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 4 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 96 107 99
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -8
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 3 3 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.24% 0.21% 0.27%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.42% 0.33% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 2 3 2
Average salary £62,500 £41,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+50.60% -2.35%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
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
711 897 786
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Glasgow 57.06% 62.77% 70.12%
Number of salaries quoted 433 585 434
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +10.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +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 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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 5 (100.00%) SQL
1 5 (100.00%) Banking
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Java
2 3 (60.00%) RPG
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) Sybase
2 3 (60.00%) AS400
3 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (40.00%) Scrum
3 2 (40.00%) Internet
3 2 (40.00%) Mainframe
3 2 (40.00%) Data Security
3 2 (40.00%) Data Modelling
3 2 (40.00%) RDBMS
3 2 (40.00%) Compuware
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle
3 2 (40.00%) Retail
3 2 (40.00%) Data Management
3 2 (40.00%) Data Analysis
3 2 (40.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (40.00%) Investment Management
3 2 (40.00%) Retail Banking
3 2 (40.00%) Online Banking
3 2 (40.00%) User Stories
3 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (40.00%) Test Planning
3 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (40.00%) Logical Data Model
3 2 (40.00%) Physical Data Model

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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.

Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) RDBMS
2 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
General
1 5 (100.00%) Banking
2 2 (40.00%) Retail
2 2 (40.00%) Retail Banking
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Test Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Testing Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) AS400 Developer
2 1 (20.00%) RPG Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Test Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) AS400
2 2 (40.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (40.00%) Online Banking
2 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) Data Security
2 2 (40.00%) Data Modelling
2 2 (40.00%) Data Management
2 2 (40.00%) Data Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) Investment Management
2 2 (40.00%) User Stories
2 2 (40.00%) Test Planning
2 2 (40.00%) Logical Data Model
2 2 (40.00%) Physical Data Model
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) Java
2 3 (60.00%) RPG
3 1 (20.00%) RPG IV
3 1 (20.00%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Sybase
2 2 (40.00%) Compuware
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) Cognizant
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: DOE
Posted: 3 days ago