Throughout your life, you will spend some of your most meaningful and consequential time within your career. Choosing a career path within Information Systems (IS), however, is no small task. As you consider options, it’s of great importance that you have data and insights at your fingertips to help you make the most informed decision possible and home in on what you value most in your work.
That’s why I’m particularly thrilled to introduce to you the fifth biennial iteration of the Information Systems Job Index. It is a rich resource full of data on key considerations including salary, demographics, diversity, job satisfaction and search strategies. As an engineer myself and current Chief Information Officer at Meta, I can tell you that not only is a career in IS rewarding and engaging, but the demand for skill sets in the field grows year over year, with no signs of slowing as new technologies emerge.
I’ve long had an interest in helping folks in the IS space grow and establish their careers because I believe we are uniquely positioned to play a principal role in building the future of a broad range of industries. The IS Job Index is an essential tool you can employ to expand your horizons, flourish in your profession and determine how you will help shape the future.
Information Systems Job Index
The Information Systems Information Systems Job Index led by Temple University’s Institute for Business and Information Technology (IBIT) is the only longitudinal assessment of placement, demographics, jobs, search, acceptance, geographical patterns, and knowledge of information systems (IS), management information systems (MIS), and computer information systems (CIS) graduates. Inaugurated in 2013 and published every 2 years, each report is based on several thousand recent graduates from more than 30 universities across the United States
Institute for Business and Information Technology
The Institute for Business and Information Technology (IBIT) engages with industry and the IBIT advisory board to develop knowledge and talent for the digital era. IBIT integrates industry perspectives with academic expertise to create best practice forums engaging faculty and students from all of Temple University. Learn more at: https://ibit.temple.edu
Association for Information Systems
IBIT is proud to partner with the Association for Information Systems (AIS) on the IS Job Index. Founded in 1994, AIS is a professional organization that serves as the premier global organization for academics, students and professionals specializing in Information Systems. AIS has close to 5,000 members in more than 100 countries worldwide. Learn more about AIS at: https://aisnet.org/.
- Taha Havakhor contributed significantly to starting the 2022 IS Job Index.
- Michelle Purnama served as the research assistant of the 2019 IS Job Index.
- Maria Boggi served as the research assistant of the 2017 IS Job Index.
- Matt Nelson has championed the distribution of the IS Job Index since 2015.
- David Yastremsky served as research assistant on the 2015 IS Job Index.
- Pete Tinsley championed the creation of the inaugural 2013 IS Job Index.
- Matthew S. Andrien served as research assistant on the 2013 IS Job Index.
- Joseph Allegra helped set up the online survey for the 2013 IS Job Index.
- Thanks to the Temple’s MIS students for participating in many different pilot studies to refine the IS Job Index.
- Paul Pavlou and Tony Petrucci provided valuable ideas on the design of the 2013 IS Job Index.
- The graphics on this site were created by Wyndetryst Print & Web Design, photography is Joseph Allegra and web design by Munir Mandviwalla.