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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 99 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 10 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.67% - -
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.27% - -
Number of salaries quoted 3 0 0
Average salary £32,000 - -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £38,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+16.88% +10.00%
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
787 663 617
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 52.71% 52.41% 50.62%
Number of salaries quoted 571 431 453
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £27,500 £26,744
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -

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 19 September 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 11 (68.75%) DB2
1 11 (68.75%) Change Management
1 11 (68.75%) Banking
1 11 (68.75%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (62.50%) Retail
2 10 (62.50%) CICS
2 10 (62.50%) Assembly Language
3 9 (56.25%) Mainframe
3 9 (56.25%) Finance
4 8 (50.00%) Mentoring
4 8 (50.00%) Coaching
4 8 (50.00%) CA Endevor
4 8 (50.00%) QA
4 8 (50.00%) Release Management
4 8 (50.00%) IBM Mainframe
4 8 (50.00%) IBM
4 8 (50.00%) REXX
4 8 (50.00%) JCL
4 8 (50.00%) SAS
5 5 (31.25%) Oracle
6 4 (25.00%) Chip Card
6 4 (25.00%) ATM
6 4 (25.00%) UNIX
6 4 (25.00%) Java
6 4 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (18.75%) Performance Analysis
7 3 (18.75%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (18.75%) Problem Management
7 3 (18.75%) C#
7 3 (18.75%) Windows

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 10 (62.50%) CICS
2 8 (50.00%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (68.75%) DB2
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (6.25%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle Forms
1 2 (12.50%) Toad
1 2 (12.50%) ProC
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle APEX
1 2 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (68.75%) Banking
2 10 (62.50%) Retail
3 9 (56.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Technical Specialist
2 5 (31.25%) Applications Support
3 2 (12.50%) Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Applications Specialist
3 2 (12.50%) Support Specialist
3 2 (12.50%) Oracle Developer
3 2 (12.50%) PL/SQL Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Applications Support Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Junior Oracle Developer
4 1 (6.25%) SAP Support
4 1 (6.25%) SAP BW Support
4 1 (6.25%) SAP Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Junior PL/SQL Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Junior
4 1 (6.25%) Junior Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) HTML
1 2 (12.50%) XML
1 2 (12.50%) Ajax
1 2 (12.50%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 11 (68.75%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (56.25%) Mainframe
3 8 (50.00%) IBM Mainframe
4 4 (25.00%) Chip Card
5 1 (6.25%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) UNIX
2 3 (18.75%) Windows
3 2 (12.50%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) Change Management
2 8 (50.00%) Release Management
2 8 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 8 (50.00%) Coaching
3 4 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (18.75%) Performance Analysis
4 3 (18.75%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (18.75%) Problem Management
5 2 (12.50%) Business Development
6 1 (6.25%) Workflow
6 1 (6.25%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (6.25%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (62.50%) Assembly Language
2 8 (50.00%) REXX
2 8 (50.00%) JCL
3 4 (25.00%) Java
4 3 (18.75%) C#
5 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 2 (12.50%) PL/SQL
5 2 (12.50%) SQL
6 1 (6.25%) ABAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (50.00%) QA
2 2 (12.50%) ISO 9001
2 2 (12.50%) SLA
Systems Management
1 8 (50.00%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) IBM
2 5 (31.25%) Oracle
3 2 (12.50%) SAP
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Royal Bank Of Scotland
Salary: £Competitive plus cash and benefits package
Posted: 16 days ago
Edinburgh
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 18 days ago