Salary Report

Information Technology Job

C++
Embedded Linux
Development

United States Location

Des Moines
IA
USA Metropolitan Area

Competitive Position® Salary Report

Data Observed 5/1/23 to 4/30/24

Salary Average

$119,629

Experience Requirement

7 Years and 1 Month

Raise +1 Year

$4,870 at 4.07%

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Salary and Number of Jobs

Graph of succeeding salary information

About Salary and Jobs

Salary Range :

At required Experience of 7 Years & 1 Month: $119,629 is Salary average; 50% of Jobs pay between $100,198 & $139,060; and, 5% of Jobs top $167,336.

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.

$446,801 = 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 5/1/23 to 4/30/24.

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Top Salaries

Top Percentile of Job market Top Salary
2.5% $176,670
5% $167,336
10% $156,680
25% $139,060
33% $131,896
50% $119,629
Top Percentile of Job Market =

Number of Jobs Above the Top Salary
÷
Number of all Jobs at 7 Years and 1 Month Experience.

Salary Range and Jobs

Percentage of Jobs within Salary Lows and Highs
Percent of Job Market Salary Range
Low Salary High Salary
10% $116,014 $123,245
25% $110,460 $128,799
33% $107,363 $131,896
50% $100,198 $139,060
67% $91,525 $147,733
95% $62,589 $176,670
Salary Average =

$119,629

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 7 Years and 1 Month Experience.

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Salary and Experience

Graph of succeeding salary information

Salary ±1 Year

Experience Salary Average Raise +1 Year
6 Years and 1 Month $114,841 $4,789 at 4.17%
7 Years and 1 Month $119,629 $4,870 at 4.07%
8 Years and 1 Month $124,500 $4,928 at 3.96%

About Salary and Experience

Salary by Year :

Salary changes negligibly in the first years, rises moderately with greater experience and grows robustly into maturity.

Salary Growth Overall :

The increase in Salary average from low to high experience is less than that in the USA IT job market as a whole.

Salary and Experience Range :

Salary average rises with experience: $97,754 at the low experience of 7 Months; $119,629 at the average experience of 7 Years and 1 Month; and, $151,987 at the top experience of 13 Years and 7 Months.

Experience End Points :

0 = Entry Level.

16 Years = 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 5/1/23 to 4/30/24.

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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 7 Months $97,754 $-783 at -0.80%
Average 7 Years and 1 Month $119,629 $4,871 at 4.07%
Top 13 Years and 7 Months $151,987 $5,062 at 3.33%

Qualifications

Description

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

Skills

The qualifications of this information technology Job:
  • C++;
  • Embedded;
  • Linux;
  • 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,
2.3% of job descriptions;
Master of Arts/Science or Ph.D. Graduate Degree,
18.4% of job descriptions;
Bachelor of Arts/Science Degree,
37.9% of job descriptions;
Security Clearance,
21.8% of job descriptions;
RTOS (Real Time Operating System),
35.6% of job descriptions;
Kernel,
23% of job descriptions;
Firmware,
18.4% of job descriptions;
Device Driver,
5.7% of job descriptions;
Wind River VxWorks,
16.1% of job descriptions;
Git,
17.2% of job descriptions;
MATLAB,
8% of job descriptions;
GCC (GNU Compiler Collection),
5.7% 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).