Salary Report

Information Technology Job

Director of
Software Development

United States Location

Chicago - Gary - Kenosha
IL - IN - WI
USA Metropolitan Area

Competitive Position® Salary Report

Data Observed 9/1/20 to 8/31/21

Salary Average

$168,015

Experience Requirement

8 Years and 4 Months

Raise +1 Year

$4,197 at 2.50%

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Salary and Number of Jobs

Graph of succeeding salary information

About Salary and Jobs

Salary Range :

At required Experience of 8 Years & 4 Months: $168,015 is Salary average; 50% of Jobs pay between $142,638 & $193,391; and, 5% of Jobs top $230,025.

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.

$300,868 = 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 9/1/20 to 8/31/21.

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Top Salaries

Top Percentile of Job market Top Salary
2.5% $241,981
5% $230,025
10% $216,283
25% $193,391
33% $184,044
50% $168,015
Top Percentile of Job Market =

Number of Jobs Above the Top Salary
÷
Number of all Jobs at 8 Years and 4 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% $163,289 $172,741
25% $156,030 $179,999
33% $151,985 $184,044
50% $142,638 $193,391
67% $131,348 $204,681
95% $94,048 $241,981
Salary Average =

$168,015

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 8 Years and 4 Months Experience.

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Salary and Experience

Graph of succeeding salary information

Salary ±1 Year

Experience Salary Average Raise +1 Year
7 Years and 4 Months $163,336 $4,679 at 2.86%
8 Years and 4 Months $168,015 $4,197 at 2.50%
9 Years and 4 Months $172,212 $3,806 at 2.21%

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: $115,845 at the low experience of 1 Year and 8 Months; $168,015 at the average experience of 8 Years and 4 Months; and, $190,414 at the top experience of 15 Years and 1 Month.

Experience End Points :

0 = Entry Level.

15 Years and 1 Month = 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 9/1/20 to 8/31/21.

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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 1 Year and 8 Months $115,845 $13,382 at 11.55%
Average 8 Years and 4 Months $168,015 $4,197 at 2.50%
Top 15 Years and 1 Month $190,414 $2,477 at 1.30%

Qualifications

Description

Directing software development, cost efficient staff leadership optimized from end-user need discovery to model, code, test and deploy, is the position's primary responsibility.

Skills

The qualifications of this information technology Job:
  • Director of Software (SW) Development,
    Agile, Application (App), Back End, Big Data, Business Intelligence (BI), Cloud, Customer Resource Management (CRM), Database, Data Management, Data Warehouse, .Net, Embedded, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Front End, Full Stack, Human Resource Information System (HRIS), Human Resource Management System (HRMS), Machine Learning, Mobile, Portal, Software (SW), Supply Chain Management (SCM), User Interface (UI), User Experience (UX) or Web,
    and
    Chief Information Officer (CIO), Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Director of Information Technology (IT) or Information Technology (IT) Vice President.

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,
9.9% of job descriptions;
Master of Arts/Science or Ph.D. Graduate Degree,
18.4% of job descriptions;
Bachelor of Arts/Science Degree,
50.2% of job descriptions;
Financial Sector,
Asset Management, Banking, Brokerage, Commodity Trading, Derivative Trading, Equity Trading, Finance, Insurance, Investment, Securities Trading, Stock Market or Wall Street,
12% of job descriptions;
Microsoft .Net Framework,
14.5% of job descriptions;
Requirement Specification,
Business Specification, Design Specification, Functional Specification, Requirement Gathering, Requirement Documentation, Requirement Specification, Software Specification, Technical Specification or User Specification,
5.7% of job descriptions;
Tableau,
4.6% of job descriptions;
ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning),
7.1% of job descriptions;
CRM (Customer Relationship Management),
4.2% of job descriptions;
SCM (Supply Chain Management),
3.9% of job descriptions;
Microsoft Azure,
17% of job descriptions;
AWS (Amazon Web Services),
23.3% of job descriptions.

Location

Chicago, IL

Illinois,
Addison, Arlington Heights, Aurora, Batavia, Barrington, Berwyn, Bollingbrook, Boone, Buffalo Grove, Burbank, Calumet City, Carol Stream, Carpentersville, Chicago Heights, Chicago, Cicero, Cook County, Crystal Lake, De Kalb County, De Kalb, Deerfield, Des Plaines, Downers Grove, DuPage County, East Chicago, Elgin, Elk Grove, Elk Grove Village, Elmhurst, Evanston, Geneva, Glendale Heights, Glenview, Grundy County, Hanover Park, Harvard, Harvey, Highland Park, Hines, Hinsdale, Hoffman Estates, Homewood, Itasca, Joliet, Kane County, Kankakee County, Kendall County, Lake County, Lake Forest, Lansing, Libertyville, Lincolnshire, Lombard, Maywood, McHenry County, Morris, Mount Prospect, Mundelein, Naperville, Niles, Norridge, North Chicago, Northbrook, Oak Brook, Oak Forest, Oak Lawn, Oak Park, Ogle, Orland Park, Palatine, Park Forest, Park Ridge, Plano, Riverside, Riverwoods, Rochelle, Rockford, Rolling, Romeoville, Rosemont, Schaumburg, Schiller Park, Skokie, St Charles, Streamwood, Tinley Park, Vernon Hills, Warrenville, Waukegan, Westchester, Wheaton, Wheeling, Will County, Wilmette, Winebago, Wood Dale and Woodridge;
Indiana,
Cedar Lake, Crown Point, East Chicago, Gary, Hammond, Hobart, Lake County, Lake, Merrilvilee, Merrilville, Portage, Porter County, and Valparaiso;
Wisconsin,
Kenosha County and Kenosha.

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