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Total Workforce
1.17M
Average Age
40
Estimated Job Growth
12.5%
10-Year Projection
Average Salary
$99,143
Average Male Salary
$103,114
Average Female Salary
$83,602

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Software developers, applications & systems software and on wages and locations for those in the field. Computer Systems Design is the industry that employs the most Software developers, applications & systems software, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Software developers, applications & systems software, by average wage, is Internet publishing, broadcasting & web search portals. Software developers, applications & systems software are paid most in Nevada & Sierra Counties PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in Sunnyvale & San Jose (North) Cities PUMA, CA.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Software developers, applications & systems software in the US. The average age of male Software developers, applications & systems software in the workforce is 39.7 and of female Software developers, applications & systems software is 41.3, and the most common race/ethnicity for Software developers, applications & systems software is White.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Software developers, applications & systems software from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Software developers, applications & systems software is Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services but a relatively high number of Software developers, applications & systems software hold a major in Human Sciences.

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Software developers, applications & systems software from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Software developers, applications & systems software need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension, Critical Thinking, and Active Learning. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Software developers, applications & systems software need more than the average amount of Programming, Installation, and Technology Design.

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The closest comparable data for the Detailed Occupation Software developers, applications & systems software is from the Major Occupation Group Computer and Mathematical Occupations.
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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Software developers, applications & systems software from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 6.5%, but Software developers, applications & systems software are expected to see a growth of 12.5% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow faster than the national average.

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