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From Worst To First: Here’s How Each State Ranks For Finding Tech Talent In 2021

Rick Whiting

Looking for highly skilled technology workers? CRN’s annual Best States project ranks all 50 states for finding and hiring technology employees.

No. 18: Texas (No. 7 in 2020)

Workforce Experience and Education Rank: 27

State Employment and Economy Rank: 7

Tech Industry Employment: 1,060,588

Tech Worker Average Salary: $93,690

Texas was one of the few states that increased its tech employee base in 2020, adding 11,862 jobs (a 1.1 percent gain) over 2019.

CompTIA forecasts that the Lone Star State will add 29,171 tech jobs in 2021 (up 2.8 percent), putting it at No. 2 among all states.

 
Rick Whiting

Rick Whiting has been with CRN since 2006 and is currently a feature/special projects editor. Whiting manages a number of CRN’s signature annual editorial projects including Channel Chiefs, Partner Program Guide, Big Data 100, Emerging Vendors, Tech Innovators and Products of the Year. He also covers the Big Data beat for CRN. He can be reached at rwhiting@thechannelcompany.com.

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