Information Technology

Industry Overview

Information Technology is not simply another industry in Virginia, it is central to the success of the Commonwealth. With one of the highest concentrations of technology workers in the country, Virginia has become a world-class center for emerging internet technology, software development, fiber optics and advanced communications companies. Virginia offers a dynamic IT industry cluster with a talented and skilled workforce supported by an acclaimed educational system offering a variety of cutting-edge IT degree programs.

Virginia's Information Technology Industry

  • Accounts for over 172,000 jobs in Virginia
  • Virginia has the 2nd highest concentration of tech workers in the nation, with nearly 1 in 10 workers in tech, as reported in Cyberstates 2015
  • Computer systems design and related services accounts for more than half of the total technology employment in Virginia
  • Has a direct economic output of $41.3 billion and supports $33.4 billion in additional economic output in Virginia
  • In the past 10 years, over 70,200 jobs have been added in the information technology sector with investment of more than $12.3 billion
  • To view the complete Information Technology Industry Profile, click here

Key Companies

  • Accenture
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Alion Science & Technology
  • CACI International Inc.
  • CGI
  • CSC
  • General Dynamics
  • Harris Corporation
  • HP Enterprise Services
  • IBM
  • ITT Excelis Corp.

  • L-3 Communications
  • Lockheed Martin
  • ManTech International
  • Micron Technology
  • Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • Oracle
  • QinetiQ
  • Raytheon Company
  • SAIC
  • SRA International, Inc.
  • TASC

Assets/Virginia Advantages

  • Virginia's colleges and universities ensure that Virginia's workforce stands ready to meet current and future industry needs. Each year, over 3,600 degrees are conferred in IT and related programs, and 17 top colleges and universities offer undergraduate and/or graduate-level engineering programs that produce over 4,900 graduates.
  • Virginia is home to several Federal agencies that focus on cyber security, including the U.S. Army Cyber Command (ARCYBER), U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Homeland Security's National Cyber Security and Communications Integration Center and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
  • The Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center (VMASC), is a multi-disciplinary modeling, simulation and visualization collaborative research center with more than 60 partners from industry, government and academia.
  • Virginia is home to the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, which provides geospatial intelligence and information for the federal government.
  • The National Center for Collaboration in Medical Modeling and Simulation (NCCMMS) is focused on creating collaborative commercial opportunities between companies with modeling, simulation, and analysis capabilities and the healthcare industry.


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