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Computer Science occupations in Portland surging

  • ​​Overall Computer Occupations grew at an annualized rate of 7.5 percent from 2010 to 2016..
  • Software application developers are the single largest computer science occupation and have seen the fastest growth in past year; growing 18.2 percent from 2015 to 2016. These workers are also well paid at an average annual salary of $100,510 compared to the average occupational salary of $41,370 in the Portland MSA.
  • Portland has a significant demand for tech workers. The vast majority of H1B Visas from Portland based companies are workers with computer science background.
  • Looking at the total list of accepted H1B Visa applications, we see that roughly 821 visas are identified as tech workers. This accounts for two-thirds of all accepted H1B visa applications in Portland. ​

Source: JLL Research, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2017




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