Software, app developers top hot jobs list for 2014

Four of the Top 12 high-wage, fast-growing jobs are in IT

By , ITworld |  

It will be a bright new year for developers, as the already-high demand for their skills is expected to continue to rise in 2014.

Software, app and system developers saw more than 100,000 jobs created 2010-2013, topping the list of fastest-growing high-wage jobs in the U.S., according to a study by CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists Intl.

"More high-wage jobs will be created in 2014 which will, in turn, fuel the creation of jobs at lower pay levels," says CareerBuilder CEO Matt Ferguson. "The challenge is many of these in-demand, skilled positions are in areas where companies are already experiencing a shortage of qualified labor."

Web developers landed in the No. 6 spot, seeing job growth of 11% over the past three years and the creation of 13,364 jobs. Other IT jobs landing in the Top 12 include database admins (11,241 jobs added 2010-2013, up 10%) and information security analysts (5,671 jobs added 2010-2013, up 8%).

The full list of high-wage jobs expected to experience significant job growth in 2014:

1. Software Developers, Applications and Systems Software
Total employment in 2013: 1,042,402 jobs
Added 104,348 jobs from 2010-2013, up 11%
Median hourly earnings: $45.06

2. Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
Total employment in 2013: 438,095 jobs
Added 54,979 jobs from 2010-2013, up 14%
Median hourly earnings: $29.10

3. Training and Development Specialists
Total employment in 2013: 231,898 jobs
Added 18,042 jobs from 2010-2013, up 8%
Median hourly earnings: $27.14

4. Financial Analysts
Total employment in 2013: 257,159 jobs
Added 17,060 jobs from 2010-2013, up 7%
Median hourly earnings: $37.34

5. Physical Therapists
Total employment in 2013: 207,132 jobs
Added 14,011 jobs from 2010-2013, up 7%
Median hourly earnings: $37.93

6. Web Developers
Total employment in 2013: 136,921 jobs
Added 13,364 jobs from 2010-2013, up 11%.
Median hourly earnings: $27.84

7. Logisticians
Total employment in 2013: 127,892 jobs
Added 11,897 jobs from 2010-2013, up 10%
Median hourly earnings: $35.08

8. Database Administrators
Total employment in 2013: 119,676 jobs
Added 11,241 jobs from 2010-2013, up 10%
Median hourly earnings: $37.39

9. Meeting, Convention and Event Planners
Total employment in 2013: 87,082 jobs
Added 10,867 jobs from 2010-2013, up 14%
Median hourly earnings: $22.56

10. Interpreters and Translators
Total employment in 2013: 69,887
Added 8,377 jobs from 2010-2013, up 14%
Median hourly earnings: $22.39

11. Petroleum Engineers
Total employment in 2013: 40,733
Added 7,158 jobs from 2010-2013, up 21%
Median hourly earnings: $63.67

12. Information Security Analysts
Total employment in 2013: 75,995
Added 5,671 jobs from 2010-2013, up 8%
Median hourly earnings: $41.62

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