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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 168 166 151
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -15
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 1 6 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.030% 0.16% 0.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.061% 0.30% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 1 4 3
Average salary £44,000 £31,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+39.68% -16.00%
UK excluding London average salary £43,000 £42,500 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+1.17% +7.59%
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
1647 1989 1710
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 49.80% 53.25% 55.25%
Number of salaries quoted 1009 1300 1121
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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
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 2 September 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
Edinburgh -4 1 £44,000 +37.50%
COBOL
UK

COBOL
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 8 (80.00%) Banking
2 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (60.00%) RPG
2 6 (60.00%) SQL
2 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (60.00%) Sybase
2 6 (60.00%) AS400
3 5 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (50.00%) SDLC
4 4 (40.00%) RPG IV
4 4 (40.00%) Technical Analysis
4 4 (40.00%) Mainframe
4 4 (40.00%) DB2
4 4 (40.00%) C
4 4 (40.00%) Java
4 4 (40.00%) CICS
5 3 (30.00%) JCL
5 3 (30.00%) Change Management
5 3 (30.00%) Finance
5 3 (30.00%) IBM
5 3 (30.00%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (20.00%) Data Analysis
6 2 (20.00%) Investment Management
6 2 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (20.00%) User Stories
6 2 (20.00%) Scrum
7 1 (10.00%) TOWER Software
7 1 (10.00%) MTS

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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%) MTS
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (40.00%) DB2
General
1 8 (80.00%) Banking
2 3 (30.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Developer
1 4 (40.00%) RPG Developer
1 4 (40.00%) AS400 Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Technical Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) AS400
2 5 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (40.00%) Mainframe
4 3 (30.00%) IBM Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) SDLC
3 4 (40.00%) Technical Analysis
4 3 (30.00%) Change Management
5 2 (20.00%) Scrum
5 2 (20.00%) Data Analysis
5 2 (20.00%) Investment Management
5 2 (20.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) RPG
1 6 (60.00%) SQL
2 4 (40.00%) C
2 4 (40.00%) Java
2 4 (40.00%) RPG IV
3 3 (30.00%) JCL
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Sybase
2 3 (30.00%) IBM
3 1 (10.00%) TOWER Software