• Applications Software Developers
  • Information Technology
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 104,561
    $66,157 range bar $162,187
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Very Fast Growing
  • Software developers are the creative minds behind computer programs. They develop applications that allow people to do specific tasks when using technology tools.

What do they typically do

  • Consult with customers about software system design and maintenance
  • Analyze users' needs and then design, test, and develop software to meet those needs
  • Research and evaluate factors like required reporting formats, costs, and security needs to decide how to configure hardware
  • Change existing software to correct errors, adapt it to new hardware , or improve performance.
  • Determine system performance standards
  • Design each part of the application and plan how the pieces will work together
  • Document every aspect of the application as background for future maintenance and upgrades
  • Collaborate with other computer specialists to create the best possible software

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +2.6%
Job Opening 3,508

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