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South Central PA Works 9-County Region

Welcome to Techconnect.jobs' Data Analytics Dashboard—a comprehensive resource tailored for IT job seekers and planners in the Central PA region. Our aim is to shed light on the dynamic landscape of the IT job market, covering key careers from software development and cloud computing to data analysis and network engineering. Delve deep into valuable insights, from salary benchmarks to demographic breakdowns, enabling you to make informed decisions on your career path or to strategize your organization's next move. Knowledge is power, and we're committed to empowering you with a clearer understanding of the Central PA IT job market.

 

 

Tech Industry Jobs in 9-County Region (2023)
32,631
Median Tech Industry Wage (2023)
$104,533
Tech Occupations in 9-County Region (2023)
19,453
Median Tech Occupation Wage (2023)
$82,810
Demographics data reflects 15 SOC-code Tech Occupation Group
Tech Workforce Diversity in South Central PA Region

Occupation Diversity by Age

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DescriptionCurrent Year Age 14-18 % of OccupationAge 19-21 % of OccupationCurrent Year Age 22-24 % of OccupationCurrent Year Age 25-34 % of OccupationCurrent Year Age 35-44 % of OccupationCurrent Year Age 45-54 % of OccupationCurrent Year Age 55-64 % of OccupationCurrent Year Age 65+ % of Occupation
Computer and Information Systems Managers
0%
0.3%
0.9%
13.9%
29.5%
30.5%
21.5%
3.4%
Compliance Officers
0.1%
0.4%
1.4%
17.9%
23.3%
26.1%
24.3%
6.5%
Management Analysts
0%
0.3%
2.5%
17.8%
21.9%
22%
24.1%
11.4%
Information Security Analysts
0.1%
0.8%
4.4%
24.4%
27.5%
23.2%
16%
3.6%
Computer Network Support Specialists
0.5%
3.3%
4.2%
25%
25%
22.5%
15.8%
3.8%
Computer User Support Specialists
0.5%
3.1%
4.6%
26.3%
25%
21.4%
15.2%
3.9%
Computer Network Architects
1.3%
0.9%
2.1%
21.1%
32.6%
24.7%
15.3%
2.1%
Database Administrators
0.1%
0.9%
2.4%
18.9%
26.4%
26.9%
20.3%
4.2%
Database Architects
0.1%
1%
2.7%
20.6%
26.2%
25.4%
19.9%
4.1%
Network and Computer Systems Administrators
0.3%
1.3%
2.7%
24.6%
29.4%
23.8%
15.1%
2.8%
Computer Programmers
0.6%
3%
4%
20.2%
23.3%
24.5%
18.2%
6.2%
Software Developers
0.3%
1.1%
4.2%
28.7%
27.5%
20.8%
14%
3.5%
Web Developers
2.1%
4.3%
6.1%
30%
28.4%
17.5%
8.3%
3.4%
Operations Research Analysts
0%
1.1%
2%
20%
23.2%
25.1%
23.3%
5.2%
Data Scientists
0.1%
0.9%
6.1%
32.3%
24.8%
16.9%
13.2%
5.6%
(Updated 01-22-2024)

Occupation Diversity by Gender

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DescriptionCurrent Year Males % of OccupationCurrent Year Females % of Occupation
Computer and Information Systems Managers
68.8%
31.2%
Compliance Officers
50.2%
49.8%
Management Analysts
55.8%
44.2%
Information Security Analysts
78.9%
21.1%
Computer Network Support Specialists
72%
28%
Computer User Support Specialists
71.6%
28.4%
Computer Network Architects
86.2%
13.8%
Database Administrators
60.8%
39.2%
Database Architects
61.8%
38.2%
Network and Computer Systems Administrators
79.1%
20.9%
Computer Programmers
76.2%
23.8%
Software Developers
77.4%
22.6%
Web Developers
65.1%
34.9%
Operations Research Analysts
51.2%
48.8%
Data Scientists
50.8%
49.2%
(Updated 01-22-2024)

