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The growing field of computer science - Where are the jobs

Date: 9/24/2012
Author: Toni Bowers

According to the U.S Department of Labor, the level of employment for computer scientists is expected to increase 19 percent from now until 2020 and this increase correlates directly with the demand for college graduates with a degree in this field.  According to, the average salary for the most in demand job titles for computer science majors is approximately $88,909.
So, for all of those eager and anxious students, where are all of the jobs? also compiled internal data about who is actually hiring and where, as well as the average salaries for these positions. While many of us would’ve guessed that it’s Northern California where there is the highest demand, surprisingly it’s Washington D.C., as defense contractors dominate computer science related job postings. Read on for more information:

Top 10 cities where companies are hiring for computer science majors:

  1. Washington, D.C.
  2. San Jose
  3. New York
  4. San Francisco
  5. Boston
  6. Seattle
  7. Chicago
  8. Atlanta
  9. Los Angeles
  10. Dallas

Top companies hiring for computer science majors:

  1. CSC
  2. AppLabs
  3. General Dynamics
  4. Microsoft
  5. Deloitte
  6. Amazon
  7. Man Tech Int’l Corp.
  8. Raytheon
  9. HP
  10. Northrop Grumman
  11. Intel
  12. SAIC
  13. Ernst & Young
  14. Dell
  15. Oracle

10 most In-demand job titles for computer science majors and their salaries: