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Software Developers Top Hot Entry-Level Jobs List

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Software developers are in-demand like never before. In fact, there are more than 115,000 job postings for software developers and engineers across the United States, according to a recent CompTIA Tech Jobs Report

At the same time, WalletHub found that the role of Software Engineer is the best entry-level job available today! 

How WalletHub Measured the Best First Jobs

WalletHub compared 108 entry-level occupations across three key dimensions: immediate opportunity, growth potential, and job hazards. They then measured these dimensions using 12 metrics, including average starting salary, projected job growth by 2030, and typicality of working over 40 hours a week. The weighted average across all metrics calculated each job’s total score and rank.  

Here are the rankings, showing Software Engineer as No. 1: 

  1. Software Engineer, Score: 81.07
  2. Electrical Engineer, Score: 80.3
  3. Engineer, Score: 79.92
  4. Systems Engineer, Score: 79.68
  5. Industrial Engineer, Score: 79.51

Of course, it’s not just Software Engineers that are sought after. The overall tech market is growing across industries and across geographies. 

The top sectors for tech job postings, according to CompTIA are: 

  1. Professional, scientific and technical services
    • No. of Tech Job Postings: 70,377
  2. Manufacturing
    • No. of Tech Job Postings: 52,007
  3. Finance & Insurance 
    • No. of Tech Job Postings: 49,587

By metro area, job posting data suggests that hiring momentum may be picking up in some markets that began 2022 with a modest level of activity. New York City (+3,571), Chicago (+1,912), Atlanta (+1,379), Philadelphia (+1,279) and Charlotte (+1,204) are all hot for tech workers, with the largest month-over-month increases in job postings.

Launch Your Tech Career with Dev10

Are you looking to get in on the growing tech sector and enjoy the benefits of the “best first job?” Dev10 is the opportunity you’ve been looking for

We are searching across the United States for college grads from various backgrounds. To qualify as a Dev10 Associate, you just need a college degree, but it doesn’t matter what your major was and it doesn’t matter if you received your diploma 6 months ago or 6 years ago.  

As an employee of Dev10, you will be paid to complete a rigorous three-month training program that prepares you to work on compelling projects at great companies as a Software or Data Engineer. As an employer, we pay you, as a Dev10 Associate, a salary plus benefits from the day training begins and provide you on-going mentoring. 

Learn more about Dev10 and apply today!

Dev10 is the tech talent development arm of New York-based staffing and consulting firm Genesis10.