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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 75 70 69
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -1
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 6 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 0.76% 0.16% 0.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.35% 0.30% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 5 0 0
Average salary £27,500 - -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+9.75% +2.50%
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
446 338 365
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 56.46% 53.74% 54.72%
Number of salaries quoted 392 300 322
Average salary £36,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,218 £45,100 £43,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £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
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 19 December 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 - 5 £27,500 -
Durham +2 1 - -
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (75.00%) VME
2 17 (53.13%) ITIL
3 8 (25.00%) Mainframe
4 7 (21.88%) C#
4 7 (21.88%) Java
5 6 (18.75%) IBM
6 5 (15.63%) Finance
7 4 (12.50%) Banking
7 4 (12.50%) Retail
7 4 (12.50%) J2EE
7 4 (12.50%) XML
7 4 (12.50%) EMV
7 4 (12.50%) Tandem
7 4 (12.50%) Cryptography
7 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (12.50%) BASE24
7 4 (12.50%) HP
7 4 (12.50%) NCR
7 4 (12.50%) Oracle
7 4 (12.50%) VocaLink
7 4 (12.50%) SQL Server
7 4 (12.50%) DB2
7 4 (12.50%) Change Management
7 4 (12.50%) SQL
7 4 (12.50%) PL/1
7 4 (12.50%) JCL
7 4 (12.50%) PowerShell
7 4 (12.50%) ATM
7 4 (12.50%) TCP/IP
7 4 (12.50%) ISO 8583

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

Business Applications
1 4 (12.50%) BASE24
2 1 (3.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.50%) ATM
1 4 (12.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 4 (12.50%) DB2
General
1 5 (15.63%) Finance
2 4 (12.50%) Banking
2 4 (12.50%) Retail
3 1 (3.13%) Marketing
3 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.13%) Electronics
3 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (37.50%) Analyst
2 10 (31.25%) COBOL Programmer
2 10 (31.25%) Programmer
3 9 (28.13%) COBOL Analyst
4 8 (25.00%) Developer
4 8 (25.00%) COBOL Developer
5 4 (12.50%) Support Analyst
5 4 (12.50%) Support Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) Technical Specialist
5 4 (12.50%) Senior Technical Specialist
6 3 (9.38%) Developer Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
7 1 (3.13%) Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.50%) J2EE
1 4 (12.50%) XML
2 3 (9.38%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.00%) Mainframe
2 4 (12.50%) EMV
2 4 (12.50%) Tandem
2 4 (12.50%) Cryptography
2 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.13%) DTV
3 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 24 (75.00%) VME
2 4 (12.50%) Windows 7
2 4 (12.50%) Windows
2 4 (12.50%) Linux
2 4 (12.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (53.13%) ITIL
2 4 (12.50%) Change Management
2 4 (12.50%) Mentoring
2 4 (12.50%) Coaching
3 3 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.13%) Problem Management
4 1 (3.13%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (3.13%) Test Scripting
4 1 (3.13%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (3.13%) Migration
4 1 (3.13%) Programme Management
4 1 (3.13%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (3.13%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.88%) Java
1 7 (21.88%) C#
2 4 (12.50%) C++
2 4 (12.50%) SQL
2 4 (12.50%) PL/1
2 4 (12.50%) JCL
2 4 (12.50%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.50%) ISO 8583
1 4 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (18.75%) IBM
2 4 (12.50%) HP
2 4 (12.50%) NCR
2 4 (12.50%) Oracle
2 4 (12.50%) VocaLink
3 2 (6.25%) ICL
4 1 (3.13%) SAP