The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 1 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 108 102 106
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +4
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 6 5 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.46% 0.39% 0.23%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.73% 0.74% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 4 1 3
Median salary £35,250 £62,500 £31,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-43.60% +101.61%
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +38.46%
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
820 675 862
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Glasgow 63.32% 53.28% 64.91%
Number of salaries quoted 357 384 563
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +3.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,346 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.36% -

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

The demand trend of job ads across the Glasgow region citing COBOL as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, IT jobs citing COBOL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Glasgow region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 6 (75.00%) Mainframe
2 5 (62.50%) CICS
3 4 (50.00%) SQL
3 4 (50.00%) Oracle
3 4 (50.00%) DB2
3 4 (50.00%) SDLC
4 3 (37.50%) Banking
4 3 (37.50%) JCL
5 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
5 2 (25.00%) AS400
5 2 (25.00%) Finance
5 2 (25.00%) Integration Testing
5 2 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
5 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (25.00%) RPG/400
5 2 (25.00%) RPG IV
5 2 (25.00%) XML
5 2 (25.00%) Unix
5 2 (25.00%) Windows
5 2 (25.00%) Client/Server
5 2 (25.00%) MVS
5 2 (25.00%) Java
5 2 (25.00%) PL/SQL
5 2 (25.00%) RPG
5 2 (25.00%) CGI
5 2 (25.00%) IBM
5 2 (25.00%) Defect Management
5 2 (25.00%) Windows Server

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (62.50%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) DB2
General
1 3 (37.50%) Banking
2 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst Programmer
1 3 (37.50%) Programmer
2 2 (25.00%) Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) Manual Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Tester
3 1 (12.50%) COBOL Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Mainframe Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst Programmer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Programme Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) CGI
1 2 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (75.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (25.00%) AS400
2 2 (25.00%) Client/Server
2 2 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (25.00%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) MVS
1 2 (25.00%) Unix
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
1 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) SDLC
2 2 (25.00%) Defect Management
2 2 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) JCL
3 2 (25.00%) Java
3 2 (25.00%) PL/SQL
3 2 (25.00%) RPG
3 2 (25.00%) RPG IV
3 2 (25.00%) RPG/400
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (25.00%) IBM