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 19 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
COBOL
England / North East
Rank - - 75
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 0 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East - - 0.69%
As % of the Programming Languages category - - 1.20%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 5
Median salary - - £61,215
UK excluding London median salary £51,900 £44,500 £52,000
% change year-on-year
+16.62% -14.42%

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
328 351 417
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 51.17% 58.11% 57.20%
Number of salaries quoted 291 305 369
Median salary £35,000 £36,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.10% -2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,700 £29,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

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