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 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 72 - 62
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 4 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.51% - 0.18%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.06% - 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 4 0 1
Average salary £34,817 - £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £34,000 £40,375
% change year-on-year
+32.35% -15.78%
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
379 277 282
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 47.85% 41.16% 51.93%
Number of salaries quoted 307 246 241
Average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £24,600 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,500 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 7 (77.78%) Finance
2 6 (66.67%) SDLC
3 5 (55.56%) iSeries
3 5 (55.56%) WebSphere
3 5 (55.56%) .NET
3 5 (55.56%) IIS
3 5 (55.56%) UNIX
3 5 (55.56%) AIX
3 5 (55.56%) IBM
3 5 (55.56%) Shell Script
4 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
4 4 (44.44%) C#
4 4 (44.44%) VB
4 4 (44.44%) Mainframe
4 4 (44.44%) Web Development
5 3 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (33.33%) Change Management
5 3 (33.33%) AS400
5 3 (33.33%) XML
5 3 (33.33%) VB.NET
5 3 (33.33%) Project Management
5 3 (33.33%) Tomcat
6 2 (22.22%) Banking
6 2 (22.22%) .NET Framework
7 1 (11.11%) QA
7 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
7 1 (11.11%) OS/400
7 1 (11.11%) Apache
7 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
7 1 (11.11%) RPG

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (55.56%) IIS
1 5 (55.56%) WebSphere
2 3 (33.33%) Tomcat
3 1 (11.11%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Project
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) DB2
General
1 7 (77.78%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Applications Support
2 4 (44.44%) Developer
2 4 (44.44%) Analyst
3 3 (33.33%) Applications Support Analyst
3 3 (33.33%) Mainframe Developer
3 3 (33.33%) Support Analyst
4 2 (22.22%) Support Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) COBOL Developer
4 2 (22.22%) Mainframe Consultant
4 2 (22.22%) Applications Support Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) Consultant
5 1 (11.11%) Analyst Programmer
5 1 (11.11%) Programmer
5 1 (11.11%) Developer Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) .NET
2 3 (33.33%) XML
3 2 (22.22%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) iSeries
2 4 (44.44%) Mainframe
3 3 (33.33%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) UNIX
1 5 (55.56%) AIX
2 1 (11.11%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) SDLC
2 4 (44.44%) Web Development
3 3 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (33.33%) Project Management
3 3 (33.33%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) Shell Script
2 4 (44.44%) C#
2 4 (44.44%) VB
3 3 (33.33%) VB.NET
4 1 (11.11%) RPG
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) IBM
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft