The table below looks at the statistics 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 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank - 103 -
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 6 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh - 0.42% -
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.89% -
Number of salaries quoted 0 6 0
Average salary - £40,500 -
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+31.25% -11.11%
COBOL
Scotland

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
627 671 586
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 46.97% 46.63% 50.69%
Number of salaries quoted 455 472 417
Average salary £40,250 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,994 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £48,187
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 12 (92.31%) DB2
2 11 (84.62%) CICS
3 10 (76.92%) Mainframe
3 10 (76.92%) Finance
4 8 (61.54%) Assembly Language
5 7 (53.85%) REXX
5 7 (53.85%) IBM
5 7 (53.85%) Banking
5 7 (53.85%) CA Endevor
5 7 (53.85%) IBM Mainframe
6 6 (46.15%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (46.15%) Change Management
7 5 (38.46%) Retail
7 5 (38.46%) Mentoring
7 5 (38.46%) Coaching
7 5 (38.46%) QA
7 5 (38.46%) Release Management
7 5 (38.46%) JCL
7 5 (38.46%) Chip Card
7 5 (38.46%) SAS
7 5 (38.46%) ATM
8 4 (30.77%) UNIX
8 4 (30.77%) SAP
8 4 (30.77%) Java
9 3 (23.08%) Windows
9 3 (23.08%) Service Management
10 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
10 2 (15.38%) Replication
10 2 (15.38%) OMEGAMON
10 2 (15.38%) Incident Management

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 11 (84.62%) CICS
2 5 (38.46%) SAS
3 2 (15.38%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (92.31%) DB2
2 2 (15.38%) RDBMS
2 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
3 1 (7.69%) SAP BW
General
1 10 (76.92%) Finance
2 7 (53.85%) Banking
3 5 (38.46%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Technical Specialist
2 3 (23.08%) Applications Support
2 3 (23.08%) Administrator
3 2 (15.38%) DBA
3 2 (15.38%) DB2 DBA
4 1 (7.69%) SAP Support
4 1 (7.69%) SAP BW Support
4 1 (7.69%) SAP Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Support Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Applications Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Applications Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (76.92%) Mainframe
2 7 (53.85%) IBM Mainframe
3 6 (46.15%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (38.46%) Chip Card
5 2 (15.38%) Replication
6 1 (7.69%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) UNIX
2 3 (23.08%) Windows
3 2 (15.38%) AIX
3 2 (15.38%) Solaris
3 2 (15.38%) Linux
3 2 (15.38%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Change Management
2 5 (38.46%) Release Management
2 5 (38.46%) Mentoring
2 5 (38.46%) Coaching
3 3 (23.08%) Service Management
4 2 (15.38%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (15.38%) Incident Management
4 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (15.38%) ITIL
4 2 (15.38%) Configuration Management
4 2 (15.38%) Project Management
5 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (7.69%) Workflow
5 1 (7.69%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (7.69%) Problem Management
5 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) Assembly Language
2 7 (53.85%) REXX
3 5 (38.46%) JCL
4 4 (30.77%) Java
5 2 (15.38%) SQL
6 1 (7.69%) ABAP
6 1 (7.69%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (38.46%) QA
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) RACF
Systems Management
1 7 (53.85%) CA Endevor
2 2 (15.38%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) IBM
2 4 (30.77%) SAP
3 2 (15.38%) BMC
3 2 (15.38%) CA
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle