Top Cities To Get A Job in Tech (That Aren’t In Silicon Valley)


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These days, you don’t have to go all the way to Silicon Valley to get a decent job in the technology sector. As a matter of fact, technology jobs in San Jose, CA (Silicon Valley’s largest metropolitan area) have actually declined over time. This post will tell you the 7 top cities to get a job in the tech sector that is not in Silicon Valley.

Raleigh-Durham, NC

Some of the companies in the Raleigh-Durham area that actively seek software engineers include Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, and Fidelity. The popularity of these companies, along with the fact that there are 11 colleges and universities in the local area, make Raleigh-Durham a great place to work in tech.

Salt Lake City, UT

Salt Lake City and the surrounding areas, known as Utah Valley, have become home to top tech companies in the region. Because entrepreneurs and start-ups flourish in the area, Utah Valley has become known as Silicon Slopes. Some of the top tech companies include DigiCert, Vivint Solar, and Adobe.

New York City, NY

New York City has become known for being a hub for the financial services industry. This industry constantly needs new technology such as mobile banking apps and secure online payments. For this reason, hiring for roles in the technology sector of this area has grown by about 0.4%.

Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

Over 12,000 software jobs have become available in Dallas-Fort Worth, thanks to companies such as, AT&T, and Capital One. The sector in this area has grown by about 0.4%.

San Francisco, CA

Almost 20,000 software positions have become available in an area that is not so far from Silicon Valley itself. Some of the better-known companies that hire are Gap, Under Armour, and General Electric. The San Francisco technology sector has grown by about 0.6%.

Austin, TX

With another Texas entry on this list, Austin has actually received recognition from Fortune Magazine as one of the best places to work in the state. Some of the Austin companies hiring tech candidates include Indeed, iHeartMedia, and Home Depot.

Denver, CO

One reason that Denver, Colorado made this list is that the tech giant Google opened a new campus in the area. Many workers in this sector like Denver because their salaries can go a lot further than they can in Silicon Valley. Colorado saw a 0.7% increase in jobs in the software industry.

If you work or want to work in the technology sector, you have options beyond Silicon Valley. If you live in a bustling city like Denver, you can even work at a Silicon Valley giant like Google. But wherever you decide to look for a job, you have a lot of companies from which you can choose. You have even more options if you look beyond the typical technology companies to include worldwide brands in your job search.

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