The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 89 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 5 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 0.42% - -
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.87% - -
Number of salaries quoted 5 0 0
Average salary £35,500 - -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
COBOL
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 South Wales region.

Programming Languages Category
South Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
574 434 588
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 48.24% 42.97% 56.87%
Number of salaries quoted 506 385 543
Average salary £36,500 £34,000 £33,431
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.35% +1.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £42,250 £44,350
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

COBOL
Salary Trend in South Wales

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

COBOL Salary Trend in South Wales

COBOL
Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 5 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff - 5 £35,500 -
COBOL
Wales

COBOL
Top 23 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT jobs across the South Wales 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 5 (100.00%) IIS
1 5 (100.00%) UNIX
1 5 (100.00%) AIX
1 5 (100.00%) IBM
1 5 (100.00%) Shell Script
1 5 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 5 (100.00%) iSeries
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (60.00%) Project Management
3 3 (60.00%) Tomcat
3 3 (60.00%) AS400
3 3 (60.00%) Finance
4 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (20.00%) OS/400
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) DB2
4 1 (20.00%) RPG
4 1 (20.00%) VB.NET
4 1 (20.00%) .NET
4 1 (20.00%) Apache
4 1 (20.00%) MS Project
4 1 (20.00%) MS Office
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT jobs across the South Wales 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 (100.00%) IIS
1 5 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 3 (60.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (20.00%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Project
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) DB2
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Applications Support
2 3 (60.00%) Applications Support Analyst
2 3 (60.00%) Analyst
2 3 (60.00%) Support Analyst
3 2 (40.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (40.00%) Applications Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (100.00%) iSeries
2 3 (60.00%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) UNIX
1 5 (100.00%) AIX
2 1 (20.00%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (20.00%) RPG
2 1 (20.00%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) IBM
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft