The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for COBOL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

COBOL
London / City of London
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 256 303
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 13 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London - 0.18% 0.17%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.33% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 0 9 18
Median salary - £52,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -0.95%  
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +16.66% -10.00%  

COBOL is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for programming language skills.

Programming Language Skills
City of London
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 2898 3964 5201
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 56.52% 55.52% 49.83%
Number of salaries quoted 2639 3543 4576
Median salary £62,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.69% +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £77,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.21% +2.50%  

COBOL
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing COBOL as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for COBOL in the City of London

COBOL
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing COBOL in the City of London.

Salary trend for COBOL in the City of London