Information Technology Schools & Programs in Connecticut

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Did you know there are 32 higher education schools in Connecticut?

Do you live in Connecticut and have you always wanted to pursue a career in IT? The first step may be to work towards earning your IT degree. Did you know, in 2013, there was an estimated 3,740 computer programmers in Connecticut, earning a median mean wage of $86,480[i].  Earning a degree in IT or one of its concentrations, may help you pursue several of the many types of IT careers available in Connecticut. But before we talk about career information, here are some 2013 general education facts about colleges in Connecticut that you should consider[ii]

  • There are 32 four-year institutions in Connecticut, compared to the national average of 56.
  • There are 15 two-year institutions compared to the national average of 33.
  • The national average for total male fall enrollment is 171,951, while Connecticut has 82,122.
  • The total female fall enrollment in Connecticut is 110,657, while the national is 228,592.
  • The total undergraduate fall enrollment in Connecticut is 157,201, while the total graduate fall enrollment is 35,578.
  • Connecticut awarded a total of 38,740 degrees/certificates. 

Information Technology Careers in Connecticut

There are many potential career paths in IT, from writing code and software applications to physically diagnosing problems in the hardware of a machine. Because IT is such an expansive industry, some job titles are similar to others but have the same responsibilities. Be sure to read an IT job description carefully to find out what responsibilities are required for the role, in the meantime, we have gathered some examples of different IT career paths in Connecticut, along with salary and job growth information specific to the state.

Computer Programmers[i]

Sample of reported job titles: Analyst Programmer, Applications Developer, Computer Programmer Analyst, Internet Programmer, Java Developer, Programmer, Programmer Analyst, Software Developer, Web Programmer[a]

  • Computer programmers employed in Connecticut in 2013: 3,740
  • For every 1,000 people employed in Connecticut, 2.29 are computer programmers.
  • The annual mean 10th percentile wage in 2013: $51,860
  • The annual mean 90th percentile wage in 2013: $120,800
  • From 2012 to 2022, there will be a projected 4,209 computer programmer jobs in Connecticut, which is a 7.5% increase and approximately 294 job opening increase.[iii]

Computer programmer salary information for specific metro areas of Connecticut[iv]

Metro AreaLowest 10thMedianHighest 90th
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT$63,730$90,610$122,580
Danbury, CT$54,460$74,870$113,980
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT$53,940$80,300$117,680
New Haven, CT$45,510$75,600$109,730
Norwich-New London, CT-RI$59,440$93,530$130,840

 

Computer Systems Analyst[iv]

Sample of reported job titles:;Applications Analyst, Business Analyst, Business Systems Analyst, Computer Analyst, Computer Systems Analyst, Computer Systems Consultant, Information Systems Analyst (ISA), Programmer Analyst, Systems Analyst, Systems Engineer[b]

  • Computer systems analysts employed in Connecticut in 2013: 7,980
  • For every 1,000 people employed in Connecticut, 4.88 are computer systems analysts.
  • The annual mean 10th percentile wage in 2013: $58,420
  • The annual mean 90th percentile wage in 2013: $128,360
  • From 2012 to 2022, there will be a projected 10,594 computer systems analyst jobs in Connecticut, which is a 23.5% increase and approximately 2,015 job opening increase.[iii]

Computer system a salary information for specific metro areas of Connecticut[iv]

Metro AreaLowest 10thMedianHighest 90th
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT$63,730$94,770$181,540
Danbury, CT$53,950$88,760$122,760
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT$64,240$87,780$119,350
New Haven, CT$65,000$91,660$122,310
Norwich-New London, CT-RI$50,320$79,790$121,050

 

Database Administrator[v]

Sample of reported job titles: Database Administration Manager, Database Administrator (DBA), Database Analyst, Database Coordinator, Database Programmer, Information Systems Manager, Management Information Systems Director (MIS Director), Programmer Analyst, Systems Manager [c] 

  • Database administrators employed in Connecticut in 2013: 1,430
  • For every 1,000 people employed in Connecticut, 1.01 are database administrators.
  • The annual mean 10th percentile wage in 2013: $47,360
  • The annual mean 90th percentile wage in 2013: $129,300
  • From 2012 to 2022, there will be a projected 1,692 database administrator jobs in Connecticut, which is a 9.5% increase and approximately 147 job opening increase.[iii]

