The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 109 93 -
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 2 2 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.15% 0.18% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.27% 0.30% -
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 0
Average salary - £40,000 -
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-11.00% +25.00%
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 Glasgow region.

Programming Languages Category
Glasgow
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
744 660 827
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Glasgow 54.27% 60.89% 68.46%
Number of salaries quoted 422 433 500
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £67,000 £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 Glasgow

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing COBOL across the Glasgow region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

COBOL
Salary Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing COBOL across the Glasgow region.

COBOL Salary Trend in Glasgow

COBOL
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT jobs across the Glasgow 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 2 (66.67%) DB2
1 2 (66.67%) AS400
1 2 (66.67%) RPG
1 2 (66.67%) RPG/400
1 2 (66.67%) RPG IV
2 1 (33.33%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) PL/SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (33.33%) Unix
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) IBM
2 1 (33.33%) CICS
2 1 (33.33%) MVS
2 1 (33.33%) Mainframe

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT jobs across the Glasgow 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 (33.33%) CICS
1 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) DB2
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst Programmer
2 1 (33.33%) Mainframe Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Mainframe Analyst Programmer
2 1 (33.33%) Mainframe Programmer
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Analyst Programmer
2 1 (33.33%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) AS400
2 1 (33.33%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (33.33%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) MVS
1 1 (33.33%) Unix
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) RPG
1 2 (66.67%) RPG IV
1 2 (66.67%) RPG/400
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) PL/SQL
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) IBM
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle