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August 19, 2016 5:21 pm

What We Do

As a software analyst, you will take part in reviews of codes and provide your expertise on a technical level. You will also look at and change existing software systems using programming language. Any programs that are implemented to reach the goals of the business have to be tested and implemented by you, making sure that people can use them. Finally, you will document the current infrastructure, make suggestions for improvements and focus on software requirements.

Work Environment

As a software analyst, it is likely that you will work in office from 9 to 5. However, you are the first point of contact for development firms and customers alike, which means that you may have to travel to reach these contacts.

How to Become

Software analysts are problem solvers and excellent communicators. They know all there is to know about the IT sector, which means they have to frequently update their skills through training.

Training & Certification Requirements

You will need a bachelor’s degree in a field such as IT, computer science or business administration to hold this position. Additionally, a number of years’ work experience will also be required.

Education Requirements

Bachelor’s

Job Outlook

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported that, between 2014 and 2024, a growth in demand of 21% is expected for computer systems analysts. This is much faster than the national average.

National Salary

The average national salary of jobs for Software Analyst was $75,000 with a high confidence ranking based on over 250 sources. Average Software Analyst salaries for job postings nationwide are 30% higher than average salaries for all job postings nationwide.

Salary trend

Salary Figures By State

Below are the salaries for Software Analyst, as quoted by job website Indeed.com:

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$75,000 $71,469
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Alaska – $55,000
(High Confidence (more than 250 sources))
Rank: 49th
Average Software Analyst salaries for job postings in Alaska are 26% lower than average Software Analyst salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 49th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like Workplace Alaska, Lockheed Martin, Resource Data, Inc., and Providence Health & Services.

In USD as of August 17, 2016 60k 120k 180k
Software Analyst $55,000 Bar high
 
Alabama – $76,000
(High Confidence (more than 250 sources))
Rank: 13th
Average Software Analyst salaries for job postings in Alabama are 1% higher than average Software Analyst salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 13th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like Regions Bank, Vencore, CSRA, and ITAC Solutions.

In USD as of August 17, 2016 60k 120k 180k
Software Analyst $76,000 Bar high
 
Arkansas – $77,000
(High Confidence (more than 250 sources))
Rank: 11th
Average Software Analyst salaries for job postings in Arkansas are 2% higher than average Software Analyst salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 11th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like Walmart, Tyson Foods, Inc., Washington Regional, and Arkansas Department of Human Services.

In USD as of August 17, 2016 60k 120k 180k
Software Analyst $77,000 Bar high
 
Arizona – $62,000
(High Confidence (more than 250 sources))
Rank: 44th
Average Software Analyst salaries for job postings in Arizona are 18% lower than average Software Analyst salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 44th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like MSR Global LLC, Raytheon, Productive Data Solutions, Inc., and Banner Health.

In USD as of August 17, 2016 60k 120k 180k
Software Analyst $62,000 Bar high
 
California – $81,000
(High Confidence (more than 250 sources))
Rank: 7th
Average Software Analyst salaries for job postings in California are 7% higher than average Software Analyst salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 7th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like Kaiser Permanente, California State University, Oracle, and University of California San Francisco.

In USD as of August 17, 2016 60k 120k 180k
Software Analyst $81,000 Bar high
 
Colorado – $67,000
(High Confidence (more than 250 sources))
Rank: 33rd
Average Software Analyst salaries for job postings in Colorado are 11% lower than average Software Analyst salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 33rd among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like Oracle, Lockheed Martin, CACI International Inc, and Vencore.

In USD as of August 17, 2016 60k 120k 180k
Software Analyst $67,000 Bar high
 
Connecticut – $87,000
(High Confidence (more than 250 sources))
Rank: 4th
Average Software Analyst salaries for job postings in Connecticut are 15% higher than average Software Analyst salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 4th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like iTech Solutions, Charter Communications, Travelers, and ESPN.

In USD as of August 17, 2016 60k 120k 180k
Software Analyst $87,000 Bar high
 
DC – $94,000
(High Confidence (more than 250 sources))
Rank: 1st
Average Software Analyst salaries for job postings in Washington, DC are 25% higher than average Software Analyst salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 1st among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like Vencore, CACI International Inc, CSRA, and Booz Allen Hamilton.

