I looked in to Cobol rolls as a potential career shift as I keep reading on Slashdot how amazing a Cobol job can be...
After a quick scan of most UK job sites for Cobol in London (where all the banks are
Pretty much all roles are Â£40l-Â£60k a year and require some kind of real world, commercial experience with Cobol/mainframes etc etc
That's not that exciting, The salaries are lower than equivalent positions in other areas of development. You have to work for someone like Lloyds. Chances are you'll need to wear a suit to work. Have to work in London. By definition, you're going to be supporting ancient, systems which have undergone years of maintenance by probably dozens of different developers and it's going to be super enterprisey, loaded to the gills with change control and red tape, etc etc.
I don't get it.. sounds awful..