Large cybersecurity cluster development
1,400+ local graduates in Computer and Information Sciences
Expected growth rate of 6.8% by 2023
|Job||# Employed||Average Annual Wage|
|Computer and Information Systems Managers||1,120||$150,570|
|Computer Systems Analysts||2,870||$87,910|
|Computer Network Architects||1,140||$101,650|
|Computer Hardware Engineers||200||$106,560|
Many of the region’s post-secondary educational institutions support the growth of the IT sector in Hampton Roads. During the 2015-2016 academic year, over 9,900 local students graduated with a degree pertaining to Information Technology.
Significant contributors include Old Dominion University and ECPI:
Hampton Roads has a strong and well-recognized defense presence. With over 15 military installations employing 100,000 active duty personnel, the region has attracted cutting-edge government contractors like Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Huntington Ingalls Industries, and Northrop Grumman.
After leaving the services, former military personnel provide a well-trained and renewable source of information technology talent. Each year over 8,000 of the state's 14,000 exiting military members establish residency in the Hampton Roads region. In 2018, this accounted for 530 IT jobs, many of which support defense related IT.