But even if you choose to become a COBOL specialist, Webb says there is plenty of excitement to be had. That's because of the pace of technological change.
"If you are an expert in COBOL you have to get deeply involved in how to bring COBOL applications forward – how old applications can leverage new technologies and platforms," he says.
"So for COBOL developers, there are going to be some very interesting times ahead," he says.
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