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Working As A Software Engineering Analyst

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Thinking Creatively
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Getting Information
  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Mostly Sitting

  • $84,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Software Engineering Analyst Do

Software developers are the creative minds behind computer programs. Some develop the applications that allow people to do specific tasks on a computer or another device. Others develop the underlying systems that run the devices or that control networks.

Duties

Software developers typically do the following:

  • Analyze users’ needs and then design, test, and develop software to meet those needs
  • Recommend software upgrades for customers’ existing programs and systems
  • Design each piece of an application or a system and plan how the pieces will work together
  • Create a variety of models and diagrams (such as flowcharts) that instruct programmers how to write software code
  • Ensure that a program continues to function normally through software maintenance and testing
  • Document every aspect of an application or a system as a reference for future maintenance and upgrades
  • Collaborate with other computer specialists to create optimum software

Software developers are in charge of the entire development process for a software program. They may begin by asking how the customer plans to use the software. They must identify the core functionality that users need from software programs. Software developers must also determine user requirements that are unrelated to the functionality of software, such as the level of security and performance needs. They design the program and then give instructions to programmers, who write computer code and test it.

If the program does not work as expected or if testers find it too difficult to use, software developers go back to the design process to fix the problems or improve the program. After the program is released to the customer, a developer may perform upgrades and maintenance.

Developers usually work closely with computer programmers. However, in some companies, developers write code themselves instead of giving instructions to the programmers.

Developers who supervise a software project from the planning stages through implementation sometimes are called information technology (IT) project managers. These workers monitor the project’s progress to ensure that it meets deadlines, standards, and cost targets. IT project managers who plan and direct an organization’s IT department or IT policies are included in the profile on computer and information systems managers.

The following are examples of types of software developers:

Applications software developers design computer applications, such as word processors and games, for consumers. They may create custom software for a specific customer or commercial software to be sold to the general public. Some applications software developers create complex databases for organizations. They also create programs that people use over the Internet and within a company’s intranet.

Systems software developers create the systems that keep computers functioning properly. These could be operating systems for computers that the general public buys or systems built specifically for an organization. Often, systems software developers also build the system’s interface, which is what allows users to interact with the computer. Systems software developers are creating the operating systems that control most of the consumer electronics in use today, including the systems in phones or cars.

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How To Become A Software Engineering Analyst

Software developers usually have a bachelor’s degree in computer science and strong computer programming skills.

Education

Software developers usually have a bachelor’s degree, typically in computer science, software engineering, or a related field. A degree in mathematics is also acceptable. Computer science degree programs are the most common, because they tend to cover a broad range of topics. Students should focus on classes related to building software in order to better prepare themselves for work in the occupation. For some positions, employers may prefer a master’s degree.

Although writing code is not their first priority, developers must have a strong background in computer programming. They usually gain this experience in school. Throughout their career, developers must keep up to date on new tools and computer languages.

Software developers also need skills related to the industry in which they work. Developers working in a bank, for example, should have knowledge of finance so that they can understand a bank’s computing needs.

Other Experience

Many students gain experience in software development by completing an internship at a software company while in college.

Some software developers first work as computer programmers and then are given more responsibility as they gain experience. Eventually, they become developers.

Advancement

Software developers can advance to become information technology (IT) project managers, also called computer and information systems managers, a position in which they oversee the software development process.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Developers must analyze users’ needs and then design software to meet those needs.

Communication skills. Developers must be able to give clear instructions to others working on a project. They must also explain to their customers how the software works and answer any questions that arise.

Computer skills. Developers must understand computer capabilities and programming languages in order to design effective software.

Creativity. Developers are the creative minds behind new computer software.

Detail oriented. Developers often work on many parts of an application or system at the same time and must therefore be able to concentrate and pay attention to detail.

Interpersonal skills. Software developers must be able to work well with others who contribute to designing, developing, and programming successful software.

Problem-solving skills. Because developers are in charge of software from beginning to end, they must be able to solve problems that arise throughout the design process.

