California Software Development Schools

California Software Development Idustry Outlook:

California is known to be the birthplace of the technology revolution. This sunny, rainy, snowy and everything in between state has a total of 13,790 succeeding software companies.

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The estimated employment averages 87,000, the projected employment hopefully reaches 128,000. The amount of jobs for engineers of California are expected to rise much quicker that the average growth rate of all occupations. Between now and 2016 it is expected to increase by 47.1 percent, or 41,100 applications. California, as well as Massachusetts, lead the nation in bringing in venture money.

Below is a list of the top 10 cities (basing on the number of companies in 2009):

  • San Diego (733)
  • San Francisco (708)
  • San Jose (649)
  • Los Angeles (541)
  • Irvine (358)
  • Santa Clara (322)
  • Sunnyvale (276)
  • Mountain View (234)
  • Fremont (229)
  • Palo Alto (213)

California Software Development Salary and Working Conditions:

The median wage of 2009 calculates to an average of $97,000 annually, or $46.00 hourly. A Software Engineer usually receives medical, dental and life insurance, sick leave, and retirement plans. One who is self employed must supply their own insurance and retirement.
Annual wages for 2009:

  • Low percentile is $76,058
  • Median percentile is $97,356
  • High percentile is $121,064

California salaries are significantly higher than the average for Software Engineering nationwide, A list of average Arizona Software Development Salaries are listed below:

Position Monthly Annual
Computer Forensics Examiner $8,500 $102,000
Information Security Architect $4,700 $56,000
Intelligence - Military Capabilities $7,350 $88,000
Information Security Analyst $4,650 $56,000
Source: Indeed.com 2009    

Schools offering online and campus-based education programs in California:



Campus Schools:

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Platt College
Campus Locations:   Anaheim
Programs: Software Development Coding


The Art Institutes system of schools
Campus Locations:   Sacramento | San Francisco | San Bernardino | More...
Programs: Software Development for Creative Technologies (Bachelor of Science) , Visual & Game Programming (BS)


California College San Diego
Campus Locations:   National City | San Marcos | San Diego
Programs: Computer Technology & Networking (AAS) , Computer Science - Software and Mobile Application Development (BS)


Milan Institute
Campus Locations:   Visalia | Sparks
Programs: Computer & Network Technician


UEI College
Campus Locations:   Stockton | Gardena | San Marcos | More...
Programs: Computer Systems Technician (8-Month Diploma Program)


Unitek College
Campus Locations:   San Jose | Fremont
Programs: Information Technology



Online Schools:

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Kaplan University
Online Programs:   BS in Information Technology - Multiplatform Software Development , AAS in Information Technology-Multiplatform Software Development


Colorado Technical University Online
Online Programs:   Bachelor of Science in Information Technology - Software Application Programming


Full Sail University - Online
Online Programs:   Mobile Gaming


American InterContinental University Online
Online Programs:   Bachelor's (BIT) - Software Analysis and Development


Regent University
Online Programs:   Bachelor of Science in Computer Science


Grand Canyon University
Online Programs:   B.S. in Business Information Systems , B.S. in Applied Business Information Systems


Colorado State University-Global Campus
Online Programs:   BS - Management Information Systems and Business Analytics


Florida Tech
Online Programs:   Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration/Computer Information Systems , Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems


Syracuse University Computer Science
Online Programs:   MS in Computer Science


Northern Arizona University Online
Online Programs:   Computer Information Technology - BS/BA