In USD as of August 17, 2016 60k 120k 180k
Software Analyst $94,000 Bar high
 
Delaware – $66,000
(High Confidence (more than 250 sources))
Rank: 38th
Average Software Analyst salaries for job postings in Delaware are 12% lower than average Software Analyst salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 38th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like JPMorgan Chase, C&L Group, JPMorgan Chase – Asset Management, and Barclays.

In USD as of August 17, 2016 60k 120k 180k
Software Analyst $66,000 Bar high
 
Florida – $70,000
(High Confidence (more than 250 sources))
Rank: 28th
Average Software Analyst salaries for job postings in Florida are 7% lower than average Software Analyst salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 28th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like Player Financial Resources, Veredus, Citi, and Black Knight Financial Services.

In USD as of August 17, 2016 60k 120k 180k
Software Analyst $70,000 Bar high
 
Georgia – $86,000
(High Confidence (more than 250 sources))
Rank: 5th
Average Software Analyst salaries for job postings in Georgia are 14% higher than average Software Analyst salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 5th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like Spartan Resources, Capgemini, Veredus, and HUNTER Technical Resources.

In USD as of August 17, 2016 60k 120k 180k
Software Analyst $86,000 Bar high
 
Hawaii – $46,000
(High Confidence (more than 250 sources))
Rank: 52nd
Average Software Analyst salaries for job postings in Hawaii are 38% lower than average Software Analyst salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 52nd among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like HMSA, Lockheed Martin, The Queen's Medical Center, and Bishop & Company.

In USD as of August 17, 2016 60k 120k 180k
Software Analyst $46,000 Bar high
 
Iowa – $74,000
(High Confidence (more than 250 sources))
Rank: 17th
Average Software Analyst salaries for job postings in Iowa are 2% lower than average Software Analyst salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 17th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like HNI Corporation, Transamerica, Berkley Technology Services, and UnityPoint Health.

In USD as of August 17, 2016 60k 120k 180k
Software Analyst $74,000 Bar high
 
Idaho – $49,000
(High Confidence (more than 250 sources))
Rank: 51st
Average Software Analyst salaries for job postings in Idaho are 34% lower than average Software Analyst salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 51st among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like Idaho Division of Human Resources, Clearwater Analytics, Micron, and University of Idaho.

In USD as of August 17, 2016 60k 120k 180k
Software Analyst $49,000 Bar high
 
Illinois – $85,000
(High Confidence (more than 250 sources))
Rank: 6th
Average Software Analyst salaries for job postings in Illinois are 13% higher than average Software Analyst salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 6th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like Technical Options, Inc, Hirewell, Northwestern University, and Walgreens.

In USD as of August 17, 2016 60k 120k 180k
Software Analyst $85,000 Bar high
 
Indiana – $72,000
(High Confidence (more than 250 sources))
Rank: 24th
Average Software Analyst salaries for job postings in Indiana are 4% lower than average Software Analyst salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 24th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like Acro Service Corporation, Bloomington Hospital, Cummins Inc., and Indiana University Health.

In USD as of August 17, 2016 60k 120k 180k
Software Analyst $72,000 Bar high
 
Kansas – $69,000
(High Confidence (more than 250 sources))
Rank: 30th
Average Software Analyst salaries for job postings in Kansas are 9% lower than average Software Analyst salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 30th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like The University of Kansas Hospital, Security Benefit Web, Epiq Systems, Inc., and Northrop Grumman.

In USD as of August 17, 2016 60k 120k 180k
Software Analyst $69,000 Bar high
 
Kentucky – $65,000
(High Confidence (more than 250 sources))
Rank: 42nd
Average Software Analyst salaries for job postings in Kentucky are 14% lower than average Software Analyst salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 42nd among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like ZirMed, Technology Consulting, Lockheed Martin, and Pomeroy.

In USD as of August 17, 2016 60k 120k 180k
Software Analyst $65,000 Bar high
 
Louisiana – $67,000
(High Confidence (more than 250 sources))
Rank: 34th
Average Software Analyst salaries for job postings in Louisiana are 11% lower than average Software Analyst salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 34th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like General Dynamics – Information Technology, Xerox, Louisiana State Government, and Lockheed Martin.

