According to Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2017, Software Developers remained in the Top 3 highest compensated tech jobs, Top 4 highest compensated professionals across all occupations, and finally, rank #1 for median pay within a profession that had the most, new jobs added.
Glassdoor reports that the best markets for software developers are located coast-to-coast: WA, CA, TX, IL, OH, FL, GA, NC, DC/VA/MD, PA, NY, and MA. Most every industry is hiring software developers, especially those organizations specializing in web design/development, software-as-a-service (SaaS), financial services, data analytics and lastly, those organizations concerned with improving CX (customer experience), including global governments.
Information Technology occupations will be growing at a rate of 13% over the next 10-years; faster than the average of all occupations. Growth in software development jobs are a result of organizations making major investments in IT Modernization initiatives, Cloud Computing, Cybersecurity initiatives, migration to DevOps and persistent adoption of rapidly emerging technologies to improve CX.