Tech Employment Grows in CompTIA Cyberstates 2019 Report
U.S. tech employment increased by nearly 261,000 jobs in 2018 and the tech sector raised its contribution to $1.8 trillion, or about 10 percent of the total U.S. economy, according to CompTIA's Cyberstates 2019 report.
- Net tech employment in the U.S. reached an estimated 11,812,147 workers in 2018, an increase of 2.3% or 260,865 new jobs.
- Top five states for net tech employment gains in 2018: California (51,567), Florida (18,147), Texas (17,855), North Carolina (13,773) and New York (13,732).
- The median tech occupation wage was $81,907, 92% higher than the median national wage for all occupations.
- Job postings for workers with skills in emerging technologies increased by 74% from 2017 to 2018.
- Since 2012, nearly 1.2 million new tech occupation jobs have been added, a function of the demand for tech talent across every industry sector in the economy.
- Software occupations accounted for approximately 1 in 3 new technology occupation jobs during the 2010-2018 time period.
See a breakdown of each state and major metro area in the full report.