The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank - - 68
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 0 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset - - 0.32%
As % of the Programming Languages category - - 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 2
Average salary - - £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £41,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+7.78% +4.37%
COBOL
South West

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

Programming Languages Category
Somerset
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
330 430 358
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 55.37% 62.68% 57.65%
Number of salaries quoted 309 379 341
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £23,700 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

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

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

COBOL
Salary Trend in Somerset

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

COBOL Salary Trend in Somerset