The demand for knowledgeable, innovative employees will be strong for at least the next ten years:
  Projected growth by 2016 Median annual salary
Network systems and data communications analysts 53% $64,600
Computer applications software engineers 45% $79,780
Database administrators 29% $64,670
Computer systems software engineers 28% $85,370
Network and computer systems administrators 27% $62,130

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics