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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 105 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 1 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 0.076% - -
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.15% - -
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 0
Average salary £43,000 - -
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £50,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
-11.00% +23.45%
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
654 747 595
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 49.43% 54.53% 55.92%
Number of salaries quoted 558 642 528
Average salary £36,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £29,750 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,450 £47,350
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.26%

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 12 February 2016. 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
North Wales - 1 £43,000 -
COBOL
UK

COBOL
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
2 3 (75.00%) Unix
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) IBM
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) Oracle
2 3 (75.00%) SAP
2 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (75.00%) C++
2 3 (75.00%) HTML
2 3 (75.00%) Java
2 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) Manufacturing
2 3 (75.00%) AS400
2 3 (75.00%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (75.00%) FMCG
2 3 (75.00%) Open Source
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) SDLC
3 1 (25.00%) Web Development
3 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Change Management
3 1 (25.00%) VB
3 1 (25.00%) XML
3 1 (25.00%) Mainframe

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Business Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Dynamics NAV
General
1 3 (75.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (75.00%) Analyst
2 3 (75.00%) Analyst Developer
2 3 (75.00%) Business Systems Analyst
2 3 (75.00%) Developer Analyst
2 3 (75.00%) Lead Developer
2 3 (75.00%) Senior Analyst
2 3 (75.00%) Senior Business Systems Analyst
2 3 (75.00%) Senior Developer
2 3 (75.00%) Senior Systems Developer
2 3 (75.00%) Senior Technical Analyst
2 3 (75.00%) Technical Analyst
2 3 (75.00%) Technical Developer
2 3 (75.00%) Technical Leader
3 1 (25.00%) COBOL Consultant
3 1 (25.00%) COBOL Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Consultant
3 1 (25.00%) Mainframe Consultant
3 1 (25.00%) Mainframe Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
2 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (75.00%) HTML
3 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) AS400
1 3 (75.00%) FMCG
2 1 (25.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Unix
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Open Source
2 1 (25.00%) Change Management
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (25.00%) SDLC
2 1 (25.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C#
2 3 (75.00%) C++
2 3 (75.00%) Java
2 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) VB
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) IBM
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle
1 3 (75.00%) SAP