Period
to 26 July 2017

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 6 months to 26 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

COBOL
Scotland > Glasgow
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 130 150 147
Rank change year-on-year +20 -3 +12
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 7 10 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 0.31% 0.39% 0.24%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.47% 0.64% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 7 4 2
Glasgow median annual salary £45,000 £35,250 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +27.66% -43.60% +50.60%
10th Percentile £37,000 £30,975 £56,250
90th Percentile £47,500 £42,300 £68,750
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £35,250 £38,750
% change year-on-year +27.66% -9.03% +3.33%

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 1504 1564 1415
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 67.53% 61.09% 57.40%
Number of salaries quoted 876 760 840
Glasgow median annual salary £45,000 £41,125 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.42% -3.24% +6.25%
10th Percentile £29,375 £28,500 £28,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £61,250 £61,250
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

COBOL
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

Job postings citing COBOL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Glasgow.

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 26 July 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 7 (100.00%) Finance
2 6 (85.71%) PowerShell
3 5 (71.43%) Cybersecurity
3 5 (71.43%) C#
3 5 (71.43%) Java
3 5 (71.43%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (71.43%) .NET
4 2 (28.57%) CICS
4 2 (28.57%) JCL
4 2 (28.57%) Mainframe
5 1 (14.29%) SQL
5 1 (14.29%) SDLC
5 1 (14.29%) Time Sharing Option
5 1 (14.29%) Job Entry Subsystem
5 1 (14.29%) Assembly Language
5 1 (14.29%) CA
5 1 (14.29%) REXX
5 1 (14.29%) RACF
5 1 (14.29%) Oracle
5 1 (14.29%) FTP
5 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
5 1 (14.29%) Banking
5 1 (14.29%) VSAM
5 1 (14.29%) ISPF
5 1 (14.29%) OMEGAMON

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 2 (28.57%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) FTP
1 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
General
1 7 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (14.29%) COBOL Developer
1 1 (14.29%) Developer
1 1 (14.29%) Mainframe Developer
1 1 (14.29%) Mainframe Specialist
1 1 (14.29%) Mainframe Systems Specialist
1 1 (14.29%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Mainframe
2 1 (14.29%) VSAM
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Continuous Integration
1 5 (71.43%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (14.29%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) PowerShell
2 5 (71.43%) C#
2 5 (71.43%) Java
3 2 (28.57%) JCL
4 1 (14.29%) Assembly Language
4 1 (14.29%) REXX
4 1 (14.29%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Job Entry Subsystem
1 1 (14.29%) RACF
1 1 (14.29%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) CA
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle