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10 Best US Cities for Tech Jobs in 2017

These metro areas have seen the biggest gains in software jobs over the last five years. You might be surprised by where some cities rank, and which noted tech employer missed the cut.
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10. Raleigh-Durham, N.C.

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Share of 2017 Software Job Postings: 1.3%

Change in Software Job Postings from 2016: 0.3% increase

Tech Industry Employment: 60,269

Average Wage in Tech Industry: $103,189

Tech Industry as a Percentage of the Overall Workforce: 10.4%

Leading Technology Occupations: Software developers (applications), computer systems analysts, computer user support specialists

City Population: 439,896

Estimated Median Household Income: $56,910

Cost of Living Index: 75.22*

In recent years, Raleigh has become one of the biggest technology hubs on the East Coast. Major employers in the area include tech giants like IBM, Cisco, SAS Institute and Lenovo, as well as leading healthcare and financial services firms, like Fidelity Investments, GlaxoSmithKline and Wells Fargo. The weather is pleasant, and crime is relatively low, making this area very popular with families.

*Note: Throughout this slideshow, cost of living numbers are indexed to the price of living in New York City, which is designated with a 100.0 rating. The 75.22 index rating means the cost of living in Raleigh is about 75.22% of the cost of living in New York City.

 

Cynthia Harvey is a freelance writer and editor based in the Detroit area. She has been covering the technology industry for more than fifteen years. View Full Bio

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Nice to see Seattle still on this list. Being and working in Vancouver, BC, tech jobs are often gone quickly and with Seattle being so close, it provides some possibilities for those stuck unemployed. 
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