Software Developers, Applications:

Develop, create, and modify general computer applications software or specialized utility programs. Analyze user needs and develop software solutions. Design software or customize software for client use with the aim of optimizing operational efficiency. May analyze and design databases within an application area, working individually or coordinating database development as part of a team. May supervise computer programmers.

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Indiana Average Salary $82,210.00
Average Time to Fill 39 days
Typical Education Bachelor's degree
Typical Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 9,412
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Technology and Tool Usage
Attention to Detail
Critical Thinking
Written Communication
Information Gathering

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Thinking Creatively

Create website
Apply user experience to application design
Design data security systems
Optimize software performance
Design data processing systems
Design software or user interface
Write computer programs or code
Develop complex computer databases
Develop simple informational data repositories or databases
Develop simple operational data repositories or databases
Develop simple financial data repositories or databases
Develop diagrams or flow charts of how systems operate
Set page layout or composition
Develop graphic designs or models
Develop records management systems

Interacting With Computers

Troubleshoot computer hardware problems
Solve software problems
Assist users with software or hardware problems
Debug computer programs, software, or systems
Maintain computer software or code
Maintain complex computer databases
Perform website maintenance
Configure computer networks
Install software applications
Install hardware, software, or peripheral equipment
Create data backups to prevent loss of information
Plan computer security measures
Upload data to website or online server for information sharing
Code data or other information

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Web Development
Extensible Markup Language (XML)
Project Management
Database Design

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