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 27 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 154 157 173
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +16
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 7 6 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.24% 0.19% 0.22%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.45% 0.37% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 4 2 4
Median salary £35,250 £34,000 £31,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.67% +9.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,650 £34,000 £30,300
10% offered a salary of more than £39,600 £34,000 £35,550
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
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
1541 1611 2027
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 53.43% 50.74% 55.20%
Number of salaries quoted 857 1020 1370
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £29,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 27 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -11 7 £35,250 - 1
COBOL
UK

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, 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 7 (63.64%) SQL
2 6 (54.55%) Mainframe
3 5 (45.45%) Java
3 5 (45.45%) CICS
3 5 (45.45%) Integration Testing
4 4 (36.36%) SDLC
4 4 (36.36%) Oracle
4 4 (36.36%) DB2
5 3 (27.27%) Perl
5 3 (27.27%) Shell Script
5 3 (27.27%) JCL
5 3 (27.27%) Python
5 3 (27.27%) C#
5 3 (27.27%) Software Audit
5 3 (27.27%) MSBuild
5 3 (27.27%) Static Code Analysis
5 3 (27.27%) Cybersecurity
5 3 (27.27%) Maven
5 3 (27.27%) Product Management
5 3 (27.27%) Banking
5 3 (27.27%) High Availability
6 2 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (18.18%) RPG/400
6 2 (18.18%) RPG IV
6 2 (18.18%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (18.18%) Manual Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
6 2 (18.18%) VSAM
6 2 (18.18%) Defect Management
6 2 (18.18%) Windows Server

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 5 (45.45%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Maven
1 3 (27.27%) MSBuild
General
1 3 (27.27%) Banking
2 2 (18.18%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Analyst Programmer
2 3 (27.27%) Applications Support
2 3 (27.27%) Applications Support Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Programmer
2 3 (27.27%) Support Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) Manual Tester
3 2 (18.18%) Tester
4 1 (9.09%) COBOL Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Mainframe Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Analyst Programmer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Programme Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) CGI
1 2 (18.18%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) Mainframe
2 2 (18.18%) AS400
2 2 (18.18%) Client/Server
2 2 (18.18%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (18.18%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) MVS
1 2 (18.18%) Unix
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
1 2 (18.18%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Integration Testing
2 4 (36.36%) SDLC
3 3 (27.27%) Cybersecurity
3 3 (27.27%) High Availability
3 3 (27.27%) Product Management
3 3 (27.27%) Software Audit
3 3 (27.27%) Static Code Analysis
4 2 (18.18%) Defect Management
4 2 (18.18%) Manual Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Regression Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
5 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) SQL
2 5 (45.45%) Java
3 3 (27.27%) C#
3 3 (27.27%) JCL
3 3 (27.27%) Perl
3 3 (27.27%) Python
3 3 (27.27%) Shell Script
4 2 (18.18%) PL/SQL
4 2 (18.18%) RPG
4 2 (18.18%) RPG IV
4 2 (18.18%) RPG/400
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Oracle
2 2 (18.18%) IBM
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