The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 19 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
COBOL
UK / Scotland
Rank 127 153 151
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -2
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 4 2 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.18% 0.067% 0.20%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.30% 0.13% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 2
Median salary £42,000 £36,250 £38,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+15.86% -6.45%
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 Scotland region.

Programming Languages Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1326 1509 1564
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 58.85% 50.88% 52.38%
Number of salaries quoted 820 971 1085
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £28,000
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 Scotland

The demand trend of job ads across the Scotland region citing COBOL as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 19 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +26 3 - -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £42,000 -
COBOL
UK

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 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 Scotland region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 4 (57.14%) CICS
1 4 (57.14%) zOS
1 4 (57.14%) JCL
1 4 (57.14%) Mainframe
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
1 4 (57.14%) VSAM
1 4 (57.14%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 3 (42.86%) Integration Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Software Audit
2 3 (42.86%) Maven
2 3 (42.86%) Product Management
2 3 (42.86%) High Availability
2 3 (42.86%) MSBuild
2 3 (42.86%) Static Code Analysis
2 3 (42.86%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (42.86%) Shell Script
2 3 (42.86%) C#
2 3 (42.86%) Java
2 3 (42.86%) Perl
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) Python
3 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 1 (14.29%) ISPF
3 1 (14.29%) Banking
3 1 (14.29%) OMEGAMON
3 1 (14.29%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (14.29%) RACF
3 1 (14.29%) Tivoli NetView
3 1 (14.29%) FTP
3 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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 4 (57.14%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) FTP
1 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Maven
1 3 (42.86%) MSBuild
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Applications Support
1 3 (42.86%) Applications Support Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Support Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Mainframe Programmer
2 2 (28.57%) Mainframe Specialist
2 2 (28.57%) Mainframe Systems Programmer
2 2 (28.57%) Programmer
2 2 (28.57%) Systems Programmer
2 2 (28.57%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Mainframe Systems Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Mainframe
1 4 (57.14%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Cybersecurity
1 3 (42.86%) High Availability
1 3 (42.86%) Integration Testing
1 3 (42.86%) Product Management
1 3 (42.86%) Software Audit
1 3 (42.86%) Static Code Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) JCL
2 3 (42.86%) C#
2 3 (42.86%) Java
2 3 (42.86%) Perl
2 3 (42.86%) Python
2 3 (42.86%) Shell Script
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) Assembly Language
3 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 1 (14.29%) REXX
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 1 (14.29%) RACF
2 1 (14.29%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) OMEGAMON
1 1 (14.29%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) CA