According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, employment of computer and information systems managers is expected to grow 17 percent during the 2008-'18 decade, faster than the average for all occupations. Growth is expected to be the fastest in computer systems design establishments, software publishing firms, data processing and hosting companies, management, scientific, and technical consulting services, and health care organizations.
Wages for computer and information systems managers vary by specialty and level of responsibility, with the middle 50 percent earning between $88,240 and $141,890.
So where are the best places to work in IT? According to Computerworld's Best Places to Work in IT 2010 Survey the top five companies are:
Industry: Financial services
Based in: San Antonio, Texas
Hiring now: USAA Jobs
Industry: Global consulting
Based in: McLean, Va.
Hiring now: Booz Allen Hamilton Jobs
3. JM Family
Based in: Deerfield Beach, Fla.
Hiring now: JM Family Jobs
Based in: Minneapolis
Hiring now: General Mills Jobs
Based in: Philadelphia, Pa.
Hiring now: University of Pennsylvania Jobs
Also of note:
-- View the entire top 100 Best Places to Work in IT.