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* ELMI Occupation Profile - Software Developers *
 
Software Developers
(O*NET 15-1252.00, SOC 15-1252)
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What they do
Research, design, and develop computer and network software or specialized utility programs. Analyze user needs and develop software solutions, applying principles and techniques of computer science, engineering, and mathematical analysis. Update software or enhance existing software capabilities. May work with computer hardware engineers to integrate hardware and software systems, and develop specifications and performance requirements. May maintain databases within an application area, working individually or coordinating database development as part of a team.
 
Also called:
Application Developer, Application Integration Engineer, Developer, Infrastructure Engineer, Network Engineer, Software Architect, Software Developer, Software Development Engineer, Software Engineer, Systems Engineer
 
 
Wages
Vermont - 2021
Percentile1HourlyYearly
10% $ 29.96   $62,320  
25% $ 38.23   $79,520  
Median $ 47.70   $99,210  
75% $ 62.39   $129,760  
90% $ 81.02   $168,520  
 
Average $ 52.27   $108,720  
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Industries of Employment
Software Developers and Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers*
United States - 2020
IndustryPercent of total
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services
34%
  • Self-employed workers
19%
  • Publishing industries (except Internet)
8%
  • Computer and electronic product manufacturing
5%
  • Insurance carriers and related activities
4%
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Projected Employment
Software Developers and Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers*
 Vermont
2020 employment 2,618
2030 employment 3,225
Annual percent change
(compounded)
2.1%
Annual projected job openings
(due to change and separations)
272
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Education and Experience:
Software Developers and Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers*
  • Typical education needed for entry
    Bachelor's degree
  • Work experience in a related occupation
    None
  • Typical on-the-job training needed to attain competency
    None
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Job Zone
Considerable Preparation Needed
  • Specific Vocational Preparation Range
    (7.0 to < 8.0) - A typical worker will require over 2 years up to and including 4 years of training to achieve average performance in this occupation.
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