The latest major study on job growth from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has projected job growth for all technology occupations for the period of 2008-2018. A breakout of the computer-related occupations shows that the number of software engineering jobs is projected to grow by 296,000 during the period, a growth of more than 32 percent.
Dice is a website (www.dice.com) where many companies in the U.S. post computer and engineering related jobs and contract positions. On October 16, 2011, search of the Dice web site found 14 software engineering postings for the Greater Kansas City area entered in the previous seven-day period. At least two of the postings were for multiple people, and three indicated entry-level positions would be considered.