Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

COBOL
England > North East
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 108 114 124
Rank change year-on-year +6 +10 -43
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 1 3 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.074% 0.20% 0.064%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.16% 0.39% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 0
North East median annual salary - £35,000 -
England median annual salary £46,750 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -6.50% +11.11% -1.52%

COBOL is in the Programming Languages category. The following 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 coding skills.

All Programming Languages
North East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 645 768 882
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 47.81% 51.10% 56.50%
Number of salaries quoted 586 663 779
North East median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,275 £25,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £52,500 £51,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

COBOL
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing COBOL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

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

COBOL
Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the North East region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Durham - 1 - -
COBOL
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, 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 North East region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Google

COBOL
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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:

General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Leader
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Google