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 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
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank - - 143
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 0 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire - - 0.39%
As % of the Programming Languages category - - 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 0
Median salary - - -
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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Programming Language Skills
Hertfordshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 1055 997 1142
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 48.91% 39.24% 49.76%
Number of salaries quoted 920 809 922
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £31,025
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £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 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