Career Attributes

  • $95,422
  • 831,300
  • 3.2
  • 30.7%
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Computer Science
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Software Engineer Job Outlook

There are currently an estimated 831,300 Software Engineers in the United States. The Software Engineer job market is expected to grow by 30.7% between 2016 and 2026.

Software Engineer Employability Rating

A CareerExplorer rates Software Engineers with an A employability rating, meaning this career should provide great employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 260,200 Software Engineers. That number is based on 255,300 additional Software Engineers, and the retirement of 4,900 existing Software Engineers.

Supply of Software Engineers

The Software Engineer industry is concentrated in California, Texas, and Washington.

Software Engineer Job Market by State

State name Employed Software Engineers
California 141,870
Texas 67,850
Washington 51,540
New York 49,190
New Jersey 43,760
Ohio 36,000
Virginia 35,960
Florida 34,270
Massachusetts 28,590
Illinois 27,460
Pennsylvania 27,420
Colorado 27,210
Georgia 27,040
North Carolina 26,430
Michigan 25,940
Minnesota 17,330
Wisconsin 15,840
Oregon 15,560
Arizona 14,970
Missouri 14,150
Maryland 12,710
Connecticut 10,500
Utah 9,930
Indiana 9,040
Iowa 6,830
Tennessee 6,310
New Hampshire 5,930
Alabama 5,540
Kansas 5,440
Kentucky 5,200
Delaware 4,640
South Carolina 4,620
Nebraska 4,590
Oklahoma 4,050
Arkansas 3,690
Nevada 3,350
Idaho 2,950
District of Columbia 2,400
Rhode Island 2,130
Maine 1,680
West Virginia 1,200
New Mexico 1,200
Louisiana 1,160
South Dakota 980
North Dakota 950
Vermont 860
Montana 850
Hawaii 760
Mississippi 740
Alaska 340
Puerto Rico 260
Wyoming 250

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Career Attributes

  • $95,422
  • 831,300
  • 3.2
  • 30.7%
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Computer Science
More Attributes