Vardi claims that “It is the dream of joining a unicorn that probably attracts many students to study computing”. It’s not just the unicorns bringing students to computer science, but essentially a 100% employment rate for CS graduates looking for a job in the field, many receiving six-figure starting salaries. Few, if any, other disciplines can claim full employment after the bachelor’s degree. Industry is desperate to hire computing professionals in machine learning, cloud computing, cybersecurity, mobile computing, automation, robotics and data science, among others. Not just the computing companies but every industry that deals with data, which is pretty much every industry. Unicorns may become rarer but we won’t see a decline in demand for computer science students until we automate ourselves out of a job.
Take a look at this chart from Ed Lazowska's Where The Jobs Are – 2016 Edition. Those CS jobs won't fill themselves.