Sample 1 - State of California

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Software Developers, Applications
(SOC Code : 15-1132)
in Santa Cruz County

Develop, create, and modify general computer applications software or specialized utility programs. Analyze user needs and develop software solutions. Design software or customize software for client use with the aim of optimizing operational efficiency. May analyze and design databases within an application area, working individually or coordinating database development as part of a team. Exclude "Computer Hardware Engineers" (17-2061).

Employers are usually looking for candidates with a Bachelor's degree .

Santa Cruz County is the same as Santa Cruz-Watsonville MSA.
Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
Santa Cruz-Watsonville MSA20141st Qtr$49.05$38.06$48.41$59.72

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
Santa Cruz County 2010 - 20202402703012.56

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in Santa Cruz County
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Computer Systems Design and Rel Services12829.5%
Software Publishers 59.3%
Computers and Peripheral Equipment 45.8%
Colleges and Universities 175.8%
Data Processing and Related Services 352.9%
Commercial Goods Merchant Wholesalers 392.9%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 52.6%
Electronic Instrument Manufacturing 82.3%
Architectural and Engineering Services 2862.2%
Management & Technical Consulting Svc 2532.1%
Scientific Research and Development Svc 802.1%
Semiconductor and Electronic Components 201.9%
Employment Services 261.6%
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 41.0%
Motion Picture and Video Industries 431.0%

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Program Title
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Programming, Specific Applications
Computer Science.

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Alternate Titles
Application Integration Engineers; Applications Developers; Business Systems Analysts; Computer Consultants; Programmer Analysts; Software Architects; Software Development Engineers; Software Engineers; and Technical Consultants
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