The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 28 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 155 162 152
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -10
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 4 13 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.13% 0.33% 0.23%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.24% 0.64% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 3 12 5
Average salary £62,500 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+66.66% -11.76%
UK excluding London average salary £47,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+25.33% -6.25%
COBOL
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in permanent jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Programming Languages Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1644 2023 1813
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 52.34% 50.98% 58.28%
Number of salaries quoted 1020 1384 1061
Average salary £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing COBOL across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

COBOL
Salary Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing COBOL across the Scotland region.

COBOL Salary Trend in Scotland

COBOL
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing COBOL across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 April 2015.

COBOL Salary Histogram in Scotland

COBOL
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +3 2 £62,500 +50.60% 1
Edinburgh +9 1 £38,750 -39.16%
West Lothian -6 1 - -
COBOL
UK

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 7 (70.00%) Mainframe
1 7 (70.00%) Banking
2 6 (60.00%) SQL
3 4 (40.00%) Java
3 4 (40.00%) DB2
3 4 (40.00%) CICS
4 3 (30.00%) Data Modelling
4 3 (30.00%) RDBMS
4 3 (30.00%) Data Management
4 3 (30.00%) Data Security
4 3 (30.00%) Finance
4 3 (30.00%) Relational Database
4 3 (30.00%) Test Planning
5 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (20.00%) Logical Data Model
5 2 (20.00%) Physical Data Model
5 2 (20.00%) Data Analysis
5 2 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (20.00%) Retail Banking
5 2 (20.00%) Online Banking
5 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (20.00%) Scrum
5 2 (20.00%) AS400
5 2 (20.00%) Compuware
5 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (20.00%) Retail
5 2 (20.00%) RPG
5 2 (20.00%) Oracle
5 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (20.00%) Sybase

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 4 (40.00%) CICS
2 1 (10.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) DB2
2 3 (30.00%) RDBMS
2 3 (30.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (10.00%) IDMS
General
1 7 (70.00%) Banking
2 3 (30.00%) Finance
3 2 (20.00%) Retail
3 2 (20.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Test Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Test Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) DB2 DBA
3 1 (10.00%) Mainframe Analyst Programmer
3 1 (10.00%) Mainframe Programmer
3 1 (10.00%) Testing Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) DBA
3 1 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst Programmer
3 1 (10.00%) Programmer
3 1 (10.00%) Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (70.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (20.00%) AS400
2 2 (20.00%) Online Banking
2 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (10.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (10.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) UNIX
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) AIX
1 1 (10.00%) Solaris
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
1 1 (10.00%) zOS
1 1 (10.00%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Data Modelling
1 3 (30.00%) Data Security
1 3 (30.00%) Data Management
1 3 (30.00%) Test Planning
2 2 (20.00%) Logical Data Model
2 2 (20.00%) Physical Data Model
2 2 (20.00%) User Stories
2 2 (20.00%) Data Analysis
2 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (20.00%) Investment Management
2 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
3 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (10.00%) Project Management
3 1 (10.00%) Service Management
3 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) SQL
2 4 (40.00%) Java
3 2 (20.00%) RPG
4 1 (10.00%) Assembly Language
4 1 (10.00%) REXX
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) CA Endevor
1 1 (10.00%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle
1 2 (20.00%) Sybase
1 2 (20.00%) Compuware
2 1 (10.00%) BMC
2 1 (10.00%) Cognizant
2 1 (10.00%) CA
2 1 (10.00%) ICL
2 1 (10.00%) SAP
2 1 (10.00%) IBM
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: DOE
Posted: 4 days ago