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 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 96 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 5 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.34% - -
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.65% - -
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 0
Average salary £32,000 - -
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £39,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+7.59% +2.59%
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
766 652 594
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 52.00% 54.61% 50.60%
Number of salaries quoted 546 415 444
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.33% -

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 28 August 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 7 (77.78%) Banking
2 6 (66.67%) Retail
2 6 (66.67%) Change Management
3 5 (55.56%) Release Management
4 4 (44.44%) IBM Mainframe
4 4 (44.44%) CA Endevor
4 4 (44.44%) QA
4 4 (44.44%) CICS
4 4 (44.44%) Assembly Language
4 4 (44.44%) REXX
4 4 (44.44%) JCL
4 4 (44.44%) IBM
4 4 (44.44%) Mainframe
4 4 (44.44%) Oracle
4 4 (44.44%) DB2
4 4 (44.44%) SAS
5 3 (33.33%) SQL
6 2 (22.22%) Finance
6 2 (22.22%) ProC
6 2 (22.22%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (22.22%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (22.22%) OpenVMS
6 2 (22.22%) ISO 9001
6 2 (22.22%) Toad
6 2 (22.22%) SLA
6 2 (22.22%) XML
6 2 (22.22%) UNIX
6 2 (22.22%) Windows
6 2 (22.22%) C#
6 2 (22.22%) HTML

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 4 (44.44%) CICS
1 4 (44.44%) SAS
2 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) DB2
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) ProC
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle Forms
1 2 (22.22%) Toad
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle APEX
1 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (77.78%) Banking
2 6 (66.67%) Retail
3 2 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Technical Specialist
2 3 (33.33%) Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Oracle Developer
3 2 (22.22%) PL/SQL Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Applications Support
4 1 (11.11%) Junior PL/SQL Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Junior Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Junior
4 1 (11.11%) Applications Support Specialist
4 1 (11.11%) Junior Oracle Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Applications Specialist
4 1 (11.11%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) XML
1 2 (22.22%) HTML
1 2 (22.22%) jQuery
1 2 (22.22%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) IBM Mainframe
1 4 (44.44%) Mainframe
2 1 (11.11%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) OpenVMS
1 2 (22.22%) UNIX
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Change Management
2 5 (55.56%) Release Management
3 2 (22.22%) Problem Management
3 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (22.22%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (22.22%) Performance Analysis
3 2 (22.22%) Business Development
4 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
4 1 (11.11%) UML
4 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) Assembly Language
1 4 (44.44%) REXX
1 4 (44.44%) JCL
2 3 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (22.22%) C#
3 2 (22.22%) Java
3 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 2 (22.22%) PL/SQL
4 1 (11.11%) C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (44.44%) QA
2 2 (22.22%) ISO 9001
2 2 (22.22%) SLA
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) IBM
1 4 (44.44%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) HP