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

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 146 151 155
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +4
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 13 7 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.39% 0.22% 0.096%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.73% 0.39% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 3 5 2
Average salary £32,000 £37,500 £44,625
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.66% -15.96%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £37,625 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+19.60% -5.93%
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
1771 1778 1604
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 52.99% 56.11% 51.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1117 1141 1087
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -

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 October 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 +2 12 £32,000 -17.41%
Glasgow -4 1 - - 1
COBOL
UK

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 (63.64%) CICS
1 14 (63.64%) Finance
1 14 (63.64%) Banking
2 13 (59.09%) Mainframe
2 13 (59.09%) DB2
3 12 (54.55%) Change Management
3 12 (54.55%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (50.00%) Retail
4 11 (50.00%) JCL
4 11 (50.00%) Assembly Language
5 10 (45.45%) REXX
5 10 (45.45%) IBM
5 10 (45.45%) IBM Mainframe
5 10 (45.45%) CA Endevor
6 9 (40.91%) QA
6 9 (40.91%) Release Management
6 9 (40.91%) Mentoring
6 9 (40.91%) Coaching
6 9 (40.91%) SAS
7 7 (31.82%) Oracle
7 7 (31.82%) Java
7 7 (31.82%) SQL
8 5 (22.73%) UNIX
8 5 (22.73%) ATM
8 5 (22.73%) Chip Card
9 4 (18.18%) Windows
9 4 (18.18%) Root Cause Analysis
10 3 (13.64%) Performance Analysis
10 3 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (13.64%) Problem Management

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 14 (63.64%) CICS
2 9 (40.91%) SAS
3 1 (4.55%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 5 (22.73%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (59.09%) DB2
2 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.55%) RDBMS
3 1 (4.55%) SAP BW
3 1 (4.55%) Easytrieve
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Toad
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle Forms
1 2 (9.09%) ProC
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle APEX
1 2 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (63.64%) Finance
1 14 (63.64%) Banking
2 11 (50.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Technical Specialist
2 5 (22.73%) Applications Support
3 4 (18.18%) Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Applications Specialist
4 2 (9.09%) Administrator
4 2 (9.09%) Analyst Programmer
4 2 (9.09%) Programmer
4 2 (9.09%) Support Specialist
4 2 (9.09%) Oracle Developer
4 2 (9.09%) PL/SQL Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Applications Support Specialist
4 2 (9.09%) AS400 Developer
5 1 (4.55%) SAP Administrator
5 1 (4.55%) Junior PL/SQL Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Mainframe Analyst Programmer
5 1 (4.55%) Mainframe Programmer
5 1 (4.55%) SAP BW Support
5 1 (4.55%) Junior Oracle Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) XML
2 2 (9.09%) HTML
2 2 (9.09%) jQuery
2 2 (9.09%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 13 (59.09%) Mainframe
2 12 (54.55%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (45.45%) IBM Mainframe
4 5 (22.73%) Chip Card
5 2 (9.09%) AS400
6 1 (4.55%) DataPower
6 1 (4.55%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (22.73%) UNIX
2 4 (18.18%) Windows
3 2 (9.09%) OpenVMS
4 1 (4.55%) zOS
4 1 (4.55%) AIX
4 1 (4.55%) Solaris
4 1 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (54.55%) Change Management
2 9 (40.91%) Release Management
2 9 (40.91%) Mentoring
2 9 (40.91%) Coaching
3 4 (18.18%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (13.64%) Performance Analysis
4 3 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (13.64%) Problem Management
5 2 (9.09%) Service Management
5 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (9.09%) Business Development
5 2 (9.09%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (4.55%) Incident Management
6 1 (4.55%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (4.55%) Workflow
6 1 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (4.55%) Configuration Management
6 1 (4.55%) Project Management
6 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (4.55%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 11 (50.00%) JCL
1 11 (50.00%) Assembly Language
2 10 (45.45%) REXX
3 7 (31.82%) Java
3 7 (31.82%) SQL
4 3 (13.64%) C#
5 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
5 2 (9.09%) PL/SQL
5 2 (9.09%) RPG
6 1 (4.55%) C
6 1 (4.55%) ABAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (40.91%) QA
2 2 (9.09%) ISO 9001
2 2 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) RACF
Systems Management
1 10 (45.45%) CA Endevor
2 1 (4.55%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 10 (45.45%) IBM
2 7 (31.82%) Oracle
3 3 (13.64%) SAP
4 2 (9.09%) Sybase
5 1 (4.55%) BMC
5 1 (4.55%) CA