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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Computer & IT Training & Certification

Overview: the U.S. Computer & IT Training & Certification Industry

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:

  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Computer & IT Training & Certification: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

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Statistics 2012        2013        2014        2015        2016        2017
Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)

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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis

Market Forecast

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.

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Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

Product & Services Breakdown

Research products and services in the Computer & IT Training & Certification industry generating sales. Note that products are broken into categories with different levels of classification.

Product DescriptionNumber of Companies Sales ($ millions) Percent of Total Sales

Industry Total

Occupational, Technical, And Trade; Professional Development; And Management Training Programs And Courses

Training Programs - Computer And Information Sciences And Mathematics

Higher Academic, Career/Technical, And Advanced Research Qualification Programs And Credit Courses

U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

U.S. map by state

Computer & IT Training & Certification Industry Price Trends

Rise and fall in market prices are affectedd by supply, demand, and the cost of goods/services sold. Higher demand or COGS will put upward price pressure on prices. Higher competition among Computer & IT Training & Certification companies will put a downward pressure on prices. The chart shows how prices are changing within the industry, month-to-month over the last three years.

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Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Domestic production activities deduction
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics

Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Computer & IT Training & Certification company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Computer & IT Training & Certification industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Computer & IT Training & Certification measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.

Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.

Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.

Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 11%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers4%
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 18%
Business Operations Specialists 16%
Training and Development Specialists 9%
Training and Development Specialists 9%
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 5%
Computer Occupations 5%
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 29%
Postsecondary Teachers 14%
Miscellaneous Postsecondary Teachers 9%
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 8%
Other Teachers and Instructors 10%
Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 5%
Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 5%
Sales and Related Occupations 8%
Sales Representatives, Services 6%
Miscellaneous Sales Representatives, Services 6%
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 6%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 21%
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 6%
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 6%
Other Office and Administrative Support Workers 6%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Computer & IT Training & Certification Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Innovation News

  • Tiy Academy trademarks "THE IRON YARD" - Incubation services - 10/13/2017
  • Opensesame raises $8 million in funding. - 10/11/2016
  • Opensesame trademarks "COURSECLOUD" - Educational services - 03/15/2016
  • Byte Back trademarks "BYTE BACK" - Educational services - 09/19/2014
  • Opensesame patents Open And Interactive E-learning System And Method - 08/21/2014

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Tiy Academy

    Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

    Latest Industry News

    • A great STEM education starts with teacher training - Computer science, in particular ... That starts with increasing the number of courses available on these topics — and also training teachers on how to effectively weave these subjects into the classes they teach. That’s one strength of Bertram ... (01/10/2018)
    • Holcomb calls for changes to Indiana diplomas and more computer science in annual address - “This year … we’ll enact legislation to require every Indiana K-12 school to offer computer science courses,” Holcomb said ... particularly in the area of job training. “I was struck more by what he didn’t say,” said Rep. (01/10/2018)
    • Best of 2017: master blockchain tech with four Ethereum courses for $29 - Worth $610, the training is now just $29 ... Normally $780 in total, the courses are now $39. With over 78 hours of hands-on video lessons, this computer science bundle gives you college education without the debt. You learn programming with Python ... (01/01/2018)
    • American College of Building Arts expands programming with short-term workshops, evening courses - Born in the aftermath of Hurricane Hugo nearly three decades ago, the American College of Building Arts has grown and evolved into a unique U.S. institution, located in the heart of Charleston, that is dedicated to training ... one-week courses in hands ... (12/31/2017)
    • Get a comprehensive set of online courses in computer science for 97% off - This Computer Science training is just $39 — that's equivalent to just ... This guide will put you on the certification track to become a Google Data Engineer or Cloud Architect through 166 lectures and 22 hours of content. While it's important to ... (12/10/2017)
    • Navy links cyber workforce training to commercial certifications - Halvorsen said one such example is A+ certification, which is typically how computer technicians show competency. “They are now mostly covered in the basic IT training we provide for Marines and sailors,” he said. “It didn’t make mission or fiscal ... (03/27/2012)
    • Arlington Hosts Computer Training Courses For The Unemployed - ARLINGTON (CBSDFW.COM) – John Thomas heard some tough news Tuesday: The unemployed Arlington resident was turned down for a job he’d interviewed for. The warehouse operations worker hasn’t found work in six months. “It’s tight,” Thomas said. (11/08/2011)
    • Defense Cyber Investigations Training Academy to Feature CompTIA A+™ Certification, McGraw Hill Courseware - About The Department of Defense Cyber Investigations Training ... computer security officials. For more information, visit DCITA at About CompTIA Elite cyber-crime fighters across the U.S. have access to advanced IT training and ... (01/25/2011)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $131,011,027 on Computer & IT Training & Certification. It has awarded 2,763 contracts to 348 companies, with an average value of $376,468 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

    Growth Opportunities / Competitive Threats

    Companies in other industries may also sell similar products. Since there is an overlap in the customer base, there may be an opportunity for companies in Computer & IT Training & Certification to sell additional products/services offered by these adjacent industries. Alternatively, these industries may identify further products in this industry to target. Products most at risk are those with the highest profit margins and lowest barriers to entry.

    The following industries are competing channels for sales of similar products/services.

    Occupational, Tech, & Trade; Prof Dev; & Mngmt Training Prog
    Competing IndustrySales Relative to Computer & IT Training & CertificationOpportunity/Threat
    Flight Training Competing industry
    Cosmetology & Barber Schools Competing industry
    Professional & Management Development Training Competing industry
    Business & Secretarial Schools Competing industry
    Vocational Schools & Occupational Training Competing industry

    Sales from other industries of Occupational, Tech, & Trade; Prof Dev; & Mngmt Training Prog are less than those from Computer & IT Training & Certification. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Occupational, Tech, & Trade; Prof Dev; & Mngmt Training Prog sales, taking market share from this industry.
    Occupational, Tech, & Trade; Prof Dev; & Mngmt Training Prog Product Sales Report

    Training Prog/Courses - Prof Dev & Mngmt Training Prog/Courses
    Competing IndustrySales Relative to Computer & IT Training & CertificationOpportunity/Threat
    Professional & Management Development Training Competing industry
    Cosmetology & Barber Schools Competing industry
    Flight Training Competing industry
    Vocational Schools & Occupational Training Competing industry

    Sales from other industries of Training Prog/Courses - Prof Dev & Mngmt Training Prog/Courses are less than those from Computer & IT Training & Certification. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Training Prog/Courses - Prof Dev & Mngmt Training Prog/Courses sales, taking market share from this industry.
    Training Prog/Courses - Prof Dev & Mngmt Training Prog/Courses Product Sales Report

    Training Programs & Courses - Education
    Training Programs & Courses - Education Product Sales Report

    Segments classified within this market research report

    This industry market research report includes companies whose primary business is any of the following:
    Computer software training, Computer programming schools, Software application training, Computer training (except repair), Computer operator training, Local area network (LAN) management training, etc.

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