CompTIA Cyberstates 2017™ finds state is home to 3,000 tech businesses and 22,000-plus tech professionals
Jackson, Miss. – Technology industry employment in Mississippi 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 438 jobs, a drop of 1.9 percent. Mississippi is home to an estimated 22,261 tech industry workers.
Technology occupations across all other industries in Mississippi – the second component of the tech workforce – reached an estimated 31,500 in 2016.
The tech sector accounts for an estimated 2.8 percent ($3 billion) of the overall state economy.
The annualized average wage for a tech industry worker in Mississippi was an estimated $63,200 in 2016, 67 percent higher than the average state wage ($37,900).
Other Key Findings
- Mississippi is home to an estimated 3,042 tech business establishments.
- Among the leading tech occupations in the state are computer user support specialists (2,310), telecommunications equipment installers and repairers (2,060) and electrical and electronic equipment assemblers (1,870).
- The strongest year-over-year job growth occurred in the category of computer systems design and IT services (+ 7.7 percent).
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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