15-1100 Computer Occupations


15-1100 Computer Occupations

Employment growth in Computer occupations is very closely following BLS Projections averaging 132,500 positions per year. For the universe of Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) degree programs, citizens and permanent residents are earning 125,500 Associate degrees and above per year, with temporary residents adding 21,500 degrees earned. Not counting 26,000 NCES rated certificates, US degree earners are outperforming employment growth in Computer Occupations by 19,000.


NCES Degrees Conferred and Certificates Awarded for Computer Occupations 2012-15



We include Associate degrees in this calculation because "Web Developers" (127,070) and much of "Computer Occupations, All Other" (223,370) do not require a Bachelor's degree. "Computer User Support Specialist" (585,060) does not currently have a degree requirement, nor are many collegiate level programs offered for the occupation. These three occupations total 863,510, or 22.4% of Computer Occupation employment for 2015. Several other occupations surveyed also employ Associate degree (or some college, no degree) credentialed personnel.
NCES Degrees Year PermRes &
Citizens
Temp Res Total
Associate Degree & Above 2012 117,966 17,718 135,684
Associate Degree & Above 2013 122,837 18,809 141,646
Associate Degree & Above 2014 127,919 21,137 149,056
Associate Degree & Above 2015 133,230 28,525 161,755
Average 125,488 21,547 147,035




The following CIP groups had Computer Occupations
relevant degrees awarded in 2015:
Degree types:Doctorate Degree-Research/Scholarship, Doctorate Degree-Other, Master's Degrees, Bachelor's Degrees, Associate's Degrees
01.0106 Agricultural Business Technology, 11.0101 Computer and Information Sciences, General, 11.0102 Artificial Intelligence, 11.0103 Information Technology, 11.0104 Informatics, 11.0199 Computer Science, Other, 11.0201 Computer Programming/Programmer, General, 11.0202 Computer Programming Special Applications, 11.0203 Computer Programming, Vendor/Product Certification, 11.0299 Computer Programming, Other, 11.0301 Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician, 11.0401 Information Science/Studies, 11.0501 Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst, 11.0701 Computer Science, 11.0801 Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design, 11.0802 Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration, 11.0804 Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation, 11.0901 Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, 11.1001 Network and System Administration/Administrator, 11.1002 System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager, 11.1003 Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance, 11.1004 Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster, 11.1005 Information Technology Project Management, 11.1006 Computer Support Specialist, 14.0701 Chemical Engineering, 14.0901 Computer Engineering, General, 14.0903 Computer Software Engineering, 14.0999 Computer Engineering, Other, 15.1204 Computer Software Technology/Technician, 26.1103 Bioinformatics, 26.1104 Computational Biology, 30.0801 Mathematics and Computer Science, 30.1601 Accounting and Computer Science, 30.3001 Computational Science, 30.3101 Human Computer Interaction, 43.0116 Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism, 51.0709 Medical Office Computer Specialist/Assistant, 51.2706 Medical Informatics, 52.1201 Management Information Systems, General
NCES Certificates Year PermRes &
Citizens
Temp Res Total
Certificates awarded 2012 20,869 440 21,309
Certificates awarded 2013 24,309 523 24,832
Certificates awarded 2014 28,628 784 29,412
Certificates awarded 2015 29,915 867 30,782
Average 25,930 654 26,584




