The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the North East region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 47 72 -
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 23 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 2.78% 0.15% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.26% 0.28% -
Number of salaries quoted 22 0 0
Average salary £27,500 - -
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +6.66%
Programming Languages Category
North East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
437 363 419
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 52.84% 54.26% 51.16%
Number of salaries quoted 334 320 359
Average salary £31,500 £36,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.69% +7.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
COBOL
England

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
Salary Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing COBOL across the North East region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

COBOL Salary Histogram 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 25 July 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 - 19 £27,500 -
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 25 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 20 (86.96%) VME
2 11 (47.83%) ITIL
3 4 (17.39%) Mainframe
3 4 (17.39%) UNIX
4 3 (13.04%) Electronics
4 3 (13.04%) Telecoms
4 3 (13.04%) Finance
4 3 (13.04%) Manufacturing
4 3 (13.04%) Programme Management
4 3 (13.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (13.04%) Marketing
4 3 (13.04%) Digital Marketing
4 3 (13.04%) SAP
4 3 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (13.04%) DTV
5 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
5 2 (8.70%) Test Scripting
5 2 (8.70%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (8.70%) Problem Management
6 1 (4.35%) ICL
6 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
6 1 (4.35%) IBM
6 1 (4.35%) CICS
6 1 (4.35%) DB2
6 1 (4.35%) Windows

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (4.35%) CICS
Business Applications
1 3 (13.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) DB2
General
1 3 (13.04%) Electronics
1 3 (13.04%) Telecoms
1 3 (13.04%) Finance
1 3 (13.04%) Manufacturing
1 3 (13.04%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (52.17%) Analyst
2 9 (39.13%) COBOL Analyst
3 8 (34.78%) COBOL Programmer
3 8 (34.78%) Programmer
4 7 (30.43%) COBOL Developer
4 7 (30.43%) Developer
5 4 (17.39%) Developer Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Support Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Applications Support
6 2 (8.70%) Applications Support Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
7 1 (4.35%) Analyst Programmer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Mainframe
2 3 (13.04%) DTV
3 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 20 (86.96%) VME
2 4 (17.39%) UNIX
3 1 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) ITIL
2 3 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (13.04%) Programme Management
2 3 (13.04%) Digital Marketing
3 2 (8.70%) Test Scripting
3 2 (8.70%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (8.70%) Problem Management
3 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) SAP
2 1 (4.35%) IBM
2 1 (4.35%) ICL