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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 165 150 162
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +12
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 8 5 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.21% 0.16% 0.032%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.40% 0.29% 0.061%
Number of salaries quoted 4 3 0
Average salary £31,500 £37,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £39,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+7.59% +2.59%
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
2003 1741 1651
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 53.54% 55.57% 52.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1313 1141 1128
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £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 22 August 2014. 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 - 6 £32,000 - 1
Glasgow -23 2 £31,000 -4.61%
COBOL
UK

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 14 (66.67%) SQL
2 12 (57.14%) Oracle
2 12 (57.14%) Retail
3 9 (42.86%) Mainframe
4 8 (38.10%) Finance
4 8 (38.10%) Banking
4 8 (38.10%) Business Development
4 8 (38.10%) Ajax
4 8 (38.10%) ProC
4 8 (38.10%) OpenVMS
4 8 (38.10%) ISO 9001
4 8 (38.10%) Toad
4 8 (38.10%) SLA
4 8 (38.10%) HTML
4 8 (38.10%) XML
4 8 (38.10%) JavaScript
4 8 (38.10%) PL/SQL
4 8 (38.10%) Oracle Forms
4 8 (38.10%) Oracle Reports
4 8 (38.10%) Oracle APEX
4 8 (38.10%) jQuery
4 8 (38.10%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (33.33%) CICS
5 7 (33.33%) JCL
5 7 (33.33%) Change Management
6 5 (23.81%) DB2
6 5 (23.81%) REXX
6 5 (23.81%) Release Management
7 4 (19.05%) IBM Mainframe
7 4 (19.05%) SAS

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 7 (33.33%) CICS
2 4 (19.05%) SAS
3 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (38.10%) Oracle Reports
2 5 (23.81%) DB2
3 1 (4.76%) Easytrieve
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (38.10%) ProC
1 8 (38.10%) Toad
1 8 (38.10%) Oracle Forms
1 8 (38.10%) Oracle APEX
1 8 (38.10%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (57.14%) Retail
2 8 (38.10%) Finance
2 8 (38.10%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Developer
2 8 (38.10%) Oracle Developer
3 4 (19.05%) Technical Specialist
4 2 (9.52%) Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Technical Leader
4 2 (9.52%) PL/SQL Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Applications Support
4 2 (9.52%) Analyst Programmer
4 2 (9.52%) Programmer
5 1 (4.76%) Support Specialist
5 1 (4.76%) Junior
5 1 (4.76%) Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Applications Support Specialist
5 1 (4.76%) Junior Oracle Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Junior Developer
5 1 (4.76%) AS400 Developer
5 1 (4.76%) DB2 DBA
5 1 (4.76%) Junior PL/SQL Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Mainframe Analyst Programmer
5 1 (4.76%) Mainframe Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (38.10%) Ajax
1 8 (38.10%) HTML
1 8 (38.10%) XML
1 8 (38.10%) jQuery
2 1 (4.76%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (42.86%) Mainframe
2 4 (19.05%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (4.76%) AS400
3 1 (4.76%) Tandem
3 1 (4.76%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 8 (38.10%) OpenVMS
2 2 (9.52%) UNIX
2 2 (9.52%) Windows
3 1 (4.76%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Business Development
2 7 (33.33%) Change Management
3 5 (23.81%) Release Management
4 2 (9.52%) Problem Management
4 2 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (9.52%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (9.52%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (4.76%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (4.76%) Performance Improvement
5 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (4.76%) Software Engineering
5 1 (4.76%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.76%) UML
Programming Languages
1 14 (66.67%) SQL
2 8 (38.10%) JavaScript
2 8 (38.10%) PL/SQL
3 7 (33.33%) JCL
4 5 (23.81%) REXX
5 4 (19.05%) Assembly Language
6 3 (14.29%) Java
7 2 (9.52%) C#
8 1 (4.76%) RPG
8 1 (4.76%) C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (38.10%) ISO 9001
1 8 (38.10%) SLA
2 4 (19.05%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 12 (57.14%) Oracle
2 4 (19.05%) IBM
3 1 (4.76%) HP
3 1 (4.76%) Sybase
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