The jobs market for software developers continues to be hot.
But it’s not necessarily hot for the job that’s traditionally held by engineers.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Tuesday that job growth in the field hit a seasonally adjusted rate of 0.9 percent in March from a seasonality of 0 and 2.5 percent in February.
The unemployment rate was unchanged at 5.3 percent, according to BLS data.
The BLS report said that there were 9,800 more jobs in the area of software engineering than there were in December, which was the same month that the jobs report was released.
That’s a slight uptick from the 1,000-job gain the BLS reported in February, but a smaller one than what the data suggests is likely.
That said, it’s still a far cry from the 3,500-job growth reported by the BPS in 2016, when the region of software was hot.
To put that in perspective, the job growth rate was just 0.8 percent in 2016.
This is the same as the job gain rate from the last year of the Obama administration.
That means that a software engineer in 2017 would have a jobless rate of 2.8, which is still above the 2.7 percent average for the entire nation.
In fact, that’s one of the big reasons why it’s important to be aware of what you’re paying for a job.
The Bureau of Economic Analysis has a separate calculator that shows you the average pay for a full-time job.
That is, the median salary for a software developer is $56,000.
That number may seem high for a tech startup, but it’s only $12,500 a year for a typical entry-level position in the industry.
So the median income of a software project manager, the person in charge of designing and building software applications for the likes of Facebook and Amazon, is $58,000, or about $17,500 more than what a software engineering job would pay a typical developer.
And it’s $12.5, which means that software engineering jobs pay an average of $43,000 a year, which would make them the most expensive jobs in terms of income for people without a college degree.
It’s a big deal for people who don’t have a college education, because they’re paying higher taxes than they would have if they were still working full-year.
But in the broader context of the job economy, that means the median pay for software engineers is still a lot lower than the median wage for other workers.
If you want to be a developer, you need to be paying yourself well, but you need a good school that’s teaching you about the industry and how to get a job, said Kevin Murphy, a research professor at the University of Southern California.