Colorado's three main job markets are Denver, Colorado Springs, and Aurora. Last year, state capital Denver's average salary was up by 3.33% compared to 2005 and venture capitalists are continuing to invest in the city. Throughout Colorado, top Fortune 500 companies to check out include Qwest Communications, Liberty Media, and First Data. As of April 2007, the information industry employed 76,400 people in Colorado. Degrees in computer science, information systems security, or computer engineering can help launch your IT career in Colorado.
Possible IT career options in Denver include:
- Client/Server Programmer: $58,600 average annual salary
- Data Architect: $58,900
- Engineer: $56,000
- Java Developer: $70,600