The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
COBOL
Rank - 94 58
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 8 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex - 0.74% 3.57%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 1.48% 7.58%
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 Essex with a requirement for programming language skills.

Programming Language Skills
Essex
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 493 541 567
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 49.05% 50.05% 47.13%
Number of salaries quoted 363 432 438
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,498 £25,200 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.46% +1.25%  

COBOL
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex 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 Essex

COBOL
Salary Trend in Essex

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

Salary trend for COBOL in Essex