Salary Report

Information Technology Job

C++
Linux
Development

United States Location

Pittsburgh
PA
USA Metropolitan Area

Competitive Position® Salary Report

Data Observed 2/1/22 to 1/31/23

Salary Average

$145,883

Experience Requirement

6 Years and 8 Months

Raise +1 Year

$3,076 at 2.11%

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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: $145,883 is Salary average; 50% of Jobs pay between $133,171 & $158,595; and, 5% of Jobs top $177,144.

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.

$404,082 = 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 2/1/22 to 1/31/23.

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Top Salaries

Top Percentile of Job market Top Salary
2.5% $183,291
5% $177,144
10% $170,143
25% $158,595
33% $153,907
50% $145,883
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% $143,519 $148,248
25% $139,886 $151,881
33% $137,860 $153,907
50% $133,171 $158,595
67% $127,491 $164,276
95% $108,476 $183,291
Salary Average =

$145,883

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 $142,389 $3,494 at 2.45%
6 Years and 8 Months $145,883 $3,076 at 2.11%
7 Years and 8 Months $148,960 $2,748 at 1.84%

About Salary and Experience

Salary by Year :

Salary increases gradually 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 less than that in the USA IT job market as a whole.

Salary and Experience Range :

Salary average rises with experience: $98,352 at the low experience of Entry Level; $145,883 at the average experience of 6 Years and 8 Months; and, $162,403 at the top experience of 13 Years and 9 Months.

Experience End Points :

0 = Entry Level.

14 Years and 6 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 2/1/22 to 1/31/23.

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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 $98,352 $14,907 at 15.16%
Average 6 Years and 8 Months $145,883 $3,077 at 2.11%
Top 13 Years and 9 Months $162,403 $1,668 at 1.03%

Qualifications

Description

Software development, using C++ programming language on a Linux server, is the position's primary responsibility.

Skills

The qualifications of this information technology Job:
  • C++;
  • 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:
Master of Arts/Science or Ph.D. Graduate Degree,
12.5% of job descriptions;
Bachelor of Arts/Science Degree,
44.4% of job descriptions;
Security Clearance,
15.3% of job descriptions;
C programming language,
20.8% of job descriptions;
PostgreSQL,
6.9% of job descriptions;
Jira,
9.7% of job descriptions;
Git,
8.3% of job descriptions;
NFS (Network File System),
22.2% of job descriptions;
Kernel,
18.1% of job descriptions;
Agile software methodology,
31.9% of job descriptions;
Scrum software methodology,
5.6% of job descriptions.

Location

Pittsburgh, PA

Pennsylvania,
Allegheny, Avalon, Baldwin, Beaver, Bellevue, Bethel Park, Brentwood, Butler, Canonsburg, Carnegie, Castle Shannon, Clairton, Connelsville, Corapolis, Dormant, Duquesne, Fayette, Forest Hills, Fox Chapel, Glassport, Greensburg, Harrison City, Harrison, Jefferson, Latrobe, McCandless, McKees Rocks, McKeesport, Monroeville, Mount Lebanon, Munhall, New Kensington, North Braddock, Oakmont, Peasant Hills, Penn Hills, Pittsburgh, Plum, Swissvale, Turtle Creek, Uniontown, Washington, West Mifflin, West View, Westmoreland, Wexford, White Oak, Whotehall and Wilkensburg.

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