Information Technology

The Madison Region has experienced a meteoric rise in information technology over recent years, earning a reputation as an emerging IT hub.

Hailed by Forbes Magazine as one of America’s top five locations for information jobs, the Madison Region is quickly becoming a hotbed for IT companies and talent. In an era of constantly evolving technology, the occupations in the Madison Region’s IT sector are critical components of successful operations across a broad spectrum of businesses. With IT-intensive industries employing nearly 18,000 throughout the eight counties, this growing regional sector serves as a launching point for entrepreneurs in creative, technology-driven start-ups. Growth in incubator and co-working spaces offer opportunities for start-up and small companies, while our quality of life amenities attract innovative IT talent to the area. Learn more.

MAJOR EMPLOYERS
Epic Systems
Nordic Consulting
Core BTS
Raven Software
Filament Games
Human Head Studios
ZenDesk
Google
HP
Microsoft
ShopBop

SUB-SECTOR STRENGTHS
Healthcare Information Technology
Software Publishing
Computer Systems Design
Games Development
Direct-to-Consumer and Specialty Retail

ESTABLISHMENTS
401 establishments

EMPLOYMENT
17,932 employees

EMPLOYMENT GROWTH
30.67% industry growth from 2010-2015

WAGES
$42,824 average annual wage

DEGREES CONFERRED
971 industry-applicable degrees and certificates conferred in 2014-2015
from higher education institutions in and around the Madison Region

LOCATION QUOTIENTS
Employment | 1.7
Establishment | 0.95


Source: Emsi 2016.2

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