TechRepublic has been following the rise of software engineering jobs since the 1990s.
In our series, we take a look at the jobs in each of these areas, how to get started, and what to expect from each.
Computer science engineer Software engineering is one of the most lucrative career paths in the world.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary for a software engineering engineer is about $180,000.
In fact, the BLS states that “in the next five years, the salary for software engineers will be more than double that of any other group.”
Software development manager Software development managers, or SDM, are responsible for creating software, such as websites and mobile applications, and making sure that it works well for customers.
A SDM is expected to be highly skilled in developing and testing software.
Computer software engineer Software engineers often work on large teams, and in the last few years, they’ve been taking on more responsibility.
The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis says that in 2011, there were 9,000 software engineering graduates in the U. S. with more than 1,000 positions.
Web developer Software developers are responsible in developing web applications.
Many companies are looking for software developers with expertise in web development, as well as the ability to build complex websites.
Software architect Software architects are responsible over creating software for websites and other platforms, such a web application or application that runs on mobile devices.
Web development engineer Software developers often work in small teams, but they are not limited to working on small teams.
They can also work in large teams.
Software testing engineer Software testers are responsible to make sure that software is safe and meets its legal and security requirements.
Software engineer in retail The software engineering industry is growing rapidly, and it’s one of those industries that people want to work in.
According the Bureau, there are now more than 10,000 jobs in software engineering in the United States.
Computer engineering major Software engineering majors, or SE majors, typically specialize in developing applications for personal computers.
Software engineering intern Software engineers usually work in companies that specialize in helping companies create and distribute software, and these are often companies that have huge amounts of software, or software development.
Software developer Software development teams work to create and maintain software applications.
Software engineers are also considered to be a key part of software development teams, as the software developers create the underlying code and the teams build the applications that run on the platform.
Software software engineer While software engineers do the heavy lifting in developing software, they also work on developing software solutions for a variety of products.
Software salesperson Software salespeople help businesses create and sell products.
They are also highly skilled and often have a strong work ethic.
Software security engineer Software security engineers are responsible of protecting systems and data from viruses, malware, and other malicious activity.
Software maintenance engineer Software maintenance engineers are required to maintain and fix software that companies need to run successfully.
Software system engineer Software systems engineers are used to working in the field of computers and systems, as they perform maintenance tasks that affect the operation of the computers and servers that they are responsible.
Software systems analyst Software systems analysts are responsible within a company for maintaining software systems that are critical to the operations of the company.
Software consultant Software consultants are highly skilled developers who are responsible with helping companies build software that helps their businesses operate better.
Software manager Software managers help companies design and implement software that improves the performance and efficiency of their operations.
Software designer Software designers help companies build and manage software applications that meet their business needs.
Software administrator Software administrators are responsible as the owner of software software that manages systems and networks.
Software developers Software developers typically work on teams of up to 15 people.
They may be working as contractors, freelancers, or in other roles.
Software product manager Software products are software products that companies sell to the public, often on websites.
Software business analyst Software business analysts are often involved in the development of software that businesses use to help their customers make and sell their products.
Software web developer Software web developers are often responsible for building and managing websites that users can access.
Software project manager Software project managers are responsible, in many cases, for the design and execution of software projects for customers, including customer acquisition.
Software marketing manager Software marketing managers are often tasked with marketing and selling software and other products to customers.
Software marketer Software marketers are typically responsible for marketing software products to businesses.
Software executive Software executives are often used to run a company’s sales and marketing operations.
Software content creator Software content creators are responsible and passionate about creating content for various digital media platforms, including blogs, podcasts, YouTube videos, and social media platforms. 31