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Software Engineering Analyst Career Paths

Software Engineering Analyst
Software Engineer Senior Software Engineer
Director Of Software Development
12 Yearsyrs
Software Engineer Project Manager Information Technology Director
Senior Director Of Information & Technology
14 Yearsyrs
Software Engineer Systems Analyst Business Analyst
Product Owner
9 Yearsyrs
Programmer Analyst Project Manager Development Manager
Senior Development Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Programmer Analyst Senior Software Engineer Chief Technology Officer
President & Chief Technology Officer
13 Yearsyrs
Programmer Analyst Senior Programmer Analyst Manager Applications Development
Application Development Director
11 Yearsyrs
Business Analyst Product Manager Senior Product Manager
Principal Product Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Business Analyst Project Manager Information Technology Project Manager
Enterprise Project Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Consultant Information Technology Project Manager
Technical Delivery Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Consultant Senior Programmer Analyst
Application Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Consultant Information Technology Manager
Information Technology Development Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Software Developer Owner Co-Founder
Chief Technology Officer & Founder
9 Yearsyrs
Software Developer Systems Analyst Information Technology Manager
Director, Applications
12 Yearsyrs
Software Developer Senior Software Engineer Director Of Software Development
Vice President Of Software Engineering
13 Yearsyrs
Programmer Systems Administrator Senior Technologist
Principal Technologist
10 Yearsyrs
Programmer Senior Consultant Information Technology Director
Director Of Enterprise Architecture
14 Yearsyrs
Programmer Project Leader Technical Project Manager
Technical Product Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Data Analyst Project Leader Delivery Manager
Senior Delivery Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Data Analyst Project Leader Manager Applications Development
Vice President Of Application Development
11 Yearsyrs
Data Analyst Senior Business Analyst Implementation Manager
Integration Manager
9 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Software Leader 3.3 years
Software Designer 3.2 years
Software Engineer 3.0 years
Software Analyst 2.5 years
Top Careers Before Software Engineering Analyst
Internship 8.5%
Programmer 4.2%
Consultant 3.1%
Developer 2.6%
Top Careers After Software Engineering Analyst
Consultant 6.3%
Internship 3.1%
Developer 3.0%

Do you work as a Software Engineering Analyst?

Average Yearly Salary
$84,000
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$65,000
Min 10%
$84,000
Median 50%
$84,000
Median 50%
$84,000
Median 50%
$84,000
Median 50%
$84,000
Median 50%
$84,000
Median 50%
$84,000
Median 50%
$109,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Union Bank
Highest Paying City
Mountain View, CA
Highest Paying State
California
Avg Experience Level
2.9 years
How much does a Software Engineering Analyst make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Software Engineering Analyst in the United States is $85,014 per year or $41 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $65,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $109,000.

Real Software Engineering Analyst Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Software Engineer/Analyst Cyient, Inc. Jersey City, NJ Jul 31, 2015 $153,750
Software Engineer/Analyst Softential, Inc. Holmdel, NJ Jul 20, 2013 $145,000
Software Engineer Analyst III Gulliver Media Holdings LLC Chevy Chase, MD Apr 13, 2016 $135,072
Software Engineer/Analyst Softential, Inc. Herndon, VA Feb 02, 2013 $130,000
Analyst, Software Engineer Capstone Investment Advisors, LLC New York, NY Sep 15, 2014 $126,422 -
$135,000
Software Engineer Analyst III Gulliver Media Holdings LLC Chevy Chase, MD Sep 05, 2014 $125,035
Software Engineer Analyst III, Application Develop Gulliver Media Holdings LLC Chevy Chase, MD Apr 13, 2013 $123,800
Software Engineering SR. Analyst Accenture LLP San Jose, CA Jan 08, 2016 $120,000
SR. Software Engineering Analyst/Software Developer Synechron, Inc. Addison, TX Sep 14, 2015 $115,000
Software Engineer-Management Analyst Newt Global Consulting, LLC Irving, TX Aug 06, 2016 $110,000
Software Engineer, Documentum/Firstdoc Analyst Everest Solutions Group, Inc. Irvine, CA Oct 01, 2014 $110,000
Software Engineering Analyst/Consultant Hytracc Consulting USA, LLC Houston, TX Feb 12, 2015 $90,815
Software Engineer & Analyst Navicure, Inc. Duluth, GA Oct 03, 2013 $90,300
Software Engineer/Programmer Analyst Kaplan Test Prep (Kaplan, Inc.) New York, NY Oct 01, 2014 $90,000
Software Engineer/Programmer Analyst Maven, Inc. San Jose, CA Sep 29, 2014 $90,000
Software Engineer/Analyst Aim Big Inc. Chicago, IL May 14, 2014 $90,000
Software Engineer Analyst II Gulliver Media Holdings LLC Chevy Chase, MD Jun 28, 2014 $90,000
Software Engineer/Data Analyst Ampcus, Inc. McLean, VA Feb 12, 2015 $89,670
Software Engineering Senior Analyst Accenture LLP Palo Alto, CA Sep 01, 2015 $89,149
Software Engineer/Programmer Analyst AVCO Consulting Inc. Worcester, MA Jul 15, 2015 $81,765
Software Engineering Senior Analyst Accenture LLP San Jose, CA Oct 23, 2015 $81,500
Software Engineering Senior Analyst Accenture LLP Mountain View, CA Oct 23, 2015 $81,500
Software Engineer/Programmer Analyst Maven, Inc. San Jose, CA Feb 04, 2014 $80,746
Software Analyst Engineer Klaxontech Technologies Inc. Jersey City, NJ Oct 01, 2015 $80,000
Software/Systems Engineering Analyst II NCR Corporation Duluth, GA Jul 08, 2013 $79,269
Software Engineer Analyst American Fidelity Assurance Co. Oklahoma City, OK May 03, 2013 $78,500 -
$90,000

