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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 101 - 103
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 4 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 0.29% - 0.078%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.54% - 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 4 0 0
Average salary £34,817 - -
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +10.38%
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
742 637 704
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 53.34% 49.57% 54.70%
Number of salaries quoted 630 559 648
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £24,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,650 £42,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%

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

COBOL
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the Wales region over the 3 months to 4 September 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
South Wales - 4 £34,817 -
COBOL
UK

COBOL
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the 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 (83.33%) .NET
1 5 (83.33%) Finance
2 4 (66.67%) C#
2 4 (66.67%) VB
2 4 (66.67%) Mainframe
2 4 (66.67%) Web Development
2 4 (66.67%) SDLC
3 3 (50.00%) XML
3 3 (50.00%) VB.NET
3 3 (50.00%) Change Management
4 2 (33.33%) WebSphere
4 2 (33.33%) Banking
4 2 (33.33%) Shell Script
4 2 (33.33%) IBM
4 2 (33.33%) UNIX
4 2 (33.33%) AIX
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 2 (33.33%) IIS
4 2 (33.33%) .NET Framework
4 2 (33.33%) iSeries
4 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (16.67%) QA
5 1 (16.67%) MS Project
5 1 (16.67%) MS Office
5 1 (16.67%) Tomcat
5 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (16.67%) Project Management
5 1 (16.67%) AS400

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the 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 2 (33.33%) IIS
1 2 (33.33%) WebSphere
2 1 (16.67%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Project
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (83.33%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Developer
2 3 (50.00%) Mainframe Developer
3 2 (33.33%) COBOL Developer
3 2 (33.33%) Mainframe Consultant
3 2 (33.33%) Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Consultant
3 2 (33.33%) Applications Support
4 1 (16.67%) Applications Support Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Applications Support Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Developer Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Analyst Programmer
4 1 (16.67%) Programmer
4 1 (16.67%) Support Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) .NET
2 3 (50.00%) XML
3 2 (33.33%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Mainframe
2 2 (33.33%) iSeries
3 1 (16.67%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) UNIX
1 2 (33.33%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Web Development
1 4 (66.67%) SDLC
2 3 (50.00%) Change Management
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (16.67%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) C#
1 4 (66.67%) VB
2 3 (50.00%) VB.NET
3 2 (33.33%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) IBM
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft