Salary Report

Information Technology Job

COBOL
Development

United States Location

Boston - Worcester -
- Lawrence - Lowell - Brockton
MA - NH, USA Metropolitan Area

Competitive Position® Salary Report

Data Observed 5/1/21 to 4/30/22

Salary Average

$104,758

Experience Requirement

5 Years

Raise +1 Year

$12,570 at 12.00%

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Salary and Number of Jobs

Graph of succeeding salary information

About Salary and Jobs

Salary Range :

At required Experience of 5 Years: $104,758 is Salary average; 50% of Jobs pay between $91,089 & $118,426; and, 5% of Jobs top $138,341.

Number of Jobs :

Most Jobs are available closest to the Salary Average.

Fewer Jobs are available at Lower and Higher Salaries.

Salary End Points :

$26,400 = annual salary at $15 per hour working between: 44 weeks at 40 hours a week, to, 52 weeks at 34 hours a week.

$365,834 = annual salary for the highest paying IT Job in the highest paying US City at the Top 2.5% Experience and Top 2.5% Salary.

Job Market :

Job offers, publicly posted in want ads by employers, were observed and measured from 5/1/21 to 4/30/22.

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Top Salaries

Top Percentile of Job market Top Salary
2.5% $144,926
5% $138,341
10% $130,831
25% $118,426
33% $113,386
50% $104,758
Top Percentile of Job Market =

Number of Jobs Above the Top Salary
÷
Number of all Jobs at 5 Years Experience.

Salary Range and Jobs

Percentage of Jobs within Salary Lows and Highs
Percent of Job Market Salary Range
Low Salary High Salary
10% $102,215 $107,300
25% $98,308 $111,207
33% $96,129 $113,386
50% $91,089 $118,426
67% $84,985 $124,530
95% $64,589 $144,926
Salary Average =

$104,758

Mid Point between each Low/High pair.

Percent of Job Market =

Number of Jobs with Salary between Low/High pair
÷
Number of all Jobs at 5 Years Experience.

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Salary and Experience

Graph of succeeding salary information

Salary ±1 Year

Experience Salary Average Raise +1 Year
4 Years $92,168 $12,590 at 13.66%
5 Years $104,758 $12,570 at 12.00%
6 Years $117,328 $12,563 at 10.71%

About Salary and Experience

Salary by Year :

Salary is lowest at entry level and increases at a fixed rate with experience.

Salary and Experience Range :

Salary average rises with experience: $66,796 at the low experience of 2 Years; $104,758 at the average experience of 5 Years; and, $143,498 at the top experience of 8 Years and 1 Month.

Experience End Points :

0 = Entry Level.

14 Years and 4 Months = Top 2.5% Experience in the IT Job with the highest required experience in the USA.

Job Market :

Job offers, publicly posted in want ads by employers, were observed and measured from 5/1/21 to 4/30/22.

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Salary and Experience Range

95% of Jobs require Experience between the Low and Top
Experience Salary Average Raise +1 Year
Low 2 Years $66,796 $12,738 at 19.07%
Average 5 Years $104,758 $12,570 at 12.00%
Top 8 Years and 1 Month $143,498 $12,562 at 8.75%

Qualifications

Description

Software maintain and enhance, using COBOL programming language, are the position's primary responsibilities.

Skills

The qualifications of this information technology Job:
  • COBOL (Common Business-Oriented Language);
  • Software-Application Developer,
    Agile, Application (App), Back End, Big Data, Cloud, .Net, Embedded, Front End, Full Stack, Machine Learning, Mobile, Portal, Software (SW), User Interface (UI), User Experience (UX) or Web,
    and
    Analyst, Architect, Developer, Engineer, Lead or Programmer.

Characteristics

A+ Skills
Additional IT skills requested in some job descriptions:
Project Lead,
Development Manager, Lead Developer, Project Lead, Project Manager, Project Supervisor, Team Lead, Team Supervisor or Technical Lead,
11.4% of job descriptions;
Master of Arts/Science or Ph.D. Graduate Degree,
12.7% of job descriptions;
Bachelor of Arts/Science Degree,
22.8% of job descriptions;
USA Federal Government,
72.2% of job descriptions;
Security Clearance,
41.8% of job descriptions;
IBM CICS (Customer Information Control System),
31.6% of job descriptions;
IBM JCL (Job Control Language),
81% of job descriptions;
IBM VSAM (Virtual Storage Access Method),
50.6% of job descriptions;
IBM DB2,
43% of job descriptions;
CA IDMS (Integrated Database Management System),
35.4% of job descriptions;
SQL (Structured Query Language),
17.7% of job descriptions;
Oracle PL/SQL (Procedural Language / Structured Query Language),
20.3% of job descriptions.

