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New Report Details Growth in Dallas Tech Community

Mar 28, 2019

9,300-plus new jobs added in 2018, according to CompTIA Cyberstates 2019

Dallas – Tech-related employment in the Dallas metropolitan area increased by 9,324 new jobs in 2018, according to Cyberstates 2019™,  the definitive guide to tech sector and workforce analytics released this week by CompTIA, the leading technology industry association.

Net tech employment grew by 2.7 percent last year to an estimated 346,639 workers, or 9.3 percent of the region’s total workforce.[1] Nearly 66,000 tech-related jobs have been added to the local economy since 2010.

"Dallas is a city that supports and cultivates technology and innovation,” said Mayor Mike Rawlings. “It's good for the economy and it's good for our citizenry. We're thrilled that we're continuing to improve in the tech sector and we are confident that we will continue to grow in the years to come."

Dallas ranks seventh in net tech employment and sixth in jobs added among the 46 U.S. metropolitan statistical areas covered in the report.

Tech occupations in high demand in the market include software and web developers (+5.1 percent year over year growth), computer system and cybersecurity analysts (+3.8 percent) and network architects, administrators and support specialists (+2.6 percent).

The median tech occupation wage is $83,907; 92 percent higher than the median wage for all occupations.

The tech sector’s contribution to the local economy is estimated at $64 billion, equal to about 13.1 percent of the total economy. That economic impact is the 14th highest among the metro areas covered in the report.

“The tech industry touches virtually every community, industry and market, especially when you consider the tens of thousands of knowledge workers who rely on technology to do their jobs,” said Todd Thibodeaux, president and CEO, CompTIA. “Cyberstates confirms a healthy and promising future, but we can’t take it for granted. Industry, government and stakeholders across the tech landscape must continue to work together to ensure an environment where innovation can flourish and the opportunities and benefits made possible by technology are available to all.”

The outlook for future employment growth is positive. The Dallas market saw a 123 percent increase in the number of job postings related to emerging technologies.

Cyberstates projects the base of tech occupation employment – a subset of net tech employment – will grow by an impressive 10.2 percent in the region by 2026.

Cyberstates 2019 (#cyberstates) is based on CompTIA’s analysis of data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, EMSI, Burning Glass Technologies Labor Insights, and other sources. Estimates for 2018 are subject to change as government data is revised and updated. The full report, with complete national, state and metropolitan level data, is available at https://www.cyberstates.org/.

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[1] Net tech employment includes tech company workers in technical and non-technical positions, technical workers in other industries and self-employed technology workers.

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