The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Wales region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank - - 96
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales - - 0.090%
As % of the Programming Languages category - - 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 1
Average salary - - £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.25%
Programming Languages Category
Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
560 734 584
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 45.60% 59.00% 52.71%
Number of salaries quoted 496 651 502
Average salary £34,000 £32,958 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.16% +4.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £41,450
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.35%
COBOL
UK

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