Salary Report

Information Technology Job

COBOL
Development

United States Location

Des Moines
IA
USA Metropolitan Area

Competitive Position® Salary Report

Data Observed 6/1/21 to 5/31/22

Salary Average

$79,144

Experience Requirement

5 Years

Raise +1 Year

$8,883 at 11.22%

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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: $79,144 is Salary average; 50% of Jobs pay between $69,034 & $89,254; and, 5% of Jobs top $103,978.

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.

$310,588 = 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 6/1/21 to 5/31/22.

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Top Salaries

Top Percentile of Job market Top Salary
2.5% $108,845
5% $103,978
10% $98,427
25% $89,254
33% $85,526
50% $79,144
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% $77,263 $81,025
25% $74,374 $83,915
33% $72,762 $85,526
50% $69,034 $89,254
67% $64,520 $93,768
95% $49,443 $108,845
Salary Average =

$79,144

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 $70,904 $8,240 at 11.62%
5 Years $79,144 $8,883 at 11.22%
6 Years $88,027 $9,453 at 10.74%

About Salary and Experience

Salary by Year :

Salary remains constant regardless of experience.

Salary and Experience Range :

Salary average remains relatively constant with experience: $57,580 at the low experience of 2 Years and 1 Month; $79,144 at the average experience of 5 Years; and, $106,611 at the top experience of 7 Years and 11 Months.

Experience End Points :

0 = Entry Level.

14 Years and 3 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 6/1/21 to 5/31/22.

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Salary by Year

Experience Salary Average Raise +1 Year
3 Years $63,449 $7,455 at 11.75%
4 Years $70,904 $8,240 at 11.62%
5 Years $79,144 $8,883 at 11.22%
6 Years $88,027 $9,454 at 10.74%
7 Years $97,481 $9,981 at 10.24%

Salary and Experience Range

95% of Jobs require Experience between the Low and Top
Experience Salary Average Raise +1 Year
Low 2 Years and 1 Month $57,580 $6,454 at 11.21%
Average 5 Years $79,144 $8,883 at 11.22%
Top 7 Years and 11 Months $106,611 $10,442 at 9.79%

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,
9.9% of job descriptions;
Master of Arts/Science or Ph.D. Graduate Degree,
9.9% of job descriptions;
Bachelor of Arts/Science Degree,
19.8% of job descriptions;
USA Federal Government,
75.3% of job descriptions;
Security Clearance,
44.4% of job descriptions;
IBM CICS (Customer Information Control System),
33.3% of job descriptions;
IBM JCL (Job Control Language),
80.2% of job descriptions;
IBM VSAM (Virtual Storage Access Method),
49.4% of job descriptions;
IBM DB2,
42% of job descriptions;
CA IDMS (Integrated Database Management System),
38.3% of job descriptions;
SQL (Structured Query Language),
16% of job descriptions;
Oracle PL/SQL (Procedural Language / Structured Query Language),
19.8% of job descriptions.

Location

Des Moines, IA

Iowa,
Clive, Dallas, Des Moines, Indianola, Perry, Polk, Urbandale, Warren, West Des Moines and Windsor Heights.

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