The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 30 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank - 142 140
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading - 0.044% 0.083%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.12% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 1
Median salary - £37,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -11.76%
UK excluding London median salary £47,000 £45,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.44% +28.57%
COBOL
Berkshire

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

Programming Languages Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
746 821 914
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 42.80% 35.79% 37.86%
Number of salaries quoted 684 684 793
Median salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +1.26%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of job ads across the Reading region citing COBOL as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

COBOL
Salary Trend in Reading

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

COBOL Salary Trend in Reading