Information Technology Schools & Programs in Texas

University of Texas (UT) in Austin, Texas

University of Texas (UT) in Austin, Texas

University of Texas (UT) in Austin, Texas

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DID YOU KNOW THERE ARE 128 four-YEAR HIGHER-education SCHOOLS IN Texas?

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... Austin, Texas, we have taken the time to gather some important information for you. For example, did you know that in 2013, there was an estimated 6,550 information security analysts employed in Texas, earning a median annual wage of $88,090[i] and in the same year, there were an estimated 45,710 computer systems analysts employed in the state of Texas [ii]. Let's start with some general education information about what’s going on in Texas Colleges and Universities:[iii]

  • There are 128 four-year institutions in Texas, which is more than double the national average of 56.
  • There are 124 two-year institutions compared to the national average of 33.
  • The total female fall enrollment in Texas is 816,731, while the national is 228,592.
  • The national average for total male fall enrollment is 171,951, while Texas has a whopping 631,137.
  • The total undergraduate fall enrollment in Texas is 1,282,959, while the total graduate fall enrollment is 164,909.
  • Texas awarded a total of 257,752 degrees/certificates. 

Information Technology Jobs in Texas

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 Texas, along with salary and job growth information specific to the state.

Information Security Analyst[i]

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[a]

  • Information security analysts employed in Texas in 2013: 6,550
  • For every 1,000 people employed in Texas, 0.60 are information security analysts.
  • The annual mean 10th percentile wage in 2013: $50,890
  • The annual mean 90th percentile wage in 2013: $130,270

Information Security Analysts salary information for specific metro areas of Texas [e]

Metro AreaLowest 10thMedianHighest 90th
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX$55,070$88,990$132,470
College Station-Bryan, TX$50,650$88,450$109,000
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX $55,700$92,240$136,160
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX $47,720$76,540$127,860
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX$54,720$89,990$130,400
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, TX$41,300$66,480$96,850
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX$46,730$67,170$104,690
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX$50,930$90,270$129,960

 

Software Developer, Applications[iv]

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

  • Software developers, applications employed in Texas in 2013: 43,540
  • For every 1,000 people employed in Texas, 3.99 are software developers, applications.
  • The annual mean 10th percentile wage in 2013: $56,590
  • The annual mean 90th percentile wage in 2013: $137,740
  • From 2012 to 2022, there will be a projected 50,780 software developer, applications jobs in Texas, which is a 25.1% increase and approximately 10,200 job opening increase.*

Software Developers salary information for specific metro areas of Texas [e]

Metro AreaLowest 10thMedianHighest 90th
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX$51,100$94,820$144,890
College Station-Bryan, TX$49,330$70,440$96,380
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX $57,140$98,530$142,370
El Paso, TX$32,200$54,490$120,750
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX $67,970$97,690$145,430
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX$60,770$97,560$139,840
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, TX$67,400$90,920$116,530
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX$43,030$66,170$127,180
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX$61,890$92,820$135,540

 

Computer Systems Analyst [ii]

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[c]

  • Computer systems analysts employed in Texas in 2013: 45,710
  • For every 1,000 people employed in Texas, 4.19 are computer systems analysts.
  • The annual mean 10th percentile wage in 2013: $49,180
  • The annual mean 90th percentile wage in 2013: $135,260
  • From 2012 to 2022, there will be a projected 58,100 computer systems analyst jobs in Texas, which is a 31.6% increase and approximately 13,960 job opening increase.*

Computer Systems Analysts salary information for specific metro areas of Texas [e]

Metro AreaLowest 10thMedianHighest 90th
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX$43,760$74,780$123,530
College Station-Bryan, TX$50,560$72,250$122,010
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX $54,770$80,890$126,740
El Paso, TX$38,930$60,680$102,230
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX $49,670$84,580$129,590
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX$57,930$90,740$162,790
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, TX$42,720$61,850$122,840
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX$42,730$61,420$87,040
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX$47,420$74,330$117,450

 

Computer Programmer[v]

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

  • Computer programmers employed in Texas in 2013: 23,040
  • For every 1,000 people employed in Texas, 2.11 are computer programmers.
  • The annual mean 10th percentile wage in 2013: $42,750
  • The annual mean 90th percentile wage in 2013: $120,800
  • From 2012 to 2022, there will be a projected 24,690 computer programmer jobs in Texas, which is a 12% increase and approximately 2,650 job opening increase.*

Computer programmers salary information for specific metro areas of Texas[e]

Metro AreaLowest 10thMedianHighest 90th
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX$51,690$78,490$146,660
College Station-Bryan, TX$34,550$56,700$92,610
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX $36,690$77,900$127,410
El Paso, TX$36,510$69,190$135,640
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX $41,510$84,310$120,620
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX$45,420$73,740$117,100
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, TX$40,790$69,260$119,150
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX$42,530$62,000$100,670
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX$50,600$74,500$124,420

 

Software and IT Services Companies in Texas

Texas is one of the largest states in America, and may hold many different types of IT career opportunities to qualified individuals. Inc. compiled a list of the 2014 Top Companies in Texas, there are some high-ranking, fast-growing software and technology companies in Texas [vi], some of which are Austin technology companies. The following companies cracked the top 500:

  • #63 eLan Technologies – This IT Services company provides innovative solutions, technology expertise consulting, and IT staffing services to companies around the world. eLan Technologies is based out of Irving, Texas. [vii]
  • #73 Main Street Hub – This software company in Texas has developed a technology platform that integrates a company’s web, mobile, social media, and email marketing efforts. Main Street Hub has an office in Austin, Texas and New York City.  [viii]
  • #82 Phunware - Phunware is a software company that has pioneered a fully integrated services platform that allows brands to make the most of their mobile users. This company has many offices around the world, but their headquarters is located in Austin, Texas. [ix]
  • #98 PEG Bandwidth - This IT Services company provides infrastructure solutions and improves network reach and quality for companies. Their operational headquarters is located in The Colony, Texas. [x]
  • #344 Think Tech Labs - Think Tech Labs is a Texas software company that deals with CRM (customer relationship management) technology to help real estate companies effectively communicate with their clients. They are based out of Dallas, Texas. [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/15-1122.00 |   [b] onetonline.org/link/summary/15-1131.00 |  [a]  onetonline.org/link/summary/15-1121.00  |  [d] onetonline.org/link/summary/15-1131.00  |  [e] Salary Data  |  [i] bls.gov/oes/current/oes151122.htm |  [iii] nces.ed.gov/programs/stateprofiles/sresult.asp?mode=full&displaycat=4&s1=48 |  [iv] bls.gov/oes/current/oes151132.htm |  [ii] bls.gov/oes/current/oes151121.htm |  [v] bls.gov/oes/current/oes151131.htm  |  [vi] inc.com/inc5000/list/2014 |  [vii] elantecs.com/elan.html  |  [viii] mainstreethub.com/about-us/ |  [ix] phunware.com/company/ |  [x] pegbandwidth.com/contact-us/  |  [xi] rethinkcrm.com/about-rethink/ |[xii] national.edu/programs/college-of-business-accounting-and-technology/information-technology/ |  [xiii] national.edu/accreditations-approvals-affiliations/

*This information was gathered from a spreadsheet compiled by a Texas Labor Market Review from their January 2015 publication, available for download at: tracer2.com/publication.asp?PUBLICATIONID=826

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