Occupation Diversity by Race

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Hispanic or Latino of Occupation
White of Occupation
Black or African American of Occupation
American Indian or Alaska Native of Occupation
Asian of Occupation
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander of Occupation
Two or More Races of Occupation
(Updated 01-22-2024)
Education Attainment & Pipeline Data
9-County Region
South Central PA Workforce

Occupation Demographics

Aggregate of 9-County SCPa Region

(Updated 05-19-2024)

% of Population with Bachelor's Degree or Higher by County

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(Updated 01-22-2024)

By Institution & Field of Study in 9-County Region
Program Completions & Pipeline Trends

Degrees by Institution

9-County Region

Institution2022 Completions2009-2022 Trend
Harrisburg Area Community College2,107
1.5K
2.1K
Millersville University of Pennsylvania1,782
1.5K
1.8K
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania1,517
1.7K
1.5K
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology1,109
0K
1.1K
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg1,051
1K
1.1K
York College of Pennsylvania964
1K
1K
Messiah University923
0.7K
0.9K
Gettysburg College764
0.7K
0.8K
Franklin and Marshall College646
0.5K
0.6K
Dickinson College640
0.6K
0.6K
(Updated 05-19-2024)

Degrees by Program

Description2022 Completions2009-2022 Trend
Total16,566
14.6K
16.6K
Health Professions and Related Programs3,077
2.1K
3.1K
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services2,616
2.4K
2.6K
Education1,324
1.6K
1.3K
Social Sciences901
0.9K
0.9K
Biological and Biomedical Sciences721
0.4K
0.7K
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services626
0.9K
0.6K
Engineering601
0.2K
0.6K
Psychology561
0.6K
0.6K
Culinary, Entertainment, and Personal Services527
0.4K
0.5K
(Updated 05-19-2024)
IT careers consistently rank highly amongst all job categories. Here you can find where IT career salaries rank amongst all job sectors in Central PA - 'Computer & Mathematical'
All Occupation Wage Ranges

Annual Wage Ranges by Occupation (25th-75th Percentile)

$50,000$100,000
Management
$44,501
$127,473
Legal
$53,600
$127,225
Computer and Mathematical
$58,900
$108,782
Business and Financial Operations
$50,631
$101,485
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical
$54,616
$98,793
Architecture and Engineering
$58,484
$97,396
Life, Physical, and Social Science
$48,763
$90,819
Military-only
$33,545
$83,607
Educational Instruction and Library
$36,156
$78,436
Protective Service
$29,618
$74,188
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media
$23,740
$72,778
Sales and Related
$24,341
$65,907
Construction and Extraction
$38,119
$64,390
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair
$39,181
$62,766
Community and Social Service
$36,934
$62,569
Production
$34,453
$51,400
Office and Administrative Support
$31,871
$50,398
Transportation and Material Moving
$32,792
$49,137
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry
$21,059
$42,928
Personal Care and Service
$20,118
$39,726
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance
$25,262
$38,582
Healthcare Support
$27,424
$37,779
Food Preparation and Serving Related
$22,262
$32,206
(Updated 05-19-2024)
As we break down 'Computer & Mathematical' further, which represent IT careers, you can find salary ranges for top IT positions
Tech Occupation Wage Ranges

Annual Wage Ranges by Occupation (25th-75th Percentile)

25th Percentile
75th percentile
$50,000$100,000$150,000
Computer and Information Systems Managers
$104,659
$161,467
Database Architects
$77,981
$150,052
Software Developers
$79,790
$127,632
Computer Network Architects
$79,709
$125,286
Management Analysts
$59,937
$118,484
Information Security Analysts
$67,558
$113,432
Computer Programmers
$59,944
$110,711
Data Scientists
$62,028
$107,679
Database Administrators
$63,449
$106,300
Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$59,951
$93,663
Operations Research Analysts
$56,769
$92,635
Web Developers
$40,675
$86,933
Compliance Officers
$53,817
$84,700
Computer Network Support Specialists
$45,240
$84,139
Computer User Support Specialists
$44,062
$67,355
(Updated 05-19-2024)
Job Posting data reflects 15 SOC-code Tech Occupation Group
Tech Job Postings and Skills Demand

