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

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 102 101 -
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 3 6 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.22% 0.44% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.45% 0.89% -
Number of salaries quoted 0 6 0
Average salary - £40,500 -
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £40,250 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+24.22% -5.29%
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
664 673 611
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 48.50% 49.34% 51.91%
Number of salaries quoted 494 456 426
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £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 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 (80.00%) DB2
1 12 (80.00%) Finance
2 11 (73.33%) CICS
3 10 (66.67%) Mainframe
4 9 (60.00%) Banking
5 8 (53.33%) Change Management
5 8 (53.33%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (53.33%) Assembly Language
6 7 (46.67%) REXX
6 7 (46.67%) IBM
6 7 (46.67%) IBM Mainframe
6 7 (46.67%) CA Endevor
7 6 (40.00%) UNIX
7 6 (40.00%) Java
8 5 (33.33%) Windows
8 5 (33.33%) SAS
8 5 (33.33%) ATM
8 5 (33.33%) JCL
8 5 (33.33%) Chip Card
8 5 (33.33%) Retail
8 5 (33.33%) QA
8 5 (33.33%) Release Management
8 5 (33.33%) Mentoring
8 5 (33.33%) Coaching
9 4 (26.67%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (26.67%) SAP
10 3 (20.00%) C#
10 3 (20.00%) Oracle
10 3 (20.00%) Performance Analysis
10 3 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 (73.33%) CICS
2 5 (33.33%) SAS
3 2 (13.33%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (80.00%) DB2
2 2 (13.33%) RDBMS
2 2 (13.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (6.67%) SAP BW
General
1 12 (80.00%) Finance
2 9 (60.00%) Banking
3 5 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Technical Specialist
2 5 (33.33%) Applications Support
3 3 (20.00%) Administrator
4 2 (13.33%) Applications Support Specialist
4 2 (13.33%) DB2 DBA
4 2 (13.33%) Applications Specialist
4 2 (13.33%) DBA
4 2 (13.33%) Support Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (6.67%) SAP Support
5 1 (6.67%) SAP BW Support
5 1 (6.67%) SAP Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (66.67%) Mainframe
2 8 (53.33%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (46.67%) IBM Mainframe
4 5 (33.33%) Chip Card
5 2 (13.33%) Replication
6 1 (6.67%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) UNIX
2 5 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (13.33%) AIX
3 2 (13.33%) Solaris
3 2 (13.33%) Linux
3 2 (13.33%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Change Management
2 5 (33.33%) Release Management
2 5 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 5 (33.33%) Coaching
3 4 (26.67%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (20.00%) Performance Analysis
4 3 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (20.00%) Service Management
4 3 (20.00%) Problem Management
5 2 (13.33%) Incident Management
5 2 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (13.33%) ITIL
5 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
5 2 (13.33%) Project Management
6 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (6.67%) Workflow
6 1 (6.67%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) Assembly Language
2 7 (46.67%) REXX
3 6 (40.00%) Java
4 5 (33.33%) JCL
5 3 (20.00%) C#
6 2 (13.33%) SQL
7 1 (6.67%) ABAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) RACF
Systems Management
1 7 (46.67%) CA Endevor
2 2 (13.33%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) IBM
2 4 (26.67%) SAP
3 3 (20.00%) Oracle
4 2 (13.33%) BMC
4 2 (13.33%) CA