U.S. tech employment totaled 6.7 million in 2015, an increase of 198,200workers from 6.5 million in 2014. Tech industry employment grew an estimated 3% YoY which was the highest growth rate in more than a decade.The tech industry in United States comprised 5.7 percent of the U.S. private sector workforce in 2015, unchanged from 2014.
According to a research report called "Cyberstates 2016 compares the state of tech industry in the US based on the job growth across the top 5 US states. This A State-by-State Analysis of the U.S. Tech Industry was published by the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA)
According to the report the size of the U.S. tech workforce exceeds its construction workforce by around 400,000 jobs, and the financial sector by about 1 million jobs.
- The U.S. technology industry added nearly 200,000 net jobs in 2015 and now employs more than 6.7 million people
- At the state level, the largest jobs gains were recorded in the American state of California (+59,500), New York (+15,500), Texas (+13,800), Massachusetts (+11,700), and Florida (+11,400).
- The states with the highest concentration of tech workers were Massachusetts (9.8% of private sector employment), Virginia (9.5%), Colorado (9.0%), Maryland (8.6%), and California (8.2%).
- The highest number of technology industry workers live and work across the US states of California, Texas, and New York.
- California led all the US states with all states with 1,150,000 tech industry workers which was nearly 3 times as many as second ranked Texas and more than 3 times than third ranked New York .No 4 was Florida with 311,800 tech industry workers followed by Massachusetts with 294,600 tech workers.
- Employment in the telecom sector and internet services totaled 1.3 million in 2015 , an increase of 35,800 jobs compared to the previous year. While the employment of tech workers across software sector totaled 316,200 in 2015, which was an increase of 1.7% from 2014
The following verticals constitute " technology industry workers" cloud, data driven/connectivity/iOT/Mobile/Apps/Automation/Artificial Intelligence/Software defined/Cybersecurity and Privacy