The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the Durham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank - - 28
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Durham - - 1.08%
As % of the Programming Languages category - - 1.79%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 0
Average salary - - -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
COBOL
North East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in permanent jobs advertised in the Durham region.

Programming Languages Category
Durham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
122 35 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Durham 59.22% 41.67% 60.22%
Number of salaries quoted 100 34 52
Average salary £40,000 £32,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% -1.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,550 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £39,500 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Durham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing COBOL across the Durham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in Durham

COBOL
Salary Trend in Durham

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

COBOL Salary Trend in Durham