The technology workforce in the Tampa area has been on the rise for the past five years. One standout nugget: The market has added an average of nearly 5,800 jobs per year during the period.
But a question that often arises when talking tech jobs in Tampa is where and how the region compares to other markets nationwide. In a comprehensive study, the Tampa Bay Technology Forum, in partnership with JPMorgan Chase, recently took a deeper look at the data. The report, the JPMorgan Chase 2016 Tampa Bay Technology Workforce Study, uses population as the base metric to compare the greater Tampa Bay metro area to 12 other metro areas nationwide.
Daniel James Scott, executive director of the Tampa Bay Technology Forum, presented the findings of the study at a recent event held at JPMorgan Chase's Tampa office. Here's a glance at where Tampa ranks in some key data points:
One in every 100 U.S. tech workers is employed in Tampa Bay.
Tampa Bay has added 28,966 tech jobs over the last five years.
Tampa Bay is projected to add tech 8,503 jobs in 2016.
Average salaries for tech job postings in the Tampa area are 14% lower than average postings nationwide, according to Indeed.com
More than a fifth of Florida's current tech jobs added over the last five years, in addition to current open positions and projected jobs, are all located in Tampa Bay — greater than any other metro in the state.