Location

Boston, MA

Connecticut,
Thompson;
Massachusetts,
Abington, Acton, Acushnet, Amesbury, Arlington, Ashburnham, Ashby, Ashland, Auburn, Avon, Ayer, Barre, Bedford, Bellingham, Belmont, Berkley, Berlin, Beverly, Billerica, Blackstone, Bolton, Boston, Boxborough, Boxford, Boylston, Braintree, Bridgewater, Brighton, Bristol, Brockton, Brookfield, Brookline, Burlington, Cambridge, Canton, Carlisle, Carver, Charlton, Chelmsford, Chelsea, Clinton, Cohasset, Concord, Danvers, Dartmouth, Dedham, Dighton, Douglas, Dover, Dracut, Dudley, Dunstable, Duxbury, East Bridgewater, East Brookfield, Easton, Essex, Everett, Fairhaven, Fitchburg, Foxboro, Foxborough, Framingham, Franklin, Freetown, Gardner, Georgetown, Gloucester, Grafton, Groton, Groveland, Halifax, Hamilton, Hanover, Hanson, Harvard, Haverhill, Hingham, Holbrook, Holden, Holland, Holliston, Hopedale, Hopkinton, Hudson, Hull, Ipswich, Kingston, Lakeville, Lancaster, Lawrence, Leicester, Leominster, Lexington, Lincoln, Littleton, Lowell, Lunenburg, Lynn, Lynnfield, Malden, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Mansfield, Marblehead, Marion, Marlboro, Marlborough, Marshfield, Mattapoisett, Maynard, Medfield, Medford, Medway, Melrose, Mendon, Merrimac, Methuen, Middleborough, Middlesex, Middleton, Milford, Millbury, Millis, Millville, Milton, Nahant, Natick, Needham, New Bedford, Newbury, Newburyport, Newton, Norfolk, North Andover, North Brookfield, North Reading, Northborough, Northbridge, Norton, Norwell, Norwood, Oakham, Oxford, Paxton, Peabody, Pembroke, Pepperell, Plainville, Plymouth, Plympton, Princeton, Quincy, Randolph, Raynham, Reading, Revere, Rochester, Rockland, Rockport, Rowley, Rutland, Salem, Salisbury, Saugus, Scituate, Sharon, Sherborn, Shirley, Shrewsbury, Somerville, Southborough, Southbridge, Spencer, Sterling, Stoneham, Stoughton, Stow, Sturbridge, Sudbury, Suffolk, Sutton, Swampscott, Taunton, Templeton, Tewksbury, Topsfield, Townsend, Tyngsborough, Upton, Uxbridge, Wakefield, Walpole, Waltham, Wareham, Watertown, Wayland, Webster, Wellesley, Wenham, West Boylston, West Bridgewater, West Brookfield, West Newbury, Westborough, Westford, Westminster, Weston, Westwood, Weymouth, Whitman, Wilmington, Winchendon, Winchester, Winthrop, Woburn, Worcester and Wrentham;
Maine,
Berwick, Eliot, Kittery, South Berwick and York;
New Hampshire,
Allenstown, Amherst, Atkinson, Auburn, Barrington, Bedford, Brentwood, Brookline, Candia, Chester, Danville, Derry, Dover, Durham, East Kingston, Epping, Exeter, Farmington, Fremont, Goffstown, Greenland, Greenville, Hampstead, Hampton Falls, Hampton, Hillsborough, Hollis, Hooksett, Hudson, Kensington, Kingston, Lee, Litchfield, Londonderry, Madbury, Manchester, Mason, Merrimack, Milford, Milton, Mont Vernon, Nashua, New Castle, New Ipswich, Newfields, Newington, Newmarket, Newton, North Hampton, Pelham, Plaistow, Portsmouth, Raymond, Rochester, Rockingham, Rollinsford, Rye, Salem, Sandown, Seabrook, Somersworth, South Hampton, Strafford, Stratham, Weare, Wilton and Windham.

These locations are all included in the Boston, MA metropolitan area as defined by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB).