Salary Report

Information Technology Job

Microsoft C#, C++ and
Visual Basic .Net

United States Location

United States of America
Metropolitan Areas

Competitive Position® Salary Report

Salary Average


Experience Requirement

4 Years and 5 Months

Raise +1 Year

$4,423 at 5.77%

Salary and Number of Jobs

Graph of succeeding salary information

About Salary and Jobs

Salary Range :

At required Experience of 4 Years & 5 Months: $76,610 is Salary average; 50% of Jobs pay between $61,739 & $91,481; and, 5% of Jobs top $112,893.

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% $119,854
5% $112,893
10% $104,872
25% $91,481
33% $86,106
50% $76,610
Top Percentile of Job Market =

Number of Jobs Above the Top Salary
Number of all Jobs at 4 Years and 5 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% $73,839 $79,380
25% $69,585 $83,634
33% $67,114 $86,106
50% $61,739 $91,481
67% $55,278 $97,941
95% $33,365 $119,854
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 5 Months Experience.

= and

Salary and Experience

Graph of succeeding salary information

Salary ±1 Year

Experience Salary Average Raise +1 Year
3 Years and 5 Months $71,281 $5,329 at 7.48%
4 Years and 5 Months $76,610 $4,423 at 5.77%
5 Years and 5 Months $81,033 $3,781 at 4.67%

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: $43,086 at the low experience of 6 Months; $76,610 at the average experience of 4 Years and 5 Months; and, $90,816 at the top experience of 8 Years and 4 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 6 Months $43,086 $13,337 at 30.95%
Average 4 Years and 5 Months $76,610 $4,423 at 5.77%
Top 8 Years and 4 Months $90,816 $2,657 at 2.93%



This position involves application development for the Microsoft .Net platform often focusing on enterprise application software, web applications, gaming, user interface, database modeling, image processing and/or mathematical computation.


The qualifications of this information technology Job:
  • Microsoft C#;
  • C++ or Visual C++;
  • Microsoft Visual Basic .Net;
  • Microsoft Windows,
    .Net Framework, Active Directory, Exchange Server, IIS, ISA Server, MFC, Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MSD), SharePoint, SMS, SQL Server, Windows 7, Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows SDK, Windows Server, Windows Vista or Windows XP;
  • Developer,
    Analyst, Automate, Code, Customize, Design, Develop, Enhance, Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MSD), Modify, Programmer, Programmer Analyst, Revise, Software Developer, Software Engineer, Update or Write Code.


A+ Skills
Additional IT skills and US Cities requested in some job descriptions:
15% of job descriptions,
Project Leader, Project Manager, Supervisor, Team Leader or Technical Lead;
Graduate Degree,
11% 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.;
Microsoft ASP,
62% of job descriptions;
Microsoft SharePoint,
8% of job descriptions;
Microsoft VisualBasicApplications (VBA),
6% of job descriptions;
Microsoft SQL Server,
64% of job descriptions;
42% of job descriptions;
Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX),
19% of job descriptions;
Finance Industry,
22% of job descriptions,
Asset 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,
8% 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,
18% of jobs;
Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV,
11% of jobs.


United States of America