• Software Developers
  • Information Technology
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 126,520
    $72,940 range bar $176,160
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Very Fast Growing
  • Software Developers create the computer applications that allow users to do specific tasks and the underlying systems that run the devices or control networks.

What do they typically do

  • Analyze users' needs and then design and develop software to meet those needs
  • Recommend software upgrades for customers' existing programs and systems
  • Design each piece of an application or system and plan how the pieces will work together
  • Create a variety of models and diagrams showing programmers the software code needed for an application
  • Ensure that a program continues to function normally through software maintenance and testing
  • Document every aspect of an application or system as a reference for future maintenance and upgrades

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +3.0%
Job Openings 6,273

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