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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 97 98 80
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -18
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 3 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.23% 0.090% 0.22%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.35% 0.14% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 1
Average salary £31,000 - £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £38,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+16.88% +10.00%
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
847 707 538
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Glasgow 63.97% 63.98% 58.10%
Number of salaries quoted 479 453 345
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -

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 16 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 4 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) Finance
3 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) Banking
3 2 (50.00%) Java
3 2 (50.00%) RPG
3 2 (50.00%) Technical Analysis
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (50.00%) Sybase
3 2 (50.00%) CICS
3 2 (50.00%) JCL
3 2 (50.00%) Mainframe
3 2 (50.00%) AS400
4 1 (25.00%) Easytrieve
4 1 (25.00%) C

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 2 (50.00%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) Easytrieve
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst Programmer
1 2 (50.00%) Programmer
1 2 (50.00%) AS400 Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Mainframe Analyst Programmer
2 1 (25.00%) Mainframe Programmer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Mainframe
1 2 (50.00%) AS400
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) JCL
2 2 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) RPG
3 1 (25.00%) C
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
1 2 (50.00%) Sybase