Applications Developers


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Occupation is in demand for the following regions: Central, West Central, East Central, North Central, Northeast, Northern Stateline, Northwest, Southeast, Southern, Southwest, Statewide
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Applications Developers

Applications Developers - Employment & Outlook

The table below provides information about the number of workers in this occupation in various regions. It also provides information about the expected growth rate and future job openings.

Employment

Major employers:

  • Computer systems design companies
  • Computer software publishers
  • Business management companies
  • Scientific research and development companies
  • Computer and parts manufacturing companies

Outlook

Demand for computer engineers is expected to be very strong. Software developers will have the strongest job growth due to the increased need for applications used by cell phones and other mobile devices. Health care computing needs and business security needs will also create more jobs for developers.

Demand will not be as strong for computer hardware engineers. The newest computer technology relies less on computer hardware and more on wireless connections. Job prospects are best for computer hardware engineers who are experienced and have certifications.

Job openings will occur as people move into managerial positions or leave this occupation for other reasons.

Computer Engineers (CIS 100044)

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Illinois
41,177
Very large
&
23.0%
5.8%
>>>>
3,831
Very High
  Champaign Area
767
Very large
&
25.0%
7.0%
>>>>
73
Very High
  Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area
416
Very large
&
17.8%
5.0%
>>>>
36
High
  Cook County
20,845
Very large
&
26.3%
5.6%
>>>>
2,028
Very High
  Decatur Area
169
Large
&
22.5%
7.0%
>>>>
17
High
  DeKalb-Elgin-Aurora Area
1,357
Very large
&
24.0%
9.7%
>>>>
128
Very High
  Du Page County
7,737
Very large
&
26.2%
5.4%
>>>>
752
Very High
  Edwardsville Area
304
Very large
&
19.1%
5.1%
>>>>
26
High
  Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area
123
Large
&
26.8%
7.0%
>>>>
11
High
  Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area
204
Large
&
13.2%
5.2%
>>>>
17
High
  Lake County
2,829
Very large
&
27.6%
8.6%
>>>>
282
Very High
  McHenry County
410
Very large
&
22.4%
6.8%
>>>>
39
Very High
  Mt Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area
298
Very large
&
17.8%
6.8%
>>>>
24
High
  Northwest Illinois Area
342
Very large
&
11.4%
3.6%
>>>>
27
High
  Peoria-Bloomington Area
1,555
Very large
&
20.2%
7.3%
>>>>
139
Very High
  Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area
207
Large
&
9.7%
4.3%
>>>>
15
High
  Rock Island-Moline Area
564
Very large
&
25.5%
5.7%
>>>>
53
Very High
  Rockford Area
541
Very large
&
17.6%
7.6%
>>>>
46
High
  Shawnee National Forest Area
66
Large
&
7.6%
2.4%
>>>>
4
Moderate
  Springfield Area
629
Very large
&
24.8%
4.7%
>>>>
59
Very High
  St Louis-Belleville Area
658
Very large
&
29.6%
6.4%
>>>>
68
Very High
  Vermilion County
76
Large
&
21.1%
4.9%
>>>>
6
Moderate
  Will County
1,040
Very large
&
31.1%
9.1%
>>>>
108
Very High
United States
1,540,300
Very large
&
20.6%
3.7%
>>>>
136,300
Very High
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.