PHOENIX – Tech-related employment in Arizona increased by more than 5,100 new jobs in 2018 and the tech sector raised its contribution to the state’s economy, according to Cyberstates 2019™, the definitive guide to national, state and metropolitan area tech sector and tech workforce analytics published annually by CompTIA, the leading technology industry association.
Net tech employment grew by an estimated 5,127 jobs in 2018, a 2.2% increase over 2017.1 since 2010 net tech employment has grown by an estimated 39,400 new jobs. With more than 241,600 workers, tech accounts for approximately 8.1% of Arizona’s workforce.
The tech sector has an estimated direct economic impact of US$31.3 billion, or about 10.5% of Arizona’s total economy.
The outlook for future employment growth remains positive. Arizona saw a 174% increase in the number of job postings related to emerging technologies, such as the Internet of Things, smart cities, drones, artificial intelligence, virtual and augmented reality and blockchain.