Home to legendary companies like IBM and new start-ups in Silicon Alley and Boston, CompTIA’s Northeast region is home to a thriving technology industry. The region comprises Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia.
Some key Northeast figures from the CompTIA Cyberstates Report:
- New York is the third largest Cyberstates, employing over 346,000 with a total payroll of $35.4 billion.
- Massachusetts overtook Virginia in 2014 to lead the nation in the concentration of tech workers with 9.8% of its workforce in the tech industry. As the 5th largest Cyberstate, the Massachusetts tech industry employs over 286,000 workers who made an average of $120,977 – the second highest average in the country, and nearly double the state’s average private sector wage. The Bay State also ranked second in R&D and testing labs with 50,600 workers in 2014.
- New Jersey has 4th highest high-tech wage in the country.
- Virginia has a large computer systems design and related services sector with 141,000 workers in 2014, ranked third in the nation.
- Maryland boasts the fourth highest concentration of tech workers in the country, who earn 97% more than the state’s average private sector wage.