The following CIP groups had Computer Occupations
relevant certificates awarded in 2015:
Certificate types: 1 But Less Than 2 Year Certificates, Less Than 1 Year Certificates, Post-Master's Certificates, Post-Baccalaureate Certificates, 2 But Less Than 4 Year Certificates, 1 But Less Than 2 Year Certificates.
01.0106 Agricultural Business Technology, 11.0101 Computer and Information Sciences, General, 11.0102 Artificial Intelligence, 11.0103 Information Technology, 11.0104 Informatics, 11.0199 Computer Science, Other, 11.0201 Computer Programming/Programmer, General, 11.0202 Computer Programming Special Applications, 11.0203 Computer Programming, Vendor/Product Certification, 11.0299 Computer Programming, Other, 11.0301 Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician, 11.0401 Information Science/Studies, 11.0501 Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst, 11.0701 Computer Science, 11.0801 Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design, 11.0802 Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration, 11.0804 Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation, 11.0901 Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, 11.1001 Network and System Administration/Administrator, 11.1002 System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager, 11.1003 Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance, 11.1004 Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster, 11.1005 Information Technology Project Management, 11.1006 Computer Support Specialist, 14.0701 Chemical Engineering, 14.0901 Computer Engineering, General, 14.0903 Computer Software Engineering, 14.0999 Computer Engineering, Other, 15.1204 Computer Software Technology/Technician, 26.1103 Bioinformatics, 26.1104 Computational Biology, 30.0801 Mathematics and Computer Science, 30.1601 Accounting and Computer Science, 30.3001 Computational Science, 30.3101 Human Computer Interaction, 43.0116 Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism, 51.0709 Medical Office Computer Specialist/Assistant, 51.2706 Medical Informatics, 52.1201 Management Information Systems, General
More surprising, however, is the finding that fully one-third of certificate holders also have an associate, bachelor’s or graduate degree. Such a large percentage suggests that workers are getting certificates to bolster skills or learn new ones in a tight job market. And people are going back to college for certificates throughout their careers, with a third of certificates earned by students over the age of 30.

--Paul Fain, Inside Higher Ed, June 6, 2012

ONET Reports -- Also see parent Computer and Mathematical


15-1111.00 - Computer and Information Research Scientists 59% Masters degree.
15-1121.00 - Computer Systems Analysts 41% Associate's degree, 26% Bachelor's degree, 10% Post-baccalaureate certificate degree.
15-1122.00 - Information Security Analysts 65% Bachelor's degree, 19% Post-baccalaureate certificate, 10% Post-secondary certificate.
15-1131.00 - Computer Programmers 78% Bachelor's degree. 11% Post-secondary certificate, 6% High school diploma or equivalent.
15-1132.00 - Software Developers, Applications 80% Bachelor's degree, 16% Master's degree, 3% Associate's degree.
15-1133.00 - Software Developers, Systems Software 77% Bachelor's degree, 17% Master's degree, 4% Associate's degree.
15-1134.00 - Web Developers 43% Bachelor's degree, 20% Associate's degree, 13% Post-secondary certificate.
15-1141.00 - Database Administrators 77% Bachelor's degree, 11% Professional degree, 7% Associate's degree.
15-1142.00 - Network and Computer Systems Administrators Educational Survey NA, Bachelor's degree according to BLS.
15-1143.00 - Computer Network Architects Educational Survey NA, Bachelor's degree according to BLS.
15-1151.00 - Computer User Support Specialists 29% Bachelor's degree, 22% Some college, no degree, 18% Associate's degree.
15-1152.00 - Computer Network Support Specialists 47% Bachelor's degree, 22% Associate's degree, 14% Some college, no degree.
15-1199.00 - Computer Occupations, All Other Educational Survey NA, See subcategories.

See Also: BLS Occupational Outlook Handbook: Computer and Information Technology Occupations

15-1100 Computer Occupations: Employment Growth/loss 2012-15



Employment Year Growth/loss
Computer occupations 2013 116,620
Computer occupations 2014 119,860
Computer occupations 2015 160,880
Average 132,453
H-1B Computer-related occupations Year Number
Initial Employment Approvals 2012 83,444
Initial Employment Approvals 2013 79,870
Initial Employment Approvals 2014 80,877
Average 81,397
As a term of the H-1B visa, the nonimmigrant must remain employed. Effectively, foreign workers get these 81,397 jobs in April, leaving 125,488 citizens and permanent residents, who graduated in June, to compete for the 51,056 (38.55%) "leftover" jobs.

