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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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6. San Francisco, Calif.

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Share of 2017 Software Job Postings: 7.9%

Change in Software Job Postings from 2016: 0.6% increase

Tech Industry Employment: 262,501

Average Wage in Tech Industry: $168,920

Tech Industry as a Percentage of the Overall Workforce: 11.5%

Leading Technology Occupations: Software developers (applications), computer systems analysts, software developers (systems software)

City Population: 852,469

Estimated Median Household Income: $92,094

Cost of Living Index: 101.26

With its close proximity to Silicon Valley, San Francisco has long been a popular locale for startups and larger technology firms. Tech employers here include Salesforce, Twitter, Adobe, LinkedIn, Dropbox, Uber and Cisco. The City by the Bay pays some of the highest tech salaries of anyplace in the country, but conversely, it is the only place in this slideshow where the cost of living is higher than in New York City. And the median home value in the city is a whopping $941,400 (as of 2015).

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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