The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the Northampton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank - - 58
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 0 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton - - 0.44%
As % of the Programming Languages category - - 0.82%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 2
Average salary - - £38,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £40,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+23.45% -4.70%
COBOL
Northamptonshire

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

Programming Languages Category
Northampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
268 217 244
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 46.94% 45.02% 53.74%
Number of salaries quoted 253 195 226
Average salary £40,000 £32,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% -15.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £23,850 £29,750
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £45,000 £43,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

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

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

COBOL
Salary Trend in Northampton

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

COBOL Salary Trend in Northampton