Database Administrator salary information for specific metro areas of Connecticut[iv]

Metro AreaLowest 10thMedianHighest 90th
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT$42,350$83,270$125,970
Danbury, CT$40,190$72,750$117,120
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT$59,070$99,090$141,820
New Haven, CT$57,510$78,020$120,520
Norwich-New London, CT-RI$49,960$79,010$120,320

 

Computer Network Architect[vi]

Sample of reported job titles:Network Analyst, Network Consultant, Network Engineer, Network Manager, Networking Systems and Distributed Systems Engineer, System Programmer, Systems Analyst, Systems Engineer, Telecommunications Analyst, Telecommunications Engineer[d] 

  • Computer network architects employed in Connecticut in 2013: 3,600
  • For every 1,000 people employed in Connecticut, 0.64 are computer network architects.
  • The annual mean 10th percentile wage in 2013: $62,700
  • The annual mean 90th percentile wage in 2013: $140,790
  • From 2012 to 2022, there will be a projected 1,243 computer network architect jobs in Connecticut, which is a 4.2% increase and approximately 50 job opening increase.[iii]

Computer Network Architect salary information for specific metro areas of Connecticut[iv]

Metro AreaLowest 10thMedianHighest 90th
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT$66,530$102,350$1150,460
Danbury, CT$80,780$106,120$161,020
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT$74,470$110,270$146,180
New Haven, CT$71,720$101,580$129,270
Norwich-New London, CT-RI$80,070$102,160$139,690

 

Software and IT Services Companies in Connecticut

Several different types of industries contribute to Connecticut’s overall employment. Inc. has put together a list of the Top Companies in Connecticut on the 2014 Inc. 5000, and six companies are IT Service companies and four are software companies located in CT [vii]. These following companies are at the top of their categories:

  • #757 Etouches – This Connecticut software company puts out web-based event management software for global companies who need plan and track events. Etouches is based out of Norwalk, Connecticut. [viii]
  • #1225 Square 9 - Square 9 is a software company that develops technology to eliminate the use of paper for companies that have many documents to manage, including document capture, content management, variable data printing, and web forms management. This company is based out of New Haven, Connecticut. [ix]
  • #2484 Core Informatics -   Core Informatics is a software company that develops data management products. Based in Branford, CT, this company designs software for a variety of scientific industries, including pharmaceutical, manufacturing, and environmental. [x]
  • #2456 VLink Inc. - This IT Services company recruits and staffs IT professionals and also consults on business services solutions for a variety of different industries. VLink Inc. is based in South Windsor, Connecticut. [xi]
  • #2757 IT Direct -  IT Direct is an IT Services company based out of Hartford, CT. This company provides computer consulting clients in Connecticut with maintaining intelligent networks, making sure systems run smoothly, and implementing updates necessary to good business operations. [xii]
This listing is for informational purposes only and does not represent that jobs are available or will be available at these companies.  

 


[a] onetonline.org/link/summary/15-1131.00  |  [b]  onetonline.org/link/summary/15-1121.00   |  [c] onetonline.org/link/summary/15-1141.00  |  [d] onetonline.org/link/summary/15-1143.00  |   [i] bls.gov/oes/current/oes151131.htm |  [ii] nces.ed.gov/programs/stateprofiles/sresult.asp?mode=full&displaycat=4&s1=09  |  [iii] ctdol.state.ct.us/lmi/projections2012/computers.asp  |  [iv]  IT-CT-MSA_M2014_dl.pdf |  [v] bls.gov/oes/current/oes151141.htm |  [vi] bls.gov/oes/current/oes151143.htm |  [vii] inc.com/inc5000/list/2014/state/ct  |  [viii]  etouches.com/ehome/etouches/overview/  |  [ix] square-9.com/about  |  [x] corelims.com  |  [xi] vlinkinfo.com |[xii] gettingyouconnected.com/about-us/  |  [xiii] americaninstitute.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Catalog-West-Hartford.pdf  |  [xiv] americaninstitute.com/accreditation/

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