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 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
COBOL
North East / Tyne and Wear
Rank - - 68
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 0 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear - - 0.72%
As % of the Programming Languages category - - 1.10%
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 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 231 307 363
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 52.38% 61.90% 65.17%
Number of salaries quoted 212 277 322
Median salary £36,000 £37,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.70% -1.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.46% +1.25%  

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