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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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3. Detroit, Mich.


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Share of 2017 Software Job Postings: 1.6%

Change in Software Job Postings from 2016: 0.8% increase

Tech Industry Employment: 142,212

Average Wage in Tech Industry: $92,637

Tech Industry as a Percentage of the Overall Workforce: 7.7%

Leading Technology Occupations: Mechanical engineers, industrial engineers, software developers (applications)

City Population: 680,250

Estimated Median Household Income: $25,980

Cost of Living Index: 78.07

As connected cars and autonomous vehicles move from science fiction to reality, the Motor City is beginning to hire a lot more technology workers. In the past, Detroit sometimes earned a bad reputation for its crime rates and abandoned buildings, but the city is in the middle of a renaissance, with many neighborhoods flourishing. It also boasts some of the least expensive housing of any city in the slideshow: the median home value is just $42,600. It's no surprise that three of the biggest employers in the area are Ford, GM and Chrysler, but other big employers include Quicken Loans, Compuware and several large healthcare facilities.

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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