Software / IT
Software, IT and game design companies represent a large sector of entrepreneurial start-ups as well as larger companies in the Greater Rochester, NY region. A rich talent pool of Rochester Institute of Technology and University of Rochester graduates with high-demand skills such as programming and application development as well as big data mining and security expertise serve as a highly-skilled labor pipeline of software developers, IT professionals, and engineers for local companies.
World-class talent and resources to grow your business. Competitive rates far below the national average.
Top-tier Tech Talent
The Greater Rochester, NY region is home to 19 exceptional colleges and universities, with 85,000 students and 19,000 graduates each year. And Rochester is 1st in mathematics, 3rd in engineering and related fields, and 5th in computing and information sciences degrees per capita when ranked against the 53 largest metro areas.1 We have a talented workforce with high-demand skills, such as programming and application development, as well as big data mining and security expertise.
The space you need to launch or expand your business, from commercial sites and buildings to wide-open spaces, all at rates far below the national average. MAGIC Spell Studios, the first and only studio in the Northeast commercializing computer gaming, film, animation and digital media projects, will open its doors at RIT in 2018. All made possible by more than $30 million in funding from Dell, Cisco Systems, The Wegman Family Charitable Foundation and New York state.
The Greater Rochester, NY region has IT all.
Our region's software industry supports development of solutions that enable device management, more productive management of health information, and expense optimization software for telecommunication applications. Numerous IT companies provide managed services, consulting, system integration, and software development services. Companies such as Brand Networks, a provider of data-informed social marketing solutions, and Datto, a provider of backup and disaster recovery solutions, have opened operations in the Greater Rochester, NY region to take advantage of our skilled workforce. Employers value the affordable, talented and experienced workforce available here as well as the benefits of high employee retention. World-class talent at competitive rates approximately 17% below the national average.
|Position || |
Rochester Annual Mean Wage
|National Annual Mean Wage ||Rochester Advantage |
|Software Developers, Systems Software ||$97,190 ||$110,590 ||12.1% |
|Software Developers, Applications ||$86,720 ||$104,300 ||16.9% |
|Information Security Analysts ||$83,620 ||$96,040 ||12.9% |
|Computer Systems Analysts ||$81,780 ||$91,620 ||10.7% |
|Database Administrators ||$81,140 ||$87,130 ||6.9% |
|Computer Network Architects ||$80,990 ||$104,240 ||22.3% |
|Network and Computer Systems Administrators ||$74,360 ||$89,750 ||17.1% |
|Computer and Mathematical Occupations - All ||$73,210 ||$87,880 ||16.7% |
|Computer Programmers ||$71,940 ||$85,180 ||15.5% |
|Web Developers ||$62,260 ||$72,150 ||13.7% |
|Computer Network Support Specialists ||$60,170 ||$67,770 ||11.2% |
|Computer User Support Specialists ||$48,470 ||$53,100 ||8.7% |
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates Notable Local Companies
|Company ||Nature of Local Operations |
|Computer Aid, Inc. ||Global IT services firm |
|Datto ||Provider of backup, disaster recovery solutions |
|eHealth Technologies, Inc. ||Health record retrieval service |
|Entre Computer Services ||IT managed services, app development, network services and web design |
|Finger Lakes Technologies Group ||Provider of voice, data, video, Internet, and wireless technologies to various industries and institutions |
|IDI Billing Solutions ||Telecommunications billing solutions |
|Innovative Solutions ||Provide IT solutions to small to mid-sized businesses |
|Mindex Technologies, Inc. ||Deliver application development solutions |
|Randstad Technologies ||Global provider of HR services |
|Synergy Global Solutions, Inc. ||Professional services, hardware maintenance, consulting, managed services |
University Resources: University of Rochester: The University of Rochester has identified data science as the centerpiece of its strategic plans and invested $100 million to establish an internationally-distinguished Goergen Institute for Data Science. University researchers are at the forefront of efforts to use big data to model and predict things like the spread of infectious diseases; track the popularity of political ideas; understand consumer preferences. Home of internationally recognized research in artificial intelligence and cognitive science, world-class resources in Big Data, Rochester is uniquely positioned to advance our understanding of how the brain makes sense of the world. Artificial intelligence research at the University of Rochester includes work on knowledge representation and reasoning, machine learning and translation, dialog systems, statistical natural language processing, automated planning, AI-based assistive technology, parallel computing, human-computer interaction, and computer vision. Additionally, the University of Rochester's Robotic and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (RAIL) is an interdisciplinary research laboratory where researchers investigate algorithms and models for robot intelligence and human-robot interaction in complex, uncertain, and dynamic environments to advance robotic exploration, manufacturing, rehabilitation and medicine. Rochester Institute of Technology: The university's Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences is one of the largest computing colleges in the nation, with more than 4,000 students in degree programs in computer science, computing security, software engineering, and interactive games and media. RIT's newest venture is MAGIC Spell Studios, an entrepreneurial initiative that focuses on the convergence of interactive gaming, film and animation.