Information Technology & Computer Science Overview
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IT and Computer Science Careers

Get ready to take the next step in your career with an online information technology or computer science bachelor's or master's degree from UMUC.

The information technology and computer science job market is strong, and career opportunities are plentiful, but advancement in many IT and computer science careers requires higher education. Your online IT degree can help you forge your personal path to success in this in-demand field, and we can help you land an internship or new job.

Computer Networking Job Market

Education Requirements for Computer Networking Jobs

72 percent of job listings in the computer networks field that specify education require or prefer a bachelor's degree.1

Where the Computer Networking Jobs Are

The Washington, D.C., metropolitan area ranks first in the nation for computer networks job listings.2

In-Demand Degrees and Majors in Computer Networking

Computer science is the major employers request the most often in computer networking job listings that specify a major.1

Computer Networking Salaries

Network and computer system administrators earn a median salary of $74,000.3

Top Computer Networking Job Titles

View the top 10 computer networks titles found in job postings.2

Who's Hiring Computer Networking Graduates

View the top 10 employers recruiting computer networking graduates.2

Computer Systems Job Market

Education Requirements for Computer Systems Jobs

85 percent of job listings in the computer systems field that specify education require or prefer a bachelor's degree.4

Where the Computer Systems Jobs Are

The Washington, D.C., metropolitan area ranks second in the nation for computer systems job listings.5

In-Demand Degrees and Majors in Computer Systems

Computer science is the major employers request the most often in computer systems job listings that specify a major.4

Computer Systems Salaries

The median salary for Computer Systems Analysts is $81,190.3

Top Computer Systems Job Titles

View the top 10 computer systems titles found in job postings.5

Who's Hiring Computer Systems Graduates

View the top 10 employers recruiting computer systems graduates.5

Database Systems and Administration Job Market

Education Requirements for Database Systems and Administration Jobs

81 percent of job listings in the database systems and administration field that specify education require or prefer a bachelor's degree.6

Where the Database Systems and Administration Jobs Are

The Washington, D.C., metropolitan area ranks second in the nation for database systems and administration job listings, after the New York metropolitan area.7

In-Demand Degrees and Majors in Database Systems and Administration

Computer science is the major employers request the most often in database systems and administration job listings that specify a major.6

Database Systems and Administration Salaries

The median salary for business intelligence analysts, data warehousing specialists, and database architects is $82,340.3

Top Database Systems and Administration Job Titles

View the top 10 database systems and administration titles found in job postings.7

Who's Hiring Database Systems and Administration Graduates

View the top 10 employers recruiting for database systems and administration graduates.7

Software and Web Developer Job Market

Education Requirements for Developer Jobs

89 percent of developer job listings that specify education require or prefer a bachelor's degree.8

Where the Developer Jobs Are

The Washington, D.C., metropolitan area ranks third in the nation for developer job listings, after the New York metropolitan area and the Seattle, Washington, metropolitan area.9

In-Demand Developer Degrees and Majors

Computer science is the major employers request the most often in developer job listings that specify a major.8

Developer Salaries

The median salary for software developers/applications is $92,660. The median salary for software developers/systems is $101,410.3

Top Developer Job Titles

View the top 10 developer titles found in job postings.9

Who's Hiring Developer Graduates

View the top 10 employers recruiting for developer graduates.9

IT Management Job Market

Education Requirements for IT Management Jobs

82 percent of developer job listings that specify education require or prefer a bachelor's degree.10

Where the IT Management Jobs Are

The Washington, D.C., metropolitan area ranks second in the nation for developer job listings, after the New York metropolitan area.11

In-Demand Degrees and Majors in IT Management

Computer science is the major employers request the most often in IT management job listings that specify a major.10

IT Management Salaries

The median salary for IT administrator and manager jobs ranges from $75,000 to $123,950.3

Top IT Management Job Titles

View the top 10 IT management titles found in job postings.11

Who's Hiring IT Management Graduates

View the top 10 employers recruiting for IT management graduates.11

Tim Roudebush"I work as a systems administrator at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. I manage and support hundreds of computers and users. At my job, I apply the computer programming knowledge that I gained from UMUC. I am better able to understand existing code and implement new scripts for managing computer systems. I now have a deeper understanding of the IT infrastructure as a whole."

Tim Roudebush

BS in Computer Science
Systems Administrator, NASA

1 Source: Based on a Burning Glass International study of U.S. computer networking job postings in 2013.
2 Source: Based on a Burning Glass International study of U.S. computer networking job postings in 2013 in which a bachelor's or master's degree is required or preferred.
3 Source: U.S. Department of Labor's O*Net OnLine.
4 Source: Based on a Burning Glass International study of U.S. computer systems job postings in 2013.
5 Source: Based on a Burning Glass International study of U.S. computer systems job postings in 2013 in which a bachelor's or master's degree is required or preferred.

More Footnotes

6 Source: Based on a Burning Glass International study of U.S. database systems and administration  job postings in 2013.
7 Source: Based on a Burning Glass International study of U.S. database systems and administration job postings in 2013 in which a bachelor's or master's degree is required or preferred.
8 Source: Based on a Burning Glass International study of U.S. software and web developer job postings in 2013.
9 Source: Based on a Burning Glass International study of U.S. software and web developer job postings in 2013 in which a bachelor's or master's degree is required or preferred.
10 Source: Based on a Burning Glass International study of U.S. IT management job postings in 2013.
11 Source: Based on a Burning Glass International study of U.S. IT management job postings in 2013 in which a bachelor's or master's degree is required or preferred.

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