Information Technology Schools and Programs in Florida

Historic Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida

Historic Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida

Historic Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida

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Did you know, there are 144 four-year institutions in Florida?[ii]

Has your love for technology and interest in computers led you to pursue your IT degree? Do you want to jumpstart your career in IT in Florida but don’t know where to begin your journey? Did you know in 2013, there was an estimated 6,240 Database Administrators employed in Florida, earning a salary ranging in the lowest 10th percentile at $44,730 to the highest 90th percentile at $113,800[i]? But before we talk about career information, here are some 2013 general education facts about colleges in Florida that you should consider:[ii]

  • There are 144 four-year institutions in Florida, compared to the national average of 56.
  • There are 79 two-year institutions compared to the national average of 33.
  • The total female fall enrollment in Florida is 616,871, while the national is 228,592.
  • The national average for total male fall enrollment is 171,951, while Florida has 436,350.
  • The total undergraduate fall enrollment in Florida is 927,044, while the total graduate fall enrollment is 126,177.
  • Florida awarded a total of 252,115 degrees/certificates. 

Information Technology Careers in Florida:

There are many potential career paths in IT, from writing code and software applications to physically diagnosing problems in the hardware of a machine. 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 Florida, along with salary and job growth information specific to the state. 

Database Administrator[e]

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[a]

  • Database administrators employed in Florida in 2013: 6,240
  • For every 1,000 people employed in Florida, 0.837 are database administrators.
  • The annual mean 10th percentile wage in 2013: $44,730
  • The annual mean 90th percentile wage in 2013: $113,800
  • From 2014 to 2022, there will be a projected 8,012 database administrator jobs in Florida, which is a 22.5% increase and approximately 1,470 job opening increase* 

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

Metro AreaLowest 10thMedianHighest 90th
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL$48,950$81,790$100,890
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL$49,020$77,200$119,670
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL$52,270$79,980$115,470
Gainesville, FL$43,910$61,640$99,120
Jacksonville, FL$48,370$85,370$121,100
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL $39,250$77,050$125,840
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL$45,360$76,870$113,320
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL$44,640$69,780$103,150
Port St. Lucie, FL$38,250$68,670$95,100
Tallahassee, FL$44,470$62,550$91,470
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL$46,530$85,320$119,500
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL$53,430$85,860$116,100

 

Software Developers[iii]

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

  • Software developers employed in Florida in 2013: 23,440
  • For every 1,000 people employed in Florida, 3.145 are software developers   
  • The annual mean 10th percentile wage in 2013: $44,230[i]
  • The annual mean 90th percentile wage in 2013: $ 119,780 [i]
  • From 2014 to 2022, there will be a projected 29,340 software developer, jobs in Florida, which is a 19.3% increase and approximately 4,741 job opening increase.*

Software Developers salary information for specific metro areas of Florida[iv]

Metro AreaLowest 10thMedianHighest 90th
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL$41,470$65,920$122,700
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL$29,610$73,100$101,630
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL$52,170$89,090$121,760
Gainesville, FL$36,150$60,620$100,420
Jacksonville, FL$54,540$86,060$121,450
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL $52,100$62,150$103,320
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL$48,290$81,250$132,490
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL$30,440$66,420$102,700
Port St. Lucie, FL$41,950$60,990$102,490
Tallahassee, FL$41,270$75,170$110,870
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL$52,530$90,030$128,530
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL$48,090$95,910$138,930

 

Computer Support Specialists[v]

Sample of reported job titles: Computer Network Specialist, IT Consultant (Information Technology Consultant), Network Engineer, Network Specialist, Network Support Specialist, Network Technical Analyst, Network Technician, Personal Computer Network Analyst, Senior IT Assistant (Senior Information Technology Assistant), Systems Specialist [c]

  • Computer support specialists employed in Florida in 2011: $31,260
  • For every 1,000 people employed in Florida, 4.37 are computer support specialists.
  • The annual mean 10th percentile wage in 2011: $25,960
  • The annual mean 90th percentile wage in 2011: $67,890
  • From 2014 to 2022, there will be a projected 41,857 computer user support specialist jobs and computer network support specialist jobs in Florida, which is approximately a 13% increase and approximately an overall 4,878 job opening increase for both titles.*

Computer support specialist salary information for specific metro areas of Florida[iv]

