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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9. Orlando, Fla.
Share of 2017 Software Job Postings: 0.8%
Change in Software Job Postings from 2016: 0.3 percent increase
Tech Industry Employment: 51,929
Average Wage in Tech Industry: $86,892
Tech Industry as a Percentage of the Overall Workforce: 4.6%
Leading Technology Occupations: Computer user support specialists, software developers (applications), computer systems analysts
City Population: 262,372
Estimated Median Household Income: $44,804
Cost of Living Index: 80.29
Orlando, of course, is best known for its tourism industry, which employs a growing number of technology professionals in order to provide guests the services they have come to expect. Other big employers in the area include Lockheed Martin, Siemens, AT&T and several large healthcare systems. One downside: tech wages run low in this community. But on the bright side, residents here don't have to worry about snow.
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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