The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
COBOL
England / East of England
Rank - 257 222
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 8 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England - 0.11% 0.69%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.23% 1.31%
Number of salaries quoted 0 6 24
Median salary - £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -10.00%  
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 East of England with a requirement for programming language skills.

Programming Language Skills
East of England
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 3281 3555 3880
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 53.71% 48.30% 52.52%
Number of salaries quoted 2711 2959 3214
Median salary £44,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.70% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.46% +1.25%  

COBOL
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 East of England

COBOL
Salary Trend in the East of England

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

Salary trend for COBOL in the East of England