CompTIA Cyberstates 2017™ finds state is home to nearly 1,500 tech businesses and 13,000-plus tech professionals
Montpelier, Vt. – Technology industry employment in Vermont 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 151 jobs, a drop of about 1 percent. Vermont is still home to an estimated 13,376 tech industry workers.
Technology occupations across all other industries in Vermont – the second component of the tech workforce – reached an estimated 15,400 in 2016.
The tech sector accounts for an estimated 4.4 percent ($2.1 billion) of the overall state economy.
The annualized average wage for a Vermont tech industry worker was an estimated $83,300 in 2016, 87 percent higher than the average state wage ($44,600).
Other Key Findings
- Vermont ranks 15th 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.
- The state is home to an estimated 1,494 tech business establishments.
- Leading tech occupations in the state include network and computer system administrators (1,420), computer user support specialists (1,300) and application software developers (1,050).
- The strongest year-over-year job growth occurred in the category of engineering services, up an impressive 11.7 percent in 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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