It's certainly a great year to be a developer!
U.S News is now reporting that Software Developer has taken the #1 Best Technology Job ranking, but also the overall #1 Best Job ranking for 2014.
You can read the full report here, but I wanted to share some of the amazing factoids from the article with you and re-affirm your career choice - BTW, good on ya, you chose wisely my friends!
Awesome Facts For Software Developers
- The U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics says growth will continue! In fact, the BLS predicts that employment growth will grow a whopping 22% between 2012 - 2022, with an estimated 139,000 jobs that will be filled. Not too shabby for a 10 year period!
- Software Developers have the lowest unemployment rate.
- Software Developers are bringing in the dough! The reported average salary for 2013 of Software Developers is $90,000 with the lowest 10% of developers still bringing in $55,000. As a note, that 55K is currently above the U.S. Household Income average; in 2012 U.S. median household income was $51,371 per the Census Bureau.
These are some pretty spectacular facts for all of you Software Developers! You can officially take a bow for choosing THE most secure job position in America and do a happy dance to celebrate the fact that not only is your job considered to be one of the more flexible positions but one that will be necessary to all of our lives forevermore.
Now because this IS a company blog, I will go ahead and mention that you should give MyEclipse 2014 a try. But I don't mention that just because I happen to work for Genuitec, but rather because MyEclipse 2014 has a long history of providing software developers with the hottest technologies used in the field today and does so in a lightweight and super cost efficient package. You can bump over to this blog here, to find out which of the top technologies for developers that MyEclipse 2014 supports.