Tech Job Growth by State: The Numbers May Surprise You

Tech jobs in the US

1 - Texas (5.99% Growth)Texas (5.99% Growth)

Texas has the second-largest tech workforce, after California, according to Dice. Tech companies with headquarters in Texas include CompuCom Systems, Genesis Networks, Dell and EBS IT Solutions.

2 - Florida (Up 5.64%)Florida (Up 5.64%)

Tech Data, UDT, Bridgevine and AppRiver are among the vendors/channel companies in the Sunshine State. And Dice reported that as many jobs were created in the first half of this year in Florida as in all of last year.

3 - North Carolina (3.8% Growth)North Carolina (3.8% Growth)

With the Research Triangle making Carolina a tech destination, local companies include the Carlisle & Gallagher Consulting Group, Channel Systems, ArcaTech Systems and Intelligent Access Systems.

4 - Oregon (3.57% Gain)Oregon (3.57% Gain)

This state draws tech interest with the Portland area’s “Silicon Forest.” Puppet Labs, Business Systems Group, Structured Communication Systems, Lattice Semiconductor and Act-On are among the local IT companies.

5 - Washington (Up 3.53%)Washington (Up 3.53%)

There are Microsoft and Amazon, of course. But there are also Zones, Vertafore and Tableau Software.

6 - New York (3.08% Increase)New York (3.08% Increase)

It isn’t all about media and finance in the Big Apple and the surrounding state, as CA, IBM, Saturn Business Systems, Systemax and Logicworks all operate here.

7 - Massachusetts (2.91% Gain)Massachusetts (2.91% Gain)

The presence of MIT helps draw companies, such as EMC Corp., Edgewater Technology, Akamai Technologies and Analog Devices.

8 - New Jersey (2.84% Growth)New Jersey (2.84% Growth)

Notable local tech companies include Harbor Technologies, Ness Technologies, Micro Strategies and SHI International.

9 - Michigan (2.72% Increase)Michigan (2.72% Increase)

Syntel, Open Systems Technologies, Logicalis and TechSmith maintain a presence in this traditionally automotive industry-dependent state.

10 - Missouri (Up 2.1%)Missouri (Up 2.1%)

NextGen Information Services, Spectral Networks, S2Tech and World Wide Technology are among the vendors and channel companies represented here.

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