The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 2 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank - 83 70
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 1 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East - 0.13% 1.66%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.23% 2.89%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 8
Median salary - - £27,500
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £43,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year
+22.09% -2.27%
COBOL
England

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

Programming Languages Category
North East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
360 431 450
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 50.92% 56.86% 57.40%
Number of salaries quoted 297 385 397
Median salary £40,000 £34,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% -6.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,350 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

The demand trend of job ads across the North East region citing COBOL as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

COBOL
Salary Trend in the North East

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

COBOL Salary Trend in the North East

COBOL
Top 24 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 2 December 2016, IT jobs citing COBOL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North East region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 3 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 2 (66.67%) IBM
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) CICS
2 2 (66.67%) zOS
2 2 (66.67%) Configuration Management
2 2 (66.67%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (66.67%) VSAM
3 1 (33.33%) System Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) Cognizant
3 1 (33.33%) Fujitsu
3 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 1 (33.33%) IDMS
3 1 (33.33%) TPMS
3 1 (33.33%) VME
3 1 (33.33%) Financial Institution
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Banking

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (66.67%) CICS
2 1 (33.33%) TPMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) IDMS
General
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) COBOL Developer
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (66.67%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (66.67%) VSAM
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) zOS
2 1 (33.33%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Configuration Management
2 1 (33.33%) System Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) IBM
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Cognizant
2 1 (33.33%) Fujitsu