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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. 3: Virginia (No. 3 in 2020)

Workforce Experience and Education Rank: 2

State Employment and Economy Rank: 4

Tech Industry Employment: 451,268

Tech Worker Average Salary: $107,130

Virginia’s average tech worker salary is the third highest among all 50 states.

With 471,167 businesses and 7,472 solution providers, Virginia is No. 50 in the number of potential business customers per solution provider (63.1).

The Old Dominion State is forecast to add 8,523 tech jobs in 2021 for a 1.9 percent gain in its tech work force.

 
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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