California may continue to hold onto the lion’s share of tech jobs in the U.S., but other states are seeing a promising rate of steady growth in their tech industry.
A new report out today from nonprofit IT trade association CompTIA finds that the states that saw the largest percentage increase in the number of tech jobs from the end of 2016 to the end of 2017 were, in order: Utah, North Carolina, and Michigan, all of which saw more than a 3 percent bump.
CompTIA pulled data from sources including the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.
The report classifies 51 different occupations as “tech jobs,” ranging from web developers to database administrators.
The two other states that saw the highest year-over-year percent increases were Washington and Idaho, at 2.9 and 2.8 percent.
However, when looking at the total number of tech jobs added between 2016 and 2017, California comes out on top with 43,600.