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 21 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
COBOL
England / North East
Rank - 68 76
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 1 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East - 0.17% 0.59%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.29% 1.05%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 4
Median salary - - £27,500
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £43,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+22.09% -4.44%

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
337 346 382
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 51.61% 57.48% 56.68%
Number of salaries quoted 284 311 340
Median salary £37,062 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.89% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £28,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 12 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (100.00%) IBM
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) CICS
1 2 (100.00%) zOS
1 2 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 2 (100.00%) VSAM
1 2 (100.00%) IBM Mainframe

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 (100.00%) CICS
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) COBOL Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) IBM Mainframe
1 2 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 2 (100.00%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) IBM
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft