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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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7. Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas

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Share of 2017 Software Job Postings: 2.6%

Change in Software Job Postings from 2016: 0.4% increase

Tech Industry Employment: 209,568

Average Wage in Tech Industry: $108,785

Tech Industry as a Percentage of the Overall Workforce: 6.3%

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

City Population: 1,281,047

Estimated Median Household Income: $45,918

Cost of Living Index: 69.19

Dallas has the lowest cost of living of any city in this slideshow, but it still offers good salaries for IT workers. It also has a very large number of technology jobs. Big employers in the area include American Airlines, AT&T, Lockheed Martin, Texas Instruments, IBM, HPE, Raytheon, Southwest Airlines, Cisco and Dell. If you can handle the heat and humidity, you'll also find lots of IT job opportunities in this rapidly growing 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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