Information Technology is a major industry in Washington and the need for qualified workers to join the industry continues to grow. Developers are not only needed at tech companies, but across all industries - retail, healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing, and many others.
Like in Washington, the demand for software developers is booming nationally. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that between 2016-2026, the number of software development positions will increase by 24%. In 2017, the median salary for software developers was over $100,000.
Read more about the increasing need for tech talent at the following links:
Business can't find the right tech workers, USA Today
Seattle is the 2nd best tech city, GeekWire
Tech companies create jobs faster than any other industry, Washington Technology Industry Association