Computer Network Architects


Information Technology > Computer Network Architects > Employment & Outlook
111100
100583
Computer Network Architects

Computer Network Architects - Employment & Outlook

The table below provides information about the number of workers in this occupation in various regions. It also provides information about the expected growth rate and future job openings.

Employment

Major employers:

  • Computer system designers
  • Telecommunicators
  • Company and enterprise managers

Outlook

Demand for computer network architects will be about average as firms continue to expand their information technology networks. Designing and building new networks, as well as upgrading existing ones, will create opportunities. The expansion of healthcare information technology will also contribute to employment growth.

However, increasing use of cloud computing will cause a decline in demand for computer network architects at smaller firms. Those with relevant certifications will have better prospects.

Computer Network Architects (CIS 100583)

Location Employment & Growth >>>> Annual openings



This occupation
All occupations


Illinois
5,614
Large
&
6.6%
5.8%
>>>>
404
Moderate
  Champaign Area
89
Medium
&
3.4%
7.0%
>>>>
5
Few
  Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area
47
Small
&
0.0%
5.0%
>>>>
3
Very few
  Cook County
2,931
Large
&
8.6%
5.6%
>>>>
218
High
  Decatur Area
25
Small
&
12.0%
7.0%
>>>>
1
Very few
  DeKalb-Elgin-Aurora Area
198
Medium
&
7.1%
9.7%
>>>>
14
Moderate
  Du Page County
948
Large
&
8.4%
5.4%
>>>>
71
High
  Edwardsville Area
45
Small
&
0.0%
5.1%
>>>>
3
Very few
  Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area
34
Small
&
-2.9%
5.2%
>>>>
2
Very few
  Lake County
374
Large
&
12.3%
8.6%
>>>>
31
Moderate
  McHenry County
57
Medium
&
5.3%
6.8%
>>>>
4
Few
  Mt Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area
41
Small
&
2.4%
6.8%
>>>>
3
Few
  Peoria-Bloomington Area
201
Medium
&
4.0%
7.3%
>>>>
14
Moderate
  Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area
32
Small
&
0.0%
4.3%
>>>>
2
Very few
  Rock Island-Moline Area
77
Medium
&
11.7%
5.7%
>>>>
6
Few
  Rockford Area
72
Small
&
2.8%
7.6%
>>>>
5
Few
  Springfield Area
71
Medium
&
7.0%
4.7%
>>>>
5
Few
  St Louis-Belleville Area
79
Medium
&
8.9%
6.4%
>>>>
6
Few
  Vermilion County
9
Very small
&
0.0%
4.9%
>>>>
0
None
  Will County
144
Medium
&
11.1%
9.1%
>>>>
12
Moderate
United States
160,100
Large
&
5.0%
3.7%
>>>>
10,000
Moderate
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.