The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 Tyne and Wear region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 39 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 19 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 2.99% - -
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.41% - -
Number of salaries quoted 18 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
Tyne and Wear
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
351 275 306
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 55.19% 53.09% 53.22%
Number of salaries quoted 270 236 254
Average salary £30,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,500 £24,500
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
North East

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
Salary Histogram in Tyne and Wear

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

COBOL Salary Histogram 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 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
Newcastle upon Tyne - 19 £27,500 -
COBOL
North East

COBOL
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (84.21%) VME
2 11 (57.89%) ITIL
3 2 (10.53%) Mainframe
3 2 (10.53%) UNIX
4 1 (5.26%) Windows
4 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.26%) DTV
4 1 (5.26%) SAP
4 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.26%) Electronics
4 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
4 1 (5.26%) Finance
4 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
4 1 (5.26%) Programme Management
4 1 (5.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (5.26%) Marketing
4 1 (5.26%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (5.26%) ICL

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (5.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
General
1 1 (5.26%) Electronics
1 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
1 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
1 1 (5.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Programmer
1 8 (42.11%) Analyst
1 8 (42.11%) COBOL Programmer
2 7 (36.84%) COBOL Developer
2 7 (36.84%) Developer
3 6 (31.58%) COBOL Analyst
4 4 (21.05%) Developer Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Support Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Applications Support
5 2 (10.53%) Applications Support Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
6 1 (5.26%) Analyst Programmer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Mainframe
2 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.26%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 16 (84.21%) VME
2 2 (10.53%) UNIX
3 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) ITIL
2 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (5.26%) Programme Management
2 1 (5.26%) Digital Marketing
Vendors
1 1 (5.26%) SAP
1 1 (5.26%) ICL