Period
to 23 October 2018

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 6 months to 23 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

COBOL
UK > Scotland
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 221 216 209
Rank change year-on-year -5 -7 +22
Permanent jobs citing COBOL 6 8 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.11% 0.14% 0.17%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.20% 0.23% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 3 8 4
Scotland median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £35,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +27.66% -6.62%
10th Percentile £39,000 £32,500 £30,975
90th Percentile £56,000 £48,325 £42,300
UK median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% - -

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 Scotland with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Scotland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 3,073 3,445 2,791
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 57.25% 61.98% 53.22%
Number of salaries quoted 2,066 2,211 1,643
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £27,800
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £60,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%

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
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing COBOL in Scotland over the 6 months to 23 October 2018.

Salary histogram 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 6 months to 23 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh - 5 £52,500 - 1
Glasgow -9 1 £37,500 -16.67%
COBOL
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 2018, IT jobs citing COBOL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 6 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 4 (66.67%) DevOps
3 3 (50.00%) Time Sharing Option
3 3 (50.00%) CA Endevor
3 3 (50.00%) Finance
4 2 (33.33%) JCL
4 2 (33.33%) DB2
4 2 (33.33%) IBM
4 2 (33.33%) CICS
4 2 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (33.33%) Banking
4 2 (33.33%) VSAM
4 2 (33.33%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (16.67%) Investment Management
5 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (16.67%) Ansible
5 1 (16.67%) Docker
5 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
5 1 (16.67%) ISPF
5 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
5 1 (16.67%) Assembly Language
5 1 (16.67%) CA
5 1 (16.67%) REXX
5 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
5 1 (16.67%) Project Management
5 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (16.67%) Scrum
5 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (16.67%) Change Management
5 1 (16.67%) Risk Management

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 2 (33.33%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) DB2
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) COBOL Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Mainframe Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) DB2 Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Development Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Development Manager
3 1 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) IBM Mainframe Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Software Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (33.33%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (33.33%) VSAM
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) DevOps
2 2 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Change Management
3 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
3 1 (16.67%) Investment Management
3 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) JCL
2 1 (16.67%) Assembly Language
2 1 (16.67%) REXX
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (16.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) CA Endevor
2 1 (16.67%) Ansible
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) IBM
2 1 (16.67%) CA