In USD as of August 17, 2016 60k 120k 180k
Software Analyst $67,000 Bar high
 
Massachusetts – $91,000
(High Confidence (more than 250 sources))
Rank: 2nd
Average Software Analyst salaries for job postings in Massachusetts are 20% higher than average Software Analyst salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 2nd among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like Wayfair, BNY Mellon, Pegasystems, and Partners HealthCare(PHS).

In USD as of August 17, 2016 60k 120k 180k
Software Analyst $91,000 Bar high
 
Maryland – $77,000
(High Confidence (more than 250 sources))
Rank: 12th
Average Software Analyst salaries for job postings in Maryland are 3% higher than average Software Analyst salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 12th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like Northrop Grumman, Vencore, Johns Hopkins University, and CACI International Inc.

In USD as of August 17, 2016 60k 120k 180k
Software Analyst $77,000 Bar high
 
Maine – $67,000
(High Confidence (more than 250 sources))
Rank: 35th
Average Software Analyst salaries for job postings in Maine are 12% lower than average Software Analyst salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 35th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like Maine Medical Center, IDEXX Laboratories, Delhaize America, and Change Healthcare.

In USD as of August 17, 2016 60k 120k 180k
Software Analyst $67,000 Bar high
 
Michigan – $76,000
(High Confidence (more than 250 sources))
Rank: 14th
Average Software Analyst salaries for job postings in Michigan are 1% higher than average Software Analyst salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 14th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like MSX International, General Motors, HCL Global Systems Inc, and Miracle Software Systems, Inc..

In USD as of August 17, 2016 60k 120k 180k
Software Analyst $76,000 Bar high
 
Minnesota – $66,000
(High Confidence (more than 250 sources))
Rank: 39th
Average Software Analyst salaries for job postings in Minnesota are 13% lower than average Software Analyst salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 39th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like UnitedHealth Group, iTech Solutions, Medtronic, and Horizontal Integration.

In USD as of August 17, 2016 60k 120k 180k
Software Analyst $66,000 Bar high
 
Missouri – $74,000
(High Confidence (more than 250 sources))
Rank: 18th
Average Software Analyst salaries for job postings in Missouri are 2% lower than average Software Analyst salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 18th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like Jack Henry, Washington University in St. Louis, NetEffects, Inc., and Express Scripts.

In USD as of August 17, 2016 60k 120k 180k
Software Analyst $74,000 Bar high
 
Mississippi – $79,000
(High Confidence (more than 250 sources))
Rank: 9th
Average Software Analyst salaries for job postings in Mississippi are 5% higher than average Software Analyst salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 9th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like Vencore, CSRA, FNC Inc, and Healthland.

In USD as of August 17, 2016 60k 120k 180k
Software Analyst $79,000 Bar high
 
Montana – $63,000
(High Confidence (more than 250 sources))
Rank: 43rd
Average Software Analyst salaries for job postings in Montana are 17% lower than average Software Analyst salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 43rd among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like State of Montana, HDR, Montana State University, and Zoot Enterprises, Inc..

In USD as of August 17, 2016 60k 120k 180k
Software Analyst $63,000 Bar high
 
North Carolina – $72,000
(High Confidence (more than 250 sources))
Rank: 25th
Average Software Analyst salaries for job postings in North Carolina are 5% lower than average Software Analyst salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 25th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like Duke University and Duke University Health System, BB&T, Bank of America, and Signature Consultants.

In USD as of August 17, 2016 60k 120k 180k
Software Analyst $72,000 Bar high
 
North Dakota – $67,000
(High Confidence (more than 250 sources))
Rank: 36th
Average Software Analyst salaries for job postings in North Dakota are 11% lower than average Software Analyst salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 36th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like Johnson Service Group, Scheels Sports, BNP Paribas, and Bank of the West.

In USD as of August 17, 2016 60k 120k 180k
Software Analyst $67,000 Bar high
 
Nebraska – $55,000
(High Confidence (more than 250 sources))
Rank: 50th
Average Software Analyst salaries for job postings in Nebraska are 27% lower than average Software Analyst salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 50th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like First Data, Northrop Grumman, NorthStar Financial Services Group, LLC, and McCallie Associates.

