The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 19 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
COBOL
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank - 96 97
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 1 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh - 0.078% 0.23%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.18% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 0
Median salary - £41,500 -
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £43,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+22.09% -4.44%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in permanent jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Programming Languages Category
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
641 570 652
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 60.24% 44.32% 49.17%
Number of salaries quoted 409 407 483
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of job ads across the Edinburgh region citing COBOL as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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