Computer & Information technology

Employment of computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 13 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. These occupations are projected to add about 557,100 new jobs. Demand for these workers will stem from greater emphasis on cloud computing, the collection and storage of big data, and information security.

The median annual wage for computer and information technology occupations was $84,580 in May 2017, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $37,690.

OccupationEntry-Level Education2017 MEDIAN PAY
Computer and Information Research ScientistsMaster's degree$114,520
Computer Network ArchitectsBachelor's degree$104,650
Computer ProgrammersBachelor's degree$82,240
Computer Support Specialists$52,810
Computer Systems AnalystsBachelor's degree$88,270
Database AdministratorsBachelor's degree$87,020
Information Security AnalystsBachelor's degree$95,510
Network and Computer Systems AdministratorsBachelor's degree$81,100
Software DevelopersBachelor's degree$103,560
Web DevelopersAssociate's degree$67,990
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Computer and Information Technology Occupations, 
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