Software developers held 913,100 jobs in 2010.
Many software developers work for computer systems design and related services firms or software publishers. Some work in computer and electronic product manufacturing industries. Some developers telecommute (work away from the office).
The following table shows the industries where software developers are most commonly employed.
|Computer systems design and related services||32%|
|Computer and electronic product manufacturing||10%|
|Finance and insurance||8%|
Most software developers work full time, and long hours are common. Nearly one-fourth worked more than 40 hours per week in 2010.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition