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Report: More Than 1,000 Tech Jobs Added in Metro Detroit During 2022

April 10, 2023

April 6, 2023
Time Keenan and RJ King

The metro Detroit tech workforce grew by 1,060 new jobs in 2022, according to the State of the Workforce report from CompTIA, the Illinois-based nonprofit Computing Technology Industry Association.

CompTIA’s annual State of the Tech Workforce report reveals that although net tech employment in the Detroit metro area grew by more than 1,000 in 2022, a more modest increase of nearly 500 net new positions is projected for 2023.

Nearly 104,000 people work in technology jobs in the Detroit metro area, accounting for 5 percent of the region’s total workforce, according to the report. The estimated median wage of $90,215 for a tech worker in Detroit is 100 percent higher than the median wage for all occupations in the region.

“In a year of even more uncertainty than usual, the tech labor market routinely defied expectations,” says Tim Herbert, chief research officer for CompTIA. “The data continues to confirm the degree to which technology underpins so many facets of business activity across the economy and the breadth of employers reliant on technical and digital skills.”

Detroit’s tech sector delivers an economic impact of $13.9 billion – 5 percent of the region’s economy. There are approximately 3,700 tech business establishments in the Detroit area.

Among other highlights from the new report:

Occupations poised for growth – Positions in database, data science, and analytics (2.8 percent) and software development, engineering, programming, web development, and quality assurance (1.8 percent) are projected to see the most growth in the Detroit market this year.

Emerging tech employment opportunities – 31.2 percent of all 2022 tech jobs postings in the market were for occupations related to emerging technologies or for positions that required emerging tech skills.

Workforce diversity – Detroit is in the third quartile in the report’s diversity index, a measurement of the depth and breadth of diversity in the tech workforce for seven primary race and ethnicity groups, as defined by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Women account for 26% of the region’s tech workforce; Black or African American workers, 10 percent; and Hispanic or Latino workers, 3 percent.

To access the full report, visit here.