INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

AT A GLANCE

Information technology in Seattle-King County has grown rapidly over the last ten years, driven in large part by e-commerce and software development. The region is predicted to remain one of the largest hubs for technology in the country, with many small and large businesses calling it home. As new technologies emerge, new types of occupations are being created that have never existed before, creating interesting opportunities for job seekers.

 

OPPORTUNITY IN
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

NOW

2,359

businesses in Seattle-King County

107,470

jobs in Seattle-King County

$229,473

average annual earnings

2028

25%

increase in information technology job demand

43%

Security Analyst

35%

Web Developer/Designer

32%

Database Administrator

27%

Computer User Support Specialist

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PROPERTIES

WORK AREAS

E-Commerce

Interactive Media

Software & app development

Mobile

Data analytics

Cloud

Social

Communication

Creativity

TOOLS OF THE TRADE

Team attitude

Curiosity

Problem solving

Systems
thinking

POPULATION BASICS

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY WORKERS BY AGE

2018

19-24 (6%)

25-34 (31%)

35-44 (33%)

45-54 (21%)

55-64 (7%)

65+ (2%)

14-18 (<1%)

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY WORKERS BY EDUCATION

Less than HS (6%)

HS or equivalent (16%)

Some college or Associate's (26%)

Bachelor's or Advanced (52%)

2017

 

Cloud Architect

$33 - $56

START

- Data Entry Keyer

- Help Desk

$13 - $21

Enterprise Architect

$50 - $72

Database Administrator

$30 - $56

Network Technician

$25 - $43

Analyst (BI, Computer Systems)

$34 - $56

Security Analyst

$33 - $58

Security Engineer

$33 - $60

Data

Warehouse Engineer

$52 - $62

Software Tester

$23 - $38

Software Development Engineer
$40 - $74

User Experience (UX) Designer
$36 - $53

Video Game Programmer/ Developer
$28- $55

Web Developer/ Designer

$28 - $55

Computer Hardware Engineer

$29 - $68

Computer

User Support Specialist

$18 - $33

Computer & Information Systems Manager

$50 - $88

TRANSFER SKILLS TO

Professional, Scientific & Technical Services

Public Sector

Network & Computer Systems Administrator
$30 - $54

Machine Learning Engineer

$40 - $62

Internet of Things Developer

$40 - $74

Augmented Reality (AR)/ Virtual Reality (VR) Engineer
$40 - $74

Data Analyst
$24 - $43

Data Scientist
$46 - $82

EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE

Entry-level (may require certification

Less than Associate's degree and/or some experience

Associate's or Bachelor's degree and/or moderate experience

Advanced degree and/or significant experience

Range of hourly wages from entry-level to experienced (2018), Emsi

Trade

Healthcare

CAREER MAP

This map includes some of the most in-demand information technology jobs in Seattle-King County. As technology becomes more central to day-to-day life, occupations become increasingly broad and diverse. The same set of skills can apply to business, finance, entertainment, or data management applications. Emerging technologies promise innovative opportunities, but require adaptability on projects that can rapidly change focus.

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The Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Washington Telecommunications Relay Service 7-1-1.

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