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 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

COBOL
England / East of England
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 261 260 272
Rank change year-on-year -1 +12  
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 1 4 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.016% 0.059% 0.32%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.028% 0.12% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 9
Median salary £32,500 £40,000 £24,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.75% +66.66%  
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £47,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -4.25% +4.44%  

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 3610 3476 4205
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 57.99% 51.57% 51.25%
Number of salaries quoted 3032 3062 3635
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,400 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

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

COBOL
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the East of England region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Essex -4 1 £32,500 -
COBOL
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT jobs citing COBOL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the East of England region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 1 (100.00%) C
1 1 (100.00%) Unix
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Micro Focus

COBOL
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) COBOL Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Unix
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Micro Focus
Norwich, Norfolk
Aviva
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 9 hours ago