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Software Developers, Applications

in Massachusetts

Develop, create, and modify general computer applications software or specialized utility programs. Analyze user needs and develop software solutions. Design software or customize software for client use with the aim of optimizing operational efficiency. May analyze and design databases within an application area, working individually or coordinating database development as part of a team. May supervise computer programmers.

Occupation Projection for Software Developers, Applications

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Code
Title Employment Change Average Annual Typical education needed for entry
2016 2026 Level Percent Exits Transfers Change Openings
151132  Software Developers, Applications 29,064 36,629 7,565 26.03 % 449 1,613 756 2,818 Bachelor's degree 

Software Developers, Applications Projections by Industry

Industry 2016
Employment
Projected 2026 Employment Change
2016-2026
2017
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    11,450  39 % 15,980  44 % 4,530  40 % $105,830
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    11,450  39 % 15,980  44 % 4,530  40 % $105,830
Information    7,200  25 % 8,620  24 % 1,420  20 % $120,980
Publishing Industries (except Internet)    5,640  19 % 6,720  18 % 1,080  19 % $120,000
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing    1,960  7 % 1,990  5 % 30  1 % $117,340
State Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals    1,590  5 % 1,850  5 % 260  16 % $80,670
Wholesale Trade    900  3 % 1,000  3 % 100  12 % $101,860
Data Processing, Hosting and Related Services    830  3 % 1,050  3 % 220  26 % $127,310
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities    810  3 % 950  3 % 140  17 % $103,760
Health Care and Social Assistance    800  3 % 970  3 % 170  21 % $94,360
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediat    800  3 % 960  3 % 160  20 % $108,800
Administrative and Support Services    800  3 % 960  3 % 160  20 % $108,800
Hospitals    650  2 % 780  2 % 130  20 % $94,650
Management of Companies and Enterprises    620  2 % 740  2 % 120  18 % $107,670
Management of Companies and Enterprises    620  2 % 740  2 % 120  18 % $107,670
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods    580  2 % 640  2 % 60  10 % $109,780
Educational Services    490  2 % 620  2 % 130  26 % $97,140
Educational Services    490  2 % 620  2 % 130  26 % $97,140
Other Information Services    450  2 % 540  1 % 90  20 % $111,210
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers    280  1 % 330  1 % 50  17 % $91,650
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