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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank - 48 58
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 1 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton - 0.26% 0.83%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.55% 1.89%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 4
Average salary - £41,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +15.49%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £38,500 £36,250
% change year-on-year
+10.38% +6.20%
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
280 183 212
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 39.94% 46.80% 43.80%
Number of salaries quoted 263 180 191
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,250 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -

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