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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 104 100 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 1 4 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.063% 0.27% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.15% 0.51% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 0
Average salary £44,000 £32,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+37.50% -
UK excluding London average salary £43,000 £42,500 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+1.17% +7.59%
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
678 778 657
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 42.86% 52.01% 53.99%
Number of salaries quoted 451 562 417
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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 13 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 4 (100.00%) DB2
1 4 (100.00%) CICS
1 4 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 3 (75.00%) IBM
2 3 (75.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 3 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (75.00%) JCL
2 3 (75.00%) Change Management
2 3 (75.00%) Finance
3 2 (50.00%) Banking
4 1 (25.00%) SDLC
4 1 (25.00%) TOWER Software
4 1 (25.00%) MTS

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 4 (100.00%) CICS
2 1 (25.00%) MTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) DB2
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Technical Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 3 (75.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 3 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Change Management
2 1 (25.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) JCL
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) TOWER Software