Research

No effort should be wasted in identifying the most effective and efficient means to a desired outcome. TechPoint conducts and collaborates with professional partners on regular research studies regarding the tech industry. The findings supply business leaders stakeholders with critical data on Indiana’s tech ecosystem, including expected demand for talented workers, fastest growing sectors, and the importance of the tech industry to the state’s economy. Through TechPoint research projects it has been determined that Indiana’s tech sector is much larger, growing faster, and paying higher salaries than many realize.

New Technology Workforce Study Identifies Critical Central Indiana Market Demands for Future Growth

SPECIAL THANKS TO: HIRE UP

Hire Up, an EmployIndy regional convening initiative to help bridge the growing Central Indiana technical skills gap, and TechPoint have released a new Central Indiana Tech Workforce Study that updates and expands upon foundational research from both organizations.

The detailed technology industry data on talent supply and market demands will be used to refine existing talent development efforts and serve as a springboard for elevating solutions to address technical skills gaps and skilled worker shortages.

New Tech Workforce Report Highlights Challenges, Opportunities and Skills Needed for Tech Companies to Grow

SPECIAL THANKS TO: Lilly Endowment Inc. and Katz, Sapper & Miller for providing research funding through the CICP Foundation

Findings released by TechPoint, Indiana’s technology growth initiative, in its second workforce report this year, show that tech companies in Central Indiana continue to face challenges in filling hundreds of open positions and need specific computer-related skills.

TechPoint derived data for the report from surveys of 26 area tech product, tech service and tech- enabled companies. The report, TechPoint Workforce Report: Defining the Demand – Tech Skills Central Indiana Companies Need to Grow, found that software developers with computer-related skills in languages and technologies like SQL, JavaScript, Ruby, CSS3 and HTML5 were most in demand. In addition, companies are seeking graphic designers, database administrators, web developers, and network and computer systems, all with varying skills.to address technical skills gaps and skilled worker shortages.

Demand for Computer-Related Jobs Grows in Central Indiana as Tech Sector Gains Momentum

SPECIAL THANKS TO: Lilly Endowment Inc. and Katz, Sapper & Miller for providing research funding through the CICP Foundation

he technology sector in Central Indiana is proving once again that it is gaining momentum and is generally growing at a rate faster than the national average, according to a report by TechPoint, Indiana’s technology growth initiative. The TechPoint Workforce Report: Employment Trends and the Demand for Computer-Related Talent in Central Indiana shows that computer-related employment from 2009-2012 in the Indianapolis-Carmel Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) grew 7.3 percent while job growth of all occupations in the same area grew 2 percent. That’s compared to a decline of all occupations nationally of 0.3 percent for the same period of time.

The largest concentration of the more than 61,000 computer-related occupations in Indiana can be found in the Indianapolis-Carmel MSA. The report shows that in 2012, 48 percent of those jobs were located in the capital city and Carmel, followed by eight percent in Fort Wayne.