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Software Developer Some Of Most In-Demand Jobs In Chicago

Crain's Chicago Business has placed the software developer position on the list of the 12 Most In-Demand Jobs in Chicago for 2015. It should come as no surprise though, technology and the need for computer software are rapidly growing not only in Chicago, but also nationwide. Mobile technology is growing by leaps and bounds because of the new applications it requires. So many products require software in this day and age so the necessity to keep things current and up to date falls upon the position of software developer. Software developers vary in what their role may entail; some individuals build software for the web-based applications while others may work on internal systems that control networks.

Software developers typically need to have a bachelor's degree in software engineering, computer science or some type of related field. Software developers also should have skills related to the area they are working in, for example, if a software developer is working in the mobile industry, they should have some working knowledge of the wireless devices.

There is a strong demand for web developers and app developers, Chicago is a top city for technology companies that have had and still are having tremendous growth. Those looking for a flexible job that does not always require the worker to sit in an office all day may appreciate the flexibility and freedom that the software developer position offers.

The increase of software being sold online means the price for software goes down, this can be a positive for software developers as it will allow businesses to have more money for others areas such as customization, thus an increase for the need of software developers.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects software developer employment to increase 22 percent from 2012 to 2022, this is much faster for all other occupations. The position of applications developer is expected to increase by 23 percent and the systems developers positions are estimated to grow by 20 percent. The software developers who stay most up-to-date with programming tools and languages will be the ones who will have the best job prospects.

Michelle Guilbeau is a writer, reviewer, teacher and business owner living in Chicago, Illinois. She also has experience in school administration, literacy coaching and is proud founder of and Michelle enjoys sharing her knowledge of Chicago, food, travel, education and parenting issues with her readers. Her work can be found on

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