Information Technology Schools and Programs in Nebraska

Did you know there are 28 higher education schools in Nebraska? 

Are you looking for IT colleges in Nebraska? Before you choose the right college to pursue your IT career, it is important to understand the educational and career landscape. Whether you want to pursue a career in computer support or as a network administrator job in say... Lincoln, Nebraska, we have taken the time to gather some important information for you. For example, did you know that about 3,740 computer user support specialists call Nebraska their home? [i] You’ll find a lot of other interesting stats about working in Nebraska’s IT industry, below. But first, check out some facts about colleges in Nebraska: [ii]

  • Nebraska is headquarters to 28 four-year colleges and 15 two-year colleges, both about half the national average.
  • Nebraska has about 76,393 female college students. (In case you were wondering, the national average is 228,592.)
  • Around 62,252 male students attend college in Nebraska, compared with the national average of 171,951.
  • Nebraska has an average of 116,384 undergraduate students, compared to the national average of 344,418.
  • Nebraska awarded 25,912 degrees/certificates

Information Technology Careers in Nebraska

Nebraska has around 159,665 firms in a variety of industries, IT included in that number. [iii] If you’re planning to pursue a new IT career in Nebraska, keep an open mind and read listings carefully. Many IT roles have different titles but feature similar duties, so you’ll have to pay attention to each job description to see if you may qualify. In addition, companies in almost any industry may have IT needs, so don’t overlook non-IT companies during your search. Here are some IT career paths that may be worth checking out.

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 Nebraska in 2014: 3,010
  • For every 1,000 people employed in Nebraska, 3.2 are Computer Systems Analysts.
  • The annual mean 10th percentile wage in 2014: $46,300
  • The annual mean 90th percentile wage in 2014: $105,480
  • From 2012 to 2022, there will be a projected 820 new Computer Systems Analyst positions in Nebraska. That’s an increase of about 25% for a total of 4,097 jobs. *

Computer systems analyst salary information for specific metro areas of Nebraska**

Metro AreaLowest 10thMedianHighest 90th
Lincoln, NE$44,990$62,760$97,620
Omaha, NE - Council Bluffs, NE-IA$48,990$73,380$107,770

 

Network and Computer Systems Administrator[vi]

Sample of reported job titles: Information Technology Director (IT Director), Information Technology Manager (IT Manager), Information Technology Specialist (IT Specialist), Local Area Network Administrator (LAN Administrator), Network Administrator, Network Engineer, Network Manager, Network Specialist, Systems Administrator, Systems Engineer. [vii]

  • Network and Computer Systems Administrators employed in Nebraska in 2014: 3,160
  • For every 1,000 people employed in Nebraska, 3.35 are network and computer systems administrators.
  • The annual mean 10th percentile wage in 2014: $42,630
  • The annual mean 90th percentile wage in 2014: $101,070
  • From 2012 to 2022, network and computer systems administrator roles in Nebraska are projected to grow by approximately 15%, or 591 new jobs, for a total of about 4,522 positions.*

Network and Computer Systems Administrator salary information for specific metro areas of Nebraska**

Metro AreaLowest 10thMedianHighest 90th
Lincoln, NE$43,220$60,510$101,090
Omaha, NE - Council Bluffs, NE-IA$45,760$68,530$105,960

 

Computer Programmer[viii]

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

  • Computer Programmers employed in Nebraska in 2014: 3,120
  • For every 1,000 people employed in Nebraska, 3.31 are Computer Programmers.
  • The annual mean 10th percentile wage in 2014: $41,710
  • The annual mean 90th percentile wage in 2014: $116,070
  • From 2012 to 2022, computer programmer jobs in Nebraska are projected to grow by around 337 opportunities. That’s an estimated growth of 11.2% for a total of 3,346 roles.*

Computer Programmer salary information for specific metro areas of Nebraska**

Metro AreaLowest 10thMedianHighest 90th
Lincoln, NE$38,630$64,590$92,490
Omaha, NE - Council Bluffs, NE-IA$47,140$80,200$119,680

 

Computer User Support Specialist [x]

Sample of reported job titles: Computer Specialist, Computer Support Specialist, Computer Technician, Electronic Data Processing Auditor (EDP Auditor), Help Desk Analyst, Information Technology Specialist (IT Specialist), Network Support Specialist, Network Technician, Support Specialist, Technical Support Specialist. [xi]

  • Computer User Support Specialists employed in Nebraska in 2014: 3,740
  • For every 1,000 people employed in Nebraska, 3.96 are computer user support specialists.
  • The annual mean 10th percentile wage in 2014: $26,820
  • The annual mean 90th percentile wage in 2014: $70,640
  • From 2012 to 2022, computer user support specialist careers in Nebraska are predicted to grow by 20.61%. That’s a forecasted growth of 753 jobs for a total of 4,407 jobs.*

Computer User Support Specialist salary information for specific metro areas of Nebraska**

Metro AreaLowest 10thMedianHighest 90th
Lincoln, NE$26,770$38,690$60,260
Omaha, NE - Council Bluffs, NE-IA$28,670$45,140$76,660

 

Software and IT Services Companies in Nebraska

Wondering about exciting, fast-growth companies headquartered in Nebraska? Try browsing Inc.’s 2014 Inc. 5000 List of the fastest growing private companies for companies in Nebraska. Four IT services companies and two software companies in Nebraska made this ranking.[xii] Check some of them out below: ***

  • #269 Hudl – This Lincoln, Nebraska software company is making a splash in sports analytics. Hudl offers tools that let coaches record the team in action and then analyze plays from a computer or mobile device. From youth leagues to pro teams, anyone can benefit from this unique learning tool. Plus, it’s easy to exchange video and share with recruiters. [xiii]
  • #2711 Linoma Software – Based in Ashland, this Nebraska software company specializes in secure file transfer and encryption. Linoma’s GoAnywhere software helps businesses perform tasks like automating and securing FTP transfers or encrypting/decrypting files. Linoma was founded in 1994 and continues to innovate and grow. [xiv]
  • #2660 Five Nines Technology Group – Based in Lincoln, Nebraska, this IT services company helps small and medium businesses with a variety of critical services. Besides managed IT Services, Five Nines can assist with IT projects ranging from network design and security to data storage and backup. They’ve also been an Inc. 5000 honoree five times! [xv]
  • #3515 CRI – This Omaha, Nebraska IT company focuses on staffing to help businesses across the country find the right IT employees. In addition to matching IT talent with opportunities, CRI also offers services such as mobile strategy and app development, UX consulting, and more. [xvi]

*These employment projections came from a spreadsheet available for download at neworks.nebraska.gov/gsipub/index.asp?docid=440.

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

**Salary  Data [i] bls.gov/oes/current/oes_ne.htm#15-0000 | [ii] nces.ed.gov/programs/stateprofiles/sresult.asp?mode=full&displaycat=4&s1=31 | [iii] quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/31000.html | [iv] bls.gov/oes/current/oes151121.htm | [v] onetonline.org/link/summary/15-1121.00 | [vi] bls.gov/oes/current/oes151142.htm | [vii] onetonline.org/link/summary/15-1142.00 | [viii] bls.gov/oes/current/oes151131.htm  | [ix] onetonline.org/link/summary/15-1131.00 | [x] bls.gov/oes/current/oes151151.htm | [xi] onetonline.org/link/summary/15-1151.00 | [xii] inc.com/inc5000/list/2014/ | [xiii] hudl.com/ | [xiv]  goanywheremft.com/ | [xv]  gonines.com/what-we-do/ | [xvi] clientresourcesinc.com/

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