Delaware Data for Career Pathway Planning
Career Cluster and PathwayMSHSHWHDEmployment
2018
Employment
Change 2016-26
Employment
Growth 2016-26
Avg. Wage
2018
Information Technology 15,990  1,628           12.2%           $93,932  
Programming and Software Development 9,090  1,137           13.6%           $101,414  
Delaware
Occupations by Career Pathway: Programming and Software Development
OccupationMSHSHWHDEmployment
2018
Employment
Change
2016-26
Employment
Growth
2016-26
Avg. Wage
2018
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Occupational
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Computer Programmers  1,110           -110           -9.2%           $80,260   MNM  OOH
Computer Systems Analysts 2,530           260           7.7%           $96,460   MNM  OOH
Software Developers, Applications 4,790           800           31.4%           $106,730   MNM  OOH
Software Developers, Systems Software N/A           190           14.5%           $114,000** MNM  OOH
Mid-Atlantic States
Occupations by Career Pathway: Programming and Software Development
OccupationEmployment
2018
Employment
Change 2016-26
Employment
Growth 2016-26
Avg. Wage
2018
Computer Programmers33,020      -2,980  -6.8%           $89,150  
Computer Systems Analysts86,920      7,830  9.1%           $100,584  
Software Developers, Applications133,390      31,220  25.1%           $107,156  
Software Developers, Systems Software63,690      7,530  11.3%           $117,914  

 ** National wage data; the state data is not available.
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 • Sources: Delaware Department of Labor and U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
 • Mid-Atlantic includes Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.
 • MS, HS, HW and HD are abbreviations for Middle Skill, High Skill, High Wage and High Demand Occupations
 • MS & HS Cluster/Pathway: A Cluster/Pathway is designated as MS if, within the cluster/pathway, the percentage of MS occupations is at least thirty (30) percent
   of the total number of occupations reported for that cluster/pathway. The same process is used to determine HS clusters/pathways.
 • HW & HD Cluster/Pathway: A Cluster/Pathway is designated as HW if, within the cluster/pathway, the total employment for HW occupations is greater than the
   total employment for non-HW occupations. The same process is used to determine HD for clusters/pathways.