New study of Utah’s “core IT” sector



A new study of Utah’s information technology industry shows a fast-growing and high-paying sector for those with STEM-focused bachelor’s degrees and higher, as well as those with vocational training. The in-depth labor market study focused on coding workers, or “core IT” — those who design and build an IT company’s product.


Key findings of the study, A Labor Study of Software Publishing and Computer Systems Design, conducted by the Utah Workforce Research and Analysis Division, highlight the core IT industry’s strength and room for growth. With more than 90 percent of core IT new hires coming from other industries within Utah, researchers believe the vast majority are Utah-educated. More...





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