The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

COBOL
UK / Scotland
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 144 164 158
Rank change year-on-year +20 -6  
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 7 6 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.26% 0.21% 0.22%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.40% 0.40% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 7 4 3
Median salary £45,000 £35,250 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +27.65% +3.67%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,500 £30,975 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £42,300 £62,400
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 Scotland with a requirement for programming language skills.

Programming Language Skills
Scotland
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 1736 1509 1559
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 64.06% 52.54% 50.06%
Number of salaries quoted 2406 1718 1955
Median salary £41,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,750 £29,355 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.93% +1.25%  

COBOL
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for COBOL in Scotland

COBOL
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for COBOL in Scotland

COBOL
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +7 6 £45,000 +27.65%
Edinburgh - 1 £40,000 - 1
COBOL
UK

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Scotland region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 9 (100.00%) Finance
2 6 (66.67%) .NET
2 6 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 6 (66.67%) C#
3 5 (55.56%) Java
3 5 (55.56%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (55.56%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (33.33%) CICS
4 3 (33.33%) JCL
4 3 (33.33%) Mainframe
5 2 (22.22%) VSAM
5 2 (22.22%) Job Entry Subsystem
6 1 (11.11%) Fintech
6 1 (11.11%) SQL
6 1 (11.11%) ISPF
6 1 (11.11%) OMEGAMON
6 1 (11.11%) SDLC
6 1 (11.11%) Time Sharing Option
6 1 (11.11%) Banking
6 1 (11.11%) Assembly Language
6 1 (11.11%) CA
6 1 (11.11%) REXX
6 1 (11.11%) zOS
6 1 (11.11%) RACF
6 1 (11.11%) Oracle
6 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
6 1 (11.11%) FTP
6 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP

COBOL
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 3 (33.33%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) FTP
1 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Developer
2 1 (11.11%) .NET Developer
2 1 (11.11%) COBOL Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Mainframe Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Mainframe Programmer
2 1 (11.11%) Mainframe Specialist
2 1 (11.11%) Mainframe Systems Programmer
2 1 (11.11%) Mainframe Systems Specialist
2 1 (11.11%) Programmer
2 1 (11.11%) Systems Programmer
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (66.67%) .NET
2 1 (11.11%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Mainframe
2 2 (22.22%) VSAM
3 1 (11.11%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Continuous Integration
1 5 (55.56%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (11.11%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) C#
1 6 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 5 (55.56%) Java
3 3 (33.33%) JCL
4 1 (11.11%) Assembly Language
4 1 (11.11%) REXX
4 1 (11.11%) SQL
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 1 (11.11%) RACF
2 1 (11.11%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) CA
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle
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