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 21 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
COBOL
Scotland / Glasgow
Rank 80 104 94
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -10
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 3 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.33% 0.075% 0.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.54% 0.13% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 1
Median salary - £31,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -22.50%
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £43,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+22.09% -4.44%

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
554 745 650
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Glasgow 61.76% 55.60% 61.96%
Number of salaries quoted 318 433 442
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 21 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 3 (60.00%) JCL
1 3 (60.00%) Mainframe
1 3 (60.00%) VSAM
1 3 (60.00%) CICS
1 3 (60.00%) zOS
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
1 3 (60.00%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 2 (40.00%) Software Audit
2 2 (40.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (40.00%) Maven
2 2 (40.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Product Management
2 2 (40.00%) High Availability
2 2 (40.00%) MSBuild
2 2 (40.00%) Static Code Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (40.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) Perl
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) Python

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 3 (60.00%) CICS
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Maven
1 2 (40.00%) MSBuild
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Applications Support
1 2 (40.00%) Applications Support Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Mainframe Programmer
1 2 (40.00%) Mainframe Systems Programmer
1 2 (40.00%) Programmer
1 2 (40.00%) Support Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Systems Programmer
2 1 (20.00%) Mainframe Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Mainframe
1 3 (60.00%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
1 2 (40.00%) High Availability
1 2 (40.00%) Integration Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Product Management
1 2 (40.00%) Software Audit
1 2 (40.00%) Static Code Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) JCL
2 2 (40.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) Perl
2 2 (40.00%) Python
2 2 (40.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Job Entry Subsystem