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)

  Average 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.

2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 44.0525.5332.43 41.9353.3866.20
Alaska 38.8325.5430.57 38.9746.3353.98
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 39.2624.9831.51 39.5746.8455.19
Fairbanks North Star Borough 38.7827.3231.59 37.5545.6153.81
Balance of State 39.2426.7430.46 40.4545.6848.81

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
614116 18.943.8 33.4
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation76
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation32
UI claimants previously working in occupation22
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 129
Number of job position postings 36
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 3.6

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

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

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

Charter College, Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Computer Networking Systems AAS

Ilisagvik College   (Barrow)
COMP TIA Network+ Certification Certificate

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

University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Computer & Networking Tech AAS
Computer & Networking Tech CT2
Computer Science Bac

University of Alaska Anchorage, Mat-Su   (Palmer)
Computer & Networking Tech AAS

University of Alaska Fairbanks   (Fairbanks)
Computer Science Bac
Computer Science Mas

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)