In April, we draw attention to the important role that Information Technology (IT) plays as a key driver of growth in our state and local economy. IT workers are employed across every industry in Minnesota and across the state – and demand and wages are high.
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) projects employment in IT occupations to grow 12.2% between 2020 and 2030, while the average growth of all occupations in Minnesota is 5.7%.
Because of high demand for IT workers, wages for workers in these occupations are higher than for most occupations in Minnesota. In fact, the median hourly wage for IT occupations was $44.89 an hour in 2021 – that's nearly $22 more an hour higher than the median for all occupations in the state.
Explore the resources below to learn more about the wide range of IT employment opportunities throughout Minnesota.
- View CareerForce Information Technology demand, wage and other information
- View Ramsey County Tech Month resources and events
- Read about technology employment in the Twin Cities metro - article from DEED Metro Area Labor Market Analyst Tim O'Neill
- Learn about capturing the full potential of the Northeast Minnesota tech pipeline - article from DEED Northeast Minnesota Labor Market Analyst Carson Gorecki
- Find out about demand for tech workers in Northwest Minnesota - article from DEED Labor Market Regional Analysis & Outreach Manager Cameron Macht
- Read about technology in manufacturing in Southeast Minnesota - article from DEED Southeast Minnesota Labor Market Analyst Mark Schultz
- Learn about IT employment in Southwest Minnesota - article from DEED Labor Market team
- Find out about how DEED is working with community partners to help close the tech training and employment opportunity gap - Star Tribune article