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

COBOL
England / Midlands
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 20 18
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 2 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands - 1.92% 0.95%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 8.00% 3.03%
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 1
Median salary - £38,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.31%  
UK excluding London median salary £53,500 £45,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year +18.88% -4.25%  

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 the Midlands with a requirement for programming language skills.

Programming Language Skills
Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 8 25 33
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 22.86% 24.04% 31.43%
Number of salaries quoted 8 25 27
Median salary £60,000 £42,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +41.17% -15.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £35,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £53,800
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +3.75%  

COBOL
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the Midlands 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 the Midlands

COBOL
Salary Trend in the Midlands

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

Salary trend for COBOL in the Midlands