CompTIA Cyberstates 2017™ finds state is home to nearly 4,600 tech businesses and 50,000-plus tech professionals
Topeka, Kan. – Technology industry employment in Kansas recorded a modest decline 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 841 jobs, a drop of 1.7 percent. Kansas is home to an estimated 49,762 tech industry workers.
Technology occupations across all other industries in Kansas – the second component of the tech workforce – reached an estimated 63,400 in 2016.
The tech sector accounts for an estimated 4.9 percent ($7.3 billion) of the overall state economy.
The annualized average wage for a tech industry worker in Kansas was an estimated $79,400 in 2016, 81 percent higher than the average state wage ($43,800).
Other Key Findings
- An estimated 4,592 tech business establishments are located in Kansas.
- Among the leading tech occupations in the state are computer user support specialists (7,910), network and computer systems administrators (5,220) and application software developers (4,480).
- The strongest year-over-year job growth occurred in the categories of computer systems design and IT services (+ 13.3 percent), Internet services (+ 8.6 percent) and R&D and testing labs (3.9 percent).
- Employers across the state posted an estimated 4,063 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 http://www.cyberstates.org/.
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