Job Postings 5-Year Trend

5-Year Trend

(Updated 05-19-2024)
Job Postings Detail & Skills Gaps

Top 20 Companies

Trailing 30 days job postings (click legend to display values)

CompanyLatest 30 Days Unique PostingsLatest 30 Days Unique Postings % ChangeMedian SalaryMedian Max SalaryDemand
Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania924
31.1%
$62,848$76,1601.73
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center730
-64.1%
$58,112$69,3762.05
Lancaster General Health406
-16.7%
$87,360$93,1844.12
Pennsylvania State University397
-36.3%
$51,584$61,0562.25
Wellspan Health332
5.1%
$35,360$35,3281.74
Capital One301
71.4%
$215,552$229,8881.85
The Giant Company244
84.4%
$25,984$27,0082.74
Weis Markets206
5.8%
$27,040$27,0081.92
Hershey Entertainment & Resorts196
1.5%
$32,896$32,8961.18
Walmart195
11.3%
$41,600$54,1441.34
CVS Health190
-14.7%
$47,104$59,1364.4
Select Medical173
2.9%
$52,096$54,1442.29
BAYADA Home Health Care171
-3.5%
$64,256$66,8162.35
Dollar General156
$80,000$99,8401.38
Eurofins152
-22.4%
$39,424$41,4723.32
Heartland Dental131
$83,968$93,1843.94
Aveanna Healthcare100
-3%
$54,144$54,1442.05
Keystone Human Services95
-6.3%
$39,808$39,8082.16
Mavis Tire95
4.2%
$30,947$39,9362.12
New Story School95
-112.6%
$59,904$69,8884.04
(Updated 05-19-2024)

Job Postings by Educational Attainment

Education LevelPostingsPercent
No Education Listed
8,425
45.4%
High school or GED
5,447
29.3%
Bachelor's degree
3,982
21.4%
Associate degree
1,611
8.7%
Master's degree
1,181
6.4%
Ph.D. or professional degree
448
2.4%
(Updated 05-19-2024)

Job Postings by Experience Level

Experience LevelPostingsPercent
None
1,152
6.2%
Entry (1-2 Years)
4,319
23.3%
Junior (3-5 Years)
2,293
12.4%
Mid (6-9 Years)
418
2.3%
Experienced (10+ Years)
254
1.4%
(Updated 05-19-2024)

Skills Gap by Top 20 Tech Occupations with Advertised Job Postings

Demand (Job Postings) vs. Supply (Hires)

OccupationAvg Monthly Postings (Mar 2023 - Feb 2024)Avg Monthly Hires (Mar 2023 - Feb 2024)Gap
Software Developers
134
137
3
Computer User Support Specialists
54
102
48
Management Analysts
52
120
68
Data Scientists
27
22
-5
Network and Computer Systems Administrators
25
30
5
Information Security Analysts
21
17
-4
Operations Research Analysts
27
15
-12
Database Administrators
22
8
-14
Web Developers
15
10
-5
Computer Network Architects
19
15
-4

A negative gap value indicates undersupply of talent / job opportunity.

(Updated 03-21-2024)

Data


This report includes 28,841 data points from 52 measures, collected from sources described below.
Some of the summary data included in the report may not include suppressed data. Data suppression occurs in cases where private, identifying information would be disclosed. In most cases, this does not impact the total values presented in the report, but in cases where there are small industries or areas, data suppressions may reduce the accuracy of the data we can display.
Statistics based around INDUSTRY reference all jobs at a tech related company and use NAICS (North American Industry Classification System) codes. An example would be a warehouse worker employed at tech company Amazon.
Statistics based around OCCUPATION reference jobs working directly in a tech role and use SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) codes. An example would be a software engineer working at a financial institution or software company.
Statistics based around TECH WORKFORCE reference jobs working directly in a tech role and use SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) codes. 
 
SOURCES

Lightcast, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and American Community Survey, Bureau of Labor Statistics