Salary Report

Information Technology Job

C++
Embedded Linux
Development

United States Location

San Jose -
- San Francisco - Oakland
CA, USA Metropolitan Area

Competitive Position® Salary Report

Data Observed 4/1/23 to 3/30/24

Salary Average

$154,720

Experience Requirement

6 Years and 8 Months

Raise +1 Year

$4,015 at 2.59%

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Salary and Number of Jobs

Graph of succeeding salary information

About Salary and Jobs

Salary Range :

At required Experience of 6 Years & 8 Months: $154,720 is Salary average; 50% of Jobs pay between $129,234 & $180,207; and, 5% of Jobs top $217,209.

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.

$411,395 = 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 4/1/23 to 3/30/24.

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Top Salaries

Top Percentile of Job market Top Salary
2.5% $229,384
5% $217,209
10% $203,283
25% $180,207
33% $170,812
50% $154,720
Top Percentile of Job Market =

Number of Jobs Above the Top Salary
÷
Number of all Jobs at 6 Years and 8 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% $149,977 $159,464
25% $142,690 $166,750
33% $138,628 $170,812
50% $129,234 $180,207
67% $117,869 $191,572
95% $80,057 $229,384
Salary Average =

$154,720

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 6 Years and 8 Months Experience.

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Salary and Experience

Graph of succeeding salary information

Salary ±1 Year

Experience Salary Average Raise +1 Year
5 Years and 8 Months $150,160 $4,560 at 3.04%
6 Years and 8 Months $154,720 $4,015 at 2.59%
7 Years and 8 Months $158,735 $3,586 at 2.26%

About Salary and Experience

Salary by Year :

Salary increases rapidly in the first years, rises moderately with greater experience and approaches a ceiling with maturity.

Salary Growth Overall :

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

Salary and Experience Range :

Salary average rises with experience: $102,359 at the low experience of 5 Months; $154,720 at the average experience of 6 Years and 8 Months; and, $174,344 at the top experience of 12 Years and 11 Months.

Experience End Points :

0 = Entry Level.

15 Years and 11 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 4/1/23 to 3/30/24.

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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 5 Months $102,359 $15,566 at 15.21%
Average 6 Years and 8 Months $154,720 $4,015 at 2.60%
Top 12 Years and 11 Months $174,344 $2,298 at 1.32%

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,
3.7% of job descriptions;
Master of Arts/Science or Ph.D. Graduate Degree,
19.4% of job descriptions;
Bachelor of Arts/Science Degree,
40.7% of job descriptions;
Security Clearance,
19.4% of job descriptions;
RTOS (Real Time Operating System),
33.3% of job descriptions;
Firmware,
25% of job descriptions;
Kernel,
22.2% of job descriptions;
Device Driver,
8.3% of job descriptions;
DSP (Digital Signal Processing),
4.6% of job descriptions;
Qt,
4.6% of job descriptions;
Wind River VxWorks,
11.1% of job descriptions;
Git,
17.6% of job descriptions.

Location

San Jose - San Francisco, CA

California,
Alameda, Alameda County, Alamo, Albany, Alum Rock, Alviso, Antioch, Ashland, Atherton, Bay Area, Bay Point, Belmont, Benicia, Berkeley, Boyes Hot Springs, Brisbane, Burlingame, Campbell, Capitola, Castre Valley, Concord, Contra Costa, Contra Costa County, Corte Madea, Cupertino, Daly City, Danville, Dixon, Dublin, East Palo Alto, El Cerrito, El Sobrante, Emeryville, Fairfax, Fairfield, Foster City, Fremont, Gilroy, Half Moon Bay, Hayward, Healdsburg, Hercules, Hillsborough, Julian, Kensington, Lafayette, Larkspur, Livermore, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Marin, Marin County, Martinez, Menlo Park, Mill Valley, Millbrae, Milpitas, Moraga, Mountain View, Napa, Napa County, Newark, North Fair Oaks, Novato, Oakland, Orinda, Pacifica, Palo Alto, Petaluma, Piedmont, Pinole, Pittsburg, Pleasant Hill, Pleasanton, Redwood City, Redwood Shores, Richmond, Rodeo, Rohnert Park, San Anselmo, San Bruno, San Carlos, San Francisco, San Francisco County, San Jose, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, San Mateo, San Mateo County, San Pablo, San Rafael, San Ramon, San Raphael, Santa Clara, Santa Clara County, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, Santa Rosa, Saratoga, Sausalito, Scotts Valley, Silicon Valley, Solano, Solano County, Sonoma, Sonoma County, Soquel, South San Francisco, Stanford, Sunnyvale, Tara Hills, Tiburon, Timalpais Valley, Union City, Vacaville, Vallejo, Walnut Creek, Walnut Creek West, Watsonville and Woodside.

These locations are all included in the San Jose - San Francisco, CA metropolitan area as defined by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB).