2015 OCT IT-Computer Support Specialist Program Trends

2015 OCT IT-Computer Support Specialist Program Trends

Occupation Overview
EMSI Q2 2015 Data Set

IT-Computer Support Specialist Program
November 2015

Western Technical College

400 Seventh Street
La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601
608.785.9200

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Parameters
Occupations
Code

Description

15-1151

Computer User Support Specialists

15-1152

Computer Network Support Specialists

15-1199

Computer Occupations, All Other

43-9011

Computer Operators

Regions
Code

Description

55011

Buffalo County, WI

55023

Crawford County, WI

55053

Jackson County, WI

55057

Juneau County, WI

55063

La Crosse County, WI

55081

Monroe County, WI

55121

Trempealeau County, WI

55123

Vernon County, WI

Timeframe
2016 - 2020

Datarun
2015.2 – Employees
IT-Computer Support Specialist (2 years) 6/2013 in 8 Counties

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SOC

15-1151
15-1152
15-1199
43-9011

2016
Jobs

Description

Computer User
Support Specialists
Computer Network
Support Specialists
Computer
Occupations, All Other
Computer Operators

2020
Jobs

2016 2020
Change

2016 2020 %
Change

Openings

Annual
Openings

Median
Hourly
Earnings

364

384

20

5%

44

11

$18.59

168

171

3

2%

14

4

$24.18

120

123

3

3%

11

3

$33.53

50
702

49
727

(1)
25

(2%)
4%

<10
72

Insf. Data
18

$19.91
$22.57

Occupation Summary for IT-Computer Support Specialist (2 years)
6/2013

693

3.4%

$22.57/hr

Jobs (2015)

% Change (2016-2020)

Median Hourly Earnings

38% below National average

Nation: 5.1%

Nation: $27.34/hr

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Growth

702

727

24

3.4%

2016 Jobs

2020 Jobs

Change (2016-2020)

% Change (2016-2020)

Occupation

2016 Jobs

2020 Jobs

Change

% Change

Computer User Support
Specialists (15-1151)

364

384

20

5%

Computer Network Support
Specialists (15-1152)

168

171

3

2%

Computer Occupations, All
Other (15-1199)

120

123

3

3%

50

49

-1

-2%

Computer Operators
(43-9011)

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Percentile Earnings

$18.04/hr

$22.57/hr

$27.94/hr

25th Percentile Earnings

Median Earnings

75th Percentile Earnings

25th Percentile
Earnings

Median Earnings

75th Percentile
Earnings

Computer User Support
Specialists (15-1151)

$14.94

$18.59

$23.07

Computer Network Support
Specialists (15-1152)

$19.76

$24.18

$29.52

Computer Occupations, All Other
(15-1199)

$26.13

$33.53

$42.15

Computer Operators (43-9011)

$15.42

$19.91

$24.12

Occupation

Regional Trends

Region

2016 Jobs

2020 Jobs

Change

% Change

●

Region

702

727

25

3.6%

●

State

19,421

20,510

1,089

5.6%

●

Nation

1,138,288

1,195,925

57,637

5.1%

●

Western Technical College
District

702

727

25

3.6%

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Regional Breakdown

County

2020 Jobs

La Crosse County, WI

426

Trempealeau County, WI

92

Monroe County, WI

83

Vernon County, WI

31

Juneau County, WI

30

Occupation Gender Breakdown

Gender

2015 Jobs 2015 Percent

●

Males

472

68.1%

●

Females

221

31.9%

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Occupation Age Breakdown

Age

2015 Jobs 2015 Percent

●

14-18

4

0.6%

●

19-24

72

10.3%

●

25-34

181

26.1%

●

35-44

168

24.3%

●

45-54

155

22.3%

●

55-64

100

14.5%

●

65+

13

1.9%

Occupation Race/Ethnicity Breakdown

Race/Ethnicity

2015 Jobs 2015 Percent

●

White

633

91.3%

●

Asian

28

4.1%

●

Black or African American

16

2.3%

●

Hispanic or Latino

9

1.3%

●

Two or More Races

4

0.5%

●

American Indian or Alaska Native

3

0.5%

●

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

0

0.0%

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Occupational Programs

8

81

21

Programs (2014)

Completions (2014)

Openings (2014)

CIP Code

Program

Completions (2014)

11.0101

Computer and Information Sciences, General

33

11.0901

Computer Systems Networking and
Telecommunications

25

11.1006

Computer Support Specialist

14

11.0201

Computer Programming/Programmer, General

6

11.1001

Network and System
Administration/Administrator

3

Industries Employing IT-Computer Support Specialist (2 years) 6/2013
Occupation
Group Jobs
in Industry
(2015)

% of
Occupation
Group in
Industry
(2015)

% of Total
Jobs in
Industry
(2015)

Federal Government, Civilian, Excluding Postal Service

62

9.0%

2.0%

Corporate, Subsidiary, and Regional Managing Offices

55

8.0%

2.6%

Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (Local
Government)

49

7.1%

2.7%

Nonupholstered Wood Household Furniture Manufacturing

39

5.6%

1.0%

Local Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals

34

4.9%

0.4%

Industry

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Appendix A - Data Sources and
Calculations
Occupation Data
EMSI occupation employment data are based on final EMSI industry data and final EMSI staffing patterns. Wage
estimates are based on Occupational Employment Statistics (QCEW and Non-QCEW Employees classes of
worker) and the American Community Survey (Self-Employed and Extended Proprietors). Occupational wage
estimates also affected by county-level EMSI earnings by industry.

Location Quotient
Location quotient (LQ) is a way of quantifying how concentrated a particular industry, cluster, occupation, or
demographic group is in a region as compared to the nation. It can reveal what makes a particular region unique in
comparison to the national average.

Institution Data
The institution data in this report is taken directly from the national IPEDS database published by the U.S.
Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics.

Completers Data
The completers data in this report is taken directly from the national IPEDS database published by the U.S.
Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics.

Staffing Patterns Data
The staffing pattern data in this report are compiled from several sources using a specialized process. For QCEW
and Non-QCEW Employees classes of worker, sources include Occupational Employment Statistics, the National
Industry-Occupation Employment Matrix, and the American Community Survey. For the Self-Employed and
Extended Proprietors classes of worker, the primary source is the American Community Survey, with a small
amount of information from Occupational Employment Statistics.

Industry Data
EMSI industry data have various sources depending on the class of worker. (1) For QCEW Employees, EMSI
primarily uses the QCEW (Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages), with supplemental estimates from
County Business Patterns and Current Employment Statistics. (2) Non-QCEW employees data are based on a
number of sources including QCEW, Current Employment Statistics, County Business Patterns, BEA State and
Local Personal Income reports, the National Industry-Occupation Employment Matrix (NIOEM), the American
Community Survey, and Railroad Retirement Board statistics. (3) Self-Employed and Extended Proprietor classes
of worker data are primarily based on the American Community Survey, Nonemployer Statistics, and BEA State
and Local Personal Income Reports. Projections for QCEW and Non-QCEW Employees are informed by NIOEM
and long-term industry projections published by individual states.

State Data Sources
This report uses state data from the following agencies: Illinois Department of Employment Security, Employment
Projections; Iowa Workforce Development; Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth, Bureau of Labor
Market Information and Strategic Initiatives; Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development;
Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, Bureau of Workforce Information

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