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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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8. New York City

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Share of 2017 Software Job Postings: 4.9%

Change in Software Job Postings from 2016: 0.4% increase

Tech Industry Employment: 392,424

Average Wage in Tech Industry: $130,718

Tech Industry as a Percentage of the Overall Workforce: 4.4%

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

City Population: 8,491,079

Estimated Median Household Income: $55,752

Cost of Living Index: 100.0

New York City has one of the highest concentrations of technology jobs anywhere in the country. The city's well-known financial firms employ a lot of IT workers, but it is also home to a growing number of small tech startups. The cost of living is high, but that might not be a problem because IT salaries in the city are among the highest in the nation. There's no place else like it on earth, and if you like the diversity, opportunities and excitement of living in one of the world's biggest cities, New York might be right for you.

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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