The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Leeds 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 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

COBOL
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 176 171
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 1 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds - 0.030% 0.27%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.056% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 6
Median salary - - £61,215
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 Leeds with a requirement for programming language skills.

Programming Language Skills
Leeds
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 1438 1778 1804
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 55.78% 53.85% 48.77%
Number of salaries quoted 1285 1470 1526
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £56,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +2.50%  

COBOL
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds 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 Leeds

COBOL
Salary Trend in Leeds

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

Salary trend for COBOL in Leeds