The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank - - -
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff - - -
As % of the Programming Languages category - - -
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 0
Average salary - - -
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £50,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
-12.00% +23.45%
COBOL
South Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cardiff region.

Programming Languages Category
Cardiff
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
354 358 196
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 51.53% 54.00% 49.25%
Number of salaries quoted 291 324 181
Average salary £36,500 £35,000 £35,783
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.28% -2.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.26%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing COBOL across the Cardiff region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

COBOL
Salary Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing COBOL across the Cardiff region.

COBOL Salary Trend in Cardiff

COBOL
Top 11 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Cardiff 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 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) VB
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Web Development
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (100.00%) SDLC

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Cardiff 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.

General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) COBOL Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) COBOL Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (100.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (100.00%) SDLC
1 1 (100.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) VB