Tampa Bay Technology

Written By Author September 29, 2022

The state boasts one of the largest software and computer systems design and integration industries in the U.S. and Tampa has emerged a leader in such specialized areas as cybersecurity and data science.

WalletHub evaluated 100 largest metro areas in the nation to find the best for science, technology, engineering and math workers. Tampa ranked the #22 best metro for STEM workers, scoring well for professional opportunities and quality of life.

The region is also home to Cyber Florida, a first-of-its-kind, shared resource that aims to make Florida the national leader in the emerging and critical field of cybersecurity. USF is also the first among Florida’s 12 public universities to offer a bachelor’s degree in cybersecurity, one of the country’s fastest growing industries.

    Interesting Facts

  1. Over the past five years, the IT sector grew 28% in Hillsborough County, 7% more than the national average.
  2. Tampa’s tech talent is projected to grow 10.5% by 2026 – Chmura JobsEQ
  3. Tampa among top 10 fastest growing U.S. tech hubs for IT talent – Dice, 2022
  4. Florida #2 for tech job growth in 2021 – CompTIA, 2022
  5. Tampa #1 emerging tech city in the U.S. – Forbes, 2021
  6. Tampa Bay ranks #6 for tech worker relocations – LinkedIn, 2021
  7. Leading IT jobs: Software Developers and Applications, Computer User Support Specialists, Computer Systems Analysts, Network and Computer Systems Administrators
  8. Leading IT companies: Accusoft, AgileThought, Avanade, ConnectWise, Drift, Greenway Health, Nielsen, OPSWAT, Rapid7, ReliaQuest, SunView Software, Sykes Enterprises, Syniverse.