Period
to 13 November 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 13 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

COBOL
6 months to
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank - 112 135
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 3 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex - 0.21% 0.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.37% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 0 3 0
Essex median annual salary - £64,469 -
East of England median annual salary £55,000 £64,469 £28,000
% change year-on-year -14.69% +130.24% -25.33%

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 712 813 985
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 57.79% 56.07% 46.27%
Number of salaries quoted 583 690 763
Essex median annual salary £41,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.89% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £24,000 £27,500 £22,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £66,250 £63,750
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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