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Information Technology

Florida is ranked third in the nation for high-tech establishments, and the Florida High Tech Corridor, anchored by the Tampa Bay region, has been named one of the top tech job hot spots in the United States. Holding 20 percent of the state’s IT positions, Tampa is ranked among the Top Ten Best American Cities to Work in Tech, according to SmartAsset ranking.
In the past five years, local IT jobs have grown at nearly twice the rate of overall average job growth and are projected to increase by 10 percent over the next five-year period. We have quickly become a hub for IT companies of all shapes and sizes, and there doesn’t seem to be any stopping our growth in the industry.

Industry Highlights

Florida’s software and computer systems design and integration industry is one of the largest in the U.S., with nearly 12,600 firms. The Tampa metro area ranks:
  • #1 in Florida in terms of the concentration of .NET developers, data warehousing specialists, and Hadoop developers.

  • #1 in Florida and tenth in the U.S. for the number of computer network architects employed.
  • #2 for NoSQL developers and e-commerce professionals.
  • #3 for PHP developers.