Software & IT

Colorado has the third-highest concentration of tech workers, with 9 percent of the state’s private sector workforce employed in technology firms, according to the CompTIA’s Cyberstates 2016 report.

IT-software was the region’s fastest growing cluster in 2016 (+9.4 percent) as a result of landmark company expansion and venture capital activity. A strong entrepreneurial spirit fuels this industry, employing 54,580 workers at 5,180 companies throughout the nine-county region.

Metro Denver IT - Software Employment Snapshot

Direct Employment54,580
Five-Year Employment Growth (2011-2016)27.5% (27.8%)
One-Year Employment Growth (2016)9.4% (4%)
Direct Employment Concentration (2016)2.4% (1.9%)
Average Wage$106,110
Employment Concentration Ranking (Among 50 largest metros)8

This region has attracted the nation’s top IT/Software companies to Metro Denver, including:

  • Google
  • Advanced Systems Group
  • Sungard Network Solutions
  • CAD 1/Sirko Associates
  • Signpost
  • SpaceClaim Corp.
  • Xero
  • Swiftpage
  • EcoSys
  • Hybri
  • Brainspire

Source: Metro Denver EDC