The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 24 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank - 100 -
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 4 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales - 0.29% -
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.55% -
Number of salaries quoted 0 4 0
Median salary - £34,817 -
UK excluding London median salary £40,500 £45,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +15.38%
COBOL
UK

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

Programming Languages Category
Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
676 723 620
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 50.67% 52.16% 47.36%
Number of salaries quoted 599 596 555
Median salary £38,500 £35,000 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +6.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

The demand trend of job ads across the Wales region citing COBOL as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

COBOL
Salary Trend in Wales

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

COBOL Salary Trend in Wales

COBOL
Top 10 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 24 July 2016, IT jobs citing COBOL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Wales region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) JCL
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Retail
1 1 (100.00%) VSAM
1 1 (100.00%) CA Endevor
1 1 (100.00%) IBM Mainframe
1 1 (100.00%) Time Sharing Option

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

General
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst Programmer
1 1 (100.00%) COBOL Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
1 1 (100.00%) COBOL Programmer
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe Analyst Programmer
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe Programmer
1 1 (100.00%) Programmer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) IBM Mainframe
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (100.00%) VSAM
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) JCL
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) IBM