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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank - 20 -
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 0 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Lothian - 1.75% -
As % of the Programming Languages category - 2.44% -
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 0
Average salary - - -
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £50,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
-12.00% +23.45%
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
30 41 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Lothian 50.00% 71.93% 52.38%
Number of salaries quoted 19 25 21
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,500 £41,250
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.26%

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