The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Glasgow with a requirement for COBOL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 23 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

COBOL
Scotland / Glasgow
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 92 108 106
Rank change year-on-year +16 -2  
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 1 3 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 0.10% 0.23% 0.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.14% 0.41% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 2
Median salary £42,000 - £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £53,500 £46,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +16.30% -8.00%  

COBOL is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Glasgow with a requirement for programming language skills.

Programming Language Skills
Glasgow
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 693 731 716
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 70.21% 56.84% 57.84%
Number of salaries quoted 377 401 441
Median salary £42,500 £41,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.65% -3.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.21% +2.50%  

COBOL
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Glasgow citing COBOL as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for COBOL in Glasgow

COBOL
Salary Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing COBOL in Glasgow.

Salary trend for COBOL in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 23 April 2017, 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 Glasgow region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 4 (100.00%) CICS
1 4 (100.00%) JCL
1 4 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 4 (100.00%) Finance
1 4 (100.00%) VSAM
1 4 (100.00%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 3 (75.00%) zOS
3 1 (25.00%) ISPF
3 1 (25.00%) OMEGAMON
3 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (25.00%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (25.00%) Banking
3 1 (25.00%) RACF
3 1 (25.00%) FTP
3 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (25.00%) Assembly Language
3 1 (25.00%) CA
3 1 (25.00%) REXX

COBOL
Co-occurring IT Skills in Glasgow 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 4 (100.00%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) FTP
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
General
1 4 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Mainframe Programmer
1 2 (50.00%) Mainframe Specialist
1 2 (50.00%) Mainframe Systems Programmer
1 2 (50.00%) Programmer
1 2 (50.00%) Systems Programmer
1 2 (50.00%) Technical Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Mainframe Systems Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 4 (100.00%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) zOS
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) JCL
2 1 (25.00%) Assembly Language
2 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (25.00%) REXX
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 1 (25.00%) RACF
2 1 (25.00%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) CA