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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank - 93 87
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales - 0.086% 0.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.16% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 1
Average salary - - £26,739
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £38,500 £36,250
% change year-on-year
+10.38% +6.20%
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
554 638 428
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 51.25% 55.09% 46.62%
Number of salaries quoted 492 585 389
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -

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