Software / IT
Software, game design, and IT solutions 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, application development, big data mining, and security 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 the development of solutions that enable device management, more productive management of health information, and expense optimization software for telecommunication applications. Numerous IT solutions companies provide managed services, consulting, system integration, and software development services. Companies such as Brand Networks, a provider of data-informed social marketing solutions, LiveTiles, an intelligent workplace software solutions company, 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.
Rochester Annual Mean Wage
|National Annual Mean Wage
|Software Developers, Systems Software
|Software Developers, Applications
|Business Operations Specialists, All Other
|Computer Systems Analysts
|Computer Network Architects
|Network and Computer Systems Administrators
|Computer Network Support Specialists
|Computer User Support Specialists
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates
Notable Local Companies
||Nature of Local Operations
||Integrated management solutions
||Communication systems and global defense technology
||Medical imaging systems and IT solutions
||Provider of backup, disaster recovery solutions
|Mindex Technologies, Inc.
||IT Professional services and software applications solutions
|IBM Gloal Services
||Data center, security and disaster recovery
||Web design and development, mobile app development, ecommerce, email marketing
||Business oriented computer software
||Social media and programmatic display advertising, optimization and insights
||Wearable display technology
||IT consulting, security, managed services, Microsoft Partner
|EagleDream Technologies LLC
||Cloud enablement, cloud managed services, secure software and application developmen
Sources: Rochester Business Journal; Rochester Democrat and Chronicle; Hoovers (Dec-18)
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, and 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.