Information Technology Schools and Programs in Maryland

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 Did you know there are 41 higher education schools in Maryland? 

If you’re getting ready to pursue a new IT career, you might be thinking about earning an information technology degree. Maryland is home base for plenty of colleges and universities that may be worth considering. Plus, this state employs IT professionals like computer programmers, computer systems analysts, computer user support specialists, and network and computer systems administrators. In fact, about 13,430 computer systems analysts live in Maryland – that’s 5.25 out of every 1000 workers.[i] Lets start with some general education information about colleges in Maryland: [ii]

  • Maryland awarded 68,040 post secondary degrees/certificates, compared with the national average of 78,228.
  • This small state is home to a total of 62 degree-granting institutions.
  • Maryland has about 209,081 female college students, not too far from the national average of 228,592.
  • 154,412 male students attend college in Maryland, compared to the national average of 171,951.

Information Technology Careers in Maryland

Maryland is home to lots of exciting industries and organizations. 528,112 firms are headquartered in this state, including software and IT companies.[iii]  If you’re on track to jumpstart a new IT career, Maryland might be a good place for you. But be sure to read job listings carefully, since similar IT careers can have completely different titles. You may also find that IT roles overlap or require some of the same skill sets, so your education and background could qualify you for more than one type of career path. Here are a few roles to consider:

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[v]

  • Computer systems analysts employed in Maryland in 2014: 13,430
  • For every 1,000 people employed in Maryland, 5.25 are computer systems analysts.
  • The annual mean 10th percentile wage in 2014: $50,260
  • The annual mean 90th percentile wage in 2014: $142,220
  • From 2012 to 2022, Maryland is projected to add 2,654 new computer systems analyst positions for a total of about 14,589 jobs[vi]

Computer systems analyst specialist salary information for specific metro areas of Maryland*

Metro AreaLowest 10thMedianHighest 90th
Towson / Baltimore, MD$51,320$86,440$144,490
Bethesda / Rockville / Frederick, MD$49,710$86,310$133,660
Cumberland, MD-WV$45,880$64,300$106,500
Hagerstown / Martinsburg, MD-WV$47,440$69,230$101,530

 

Database Administrator [vii]

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[viii]

  • Database administrators employed in Maryland in 2014: 3,460
  • For every 1,000 people employed in Maryland, 1.35 are database administrators.
  • The annual mean 10th percentile wage in 2014: $49,400
  • The annual mean 90th percentile wage in 2014: $133,600
  • From 2012 to 2022, the number of database administrator roles in Maryland is expected to increase by about 556 for a projected total of 3,976[vi]

Database administrator salary information for specific metro areas of Maryland*

Metro AreaLowest 10thMedianHighest 90th
Towson / Baltimore, MD$51,260$86,510$137,320
Bethesda / Rockville / Frederick, MD$47,540$96,460$131,350
Cumberland, MD-WV$46,540$65,450$100,050
Hagerstown / Martinsburg, MD-WV$32,260$70,260$110,800
Salisbury, MD$33,240$58,710$88,230

 

Computer Network Architect [ix]

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[x]

  • Computer network architects employed in Maryland in 2014: 5,430
  • For every 1,000 people employed in Maryland, 2.12 are computer network architects.
  • The annual mean 10th percentile wage in 2014: $60,040
  • The annual mean 90th percentile wage in 2014: $177,200
  • From 2012 to 2022, Maryland computer network architect jobs may increase by about 799, resulting in an estimated 5,739 total jobs.

Computer network architect salary information for specific metro areas of Maryland*

Metro AreaLowest 10thMedianHighest 90th
Towson / Baltimore, MD$57,250$109,330$158,270
Hagerstown / Martinsburg, MD-WV$34,450$72,740$144,450
Salisbury, MD$70,910$128,530$149,170

 

Web Developer [xi]

Sample of reported job titles: Web Designer, Web Developer, Webmaster[xii]

  • Web developers employed in Maryland in 2014: 3,960
  • For every 1,000 people employed in Maryland, 1.55 are web developers.
  • The annual mean 10th percentile wage in 2014: $28,510
  • The annual mean 90th percentile wage in 2014: $144,170
  • From 2012 to 2022, web developer careers in Maryland are predicted to grow by 747 for a total of about 4,491 roles[vi]

Web developer salary information for specific metro areas of Maryland*

Metro AreaLowest 10thMedianHighest 90th
Towson / Baltimore, MD$26,790$60,500$161,390
Bethesda / Rockville / Frederick, MD$37,980$72,640$133,340
Hagerstown / Martinsburg, MD-WV$32,670$49,940$72,980

 

Software and IT Services Companies in Maryland**

IT career-seekers in Maryland may want to keep an eye on fast-growing technology companies in this state. Inc.’s fastest-growing private companies in Maryland on the 2014 Inc. 5000 List is a great resource for innovative organizations you might want to know about. The list includes 5 Maryland software companies and 26 Maryland IT Services companies that have done great things recently. We’ve profiled a few of these companies below: [xiii]

  • #1286 Mindgrub – This Baltimore software company has a lot to be proud of. Baltimore Magazine named Mindgrub one of Baltimore’s Best Places to Work in 2015. They are known for innovative technology services like custom mobile app and game development, web design, and even app development for wearables. (In fact, Mindgrub was the first Baltimore technology company to develop a Google Glass app!) [xiv]
  • #1490 Audacious Inquiry – Their name says it all – Audacious Inquiry offers cutting-edge information technology to improve intelligence in the healthcare industry, among other sectors. The goal of this Baltimore software company is to make healthcare smarter, and their ENS (Encounter Notification Service) platform does just that.[xv]
  • #4887 Motionsoft – Based in Rockville, MD, this Maryland software company specializes in member management and billing solutions. Services like gyms, hotels, universities, and healthcare facilities rely on Motionsoft’s Club Management Software and other technology tools to improve efficiency, track billing, and more. Motionsoft has been in business since 2004.[xvi]
  • #177 Kamis – This IT services company in Gaithersburg, Maryland has experienced staggering 2,369% growth over the past three years. In business since 2010, Kamis offers IT recruiting services to help businesses find top-performing IT employees. They provide contract, contract-to-hire, and direct hire services to fill a variety of IT positions.[xvii]
  • #228 Strategi Consulting – Strategi offers a range of IT services, from IT strategy and enterprise architecture to custom software engineering. They specialize in using data analytics to provide insight that helps businesses make informed technology decisions. Strategi is located in Chevy Chase, Maryland and has been in business since 2008. [xviii]

*Salary Data   **This listing is for informational purposes only and does not represent that jobs are available or will be available at these companies.  

[i] bls.gov/oes/current/oes_md.htm#15-0000 | [ii] nces.ed.gov/programs/stateprofiles/sresult.asp?mode=full&displaycat=4&s1=24 | [iii] quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/24000.html | [iv] bls.gov/oes/current/oes151121.htm | [v] onetonline.org/link/summary/15-1121.00 | [vi] dllr.state.md.us/lmi/iandoproj/occgroup15.shtml | [vii] bls.gov/oes/current/oes151141.htm | [viii] onetonline.org/link/summary/15-1141.00 | [ix] bls.gov/oes/current/oes151143.htm | [x] onetonline.org/link/summary/15-1143.00 | [xi] bls.gov/oes/current/oes151134.htm | [xii] onetonline.org/link/summary/15-1134.00 | [xiii] inc.com/inc5000/list/2014/ | [xiv] mindgrub.com/services | [xv] ainq.com/ | [xvi] motionsoft.net/solutions/club-membership-software/ | [xvii] kamispro.com/about-us | [xviii] strategi.com/about/

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