 -
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 10 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands - 8.26% -
As % of the Programming Languages category - 18.87% -
Number of salaries quoted 0 10 0
Median salary - £62,500 -
UK excluding London median salary £52,000 £43,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+20.93% -4.44%
COBOL
England

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

Programming Languages Category
Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
10 53 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 18.52% 43.80% 16.96%
Number of salaries quoted 9 46 16
Median salary £40,000 £55,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-27.27% +37.50%
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

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