The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank - 102 93
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales - 0.074% 0.093%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.13% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 1
Average salary - - £26,739
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £38,500 £36,250
% change year-on-year
+16.88% +6.20%
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
643 768 520
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 50.23% 56.89% 48.28%
Number of salaries quoted 551 707 471
Average salary £35,000 £34,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.94% -1.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £25,000
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 Wales

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