Period
to 20 January 2018

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 20 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

COBOL
Scotland > Glasgow
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 150 120 157
Rank change year-on-year -30 +37 -16
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 2 5 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 0.091% 0.27% 0.038%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.14% 0.43% 0.066%
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 1
Glasgow median annual salary £41,750 - £31,000
10th Percentile £33,925 - £29,000
90th Percentile £48,975 - £33,000
Scotland median annual salary £41,750 £42,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year -0.60% +1.20% +29.69%

COBOL is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Glasgow with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Glasgow
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1,401 1,150 1,515
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 63.65% 61.07% 57.11%
Number of salaries quoted 939 659 887
Glasgow median annual salary £47,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.59% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £31,500 £30,000 £28,250
90th Percentile £66,250 £58,800 £58,000
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 20 January 2018, 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 2 (100.00%) CICS
1 2 (100.00%) JCL
1 2 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) DB2
2 1 (50.00%) Unix
2 1 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) CA Endevor
2 1 (50.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC

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 (100.00%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) DB2
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) COBOL Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) IBM Technical Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Mainframe Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Mainframe Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Technical Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Oracle Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Oracle Technical Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Technical Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (50.00%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) JCL
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) PL/SQL
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) IBM