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Texas adds tech jobs in San Antonio

Friday, December 8th, 2017

Texas has been busy adding more tech jobs in San Antonio.

Texas’s technology industry added more than 11,000 new jobs in 2016, according to Cyberstates 2017the annual analysis of the nation’s tech industry released by CompTIA.

With an estimated 593,000 workers, Texas ranks second among the 50 states for tech industry employment.

Technology occupations across all other industries in Texas – the second component of the tech workforce – reached an estimated 626,300 in 2016.

The tech sector accounts for an estimated 7.2 ($117.2 billion) percent of the overall Texas economy.

The annualized average wage for a Texas tech industry worker was an estimated $102,300 in 2016, 89 percent higher than the average state wage ($54,100). Texas ranks 13th nationally in average tech industry wages.

  • In 2016 Texas led the nation by a wide margin in the number of new tech business establishments created (911). The state is now home to an estimated 36,245 tech business establishments.
  • Texas also leads the country in the telecommunications services; computer, peripheral and software wholesalers; and computer and electronic repairs sectors of the industry.
  • The tech industry employs an estimated 5.1 percent of the overall Texas workforce.
  • Leading tech occupations include computer system analysts (65,310), computer user support specialists (62,760) and application software developers (56,430).
  • The strongest year-over-year job growth occurred in the categories of computer systems design and IT services (+ 7.2 percent) and R&D and testing labs (+ 4 percent).
  • State employers posted more than 42,600 job openings for tech occupations in Q4 2016.