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 23 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 19 17 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 4 2 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Durham 5.00% 2.67% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.52% 5.71% -
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 0
Average salary - £30,500 -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
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
42 35 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Durham 52.50% 46.67% 51.11%
Number of salaries quoted 28 30 38
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 £29,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% +1.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £20,800 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £33,500 £37,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -

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

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Durham

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT jobs across the Durham region citing COBOL also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited COBOL.

1 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) C++
1 4 (100.00%) Java
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
1 4 (100.00%) J2EE
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (100.00%) DB2
1 4 (100.00%) XML
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
1 4 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 4 (100.00%) ATM
1 4 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (100.00%) IBM
1 4 (100.00%) HP
1 4 (100.00%) NCR
1 4 (100.00%) PL/1
1 4 (100.00%) EMV
1 4 (100.00%) JCL
1 4 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 4 (100.00%) Change Management
1 4 (100.00%) Finance
1 4 (100.00%) BASE24
1 4 (100.00%) ISO 8583
1 4 (100.00%) Tandem
1 4 (100.00%) Banking
1 4 (100.00%) Retail
1 4 (100.00%) Cryptography
1 4 (100.00%) QA

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Durham by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT jobs across the Durham region citing COBOL also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited COBOL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 4 (100.00%) BASE24
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) ATM
1 4 (100.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (100.00%) DB2
General
1 4 (100.00%) Finance
1 4 (100.00%) Banking
1 4 (100.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Technical Specialist
1 4 (100.00%) Senior Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) J2EE
1 4 (100.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) EMV
1 4 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 4 (100.00%) Tandem
1 4 (100.00%) Cryptography
1 4 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
1 4 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 4 (100.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Change Management
1 4 (100.00%) Mentoring
1 4 (100.00%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) C++
1 4 (100.00%) Java
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
1 4 (100.00%) PL/1
1 4 (100.00%) JCL
1 4 (100.00%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (100.00%) ISO 8583
1 4 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle
1 4 (100.00%) IBM
1 4 (100.00%) HP
1 4 (100.00%) NCR
1 4 (100.00%) VocaLink