The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for COBOL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

COBOL
England / North East
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 76
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 0 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East - - 0.56%
As % of the Programming Languages category - - 0.91%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 4
Median salary - - £61,215
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +16.66% -10.00%  

COBOL is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for programming language skills.

Programming Language Skills
North East
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 344 363 439
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 52.84% 54.59% 61.57%
Number of salaries quoted 313 319 390
Median salary £35,000 £36,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +2.50%  

COBOL
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East citing COBOL as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for COBOL in the North East

COBOL
Salary Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing COBOL in the North East.

Salary trend for COBOL in the North East