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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank - 52 70
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 17 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East - 2.14% 0.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 3.99% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 0 16 0
Average salary - £28,250 -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £34,000 £40,375
% change year-on-year
+32.35% -15.78%
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
480 426 361
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 62.34% 53.52% 54.37%
Number of salaries quoted 424 354 324
Average salary £38,000 £32,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.75% -8.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing COBOL across the North East region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 8 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT jobs across the North East 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%) Middleware
1 4 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 4 (100.00%) Migration
1 4 (100.00%) ICL
1 4 (100.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 4 (100.00%) Fujitsu
1 4 (100.00%) VME
1 4 (100.00%) Big Data

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT jobs across the North East 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) Big Data
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Architect
1 4 (100.00%) Solutions Architect
1 4 (100.00%) Lead Architect
1 4 (100.00%) Lead Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Migration
1 4 (100.00%) Enterprise Architecture
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) ICL
1 4 (100.00%) Fujitsu