Salary Report

Information Technology Job

C++ and Java

United States Location

United States of America
Metropolitan Areas

Competitive Position® Salary Report

Salary Average


Experience Requirement

4 Years and 11 Months

Raise +1 Year

$4,182 at 4.51%

Salary and Number of Jobs

Graph of succeeding salary information

About Salary and Jobs

Salary Range :

At required Experience of 4 Years & 11 Months: $92,708 is Salary average; 50% of Jobs pay between $74,027 & $111,389; and, 5% of Jobs top $138,276.

Number of Jobs :

Most Jobs are available closest to the Salary Average.

Fewer Jobs are available at Lower and Higher Salaries.

Salary End Points :

$15,080 = minimum wage annual salary in the USA.

$187,699 = annual salary for the highest paying IT Job in the USA at the Top 2.5% Experience and Top 2.5% Salary.

Top Salaries

Top Percentile of Job market Top Salary
2.5% $147,012
5% $138,276
10% $128,207
25% $111,389
33% $104,637
50% $92,708
Top Percentile of Job Market =

Number of Jobs Above the Top Salary
Number of all Jobs at 4 Years and 11 Months Experience.

Salary Range and Jobs

Percentage of Jobs within Salary Lows and Highs
Percent of Job Market Salary Range
Low Salary High Salary
10% $89,228 $96,188
25% $83,883 $101,533
33% $80,779 $104,637
50% $74,027 $111,389
67% $65,912 $119,504
95% $38,404 $147,012
Salary Average =


Mid Point between each Low/High pair.

Percent of Job Market =

Number of Jobs with Salary between Low/High pair
Number of all Jobs at 4 Years and 11 Months Experience.

= and

Salary and Experience

Graph of succeeding salary information

Salary ±1 Year

Experience Salary Average Raise +1 Year
3 Years and 11 Months $87,750 $4,958 at 5.65%
4 Years and 11 Months $92,708 $4,182 at 4.51%
5 Years and 11 Months $96,890 $3,616 at 3.73%

About Salary and Experience

Salary by Year :

Salary is lowest at entry level, increases rapidly with the first years of experience and approaches a ceiling as experience matures.

Salary and Experience Range :

Salary average rises with experience: $63,660 at the low experience of 1 Year; $92,708 at the average experience of 4 Years and 11 Months; and, $106,313 at the top experience of 8 Years and 10 Months.

Experience End Points :

0 = Entry Level.

11 Years and 1 Month = Top 2.5% Experience in the IT Job with the highest required experience in the USA.

Salary and Experience Range

95% of Jobs require Experience between the Low and Top
Experience Salary Average Raise +1 Year
Low 1 Year $63,660 $10,859 at 17.06%
Average 4 Years and 11 Months $92,708 $4,182 at 4.51%
Top 8 Years and 10 Months $106,313 $2,594 at 2.44%



This position involves application development often focusing on enterprise application software, web applications, database modeling and/or mathematical computation for both commercial and custom projects.


The qualifications of this information technology Job:
  • C++;
  • Java,
    Enterprise Java Beans (EJB), Java, Java Platform Enterprise Edition (Java EE), Java Platform Standard Edition (Java SE), JavaApplet, Java Database Call (JDBC), Java Development Kit (JDK), Java Messaging Service (JMS), Jbuilder, JavaServer Faces (JSF), Java Server Pages (JSP), Java Swing or Sun Certified Java Programmer;
  • UNIX,
    AIX-UNIX, BMS-UNIX, BSD-UNIX, (Hewlett Packard) HP-UNIX, IRIX-UNIX, Linux-UNIX, Solaris-UNIX, or UNIX;
  • Developer,
    Analyst, Automate, Code, Customize, Database Developer, Design, Develop, Enhance, Modify, Programmer, Programmer Analyst, Revise, Software Developer, Software Engineer, Sun Certified Java Programmer, Update or Write Code.


A+ Skills
Additional IT skills and US Cities requested in some job descriptions:
13% of job descriptions,
Project Leader, Project Manager, Supervisor, Team Leader or Technical Lead;
Graduate Degree,
18% of job descriptions,
Master of Science in Computer Engineering, Master of Science in Computer Science, Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, MA/MS in Information Technology, MA/MS in Information Science, Master of Arts Degree, Master of Science Degree or Ph.D.;
44% of job descriptions;
24% of job descriptions;
19% of job descriptions;
15% of job descriptions;
Oracle Database,
23% of job descriptions,
Oracle, Oracle Certified Professional (OCP), Oracle Designer, Oracle Developer, Oracle Financials, Oracle Form, PL|SQL, Oracle Report or Oracle Tools;
19% of job descriptions;
6% of job descriptions;
Finance Industry,
28% of job descriptions,
Assett Management, Banking, Brokerage, Commodity Trading, Derivative Trading, Equity Trading, Financial, Insurance, Investment, Securities Trading, Stock Market or Wall Street
Business, Company, Corporation, Enterprise, Firm or Industry;
Financial Trading System,
16% of job descriptions,
Bloomberg, MarketData, Trading Application, Trading Platform, Trading Software, Trading Solution or Trading System;
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT-PA,
29% of jobs.


United States of America