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INFORMATION SYSTEMS
JOB INDEX
Learn about careers in information systems
Sponsored by
Based on 1600+ recent graduates from 57 universities across the U.S.
The information systems job
market is very healthy!
Double the percentage of females as compared to Computer Science
Information systems is open!
Information Systems (IS) professionals apply and develop Information
Technology (IT) in organizations, and comprise a sign...
About 1,300 educational programs produce IS professionals
in the U.S. in Business Schools, as well as in a few standalone
...
Information systems is hot!
THE THREE BEST PAYING JOBS IN IS
IS placement is very good!
Top 5 Tips for Parents and Prospects
Highest
paying major
in business
schools
Information
systems by
about 17%
Bachelors s...
Top 5 Tips for IS Students
More offers
leads to
better
salary
Each additional
offer is about
$2,000 in
additional
salary f...
Top 5 Tips for Employers
Job
confidence
73% of recent
graduates
confident about
the market
Highly
knowledgeable
graduates
...
Top 5 Tips for Faculty and Deans
Curriculum
change
Address
weakness in
cyber-security
Importance
of
professional
developme...
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IS Job Index 2016

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The AIS – Temple Fox School Information Systems Job Index is a joint five year project to produce reliable national level data on information systems careers, including placement, type of jobs, satisfaction, and related factors such as career services, knowledge level, preparedness, and search strategies. The project will produce an annual IS job index report and is intended to become the first systematic assessment of the IS job market. For more, see http://isjobindex.com

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IS Job Index 2016

  1. 1. INFORMATION SYSTEMS JOB INDEX Learn about careers in information systems Sponsored by
  2. 2. Based on 1600+ recent graduates from 57 universities across the U.S. The information systems job market is very healthy!
  3. 3. Double the percentage of females as compared to Computer Science Information systems is open!
  4. 4. Information Systems (IS) professionals apply and develop Information Technology (IT) in organizations, and comprise a significant portion of the IT labor market. There are an estimated 3 million IS jobs in the U.S. WHO ARE THESE PROFESSIONALS AND WHAT DO THEY DO? • System and Business Analysts • Application and Software Developers • Data Analysts • Chief Information Officers (CIO) and Chief Technology Officers (CTO) They focus on technology and a domain of application and are experts in strategizing, developing, applying, modifying, and sustaining technology to leverage new IT enabled opportunities. IS professionals work with other business professionals and rely on computer scientists and engineers to create platforms and focus on understanding requirements and integrating technologies to design solutions that solve operational problems and increasingly, lead strategy and digital innovation.
  5. 5. About 1,300 educational programs produce IS professionals in the U.S. in Business Schools, as well as in a few standalone Information Schools or integrated with Computer Science. IS programs are classified as STEM and typically called: • Management Information Systems (MIS) • Information Systems (IS) • Computer Information Systems (CIS) The recruitment, mindset, education, demographics, career paths, skills, and jobs of IS professionals are different and yet remain poorly understood. Despite its large and growing size, the IS labor market is largely ‘hidden’ because it is mixed with computer scientists and computer engineers.
  6. 6. Information systems is hot!
  7. 7. THE THREE BEST PAYING JOBS IN IS IS placement is very good!
  8. 8. Top 5 Tips for Parents and Prospects Highest paying major in business schools Information systems by about 17% Bachelors salary $57,817 Masters salary $67,632 Fastest placement rate 80% IS 40% national average Aligned with industry Rate highest on skills that match what employers want Leadership and communication Most important program attributes for placement Student organization Resume book Career counseling Job Satisfaction 85% agree that jobs have good work-life balance 86% satisfied with offer
  9. 9. Top 5 Tips for IS Students More offers leads to better salary Each additional offer is about $2,000 in additional salary for Bachelors Masters students with 4 offers receive about $20,000 more than ones with just one offer A second major or minor No impact on salary $58,722 with $58,311 without Best and worst paying jobs BEST Consulting Project management Systems analyst WORST Information security analyst Software development (Bachelors) Best and worst paying industries BEST Business services IT Health/pharma (also the best bonuses) WORST Manufacturing Insurance Consumer products & retail Who gets offers? Students who spend about double the amount of time on job fairs and on updating their credentials
  10. 10. Top 5 Tips for Employers Job confidence 73% of recent graduates confident about the market Highly knowledgeable graduates command a $10,000 premium Are graduates prepared? Better prepared in key areas such as requirements analysis and communication Cybersecurity is the weakest Salaries are stable Bachelors $57,817 vs. $57,212 (2013) Masters $67,632 vs. $65,394 (2013) Large firm premium Pay about $13,000 more in salary than very small firms Diversity IS graduates more diverse than Computer Science with double the percentage of females Four times the percentage of Asians Yet, female Masters students make quite a bit less
  11. 11. Top 5 Tips for Faculty and Deans Curriculum change Address weakness in cyber-security Importance of professional development A professional development department can increase starting salaries by about $10,000 Invest in Student organizations Resume books Career counseling Celebrate STEM major More diverse than US college graduates More diverse than computer science Expand Bachelor and Masters programs in IS Top 10 degrees in demand by employers (NACE, 2016)

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