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

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 71 - 49
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 3 0 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 0.47% - 2.45%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.88% - 4.26%
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 15
Median salary £35,000 - £27,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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
342 310 376
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 54.11% 62.00% 57.67%
Number of salaries quoted 295 280 263
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £29,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £40,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in 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

COBOL
Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 24 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
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £35,000 -
COBOL
North East

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 24 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 Tyne and Wear 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 Tyne and Wear 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