Computer Occupations: Employment Levels by Occupation 2012-15



15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations major Employment level Since 2012
15-1100 Computer Occupations minor 2012 2013 2014 2015 Growth Average
15-1111 Computer and Information Research Scientists detail 24,880 24,380 24,210 25,510 630 210
15-1120 Computer and Information Analysts broad - - - - - -
15-1121 Computer Systems Analysts detail 482,040 507,100 528,320 556,660 74,620 24,873
15-1122 Information Security Analysts detail 72,670 78,020 80,180 88,880 16,210 5,403
15-1130 Software Developers and Programmers broad - - - - - -
15-1131 Computer Programmers detail 316,790 312,340 302,150 289,420 -27,370 -9,123
15-1132 Software Developers, Applications detail 586,340 643,830 686,470 747,730 161,390 53,797
15-1133 Software Developers, Systems Software detail 391,700 373,510 382,400 390,750 -950 -317
15-1134 Web Developers detail 102,940 112,820 121,020 127,070 24,130 8,043
15-1140 Database and Systems Administrators and Network Architects broad - - - - - -
15-1141 Database Administrators detail 111,590 114,910 112,170 113,770 2,180 727
15-1142 Network and Computer Systems Administrators detail 350,320 362,310 365,430 374,480 24,160 8,053
15-1143 Computer Network Architects detail 137,890 141,270 140,080 146,600 8,710 2,903
15-1150 Computer Support Specialists broad - - - - - -
15-1151 Computer User Support Specialists detail 525,630 541,250 563,540 585,060 59,430 19,810
15-1152 Computer Network Support Specialists detail 167,980 165,100 174,490 184,570 16,590 5,530
15-1199 Computer Occupations, All Other detail 185,730 196,280 212,510 223,370 37,640 12,547
Totals ---- 397,370 132,457

Computer Occupations: BLS Employment Projections 2014-24




Table 1.2 Employment by detailed occupation, 2014 and projected 2024
2014 National Employment Matrix title and code Employment Job openings due
to growth and
replacements,
2014-24
Occupation Type Number Percent distribution Change, 2014-24
2014 2024 2014 2024 Number Percent
Computer and mathematical occupations 15-0000 Summary 4,068,300 4,599,700 2.7 2.9 531,400 13.1 1,156,800
Computer occupations 15-1100 Summary 3,916,100 4,404,600 2.6 2.7 488,500 12.5 1,083,800
Computer and information research scientists 15-1111 Line item 25,600 28,300 0 0 2,700 10.7 6,000
Computer and information analysts 15-1120 Summary 650,700 784,100 0.4 0.5 133,400 20.5 217,100
Computer systems analysts 15-1121 Line item 567,800 686,300 0.4 0.4 118,600 20.9 191,600
Information security analysts 15-1122 Line item 82,900 97,700 0.1 0.1 14,800 17.9 25,500
Software developers and programmers 15-1130 Summary 1,591,100 1,790,800 1.1 1.1 199,700 12.5 485,400
Computer programmers 15-1131 Line item 328,600 302,200 0.2 0.2 -26,500 -8 81,000
Software developers, applications 15-1132 Line item 718,400 853,700 0.5 0.5 135,300 18.8 238,000
Software developers, systems software 15-1133 Line item 395,600 447,000 0.3 0.3 51,300 13 107,900
Web developers 15-1134 Line item 148,500 188,000 0.1 0.1 39,500 26.6 58,600
Database and systems administrators and network architects 15-1140 Summary 648,800 705,000 0.4 0.4 56,200 8.7 150,100
Database administrators 15-1141 Line item 120,000 133,400 0.1 0.1 13,400 11.1 39,200
Network and computer systems administrators 15-1142 Line item 382,600 412,800 0.3 0.3 30,200 7.9 79,400
Computer network architects 15-1143 Line item 146,200 158,900 0.1 0.1 12,700 8.7 31,500
Computer support specialists 15-1150 Summary 766,900 855,700 0.5 0.5 88,800 11.6 187,400
Computer user support specialists 15-1151 Line item 585,900 661,000 0.4 0.4 75,100 12.8 150,500
Computer network support specialists 15-1152 Line item 181,000 194,600 0.1 0.1 13,600 7.5 36,900
Computer occupations, all other 15-1199 Line item 233,000 240,800 0.2 0.2 7,700 3.3 37,700
478,100 1,040,000

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