Metro AreaLowest 10thMedianHighest 90th
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL$ 31,950$43,510$69,690
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL$28,380$37,730$53,640
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL$32,370$45,940$93,560
Gainesville, FL$27,380$44,220$75,400
Jacksonville, FL$36,360$59,650$109,440
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL $36,390$49,090$86,360
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL$32,290$47,540$86,770
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL$30,160$45,970$75,290
Port St. Lucie, FL$25,650$30,720$58,270
Tallahassee, FL$28,640$41,590$70,610
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL$31,580$55,520$105,060
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL$35,720$53,950$79,360

 

Information Security Analysts[vi]

Sample of reported job titles: Computer Security Specialist, Computer Specialist, Data Security Administrator, Information Security Analyst, Information Security Manager, Information Security Officer, Information Security Specialist, Information Systems Security Analyst, Information Technology Security Analyst, Information Technology Specialist[d]

  • Information Security Analysts employed in Florida in 2013: 3,390
  • For every 1,000 people employed in Florida, 0.46 are information security analysts.
  • The annual mean 10th percentile wage in 2013: $44,170
  • The annual mean 90th percentile wage in 2013: $121,200
  • From 2014 to 2022, there will be a projected 4,874 information security analyst jobs in Florida, which is a 17.3% increase and approximately 719 job opening increase.*

Information security analyst salary information for specific metro areas of Florida[iv]

Metro AreaLowest 10thMedianHighest 90th
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL$53,670$97,110$149,050
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL$41,660$62,470$100,000
Jacksonville, FL$50,270$85,000$122,400
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL $41,910$70,490$120,520
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL$49,900$80,230$122,710
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL$39,550$93,770$118,600
Tallahassee, FL$52,950$70,320$135,600
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL$51,560$89,140$129,100
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL$44,140$69,310$107,890

 

Software and IT Services Companies in Florida

Florida has many different kinds of industries that contribute to the overall employment in the state. Inc. has compiled the Top Companies in Florida on the 2014 Inc. 5000, and fifteen are Software companies and thirty-three are IT companies[vii]. The following companies broke into the top 500 in this list:

  • #126 Virtual Fleet Supervision – This software company offers a GPS fleet-tracking service for companies who have employees working out of headquarters. Virtual Fleet Supervision provides the software needed to evaluate the tracking gathered from their devices.[viii]
  • #259 TouchSuite – This is a point-of-sale software technology company based out of Boca Raton, Florida. Businesses such as restaurants, salons, spas, and retail companies use the kind of software this company puts out. The software is geared towards small and medium sized businesses and focuses on elements of a business such as client database systems, payroll management, document management, and more.[ix]
  • #354 LabTech Software – This software company based in Tampa, Florida creates remote monitoring and management (RMM) software that is designed to help global IT companies manage their services and operations. LabTech has a division devoted to IT service providers and one for corporate IT departments.[x]
  • #71 Acordis International – This IT services company is based in Miramar, Florida and works in infrastructure management, data and enterprise networks, data management, managed IT, IT security, digital signage, and more. Their clients have included sports organizations, legal firms, non-profit, legal firms, and non-profit, small, medium or enterprise sized business.[xi]
  • #295 VSI Nearshore Outsourcing – This IT services company, based out of Miami, Florida, provides companies with outsourced services in cloud transformation, application development, transaction processing improvement, vendor management, and mortgage support services, and more. The aim of this IT services company is to help their clients increase productivity, improve outcomes, and reduce costs.[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/15-1141.00  |  [b] onetonline.org/link/summary/15-1131.00    |  [c] onetonline.org/link/summary/15-1152.00  |  [d]  onetonline.org/link/summary/15-1122.00    |  [e] bls.gov/oes/current/oes151141.htm  [i] FL-BLSsalarydata.pdf   | [ii]  nces.ed.gov/programs/stateprofiles/sresult.asp?mode=full&displaycat=4&s1=12  |  [iii] bls.gov/oes/current/oes151132.htm  |  [iv] IT-FL-MSA_M2014_dl.pdf  |  [v] bls.gov/oes/2011/may/oes151150.htm |[vi] bls.gov/oes/current/oes151122.htm  |  [vii] inc.com/inc5000/list/2014/state/fl  |  [viii] virtualfleetsupervisor.com/about-virtual-fleet-supervisor  |  [ix] touchsuite.com/about-us/  |  [x] labtechsoftware.com/company-history.php  |  [xi] acordiscorp.com/about-us.html  
 |  [xii] vsiteam.com/solution 

*This information was determined on the statewide Florida spreadsheet available for download at: floridajobs.org/labor-market-information/data-center/statistical-programs/employment-projections. The job opening increase was determined by subtracting the 2014 number of jobs from the projected 2022 number of jobs.

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