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 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
North East / Tyne and Wear
Rank - - 66
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 0 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear - - 0.89%
As % of the Programming Languages category - - 1.47%
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 Tyne and Wear region.

Programming Languages Category
Tyne and Wear
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
254 283 341
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 52.92% 62.20% 60.78%
Number of salaries quoted 229 251 307
Median salary £35,000 £37,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.40% -1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £28,650 £26,200
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 Tyne and Wear

The demand trend of job ads across the Tyne and Wear region citing COBOL as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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