Computer Systems Design and Related Services

OJT for Computer Systems Design and Related Services: NAICS 5415

The Computer Systems Design and Related Services subsector is part of the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services sector.

This subsector comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing expertise in the field of information technologies through one or more of the following activities: (1) writing, modifying, testing, and supporting software to meet the needs of a particular customer; (2) planning and designing computer systems that integrate computer hardware, software, and communication technologies; (3) on-site management and operation of clients’ computer systems and/or data processing facilities; and (4) other professional and technical computer-related advice and services.

Subsector Context

The following chart breaks down the parent sector into its subsectors. It shows the percentage of people that these subsectors employ, relative to the entire sector, and the projected growth of these subsectors through 2026.

Largest Occupations

The following table shows the top 10 projected occupations, in size, for this subsector through 2026. It also shows the educational requirements and OJT requirements for these top-sized occupations. The OJT.com training directory provides a listing of the state-by-state training providers that can fulfill your on-the-job training requirements.

Largest Occupations in Subsector, Projected for 2026

Occupation 2026 Projected Employment (in thousands) 2026 Projected Percent of Subsector Percent Employment Change (2016-2026) Education Requirements OJT Requirements
Software developers, applications 418.7 17.3 43.4 Bachelor’s degree None
Computer systems analysts 204.1 8.4 19.8 Bachelor’s degree None
Computer user support specialists 160.7 6.7 19.8 Some college, no degree None
Software developers, systems software 159.4 6.6 19.8 Bachelor’s degree None
Computer programmers 106.9 4.4 -4.1 Bachelor’s degree None
Computer and information systems managers 95.8 4.0 19.8 Bachelor’s degree None
Network and computer systems administrators 85.3 3.5 19.8 Bachelor’s degree None
Sales representatives, services, all other 74.8 3.1 19.8 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
General and operations managers 68.2 2.8 19.8 Unknown Unknown
Management Analysts 53.6 2.2 19.8 Bachelor’s degree None

Growth Occupations

The following table shows the top 10 projected occupations, in growth, for this subsector through 2026. It also shows the educational requirements and OJT requirements for these top-growth occupations. The OJT.com training directory provides a listing of the state-by-state training providers that can fulfill your on-the-job training requirements.

Highest Growth Occupations in Subsector, Projected thru 2026

Occupation 2026 Projected Employment (in thousands) 2026 Projected Percent of Subsector Percent Employment Change (2016-2026) Education Requirements OJT Requirements
Information security analysts 43.0 1.8 55.8 Bachelor’s degree None
Statisticians 2.2 0.1 43.8 Master’s degree None
Software developers, applications 418.7 17.3 43.4 Bachelor’s degree None
Operations research analysts 12.4 0.5 37.8 Bachelor’s degree None
Computer and information research scientists 7.6 0.3 37.8 Doctoral or professional degree None
Actuaries 0.2 0.0 37.8 Bachelor’s degree Long-term on-the-job training
Lawyers 5.1 0.2 35.4 Doctoral or professional degree None
Paralegals and legal assistants 1.0 0.0 34.2 Associate’s degree None
Market research analysts and marketing specialists 41.8 1.7 31.8 Bachelor’s degree None
Training and development specialists 18.1 0.7 31.8 Bachelor’s degree None

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