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 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank - 45 -
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 19 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear - 2.96% -
As % of the Programming Languages category - 5.37% -
Number of salaries quoted 0 18 0
Average salary - £27,500 -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -2.50%
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
327 354 272
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 63.74% 55.14% 53.02%
Number of salaries quoted 294 271 234
Average salary £38,500 £30,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.33% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £23,650 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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
Top 8 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 3 (100.00%) Middleware
1 3 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 3 (100.00%) Migration
1 3 (100.00%) ICL
1 3 (100.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 3 (100.00%) Fujitsu
1 3 (100.00%) VME
1 3 (100.00%) Big Data

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) Big Data
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Architect
1 3 (100.00%) Solutions Architect
1 3 (100.00%) Lead Architect
1 3 (100.00%) Lead Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Migration
1 3 (100.00%) Enterprise Architecture
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) ICL
1 3 (100.00%) Fujitsu