The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the Staffordshire 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 - 67 84
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 3 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire - 0.49% 0.68%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.80% 0.94%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 0
Median salary - - -
UK excluding London median salary £47,000 £45,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.44% +28.57%
COBOL
West Midlands

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

Programming Languages Category
Staffordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
400 376 534
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 60.88% 61.34% 73.15%
Number of salaries quoted 362 331 434
Median salary £37,500 £39,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.84% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £28,550 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +1.26%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

COBOL
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

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

COBOL Salary Trend in Staffordshire