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Washington leads nation for computer sciences jobs

Thursday - 9/20/2012, 10:13am  ET

Career website Indeed.com ranks Washington the top market in the nation for computer science majors looking to land a job.

It also ranks the top 15 companies for hiring computer science majors and, not surprisingly, many of them are in the Washington region. Five of the top 15 companies for computer science jobs are headquartered in Washington and just about all of them have a presence here. (See full list here.)


Slideshow of Top 10 Cities Where Companies Are Hiring Computer Science Majors


Falls Church-based Computer Sciences Corp. is No. 1 on Indeed.com's list of top companies for hiring computer science majors. Falls Church-based General Dynamics, Fairfax-based ManTech International Corp., Falls Church-based Northrop Grumman Corp. and McLean-based SAIC all made the top 15.

The five most in demand job titles for computer science majors are software engineer, systems engineer, software developer, Java developer and business analyst.

The Department of Labor forecasts employment in the computer sciences field will rise 19 percent between 2010 and 2020.