The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Lothian region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank - - -
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Lothian - - -
As % of the Programming Languages category - - -
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 0
Average salary - - -
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £39,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+7.59% +2.59%
COBOL
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Lothian region.

Programming Languages Category
West Lothian
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
27 34 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Lothian 49.09% 51.52% 50.00%
Number of salaries quoted 19 17 33
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £33,350 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,750 £47,000 £36,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.33% -

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in West Lothian

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing COBOL across the West Lothian region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in West Lothian

COBOL
Salary Trend in West Lothian

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing COBOL across the West Lothian region.

COBOL Salary Trend in West Lothian

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the West Lothian 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 6 (85.71%) XML
1 6 (85.71%) Oracle Forms
1 6 (85.71%) Oracle Reports
1 6 (85.71%) OpenVMS
1 6 (85.71%) ISO 9001
1 6 (85.71%) Toad
1 6 (85.71%) SLA
1 6 (85.71%) HTML
1 6 (85.71%) JavaScript
1 6 (85.71%) PL/SQL
1 6 (85.71%) SQL
1 6 (85.71%) Oracle
1 6 (85.71%) Retail
1 6 (85.71%) ProC
1 6 (85.71%) Ajax
1 6 (85.71%) Business Development
1 6 (85.71%) Oracle APEX
1 6 (85.71%) jQuery
1 6 (85.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Improvement
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (14.29%) ISPF
2 1 (14.29%) Mainframe
2 1 (14.29%) VSAM
2 1 (14.29%) Change Management
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) DB2
2 1 (14.29%) CICS
2 1 (14.29%) REXX

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in West Lothian by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the West Lothian 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 1 (14.29%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (85.71%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (14.29%) DB2
Development Applications
1 6 (85.71%) Oracle Forms
1 6 (85.71%) Toad
1 6 (85.71%) ProC
1 6 (85.71%) Oracle APEX
1 6 (85.71%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (85.71%) Retail
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Developer
1 6 (85.71%) Oracle Developer
2 1 (14.29%) DB2 DBA
2 1 (14.29%) DBA
2 1 (14.29%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (85.71%) HTML
1 6 (85.71%) XML
1 6 (85.71%) Ajax
1 6 (85.71%) jQuery
2 1 (14.29%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Mainframe
1 1 (14.29%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) OpenVMS
2 1 (14.29%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Business Development
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Improvement
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (14.29%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) JavaScript
1 6 (85.71%) PL/SQL
1 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) REXX
2 1 (14.29%) JCL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (85.71%) ISO 9001
1 6 (85.71%) SLA
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Oracle