The first table below looks at the demand for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 107 89 95
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +6
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 3 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.18% 0.091% 0.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.39% 0.17% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 1
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -37.50%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.25%
Programming Languages Category
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
768 575 725
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 46.32% 52.37% 51.27%
Number of salaries quoted 536 351 571
Average salary £38,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £24,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.35%
COBOL
Scotland

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing COBOL across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

COBOL
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

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

COBOL Salary Trend in Edinburgh

COBOL
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing COBOL across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

COBOL Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Edinburgh 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 (62.50%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) Mainframe
2 3 (37.50%) CICS
2 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) DB2
2 3 (37.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (25.00%) iSeries
3 2 (25.00%) WebSphere
3 2 (25.00%) CA Endevor
3 2 (25.00%) UNIX
3 2 (25.00%) Windows
3 2 (25.00%) Linux
3 2 (25.00%) RPG
3 2 (25.00%) VMS
3 2 (25.00%) Assembly Language
3 2 (25.00%) Retail
3 2 (25.00%) Change Management
3 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (25.00%) Scrum
4 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
4 1 (12.50%) Tandem
4 1 (12.50%) Banking
4 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
4 1 (12.50%) Project Management
4 1 (12.50%) HP
4 1 (12.50%) C
4 1 (12.50%) UML
4 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
4 1 (12.50%) Mathematics
4 1 (12.50%) Release Management

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Edinburgh 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 3 (37.50%) CICS
2 2 (25.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) DB2
General
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Retail
3 1 (12.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Applications Specialist
1 4 (50.00%) Support Specialist
1 4 (50.00%) Applications Support
1 4 (50.00%) Applications Support Specialist
2 2 (25.00%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) DB2 Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Software Development Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Team Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Development Team Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Junior Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Junior Software Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Software Development Team Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Support Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Software Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Junior
3 1 (12.50%) Development Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Support
3 1 (12.50%) Software Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Mainframe
2 2 (25.00%) iSeries
3 1 (12.50%) Tandem
3 1 (12.50%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) UNIX
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
1 2 (25.00%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (25.00%) Change Management
2 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
3 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) UML
3 1 (12.50%) Release Management
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) RPG
2 2 (25.00%) Assembly Language
3 1 (12.50%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) HP