7 places outside of Silicon Valley hiring tech talent like crazy

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New York City made the list.
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We all know that Silicon Valley is the tech capital of the United States.

But that doesn’t mean that there are no opportunities for folks in the tech sphere outside of the San Jose area.

Glassdoor released a study looking into the number of job listings for software engineers and other tech roles in various metro areas.

It’s based on all active Glassdoor job listings with “software” in the job title that were posted from June 2012 to June 2017.

Here are the cities outside of Silicon Valley that saw the most growth in terms of tech job listings:


6 (tie). New York

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Sarah Jacobs

Share of software job postings in 2012: 4.5%

Share of software job postings in 2016: 4.9%

Change in share of software job postings: + 0.4%


6 (tie). Dallas

Share of software job postings in 2012: 2.2%

Share of software job postings in 2016: 2.6%

Change in share of software job postings: + 0.4%


4 (tie). Austin

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Share of software job postings in 2012: 1.6%

Share of software job postings in 2016: 2.3%

Change in share of software job postings: + 0.7%


4 (tie). Denver

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Share of software job postings in 2012: 1.3%

Share of software job postings in 2016: 2.1%

Change in share of software job postings: + 0.7%


3. Detroit

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Share of software job postings in 2012: 0.8%

Share of software job postings in 2016: 1.6%

Change in share of software job postings: >+ 0.8%


2. Washington D.C.

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Share of software job postings in 2012: 5.5%

Share of software job postings in 2016: 6.8%

Change in share of software job postings: + 1.3%


1. Seattle

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Share of software job postings in 2012: 10.2%

Share of software job postings in 2016: 16.9%

Change in share of software job postings: + 6.7%