Computer software salaries have increased by $2,000 since last year, according to the Computer Software Salary Survey 2018 survey.
The survey is designed to provide an objective comparison of the average salary for software developers and those working in the IT industry.
The median salary in 2018 was $67,500, up $1,000 from last year.
The median salary for computer scientists was $80,000, up from $65,000 last year but down $400 from $99,000 in 2018.
Computer software is increasingly important to the industry, with nearly 80% of the jobs requiring software to be used in a professional manner.
Computer software is also critical to the development of online and social media, which has seen huge growth in the past decade.