The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the Tyne and Wear region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 44 - 58
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 19 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 2.92% - 0.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.97% - 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 18 0 0
Average salary £27,500 - -
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £39,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+7.59% +2.59%
COBOL
North East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in permanent jobs advertised in the Tyne and Wear region.

Programming Languages Category
Tyne and Wear
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
382 244 296
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 58.68% 48.70% 54.92%
Number of salaries quoted 266 211 253
Average salary £31,000 £36,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.06% +7.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,500 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.33% -

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing COBOL across the Tyne and Wear region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

COBOL
Salary Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing COBOL across the Tyne and Wear region.

COBOL Salary Trend in Tyne and Wear

COBOL
Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 29 August 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
Newcastle upon Tyne - 18 £27,500 - 4
COBOL
North East

COBOL
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 16 (72.73%) VME
2 11 (50.00%) ITIL
3 4 (18.18%) Mainframe
4 3 (13.64%) C#
4 3 (13.64%) Java
4 3 (13.64%) .NET
5 2 (9.09%) UNIX
5 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (4.55%) ICL
6 1 (4.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (4.55%) Marketing
6 1 (4.55%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
6 1 (4.55%) Electronics
6 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
6 1 (4.55%) Finance
6 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
6 1 (4.55%) Migration
6 1 (4.55%) Programme Management
6 1 (4.55%) Windows
6 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (4.55%) DTV
6 1 (4.55%) SAP

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 1 (4.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
General
1 1 (4.55%) Electronics
1 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
1 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
1 1 (4.55%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Programmer
1 9 (40.91%) Developer
1 9 (40.91%) COBOL Programmer
1 9 (40.91%) COBOL Developer
2 8 (36.36%) Analyst
3 6 (27.27%) COBOL Analyst
4 4 (18.18%) Developer Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Support Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Applications Support
5 2 (9.09%) Applications Support Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
6 1 (4.55%) Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Mainframe
2 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.55%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 16 (72.73%) VME
2 2 (9.09%) UNIX
3 1 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (4.55%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (4.55%) Migration
3 1 (4.55%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) C#
1 3 (13.64%) Java
Vendors
1 1 (4.55%) SAP
1 1 (4.55%) ICL
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £25,926 to £28,389 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000 - £37000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £28,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum Bonus, Corporate Benefits Package
Posted: 6 days ago