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New Report Offers Details on Technology Industry in Delaware

Apr 03, 2017

CompTIA Cyberstates 2017™ finds state is home to 2,600 tech businesses and nearly 19,000 tech professionals

Dover, Del. – Technology industry employment in Delaware declined by an estimated 9.6 percent in 2016, according  to Cyberstates 2017™, the definitive annual analysis of the nation’s tech industry released today by CompTIA, the world’s leading technology association.

The tech industry workforce declined by an estimated 1,984 jobs. Delaware is still home to an estimated 18,752 tech industry workers.

Technology occupations across all other industries in Delaware – the second component of the tech workforce – reached an estimated 21,500 in 2016.

The tech sector accounts for an estimated 6.3 percent ($4.3 billion) of the overall state economy.

The annualized average wage for a tech industry worker in Delaware was an estimated $104,400 in 2016, 95 percent higher than the average state wage ($53,600).

Other Key Findings

  • Delaware ranks 13th among all states in the Cyberstates 2017 Innovation Score, which is based on an analysis of new tech patents, tech startups and new tech business establishments on a per capita basis.
  • There are an estimated 2,600 tech business establishments in Delaware.
  • Among the leading tech occupations in the state are computer systems analysts (3,540, application software developers (2,920) and computer user support specialists (1,550).
  • The strongest year-over-year job growth occurred in the categories of measuring and control instruments manufacturing (+ 4.5 percent) and computer systems design and IT services (+ 4.3 percent).
  • Employers across the state posted an estimated 3,481 job openings for tech occupations in Q4 2016.

Cyberstates 2017 is based on CompTIA’s analysis of data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, EMSI, and other sources. Estimates for 2016 are subject to change as government data is revised and updated. The complete report with full national, state and metropolitan level data is available at

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