Best Cities to Work in for IT Professionals
Home to some of the largest technical corporations in America, Silicon Valley has been, and remains, the leading city in technical innovation and development in the US. However, as the industry grows at an exponential rate, the amount of IT roles has spread to cities across country. In fact, there are so many Information Technology opportunities that it can be difficult to determine exactly what city to live in.
According to Forbes, there are ten cities in particular that are on the rise in terms of salary for Information Technology professionals; nine of which have been forecasted to give the Silicon Valley a run for its money.
Forbes Highest-Paying Cities for Tech Jobs in 2015
- Silicon Valley - (including San Francisco, Oakland and Berkeley) - Average salary: $112,600, up 3.7% in last year
- Seattle - Average salary: $99,400, up 4.6% in last year
- Washington, DC - Average salary: $98,300, up 0.8% in last year
- Boston - Average salary: $97,300, up 0.8% in last year
- Sacramento - Average salary: $96,800, up 13.7% in last year
- NYC - Average salary: $95,600, up 1.8% in last year
- Los Angeles - Average salary: $95,300, down -0.5% in last year
- Denver - Average salary: $94,100, up 3.6% in last year
- San Diego - Average salary: $94,100, up 1.8% in last year
- St. Louis - Average salary: $93,800, up 23.1% in last year
According to Forbes.com, Seattle, ranking second in pay behind the Valley, has one of the fastest growing markets in tech jobs to date. Directly in line with that, the average salary for jobs in information technology in Seattle ranks higher than the rest of the other top cities in technology. Even when taking into account a series of qualifications such as salary, number of jobs, and percentage of growth rate, the Silicon Valley still remains at the top of the totem pole with an average salary of $112,600 with a growth percentage of 3.7% from last year.
However, according to Bloomberg business week, the following cities rank in order:
Bloomberg Business Week Best Cities for Tech Jobs
- San Jose/Silicon Valley
- Boulder, Colorado
- Huntsville, Alabama
- Durham, North Carolina
- *Washington, DC
- Colorado Springs, Colorado
- Manchester, New Hampshire
- Austin, Texas
- Palm Bay Melbourne, Florida
- Albuquerque, New Mexico
* AS DISPLAYED BY THE NEW NET-NEUTRALITY LEGISLATION THAT WAS RECENTLY PASSED, THE GOVERNMENT HAS A LARGE INFLUENCE/CONTROL OVER THE INTERNET, AND THE TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY OVERALL. BECAUSE OF THIS INFLUENCE, PEOPLE SEEM TO GRAVITATE TO THE DC AREA WHERE THE GOVERNMENT PRESENCE IS STRONGEST SO THAT THEY CAN LEAVE A LASTING IMPACT. - MICHAEL PARBS, INFINITY CONSULTING SOLUTIONS CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Expanding upon this list, with the new opening of our Denver location, Infinity Consulting Solutions now has a total of 7 offices within Bloomberg Business.com’s Best Cities for Tech Jobs: Washington, DC. (#5), Denver, Colorado (#19), Dallas, Texas (#22), Minneapolis, Minnesota (#26), Atlanta, Georgia (#27), New York, New York (#45), and Chicago, Illinois (#47).
Learn more about Infinity Consulting Solutions IT opportunities at http://www.infinity-cs.com/find-a-job/information-technology/ or send us your resume at http://www.infinity-cs.com/find-a-job/apply-with-ics/.