The average annual salary for this job is $93,350. There are currently 1,018,000 employed in this job as of 2012. As a software developer you design and build computer programs. You also can work for programmers, business analysts, and create technical plans to meet the needs of the client. Many people in this job are very creative. A bachelor’s degree in computer science and strong computer programming skills are needed to do this job. Someone who is interested in this job must know that they need to have a strong focus and a creative mind. Someone might be interested in this job because no educational requirements are required, but in order to succeed an educational backround is good to have.