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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank - - 101
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 0 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh - - 0.50%
As % of the Programming Languages category - - 1.02%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 7
Average salary - - £36,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £50,000 £40,250
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +24.22%
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
507 649 684
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 40.33% 47.69% 48.48%
Number of salaries quoted 363 473 474
Average salary £42,500 £40,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.93% +6.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.89%

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 9 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 1 (100.00%) DB2
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) CICS
1 1 (100.00%) JCL
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) IBM Mainframe
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 1 (100.00%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) DB2
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (100.00%) IBM Mainframe
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) JCL
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) IBM