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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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4. Denver, Colo.

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Share of 2017 Software Job Postings: 2.1%

Change in Software Job Postings from 2016: 0.7% increase

Tech Industry Employment: 114,495

Average Wage in Tech Industry: $109,039

Tech Industry as a Percentage of the Overall Workforce: 8.2%

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

City Population: 663,862

Estimated Median Household Income: $58,003

Cost of Living Index: 81.42

Because it's so close to the mountains, Colorado attracts technology workers who enjoy outdoor activities. IT salaries aren't as high as in some other locations, but the cost of living is fairly low. Big technology firms in the area include Lockheed Martin, IBM, Oracle, Avaya and Level 3.

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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