Information Communications Technology

The information communications technology (ICT) industry in Madison has experienced over the past few years. Recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America’s top five locations for information jobs, the Madison Region has quickly earned a reputation as being a tech hub. This growing profile is attracting ICT companies and talent to the area. In an era of constantly evolving technology, talent development and opportunities for new, and shifting career paths in the Madison Region’s ICT sector are an exciting and essential element of our growth. With ICT-intensive industries employing nearly 18,000 throughout the eight counties, this growing sector serves as a launching point for entrepreneurship. Growth in the incubator and co-working spaces provide opportunities for start-up and small companies, while the high quality of life in Madison, WI offers a well-balanced living environment that attracts talent.

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ABOVE NATIONAL AVERAGE FOR TOTAL JOBS

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CHANGE IN JOBS OVER 10 YEARS

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5 YEAR PROJECTED GROWTH
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Healthcare Information Technology
Software Publishing
Computer Systems Design
Games Development
Direct-to-Consumer and Specialty Retail

1,592 establishments

37,081 employees

15.5% industry growth from 2015-2020

$111,713 average annual wage

1,283 industry-applicable degrees and certificates conferred in 2020 from higher education institutions in and around the Madison Region

Location Quotient (LQ) is a way of discovering the industries or occupations that are truly unique and specialized in a region’s economy (compared to the national average). For example, if the commercial bakery industry in a city accounts for 2.5% of jobs but only 1% of jobs nationally, then the city’s commercial bakeries have an LQ of 2.5, which means that this industry is 2.5x more concentrated in the region than the typical region. (Emsi)

Information LQ | 1.74

Software Publishers | 5.67
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services | 1.59
Computer Systems Design and Related Services | 0.69
Other Information Services | 0.27


Source: Emsi 2021.4

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