Top 20 metro areas with high demand for information technology students
by Josh Bays, on Apr 21, 2015 9:00:00 AM
In order to effectively train the next generation of workers, post-secondary education institutions are developing new programs that target the skills companies are seeking.
The career college sector, which experienced a decline in growth in recent years due to regulatory hurdles, is starting to regain momentum. Site Selection Group has been active in the sector by advising schools on where to locate new campuses, as well as which programs to offer based on employment demands.
“Education institutions that are able to continually develop specialized programs to target the needs of the end user will be in a better position to be sustainable,” said Josh Bays, Principal, Site Selection Group.
One of the fastest-growing industries is information technology, and companies are in desperate need of workers with IT skills, including network administration, computer programming, database administration and computer engineering. The list below shows the metropolitan areas that had more than 500 graduates in either computer and information sciences or computer engineering last year, but still had additional entry-level jobs that were not filled by talent from local educational institutions.
Top 20 Metro Areas with High Demand for Information Technology Students
|New York-Newark-Jersey City||NY-NJ-PA||7,374||18,657|
|Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim||CA||4,943||10,203|
|San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara||CA||1,382||8,080|
|Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land||TX||1,469||6,461|
|Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach||FL||2,742||3,125|