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List of Industries Employing Software Developers, Applications

The following industries employ Software Developers, Applications,  SOC Code  15-1132  (3).   The experience/education usually required by most employers for this occupation is Bachelor's degree  (4).  This list is sorted by the 2014 employment from largest to smallest.   Return to the Search Page.

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Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
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Computer Systems Design and Rel Services   (NAICS 541500 ) 42,100 65,000 22,900
Other Information Services   (NAICS 519000 ) 19,200 35,900 16,700
Software Publishers   (NAICS 511200 ) 12,200 15,400 3,200
Scientific Research and Development Svc   (NAICS 541700 ) 4,800 6,000 1,200
Computers and Peripheral Equipment   (NAICS 334100 ) 4,500 5,100 600
Management of Companies and Enterprises   (NAICS 550000 ) 3,200 3,500 300
Colleges and Universities   (NAICS 611300 ) 2,900 3,400 500
Electronic Instrument Manufacturing   (NAICS 334500 ) 2,900 2,700 -200
ISPs, Search Portals, & Data Processing   (NAICS 518000 ) 2,600 4,700 2,100
Management & Technical Consulting Svc   (NAICS 541600 ) 2,500 3,800 1,300
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
Employment Services   (NAICS 561300 ) 2,200 2,500 300
Semiconductor and Electronic Components   (NAICS 334400 ) 1,900 1,800 -100
Commercial Goods Merchant Wholesalers   (NAICS 423400 ) 1,500 1,500 0
Local Government   (NAICS 999300 ) 1,200 1,300 100
Architectural and Engineering Services   (NAICS 541300 ) 1,100 1,300 200
Insurance Carriers   (NAICS 524100 ) 700 700 0
Wired Telecommunications Carriers   (NAICS 517100 ) 700 600 -100
Communications Equipment Manufacturing   (NAICS 334200 ) 700 500 -200
Motion Picture and Video Industries   (NAICS 512100 ) 500 600 100
Medical Equipment and Supplies Mfg   (NAICS 339100 ) 500 600 100
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
Other Financial Investment Activities   (NAICS 523900 ) 500 700 200
Activities Rel to Credit Intermediation   (NAICS 522300 ) 500 600 100
Insurance Agencies, Brokerages & Support   (NAICS 524200 ) 400 500 100
Electronic Shopping & Mail-Order Houses   (NAICS 454100 ) 400 700 300
Electronic Markets and Agents/Brokers   (NAICS 425000 ) 300 400 100
Electric Goods Merchant Wholesalers   (NAICS 423600 ) 300 300 0
Electrical Equipment and Appliances   (NAICS 335000 ) 300 300 0
Depository Credit Intermediation   (NAICS 522100 ) 300 200 -100
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals   (NAICS 622100 ) 300 400 100
Pharmaceutical & Medicine Manufacturing   (NAICS 325400 ) 300 300 0
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
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Office Administrative Services   (NAICS 561100 ) 300 400 100
Advertising and Related Services   (NAICS 541800 ) 300 300 0
Specialized Design Services   (NAICS 541400 ) 200 200 0
Activities Related to Real Estate   (NAICS 531300 ) 200 200 0
Security & Commodity Investment Activity   (NAICS 523100 ) 200 200 0
Other Professional & Technical Services   (NAICS 541900 ) 200 300 100
Nondepository Credit Intermediation   (NAICS 522200 ) 200 200 0
Cable and Other Subscription Programming   (NAICS 515200 ) 200 200 0
Radio and Television Broadcasting   (NAICS 515100 ) 100 200 100
State Government   (NAICS 999200 ) 100 100 0
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
Machinery & Supply Merchant Wholesalers   (NAICS 423800 ) 100 100 0
Newspaper, Book, & Directory Publishers   (NAICS 511100 ) 100 100 0
Commercial & Service Industry Machinery   (NAICS 333300 ) 100 100 0
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories   (NAICS 621500 ) 100 100 0
Other General Purpose Machinery Mfg   (NAICS 333900 ) 100 100 0
Offices of Physicians   (NAICS 621100 ) 100 100 0
Elementary and Secondary Schools   (NAICS 611100 ) 100 100 0
Junior Colleges   (NAICS 611200 ) 100 100 0
Building Equipment Contractors   (NAICS 238200 ) 0 100 100

Data Notes:

(1)  Source:  These data come from the Industry and Occupation Employment Projections program of the Employment Development Department.  All employment figures have been rounded to the nearest 100.  See the Occupational Projections - Introduction and Methods and the Industry Projections - Introduction and Methods for more information.  Some occupation/industry combinations may not be included to protect employer confidentiality or because the base survey resulted in a large standard error.

Although these Staffing Patterns are not provided below the state level, the Employment Projections by Industry and Occupation are available by county or groups of counties.

(2)  The NAICS - North American Industry Classification System is the nationally recognized system to categorize industries. See the NAICS Division Structure at the U.S. Department of Labor Web site for a complete list of industries and their definitions.

(3)  "SOC Code" - Search for a particular Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code or occupation title at the Bureau of Labor Statistics Web site.

(4) The Training Levels were developed by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. They are meant to show the education and training needed for someone to perform that occupation. It also reflects the preferred training requirements of most employers. For a complete list of the training levels go to BLS Training Level Definitions

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