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 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 58 66 69
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +3
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 19 2 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 2.31% 0.30% 0.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.35% 0.61% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 14 2 0
Average salary £27,500 £30,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.83% -
UK excluding London average salary £48,750 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+26.62% +2.66%
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
437 330 398
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 53.10% 50.00% 54.45%
Number of salaries quoted 315 290 349
Average salary £33,000 £36,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.58% +10.60%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £22,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -

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
Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the North East region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear - 15 £27,500 -
Durham +2 4 - -
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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 24 (70.59%) VME
2 14 (41.18%) ITIL
3 11 (32.35%) Mainframe
4 7 (20.59%) C#
4 7 (20.59%) Java
4 7 (20.59%) Finance
5 6 (17.65%) IBM
6 5 (14.71%) Windows
6 5 (14.71%) DB2
7 4 (11.76%) J2EE
7 4 (11.76%) Oracle
7 4 (11.76%) SQL Server
7 4 (11.76%) SQL
7 4 (11.76%) C++
7 4 (11.76%) Linux
7 4 (11.76%) Windows XP
7 4 (11.76%) ATM
7 4 (11.76%) TCP/IP
7 4 (11.76%) HP
7 4 (11.76%) UNIX
7 4 (11.76%) XML
7 4 (11.76%) NCR
7 4 (11.76%) PL/1
7 4 (11.76%) EMV
7 4 (11.76%) JCL
7 4 (11.76%) Change Management
7 4 (11.76%) Banking
7 4 (11.76%) Retail
7 4 (11.76%) Cryptography
7 4 (11.76%) BASE24

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.94%) CICS
Business Applications
1 4 (11.76%) BASE24
2 3 (8.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.76%) ATM
1 4 (11.76%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.71%) DB2
2 4 (11.76%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (20.59%) Finance
2 4 (11.76%) Banking
2 4 (11.76%) Retail
3 3 (8.82%) Marketing
3 3 (8.82%) Manufacturing
3 3 (8.82%) Electronics
3 3 (8.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (41.18%) Analyst
2 10 (29.41%) Programmer
2 10 (29.41%) COBOL Programmer
2 10 (29.41%) COBOL Analyst
3 9 (26.47%) COBOL Developer
3 9 (26.47%) Developer
4 4 (11.76%) Senior Technical Specialist
4 4 (11.76%) Technical Specialist
4 4 (11.76%) Developer Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Support Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Applications Support
6 2 (5.88%) Applications Support Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
7 1 (2.94%) Support Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.76%) J2EE
1 4 (11.76%) XML
2 3 (8.82%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (32.35%) Mainframe
2 4 (11.76%) EMV
2 4 (11.76%) Tandem
2 4 (11.76%) Cryptography
2 4 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (8.82%) DTV
4 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 24 (70.59%) VME
2 5 (14.71%) Windows
3 4 (11.76%) Linux
3 4 (11.76%) Windows XP
3 4 (11.76%) Windows 7
3 4 (11.76%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (41.18%) ITIL
2 4 (11.76%) Change Management
2 4 (11.76%) Mentoring
2 4 (11.76%) Coaching
3 3 (8.82%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (8.82%) Programme Management
3 3 (8.82%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (8.82%) Digital Marketing
4 2 (5.88%) Test Scripting
4 2 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (5.88%) Problem Management
4 2 (5.88%) Configuration Management
5 1 (2.94%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.59%) Java
1 7 (20.59%) C#
2 4 (11.76%) C++
2 4 (11.76%) SQL
2 4 (11.76%) PL/1
2 4 (11.76%) JCL
2 4 (11.76%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.76%) ISO 8583
1 4 (11.76%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (17.65%) IBM
2 4 (11.76%) HP
2 4 (11.76%) NCR
2 4 (11.76%) Oracle
2 4 (11.76%) VocaLink
3 3 (8.82%) SAP
4 2 (5.88%) ICL