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

COBOL
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 139 177
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 1 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire - 0.043% 0.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.10% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 3
Median salary - - £37,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £47,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00%  

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Programming Language Skills
Hertfordshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 1075 961 1293
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 50.92% 41.71% 44.80%
Number of salaries quoted 929 807 1077
Median salary £45,000 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.17% +2.22%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

COBOL
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire

COBOL
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Salary trend for COBOL in Hertfordshire