Salary Report

Information Technology Job

C++
Embedded
Development

United States Location

Des Moines
IA
USA Metropolitan Area

Competitive Position® Salary Report

Data Observed 5/1/21 to 4/30/22

Salary Average

$93,205

Experience Requirement

5 Years and 2 Months

Raise +1 Year

$5,049 at 5.42%

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Salary and Number of Jobs

Graph of succeeding salary information

About Salary and Jobs

Salary Range :

At required Experience of 5 Years & 2 Months: $93,205 is Salary average; 50% of Jobs pay between $78,636 & $107,774; and, 5% of Jobs top $128,924.

Number of Jobs :

Most Jobs are available closest to the Salary Average.

Fewer Jobs are available at Lower and Higher Salaries.

Salary End Points :

$26,400 = annual salary at $15 per hour working between: 44 weeks at 40 hours a week, to, 52 weeks at 34 hours a week.

$365,834 = annual salary for the highest paying IT Job in the highest paying US City at the Top 2.5% Experience and Top 2.5% Salary.

Job Market :

Job offers, publicly posted in want ads by employers, were observed and measured from 5/1/21 to 4/30/22.

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Top Salaries

Top Percentile of Job market Top Salary
2.5% $135,882
5% $128,924
10% $120,965
25% $107,774
33% $102,404
50% $93,205
Top Percentile of Job Market =

Number of Jobs Above the Top Salary
÷
Number of all Jobs at 5 Years and 2 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% $90,494 $95,917
25% $86,328 $100,082
33% $84,006 $102,404
50% $78,636 $107,774
67% $72,140 $114,271
95% $50,528 $135,882
Salary Average =

$93,205

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 5 Years and 2 Months Experience.

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Salary and Experience

Graph of succeeding salary information

Salary ±1 Year

Experience Salary Average Raise +1 Year
4 Years and 2 Months $88,840 $4,365 at 4.91%
5 Years and 2 Months $93,205 $5,049 at 5.42%
6 Years and 2 Months $98,254 $5,569 at 5.67%

About Salary and Experience

Salary by Year :

Salary remains constant regardless of experience.

Salary and Experience Range :

Salary average remains relatively constant with experience: $106,624 at the low experience of Entry Level; $93,205 at the average experience of 5 Years and 2 Months; and, $124,017 at the top experience of 10 Years and 4 Months.

Experience End Points :

0 = Entry Level.

14 Years and 4 Months = Top 2.5% Experience in the IT Job with the highest required experience in the USA.

Job Market :

Job offers, publicly posted in want ads by employers, were observed and measured from 5/1/21 to 4/30/22.

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Salary and Experience Range

95% of Jobs require Experience between the Low and Top
Experience Salary Average Raise +1 Year
Low Entry Level $106,624 $-19,859 at -18.63%
Average 5 Years and 2 Months $93,205 $5,049 at 5.42%
Top 10 Years and 4 Months $124,017 $7,041 at 5.68%

Qualifications

Description

Software development, using C++ programming language on an embedded platform, is the position's primary responsibility.

Skills

The qualifications of this information technology Job:
  • C++;
  • Embedded;
  • Software-Application Developer,
    Agile, Application (App), Back End, Big Data, Cloud, .Net, Embedded, Front End, Full Stack, Machine Learning, Mobile, Portal, Software (SW), User Interface (UI), User Experience (UX) or Web,
    and
    Analyst, Architect, Developer, Engineer, Lead or Programmer.

Characteristics

A+ Skills
Additional IT skills requested in some job descriptions:
Project Lead,
Development Manager, Lead Developer, Project Lead, Project Manager, Project Supervisor, Team Lead, Team Supervisor or Technical Lead,
12% of job descriptions;
Master of Arts/Science or Ph.D. Graduate Degree,
19.4% of job descriptions;
Bachelor of Arts/Science Degree,
39.8% of job descriptions;
Firmware,
38% of job descriptions;
RTOS (Real Time Operating System),
17.6% of job descriptions;
MicroController,
6.5% of job descriptions;
OpenGL,
5.6% of job descriptions;
DSP (Digital Signal Processing),
9.3% of job descriptions;
Device Driver,
5.6% of job descriptions;
MATLAB,
4.6% of job descriptions;
UML (Uniform Modeling Language),
8.3% of job descriptions;
Scrum software methodology,
6.5% of job descriptions.

Location

Des Moines, IA

Iowa,
Clive, Dallas, Des Moines, Indianola, Perry, Polk, Urbandale, Warren, West Des Moines and Windsor Heights.

These locations are all included in the Des Moines, IA metropolitan area as defined by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB).