Information Technology Schools and Programs in New York

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Did you know there are 227 four-year higher education schools in New York?[ii]

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... New York City, New York, we have taken the time to gather some important information for you.   For example, did you know that in 2013, there were and estimated 22,550 Network and Computer Systems Administrators employed in New York, earning a mean annual salary of $84,480[i]. Let's start with some general education information from 2013 about what’s going on in New York Colleges and Universities:[ii]

  • There are 227 four-year institutions in New York, far greater than the national average of 56.
  • There are 77 two-year institutions compared to the national average of 33.
  • The total female fall enrollment in New York is 738,503, while the national is 228,592.
  • The national average for total male fall enrollment is 171,951, while New York has 556,704.
  • The total undergraduate fall enrollment in New York is 1,050,501, while the total graduate fall enrollment is 244,706.
  • New York awarded a total of 278,760 degrees/certificates.

Information Technology Careers in New York

Information technology (IT) salaries in New York will vary depending on which area of the large state you live in. Because it is important to understand salary differences within your state, we’ve compiled a snapshot of some common IT careers in large metro areas of New York

Network and Computer Systems Administrators[i]

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 Engineers.[a]

  • Network and computer systems administrators employed in New York in 2013: 22,550
  • For every 1,000 people employed in New York, 2.61 are network and computer systems administrators.
  • The annual mean 10th percentile wage in 2013: $49,120
  • The annual mean 90th percentile wage in 2013: $125,900
  • From 2012 to 2022, there will be a projected 24,590 network and computer systems administrator jobs in New York, which is a 9.8% increase and approximately 2,190 job opening increase.*

Computer network and computer systems administrator salary information for specific metro areas of New York[e]

Metro AreaLowest 10thMedianHighest 90th
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY$45,070$73,330$99,690
Binghamton, NY $39,360$67,250$104,620
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY$41,420$66,930$97,480
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division$51,200$80,110$123,620
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ$54,570$89,330$143,080
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY$45,100$72,110$117,660
Rochester, NY$46,050$69,600$97,040
Syracuse, NY$40,680$65,640$98,830

 

Database Administrators[iii]

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 [b] 

  • Database administrators employed in New York in 2013: 7,000
  • For every 1,000 people employed in New York, 0.81 are database administrators.
  • The annual mean 10th percentile wage in 2013: $43,310
  • The annual mean 90th percentile wage in 2013: $134,360
  • From 2012 to 2022, there will be a projected 8,390 database administrator jobs in New York, which is a 10.1% increase and approximately 770 job opening increase.*

Database administrator salary information for specific metro areas of New York[e]

Metro AreaLowest 10thMedianHighest 90th
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY$45,350$82,450$101,440
Binghamton, NY $18,460$56,030$91,310
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY$38,640$70,630$114,190
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division$41,010$82,610$129,740
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ$49,440$91,330$146,490
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY$42,300$74,160$119,820
Rochester, NY$39,620$71,520$109,420
Syracuse, NY$41,380$57,380$96,100

 

Computer Network Architect[iv]

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[c]

  • Computer network architects employed in New York in 2013: 6,220
  • For every 1,000 people employed in New York, 0.72 are computer network architects.
  • The annual mean 10th percentile wage in 2013: $62,080
  • The annual mean 90th percentile wage in 2013: $166,050
  • From 2012 to 2022, there will be a projected 6,980 computer network architect jobs in New York, which is a 7.6% increase and approximately 490 job opening increase.*

Computer network architect salary information for specific metro areas of New York[e]

Metro AreaLowest 10thMedianHighest 90th
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY$63,520$93,630$141,030
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY$49,640$73,210$117,010
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division$68,880$107,980$150,190
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ$69,480$117,510$179,120
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY$64,290$107,600$150,600
Rochester, NY$49,380$81,800$131,950
Syracuse, NY$53,360$92,340$160,970

 

Web Developer[v]

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

  • Web developers employed in New York in 2013: 8,270
  • For every 1,000 people employed in New York, 0.96 are web developers.
  • The annual mean 10th percentile wage in 2013: $35,280
  • The annual mean 90th percentile wage in 2013: $127,080
  • From 2012 to 2022, there will be a projected 12,230 web developers in New York, which is a 26.1% increase and approximately 2,530 job opening increase.*

Web developer salary information for specific metro areas of New York[e]

Metro AreaLowest 10thMedianHighest 90th
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY$40,600$58,740$90,160
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY$29,280$47,770$76,440
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division$35,680$67,590$115,590
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ$40,850$73,410$132,880
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY$34,600$61,240$91,870
Rochester, NY$32,450$53,240$80,850
Syracuse, NY$33,280$45,420$96,430

 

Software and IT Services Companies in New York

New York State is home to countless industries and companies that contribute to the overall employment of the residents there. Inc. put together a list of the Top Companies in New York on the 2014 Inc. 5000, and of those companies, forty-two are IT services companies and eighteen are software companies in New York [vi]. The following companies are at the top of their categories:

  • #304 Site Compli - This software company provides real estate compliance technology and resources to the five boroughs of New York. They update owners, managers, and vendors on compliance issues and violations and are located in Manhattan. [vii]
  • #206 Novisync Solutions - This IT Solutions and Services company aids businesses by utilizing available technology such as cloud, infrastructure, and managed services, to best serve the company’s needs. They are located in Fishkill, New York. [viii]
  • #498 Fino Consulting – Fino is a software product development company that creates software based on their client’s goals and business needs. This New York software company works in user experience design, software engineering, and data science and is based out of Manhattan. [ix]
  • #238 Avani Technology Solutions - Based out of Rochester, NY, this IT company specializes in custom software solutions, software development, and staffing for companies that need IT professionals who will provide web application, security testing, and enterprise computing skills. [x]
  • #505 Pixafy – This web development and software company offers services to companies that want to build their e-commerce software and websites. Pixafy is based in New York City. [xi]

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/15-1142.00  | [b] onetonline.org/link/summary/15-1141.00  | [c] onetonline.org/link/summary/15-1143.00  |   [d] onetonline.org/link/summary/15-1134.00  |  [e] Salary Data  | [i] bls.gov/oes/current/oes151142.htm | [ii] nces.ed.gov/programs/stateprofiles/sresult.asp?mode=full&displaycat=4&s1=36  |  [iii] bls.gov/oes/current/oes151141.htm | [iv] bls.gov/oes/current/oes151143.htm |  [v] bls.gov/oes/current/oes151134.htm |[vi]inc.com/inc5000/list/2014/state/ny/ |  [vii] sitecompli.com/company#intro [viii] novisync.com/about-us/ |[ix] finoconsulting.com/ | [x] avanitechsolutions.com/about-us/ |[xi] pixafy.com/pricing#faq |[xii] mildred-elley.edu/academics/albany-ny/information-technology |  [xiii]mildred-elley.edu/about/accreditation-and-approvals

*This information was available on the ‘Statewide’ spreadsheet available for download at: http://labor.ny.gov/stats/lsproj.shtm

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