1 Million More Jobs Than Candidates
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2010 there were over 900,000 software developer jobs posted, with an expected increase of 30% by 2020. There’s also the often-cited analysis from Code.org that underscored the widening gap between supply and demand (the yellow wedge below).
According to Robert Half International, starting salaries for professional occupations in the US are projected to increase an average of 3.8% in 2015. Professional occupations includes accounting and finance, technology, marketing, legal, and administrative. But when the study broke the data out further, they found that salaries will rise 50% faster for IT professionals – a whopping 5.7%.
What Should I Focus on Learning?
Irvine, Calif.-based IT recruiting firm CyberCoders conducted a study of 10,000 tech companies and their hiring requirements. Their findings revealed that out of all their recruits, those who had development skills — especially mobile, front-end, and open source development skills — were most in demand in today’s job market.
$87,000 for a Ruby Developer
$98,000 for a Ruby on Rails Developer
A Focus on Angular
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What’s the Job Market Like Near Me?
According to a recent survey by Dice.com, here were the top cities by average developer salary: