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Software Developers, Systems Software
(SOC Code : 15-1133)
in Santa Cruz County

Research, design, develop, and test operating systems-level software, compilers, and network distribution software for medical, industrial, military, communications, aerospace, business, scientific, and general computing applications. Set operational specifications and formulate and analyze software requirements. Apply principles and techniques of computer science, engineering, and mathematical analysis.

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 MSA20171st Qtr$55.87$43.62$54.17$70.86

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
Santa Cruz County 2014 - 20241302108061.511

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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 Services11632.9%
Computers and Peripheral Equipment 510.8%
Electronic Instrument Manufacturing 66.8%
Scientific Research and Development Svc 765.3%
Management & Technical Consulting Svc 2194.2%
Software Publishers 483.6%
Architectural and Engineering Services 2483.2%
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 33.2%
Semiconductor and Electronic Components 162.8%
Data Processing and Related Services 281.9%
Employment Services 251.8%
Commercial Goods Merchant Wholesalers 341.4%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 61.3%
Electric Goods Merchant Wholesalers 681.3%

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Training Programs (click on title for more information)[Top]
Program Title
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Programming, Specific Applications
Computer Science.
Information Science/Studies

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Alternate Titles
Business Systems Analysts; Computer Consultants; Programmer Analysts; Software Developers; Software Engineers; and Systems Engineers
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