Applications Programmers


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Occupation is in demand for the following regions: Northeast, Career Cluster
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Applications Programmers

Employment & Outlook

The table below provides information about the number of workers in this occupation in various regions. It also provides information about the expected growth rate and future job openings.

Employment

Major employers:

  • Computer systems design companies
  • Information services companies
  • Finance and insurance agencies
  • Federal, state, and local government agencies

A growing number of computer programmers work on contract or as independent consultants.

Outlook

Job growth for computer programmers is expected to decline. Many companies have sent programming work overseas where wages are lower. Some demand will result as applications are developed for mobile technology and the health care industry.

Prospects should be best for college graduates with knowledge of, and experience with, a variety of programming languages and tools. Job seekers should stay up to date with the latest skills and technologies.

Computer Programmers (CIS 100045)

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Illinois
13,987
Large
&
-4.6%
5.8%
>>>>
784
High
  Champaign Area
259
Large
&
-2.3%
7.0%
>>>>
14
High
  Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area
103
Medium
&
-9.7%
5.0%
>>>>
5
Few
  Cook County
6,744
Very large
&
-1.1%
5.6%
>>>>
409
High
  Decatur Area
54
Medium
&
-5.6%
7.0%
>>>>
3
Few
  DeKalb-Elgin-Aurora Area
392
Large
&
-1.3%
9.7%
>>>>
24
Moderate
  Du Page County
3,100
Very large
&
-1.4%
5.4%
>>>>
187
Very High
  Edwardsville Area
89
Medium
&
-12.4%
5.1%
>>>>
5
Few
  Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area
42
Medium
&
-9.5%
7.0%
>>>>
3
Few
  Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area
58
Medium
&
-13.8%
5.2%
>>>>
2
Very few
  Lake County
880
Very large
&
-0.2%
8.6%
>>>>
54
High
  McHenry County
137
Large
&
-3.6%
6.8%
>>>>
8
Moderate
  Mt Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area
85
Medium
&
-8.2%
6.8%
>>>>
4
Few
  Northwest Illinois Area
105
Medium
&
-11.4%
3.6%
>>>>
5
Few
  Peoria-Bloomington Area
443
Large
&
-3.4%
7.3%
>>>>
25
Moderate
  Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area
66
Medium
&
-21.2%
4.3%
>>>>
3
Few
  Rock Island-Moline Area
209
Large
&
-3.8%
5.7%
>>>>
12
Moderate
  Rockford Area
183
Large
&
-9.8%
7.6%
>>>>
9
Moderate
  Shawnee National Forest Area
15
Small
&
-6.7%
2.4%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Springfield Area
200
Large
&
-1.0%
4.7%
>>>>
13
Moderate
  St Louis-Belleville Area
290
Large
&
0.3%
6.4%
>>>>
18
High
  Vermilion County
22
Medium
&
-4.5%
4.9%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Will County
419
Large
&
3.1%
9.1%
>>>>
27
High
United States
250,300
Large
&
-7.2%
5.2%
>>>>
15,100
High
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.