What’s in Demand? Computer Science

The U.S. Department of Labor projects that employment of computer scientists will increase by 19% through 2020 and a 2011 report by the Computing Research Association (CRA) found that the number of students enrolling in college computer science programs has increased for the last three years.

But what’s the outlook for computer science majors today? To find out, we analyzed the more than 100,000 jobs on Indeed that cite a degree in computer science as a requirement.

Who’s hiring: Companies with the most computer science job postings

Where demand is the greatest: Cities with the most computer science job postings

Five of the top fifteen companies (CSC, General Dynamics, ManTech International, Northrop Grumman, SAIC) are headquartered in Washington DC, the top city on our list.

* based on a 25 mile radius

Who’s getting hired: The most popular computer science job titles

Software engineer is the dominant job title for computer science majors, with nearly four times more job postings than the #2 title, systems engineer.

What you can expect to earn:

Average salaries for the most popular computer science jobs

We’d be remiss not to mention that we have more than a dozen positions open here at Indeed for people with a computer science degree who are passionate about technology. Let us know if you’d like to come work with us!