Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

COBOL
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank - 134 132
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 1 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex - 0.056% 0.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.097% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 2
Essex median annual salary - £32,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -27.78% -10.00%
East of England median annual salary - £32,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - -18.75% +3.23%

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 786 1,031 989
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 57.84% 57.37% 48.46%
Number of salaries quoted 672 851 835
Essex median annual salary £44,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.22% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £24,000 £30,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £63,750
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +3.53%

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