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 25 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 82 - 63
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 3 0 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 0.37% - 2.00%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.73% - 3.72%
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 16
Median salary £35,000 - £27,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,750
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%
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
412 429 457
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 51.05% 55.79% 53.70%
Number of salaries quoted 364 377 321
Median salary £37,000 £40,000 £31,700
Median salary % change year-on-year
-7.50% +26.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £29,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £42,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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

COBOL
Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the North East region over the 3 months to 25 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear - 3 £35,000 -
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, 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 3 (60.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (40.00%) SAPUI5
2 2 (40.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (40.00%) LSMW
2 2 (40.00%) VSAM
2 2 (40.00%) SAP IS-U
2 2 (40.00%) zOS
2 2 (40.00%) SAPscript
2 2 (40.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (40.00%) Web Dynpro
2 2 (40.00%) SAP Smart Forms
2 2 (40.00%) BAPI
2 2 (40.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) ABAP
2 2 (40.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) SAP
2 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (40.00%) OO
2 2 (40.00%) IBM
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) CICS
3 1 (20.00%) Cognizant
3 1 (20.00%) Banking
3 1 (20.00%) Financial Institution
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (20.00%) IDMS
3 1 (20.00%) TPMS

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 (40.00%) CICS
2 1 (20.00%) TPMS
Business Applications
1 2 (40.00%) SAP IS-U
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) IDMS
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) LSMW
General
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (60.00%) COBOL Developer
3 2 (40.00%) ABAP Developer
3 2 (40.00%) SAP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
1 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (40.00%) BAPI
1 2 (40.00%) SAP Smart Forms
1 2 (40.00%) SAPUI5
1 2 (40.00%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (40.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (40.00%) VSAM
3 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) zOS
2 1 (20.00%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (40.00%) OO
2 1 (20.00%) System Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) ABAP
1 2 (40.00%) C#
1 2 (40.00%) SAPscript
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) IBM
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (40.00%) SAP
2 1 (20.00%) Cognizant
2 1 (20.00%) Fujitsu