Software Is Everywhere

New Research Shows Dramatic Increase in Software Development Jobs in Diverse Geographies and Industries

New Research Shows Dramatic Increase in Software Development Jobs in Diverse Geographies and Industries

Burning Glass Technologies’ report Software is Everywhere: Growth in Software Jobs shows how jobs for software developers have not only increased 31% from 2007 to 2012, but have drastically diversified across geographies and industries. In 2007, the top 10 cities for software postings accounted for 52% of all software postings – by 2012, that figure had dropped to 45% as demand for software jobs in the rest of the country grew 3x faster. Many of the cities that have seen the sharpest growth in software postings are not commonly associated with strong software industries – such as Detroit, Baltimore, and Phoenix. Using Burning Glass Technologies’ real-time labor market data, researchers provide a robust exploration into the diversification of the job market for Software Developers. From motor vehicle manufacturing to healthcare, Software Developers are being called upon to provide their unique skills to an increasingly diverse hiring pool.

All information was compiled using Labor/Insight – a new web-based tool that puts our real-time labor market data at the fingertips of education and workforce professionals who wish to keep their programs at the leading edge of employment trends.