Period
to 26 May 2018

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 6 months to 26 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

COBOL
6 months to
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank - - 134
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 0 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex - - 0.66%
As % of the Programming Languages category - - 1.32%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 11
Essex median annual salary - - £45,000
East of England median annual salary - - £45,000

COBOL is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Essex with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Essex
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 913 1,037 1,064
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 61.56% 52.88% 50.02%
Number of salaries quoted 791 811 869
Essex median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,374 £23,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £61,250 £63,750
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +3.45% +2.35%

COBOL
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings citing COBOL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

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