The number of tech-related jobs in Alabama is poised to grow by an estimated 2,620 new jobs in 2021, with half of those jobs headed for Huntsville, according to a state-by-state review of tech jobs prepared by CompTIA, the Computer Technology Industry Association.
Adding 2,260 jobs would bring Alabama’s IT jobs total to about 151,000 workers, an increase of 1.8%, the association calculates.
“At the end of 2020 net tech employment in the state totaled 148,657 workers, 7.2% of the overall Alabama workforce. The estimated median wage of $80,873 for tech workers is 106% more than the median wage for all occupations in the state,” CompTIA said in its release of state-by-state tech workforce numbers.
New jobs are expected to cluster in cybersecurity, data science, software development and IT user support.
“In Alabama, women account for 27% of the tech workforce compared to 26% nationally. Blacks or African Americans make up 16% of the state’s tech workforce (8% nationally), while representation of Hispanics or Latinos is at 2% (7% nationally),” the organization reports.