​​​​​Professional Services

Virginia Beach is home to one of the largest concentrations of scientists and engineers in the nation, thanks in large part to the area’s research and development laboratories and numerous active duty and former military personnel.

In addition to the workforce and R&D assets, the City’s wide variety of office space makes it an ideal location for a professional service company.

The City and region are also home to a large creative class, boosted by award-winning advertising agencies and a strong entrepreneurial spirit.  More than 12,500 people are employed in the professional, scientific and technical services industry.  Below are some of the major professional service companies in Virginia Beach.

Recent Accomplishments (FY 2015-2016)

  • GEICO announced more than 400 new jobs for their Virginia Beach facility.
  • Atlantic Bay Mortgage added 100 new jobs and leased 7,000 additional square feet of space.
  • Studio Center added 20 new jobs and invested $3 million.
  • HDR Engineering brought 31 jobs to their new Town Center offices.
  • Q.E.D. Systems moved into 33,000 square feet of office space.
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Major Professional, Scientific and Technical Service Companies in Virginia Beach

​CompanyEmployees
SAIC500
Securitas Security Services USA Inc.457
VT Milcom

250

Professional Engineering Software, Inc. (Prosoft)200
E.L. Hamm & Associates Inc.200

Key Positions - Average Annual Salaries


PositionVirginia BeachUnited States
Architects$78,600$81,900
Electrical Engineers$89,200$98,620
Computer Systems Analysts$85,570$91,620​
​Network and Computer Systems Administrators​$84,570​​$84,500
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics,  MSAUSA May 2016 Data

Business Spotlight​​​​

Founded in 1984, ProSoft provides integrated technological solutions to a wide variety of customers, including many branches of the military and federal government agencies. The company has won numerous multi-million dollar contracts for projects including network support, hosting services, and communication systems. For more information, visit www.prosoft-eng.com.

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