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Software Developers, Systems Software

in Massachusetts

Research, design, develop, and test operating systems-level software, compilers, and network distribution software for medical, industrial, military, communications, aerospace, business, scientific, and general computing applications. Set operational specifications and formulate and analyze software requirements. May design embedded systems software. Apply principles and techniques of computer science, engineering, and mathematical analysis.

Occupation Projection for Software Developers, Systems Software

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Code
Title Employment Change Average Annual Typical education needed for entry
2016 2026 Level Percent Exits Transfers Change Openings
151133  Software Developers, Systems Software 27,623 30,278 2,655 9.61 % 396 1,422 266 2,084 Bachelor's degree 

Software Developers, Systems Software Projections by Industry

Industry 2016
Employment
Projected 2026 Employment Change
2016-2026
2018
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    11,950  43 % 14,100  47 % 2,150  18 % $118,830
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    11,950  43 % 14,100  47 % 2,150  18 % $118,830
Information    5,710  21 % 6,200  20 % 490  9 % $113,420
Publishing Industries (except Internet)    4,570  17 % 4,930  16 % 360  8 % $112,840
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing    3,030  11 % 2,770  9 % -260  -9 % $130,470
Wholesale Trade    1,810  7 % 1,800  6 % -10  -0 % $120,170
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods    1,550  6 % 1,540  5 % -10  -1 % $120,530
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediat    740  3 % 800  3 % 60  8 % $112,500
Administrative and Support Services    740  3 % 800  3 % 60  8 % $112,500
Management of Companies and Enterprises    660  2 % 710  2 % 50  8 % $114,340
Management of Companies and Enterprises    660  2 % 710  2 % 50  8 % $114,340
Other Information Services    590  2 % 640  2 % 50  9 % $114,390
Data Processing, Hosting and Related Services    530  2 % 610  2 % 80  15 % $117,260
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities    370  1 % 380  1 % 10  3 % $110,020
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investm    360  1 % 380  1 % 20  5 % $106,750
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