Orlando’s tech employment increases 4.5% – twice the national average
The Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford metro area added 3,952 tech jobs between 2017 and 2018 , a 4.5% increase in net tech employment, according to a new report, Cyberstates 2019 - the definitive guide to the US tech industry and tech workforce from the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA). This percentage increase was almost double the national average of 2.3% and the 4th highest among all US metro areas (behind only San Francisco, Charlotte, and Raleigh). The total increase in tech jobs was the 17th highest among all US metro areas.
We still have a ways to go to move into the pantheon of tech hubs, but this increase is encouraging. Our ranking nationally: 92,022 tech jobs in 2018 ranked us 26th in net tech employment, tech jobs were 7.1% of the total workforce (ranked 20th nationally), and these jobs contributed $12.4B or 10.4% to Orlando’s economy (ranked 26th nationally).