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Top Skills for A Software Engineering Analyst

  1. Pl/Sql
  2. Business Requirements
  3. Web Application
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  • Conduct analysis on the agencies financial reporting and perform data reconciliation between source data and financial reports using PL/SQL.
  • Improved the operational efficiency of administrative functions within the Command by analyzing business requirements and developing information systems architectures.
  • Developed web applications enabling the execution and tracking of logistical operations.
  • Created test cases, executed unit/integration/regression testing for various releases on client specific applications and HP-QC.
  • Performed extraction, analysis and transformation of data from multiple sources into a data warehouse for law enforcement intelligence.

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Software Engineering Analyst Demographics

Gender

Male

55.3%

Female

27.3%

Unknown

17.4%
Ethnicity

White

42.3%

Asian

33.8%

Hispanic or Latino

10.1%

Black or African American

8.2%

Unknown

5.6%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

23.5%

German

17.6%

Chinese

11.8%

Mandarin

11.8%

Portuguese

5.9%

Vietnamese

5.9%

Japanese

5.9%

Gujarati

5.9%

Croatian

5.9%

Russian

5.9%
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Software Engineering Analyst Education

Schools

University of Texas at Dallas

15.5%

Northeastern University

11.5%

New York University

7.9%

San Jose State University

5.4%

Stevens Institute of Technology

5.4%

Syracuse University

5.1%

University of Illinois at Chicago

4.8%

State University of New York Buffalo

4.5%

University of Texas at Arlington

4.2%

University of Cincinnati

3.9%

Arizona State University

3.7%

Illinois Institute of Technology

3.7%

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

3.4%

University of Maryland - College Park

3.4%

University of Phoenix

3.1%

Texas A&M University

3.1%

George Mason University

3.1%

Rochester Institute of Technology

2.8%

University of Washington

2.8%

New Jersey Institute of Technology

2.8%
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Majors

Computer Science

27.9%

Information Systems

10.1%

Computer Information Systems

9.7%

Computer Engineering

7.4%

Management Information Systems

6.7%

Electrical Engineering

6.4%

Business

5.9%

Information Technology

5.7%

Computer Applications

2.4%

Management Science

2.3%

Project Management

2.2%

Finance

2.0%

Mathematics

1.8%

Engineering

1.7%

Management

1.6%

Computer Programming

1.4%

Computer Networking

1.4%

Electrical Engineering Technology

1.2%

Information Sciences

1.2%

Engineering And Industrial Management

1.1%
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Degrees

Masters

56.0%

Bachelors

31.5%

Other

6.5%

Associate

2.6%

Certificate

1.3%

Doctorate

1.3%

Diploma

0.7%

License

0.1%
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