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


New Jersey Institute of Technology
Campus Locations:   Newark
Programs: Master of Science in Computer Science - Generalist



Online Schools:

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Capella University
Online Programs:   BS - System Development: Mobile


Colorado Technical University Online
Online Programs:   Bachelor of Science in Information Technology - Software Application Programming , Doctorate Computer Science - Executive Format , Doctorate of Computer Science - Emerging Media


Sanford-Brown Online
Online Programs:   Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering


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


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


The University of Liverpool
Online Programs:   MSc in Web Sciences and Big Data