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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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5. Austin, Texas

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Share of 2017 Software Job Postings: 2.3%

Change in Software Job Postings from 2016: 0.7% increase

Tech Industry Employment: 113,176

Average Wage in Tech Industry: $108,349

Tech Industry as a Percentage of the Overall Workforce: 12.1%

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

City Population: 912,791

Estimated Median Household Income: $56,351

Cost of Living Index: 77.31

Austin may not be as well-known as a location for IT jobs as some of the other cities in this slideshow, but technology jobs make up a huge portion of its workforce. It's also home to the annual South by Southwest conference, which brings together many of the biggest names in the technology industry. Although home prices have been rising rapidly, Austin has a fairly low cost of living. Plus, it has a delightfully offbeat culture that makes it one of the most unique places in the country. Major tech employers in the area include Dell, IBM, Apple, Oracle, VMware and many others.

 

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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