In USD as of August 17, 2016 60k 120k 180k
Software Analyst $55,000 Bar high
 
New Hampshire – $74,000
(High Confidence (more than 250 sources))
Rank: 19th
Average Software Analyst salaries for job postings in New Hampshire are 1% lower than average Software Analyst salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 19th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like Dartmouth College, Liberty Mutual, Elliot Hospital, and C&S Wholesale Grocers.

In USD as of August 17, 2016 60k 120k 180k
Software Analyst $74,000 Bar high
 
New Jersey – $81,000
(High Confidence (more than 250 sources))
Rank: 8th
Average Software Analyst salaries for job postings in New Jersey are 8% higher than average Software Analyst salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 8th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like BNY Mellon, Deutsche Bank, The Uncommon Thread, and JPMorgan Chase.

In USD as of August 17, 2016 60k 120k 180k
Software Analyst $81,000 Bar high
 
New Mexico – $66,000
(High Confidence (more than 250 sources))
Rank: 40th
Average Software Analyst salaries for job postings in New Mexico are 13% lower than average Software Analyst salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 40th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like Vencore, Bernalillo County Government, Presbyterian Healthcare Services, and University of New Mexico.

In USD as of August 17, 2016 60k 120k 180k
Software Analyst $66,000 Bar high
 
Nevada – $57,000
(High Confidence (more than 250 sources))
Rank: 47th
Average Software Analyst salaries for job postings in Nevada are 24% lower than average Software Analyst salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 47th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like Caesars Enterprise Services, Link Technologies, HMS, and Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. (Corporate).

In USD as of August 17, 2016 60k 120k 180k
Software Analyst $57,000 Bar high
 
New York – $91,000
(High Confidence (more than 250 sources))
Rank: 3rd
Average Software Analyst salaries for job postings in New York State are 21% higher than average Software Analyst salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 3rd among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like M&T Bank, BNY Mellon, Fidelis Care, and Morgan Stanley.

In USD as of August 17, 2016 60k 120k 180k
Software Analyst $91,000 Bar high
 
Ohio – $72,000
(High Confidence (more than 250 sources))
Rank: 26th
Average Software Analyst salaries for job postings in Ohio are 4% lower than average Software Analyst salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 26th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like University Hospitals, JPMorgan Chase, Sherwin-Williams, and State of Ohio Jobs.

In USD as of August 17, 2016 60k 120k 180k
Software Analyst $72,000 Bar high
 
Oklahoma – $69,000
(High Confidence (more than 250 sources))
Rank: 31st
Average Software Analyst salaries for job postings in Oklahoma are 8% lower than average Software Analyst salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 31st among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like Paycom, Choctaw Nation, BOK Financial, and Regional Medical Lab.

In USD as of August 17, 2016 60k 120k 180k
Software Analyst $69,000 Bar high
 
Oregon – $73,000
(High Confidence (more than 250 sources))
Rank: 21st
Average Software Analyst salaries for job postings in Oregon are 3% lower than average Software Analyst salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 21st among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like State of Oregon, XPO Logistics Less-Than-Truckload, Kaiser Permanente, and Oregon Health & Science University.

In USD as of August 17, 2016 60k 120k 180k
Software Analyst $73,000 Bar high
 
Pennsylvania – $73,000
(High Confidence (more than 250 sources))
Rank: 22nd
Average Software Analyst salaries for job postings in Pennsylvania are 4% lower than average Software Analyst salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 22nd among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like BNY Mellon, Highmark Health, Geisinger Health System, and UPMC.

In USD as of August 17, 2016 60k 120k 180k
Software Analyst $73,000 Bar high
 
Rhode Island – $69,000
(High Confidence (more than 250 sources))
Rank: 32nd
Average Software Analyst salaries for job postings in Rhode Island are 9% lower than average Software Analyst salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 32nd among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like Dell, Lifespan, Epsilon Systems Solutions, Inc., and United Natural Foods Inc..

