The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Glasgow region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 109 95 76
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -19
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 2 3 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.14% 0.28% 0.47%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.22% 0.40% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 2 2 2
Average salary £41,500 £42,500 £29,375
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.35% +44.68%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.25%
Programming Languages Category
Glasgow
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
926 749 477
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Glasgow 63.95% 69.80% 55.99%
Number of salaries quoted 591 394 396
Average salary £42,500 £38,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.38% +6.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £43,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.35%
COBOL
Scotland

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 3 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 2 (100.00%) Finance

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Technical Leader
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Mainframe
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL