Okay, the big cities are rather obvious. Seattle is a great place to find tech jobs, and so is Boston. The same goes for San Francisco and Austin.
At Livability.com, we like to point out that there are many other smaller and mid-sized cities where people can go to find high-paying and challenging work in the high-tech sector. Our rankings combined – Top 50 Best Cities for Entrepreneurs and Top 100 Best Places to Live – focus on these cities that are high-tech and offer a high quality of life – where entrepreneurs want to work AND live.
Indeed, the world’s No. 1 job website with more than 200 million worldwide visitors every month, put together a 2017 list of the top eight cities in America that are tech hubs, and the list begins with San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley. In second place is Washington, D.C., which is understandable due to its large array of federal government facilities.
Baltimore and Seattle are ranked No. 3 and No. 4, and rounding out the top eight are Raleigh, San Francisco, Austin and Boston.
Indeed compiled its list by researching the top 51 metropolitan areas in the nation and studied the proportion of tech job listings in those largest of cities. The eight big-namers are certainly major players, but there are also negatives about living in those metropolises – for example, they all have high costs of housing, expensive schooling and other highly priced “musts and conveniences” associated with a good quality of life.
Like we highlighted before, Livability.com believes that smaller metros reign in tech as well – so here are our top picks for tech jobs.