State gains tech jobs

The technology association CompTIA reports that Wisconsin added 3,900 technology jobs in 2016, an increase of 4% according to its Cyberstates 2017 report.

The state ranks 20th nationwide for tech industry employment, and the technology sector accounts for about 5.1% ($15.4 billion) of the overall state economy.

According to the report, Wisconsin saw its biggest gains year over year in packaged software positions (+15.4%) and computer systems design and IT services (+8%). Annualize wages in Wisconsin’s tech industry average $79,500, which is 74% higher than the average state wage of $45,600.

Cyberstates 2017 is based on CompTIA’s analysis of data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, EMSI, and other sources.