CompTIA Cyberstates 2017™ finds state is home to 4,000 tech businesses and 36,000-plus tech professionals
Oklahoma City, Okla. – Technology industry employment in Oklahoma was essentially flat 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 388 jobs, a drop of about 1 percent. Oklahoma is still home to an estimated 36,336 tech industry workers.
Technology occupations across all other industries in Oklahoma – the second component of the tech workforce – reached an estimated 63,200 in 2016.
The tech sector accounts for an estimated 2.8 percent ($5.2 billion) of the overall state economy.
The annualized average wage for a tech industry worker in Oklahoma was an estimated $69,700 in 2016, 59 percent higher than the average state wage ($43,900).
Other Key Findings
- Oklahoma is home to an estimated 4,052 tech business establishments.
- Among the leading tech occupations in the state are computer user support specialists (7,500), application software developers (4,190) and computer and information systems managers (3,080).
- The strongest year-over-year job growth occurred in the categories of computer systems design and IT services (+ 1.5 percent) and engineering services (+ 1.2 percent).
- Employers across Oklahoma posted job openings for nearly 3,600 technology positions 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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