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Tech employment growth forecast for Arizona in CompTIA’s State of the Tech Workforce 2024 report

Apr 3, 2024

Annual study provides in-depth examination of the tech industry and labor market across the US

PHOENIX – Technology employment in Arizona is projected to accelerate its growth trajectory in 2024, according to research published by CompTIA, the nonprofit trade association for the global information technology (IT) industry and workforce.

CompTIA’s “State of the Tech Workforce 2024” estimates that net tech employment will increase by nearly 6,100 new jobs in Arizona this year.[1] The state’s projected growth rate of 2.9% is on par with the forecast national rate (3.1%) for 2024. Positions in data science and analytics, software, emerging technologies, including artificial intelligence, and cybersecurity are expected to be in highest demand this year.

“After periods of overperformance and underperformance, the overarching tech story remains positive,” said Tim Herbert, chief research officer, CompTIA. “Ensuring a thriving, globally competitive workforce means further committing to developing the country’s base of tech and digital talent through time-tested and alternative pathways.”

In 2023 Arizona saw a net increase of nearly 2,000 new tech jobs, about a 1% increase from the prior year. Currently there are more than 212,000 tech workers and 14,800 tech business establishments in Arizona, creating an economic impact of $341 billion, equal to 8.2% of the state’s economy.

CompTIA has expanded this year’s report with several new metrics, including breakdowns of the tech workforce by age cohorts.

 

AZ Tech Workforce

 

AZ Total Workforce

 

US Tech Workforce

 

US Total Workforce

 

Millennial / Gen Z

60%

54

61%

53%

 

Also added to the report this year are employer job postings reported in three categories: core technology occupations, jobs requiring basic digital literacy and jobs requiring advanced digital fluency. In Q1 2024 there were 21,411 postings for core tech jobs in Arizona; 46,238 requiring basic digital literacy; and 51,814 openings seeking advanced digital fluency.

CompTIA’s “State of the Tech Workforce” is the most comprehensive source of data on the size and scope of the U.S. technology industry and workforce. The report includes data on employment, wages, business establishments, job postings, workforce diversity, emerging tech metrics and more. Access the full report at https://www.comptia.org/content/research/state-of-the-tech-workforce.

About CompTIA
The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is the world’s leading information technology (IT) certification and training body. CompTIA is a mission-driven organization committed to unlocking the potential of every student, career changer or professional seeking to begin or advance in a technology career. Millions of current and aspiring technology workers around the world rely on CompTIA for the training, education and professional certifications that give them the confidence and skills to work in tech. https://www.comptia.org/

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[1] Net tech employment is a measure developed by CompTIA to quantify the net impact of workers employed within the tech sector and tech workers employed across every sector of the economy |U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and Lightcast

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  • $2 trillion – Estimated direct economic impact of the U.S. tech industry, representing 8.8% of the national economy.

  • 582,000 – Number of tech business establishments in the U.S.

  • 9.1 million – U.S. net tech employment at the end of 2022.

  • 286,400 – Estimated number of new technology jobs added in the U.S. in 2022.

  • 4.1 million – Number of postings by U.S. employers for tech job openings during 2022.