The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 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 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

COBOL
North East / Tyne and Wear
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 72 -
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 3 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear - 0.50% -
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.87% -
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 0
Median salary - £60,000 -
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £47,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -4.25% +4.44%  

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 Tyne and Wear with a requirement for programming language skills.

Programming Language Skills
Tyne and Wear
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 193 345 351
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 57.10% 57.69% 65.98%
Number of salaries quoted 177 310 304
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £27,750
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £49,800
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

COBOL
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 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 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 in Tyne and Wear.

Salary trend for COBOL in Tyne and Wear