Software developers are most often employed by the Computer Systems Design industry. The average yearly wage for Software developers was $120,323 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Software developers by wage are Astronomers & physicists, Computer & information systems managers, and Aerospace engineers.
Software developers are part of the Computer & mathematical occupations, along with Computer systems analysts, Information security analysts, Computer and information research scientists, Computer support specialists, Computer network architects, and 11 more.
The top 3 locations that employ the most Software developers are Sunnyvale & San Jose (North) Cities PUMA, CA, San Jose (Northwest) & Santa Clara Cities PUMA, CA, and Queen Anne & Magnolia PUMA, WA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Software developers are Sunnyvale & San Jose (North) Cities PUMA, CA, San Jose (Northwest) & Santa Clara Cities PUMA, CA, and Redmond, Kirkland Cities, Inglewood & Finn Hill PUMA, WA.