In USD as of August 17, 2016 60k 120k 180k
Software Analyst $69,000 Bar high
 
South Carolina – $74,000
(High Confidence (more than 250 sources))
Rank: 20th
Average Software Analyst salaries for job postings in South Carolina are 1% lower than average Software Analyst salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 20th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like Software Specialists, DP Professionals, The Centrics Group, and TM Floyd & Company.

In USD as of August 17, 2016 60k 120k 180k
Software Analyst $74,000 Bar high
 
South Dakota – $57,000
(High Confidence (more than 250 sources))
Rank: 48th
Average Software Analyst salaries for job postings in South Dakota are 25% lower than average Software Analyst salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 48th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like Regional Health, Sanford Health, Black Hills Corporation, and Fiserv, Inc..

In USD as of August 17, 2016 60k 120k 180k
Software Analyst $57,000 Bar high
 
Tennessee – $70,000
(High Confidence (more than 250 sources))
Rank: 29th
Average Software Analyst salaries for job postings in Tennessee are 7% lower than average Software Analyst salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 29th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like Bridgestone Americas, Methodist Healthcare, HCA Corporate, and Change Healthcare.

In USD as of August 17, 2016 60k 120k 180k
Software Analyst $70,000 Bar high
 
Texas – $73,000
(High Confidence (more than 250 sources))
Rank: 23rd
Average Software Analyst salaries for job postings in Texas are 3% lower than average Software Analyst salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 23rd among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like Lockheed Martin, Baylor Scott & White Health, GM Financial, and Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

In USD as of August 17, 2016 60k 120k 180k
Software Analyst $73,000 Bar high
 
Utah – $59,000
(High Confidence (more than 250 sources))
Rank: 46th
Average Software Analyst salaries for job postings in Utah are 22% lower than average Software Analyst salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 46th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like Oracle, University of Utah, Young Living Essential Oils, and 3M.

In USD as of August 17, 2016 60k 120k 180k
Software Analyst $59,000 Bar high
 
Virginia – $76,000
(High Confidence (more than 250 sources))
Rank: 15th
Average Software Analyst salaries for job postings in Virginia are 1% higher than average Software Analyst salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 15th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like Vencore, CACI International Inc, CSRA, and Booz Allen Hamilton.

In USD as of August 17, 2016 60k 120k 180k
Software Analyst $76,000 Bar high
 
Vermont – $66,000
(High Confidence (more than 250 sources))
Rank: 41st
Average Software Analyst salaries for job postings in Vermont are 12% lower than average Software Analyst salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 41st among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like Allscripts, State of Vermont, Merchants Bank VT, and MyWebGrocer.

In USD as of August 17, 2016 60k 120k 180k
Software Analyst $66,000 Bar high
 
Washington – $78,000
(High Confidence (more than 250 sources))
Rank: 10th
Average Software Analyst salaries for job postings in Washington State are 3% higher than average Software Analyst salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 10th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like Amazon Corporate LLC, Microsoft, State of Washington, and University of Washington Medical Center.

In USD as of August 17, 2016 60k 120k 180k
Software Analyst $78,000 Bar high
 
Wisconsin – $67,000
(High Confidence (more than 250 sources))
Rank: 37th
Average Software Analyst salaries for job postings in Wisconsin are 11% lower than average Software Analyst salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 37th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like FIS, Aurora HealthCare, Rockwell Automation, and UW Medical Foundation.

In USD as of August 17, 2016 60k 120k 180k
Software Analyst $67,000 Bar high
 
West Virginia – $71,000
(High Confidence (more than 250 sources))
Rank: 27th
Average Software Analyst salaries for job postings in West Virginia are 6% lower than average Software Analyst salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 27th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like CACI International Inc, Octo Consulting Group, Digital Management, Inc., and KeyLogic Systems.

In USD as of August 17, 2016 60k 120k 180k
Software Analyst $71,000 Bar high
 
Wyoming – $62,000
(High Confidence (more than 250 sources))
Rank: 45th
Average Software Analyst salaries for job postings in Wyoming are 17% lower than average Software Analyst salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 45th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like State of Wyoming, HDR, Cheyenne Regional Medical Center, and Department of the Air Force.

In USD as of August 17, 2016 60k 120k 180k
Software Analyst $62,000 Bar high
 

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