According to the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, the D.C. metro area has the second highest concentration of I.T. professionals in the U.S. next to Silicon Valley. For all those that are trying to help put the D.C. tech community together, it appears as though this is a pretty good goal given the density. Conversely, it should be noted that just because we have the second highest density of I.T. professional doesn’t mean that we have the second highest volume of startups.
There are a number of large companies whose focus is strictly on I.T. services for the government. I would guess that those companies make up the majority of I.T. professionals in the area, but I don’t have the numbers to back it up. Also, the average salary for someone in the I.T. industry living in the D.C. metro area is approximately $122,950. Not bad! Congrats D.C.!