Tech-industry jobs grow 2.5% statewide in 2018

Colorado’s technology sector added 7,175 jobs last year, taking the industry to 292,902 workers, up 2.5 percent. That’s according to the Cyberstates 2019, CompTIA’s guide to national, state and metropolitan-area tech analytics.

Colorado ranks 15th nationwide in terms of net tech employment as a percent of the total workforce, and 11th in terms of technology jobs added in the past year.

Economic impact from the technology sector totals $47.5 billion — ranked 13th nationwide — according to the study, accounting for 14.5 percent of gross regional product.

Overall, net tech employment as a percentage of the total workforce in Colorado totaled 10.3 percent, ranking the state No. 5 nationwide. In Colorado, 69 percent of tech-industry jobs are held by men and 31 percent by women.

Much of the state’s tech sector is concentrated in the Denver metropolitan area, which accounted for net tech employment of 178,574, reflecting an increase from the previous year of 5,291, or 3.1 percent.

The tech sector contributes $30.6 billion, or 15.4 percent. to the Denver-area economy.

Cyberstates is derived from data produced by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, EMSI, Burning Glass Technologies Labor Insights and other sources

Colorado’s technology sector added 7,175 jobs last year, taking the industry to 292,902 workers, up 2.5 percent. That’s according to the Cyberstates 2019, CompTIA’s guide to national, state and metropolitan-area tech analytics.

Colorado ranks 15th nationwide in terms of net tech employment as a percent of the total workforce, and 11th in terms of technology jobs added in the past year.

Economic impact from the technology sector totals $47.5 billion — ranked 13th nationwide — according to the study, accounting for 14.5 percent of gross regional product.

Overall, net tech employment as a percentage of the total workforce in Colorado totaled 10.3 percent, ranking the state No. 5 nationwide. In Colorado, 69 percent of tech-industry jobs are held by men and 31 percent by women.

Much of the state’s tech sector is concentrated in the Denver metropolitan area, which accounted for net tech employment of 178,574, reflecting an increase from the previous year of 5,291, or 3.1 percent.

The tech sector contributes $30.6 billion, or 15.4 percent. to the Denver-area economy.

Cyberstates is derived from data produced by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, EMSI, Burning Glass Technologies Labor Insights and other sources