The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the Walsall region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank - - 13
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Walsall - - 2.04%
As % of the Programming Languages category - - 2.44%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 1
Average salary - - £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £41,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+7.78% +4.37%
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 Walsall region.

Programming Languages Category
Walsall
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
45 35 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Walsall 40.91% 42.17% 83.67%
Number of salaries quoted 43 33 41
Average salary £37,500 £38,000 £31,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.31% +19.68%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £31,200 £19,900
10% offered a salary of more than £40,150 £40,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -