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Best, Worst States For Tech Jobs: CompTIA

In its 27th annual Cyberstates study, CompTIA tells us which states experienced the most growth in the number of tech jobs in 2015, and which ones saw declines. See where your state lands.
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Worst: Delaware
Net tech jobs lost, 2014-2015: 300
Percentage decrease in tech jobs, 2014-2015: -1.4%
Average tech salary in the state, 2015: $106,644
The state's three top tech jobs by total employment, 2015: Computer Systems Analysts, Software Developers (applications), Computer User Support Specialists
(Image: Bobby Hldy via Flickr)

Worst: Delaware

Net tech jobs lost, 2014-2015: 300

Percentage decrease in tech jobs, 2014-2015: -1.4%

Average tech salary in the state, 2015: $106,644

The state's three top tech jobs by total employment, 2015: Computer Systems Analysts, Software Developers (applications), Computer User Support Specialists

(Image: Bobby Hldy via Flickr)

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3/21/2016 | 1:11:03 PM
Re: Go West, Young People
@dave -- yes! -- >> they also had the second highest percentage growth which is pretty amazing.

What happened to NJ? Well, it's always "poor New Jersey" (I used to live there), but many companies have their "back offices" and IT departments in NJ -- maybe as a whole these saw cuts across the board.

It's actually a pretty nice place once you get to know it better.
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3/21/2016 | 1:06:44 PM
Re: Go West, Young People
@jastroff- What amazed me was not that they had the biggest number of new jobs, because it is such a big state, but they also had the second highest percentage growth which is pretty amazing.

On the other side, poor New Jersey. How does a state that big have such trouble attracting tech jobs?
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3/21/2016 | 1:00:58 PM
Go West, Young People
@dave -- interesting data. It's not surprising California has the greatest growth, but the numbers are still kind of arresting, when compared to other States

 

Net tech jobs added, 2014-2015: 59,500

Percentage increase in tech jobs, 2014-2015: 5.5%

Average tech salary in this state, 2015: $148,335

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