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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.

All Industry Projections for this Occupation

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Code
Title Employment Change Annual Average Openings Typical education needed for entry
2014 2024 Level Percent Total Growth Replace-
ments
151133  Software Developers, Systems Software 27,705 30,452 2,747 9.92 % 671 275 396 Bachelor's degree 

Industry Projections for this Occupation

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Industry 2014
Employment
Projected 2024 Employment Change
2014-2024
2016
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    12,650  46 % 15,120  50 % 2,470  20 % $113,030
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    12,650  46 % 15,120  50 % 2,470  20 % $113,030
Information    5,710  21 % 6,220  20 % 510  9 % $118,860
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing    4,160  15 % 3,690  12 % -470  -11 % $112,570
Publishing Industries (except Internet)    3,930  14 % 4,320  14 % 390  10 % $120,250
Wholesale Trade    1,290  5 % 1,240  4 % -50  -4 % $115,410
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods    1,220  4 % 1,160  4 % -60  -5 % $114,940
Management of Companies and Enterprises    880  3 % 920  3 % 40  4 % $118,170
Management of Companies and Enterprises    880  3 % 920  3 % 40  4 % $118,170
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investm    580  2 % 610  2 % 30  6 % $120,300
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediat    480  2 % 530  2 % 50  9 % $113,820
Administrative and Support Services    480  2 % 530  2 % 50  9 % $113,820
Data Processing, Hosting and Related Services    380  1 % 450  1 % 70  17 % $109,730
Educational Services    250  1 % 260  1 % 10  5 % $109,280
Educational Services    250  1 % 260  1 % 10  5 % $109,280
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities    190  1 % 200  1 % 10  8 % $107,060