Computer Systems Analysts (15-1121)

Occupation description:  Analyze science, engineering, business, and other data processing problems to implement and improve computer systems. Analyze user requirements, procedures, and problems to automate or improve existing systems and review computer system capabilities, workflow, and scheduling limitations. May analyze or recommend commercially available software.

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 479505 5.43 69
United States 567,800686,300 20.911,860 7,31019,160

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with moderate employment opportunities. Read more.


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 44.5925.8432.82 42.4454.1167.24
Alaska 35.0316.9622.95 35.4145.1651.72
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 38.5121.3129.21 38.7147.1056.29
Fairbanks North Star Borough 39.0727.5731.77 37.6744.8550.35
Balance of State 38.1127.1131.27 39.9445.5648.87

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
59499 16.748.2 34.7
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation101
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation41
UI claimants previously working in occupation29
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 153
Number of job position postings 24
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 6.4

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Bachelor’s degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: None

Training Resources

 Degree
Alaska Computer Business Solutions LLC   (Anchorage)
CompTIA Network+

 Degree
Central Texas College, Fort Richardson/Elmendorf AFB   (Fort Richardson)
Information Technology AAS

 Degree
Charter College, Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Computer Networking Systems AAS

 Degree
Ilisagvik College   (Barrow)
COMP TIA Network+ Certification Certificate

 Degree
North Star Computing   (Fairbanks)
Network+ Certification Objectives Prep Certificate

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Cisco Certified Network Associate OEC
Computer & Networking Technology AAS
Computer & Networking Technology CT1
Computer & Networking Technology CT2
Telecom Elect & Computer Tech AAS

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage, Kodiak   (Kodiak)
Computer Systems Technology AAS

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage, Mat-Su   (Palmer)
Cisco Certified Network Associate OEC
Computer & Networking Technology AAS
Computer Systems Technology AAS
Telecom Elect & Computer Tech AAS
Telecommunication & Electronic System CT2

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks   (Fairbanks)
Information Technology Specialist AAS

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Bristol Bay   (Dillingham)
Information Technology Specialist AAS
Information Technology Specialist CT2

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Chukchi   (Kotzebue)
Information Technology Specialist AAS
Information Technology Specialist CT2

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, CTC   (Fairbanks)
Information Technology Specialist AAS
Information Technology Specialist CT2

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Kuskokwim   (Bethel)
Information Technology Specialist AAS
Information Technology Specialist CT2

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Northwest   (Nome)
Information Technology Specialist AAS
Information Technology Specialist CT2

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Rural College   (Fairbanks)
Information Technology Specialist AAS
Information Technology Specialist CT2

 Degree
University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau   (Juneau)
Network Technician OEC

 Degree
University of Alaska Southeast, Ketchikan   (Ketchikan)
Network Technician OEC
Networking Essentials OEC

 Degree
University of Alaska Southeast, Sitka   (Sitka)
Network Technician OEC

 Degree
WinCertification   (Red Devil)
Cisco: Cisco Certified Entry Networking Tech
CompTIA: Network+ Technician
CompTIA: Security+ Technician
Microsoft Windows Server

Alaska Economic Trends articles

Alaska’s IT Workers (April 2013)

Employment in Computer–Related Occupations (July 1983)