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Old 08-29-2017, 11:17 PM
 
Location: Denver
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According to Glassdoor


"Companies today more than ever are locating new offices in lower cost of living areas that are nearby universities where they can recruit young talented software developers, but they can enjoy a cost of living that can be a factor of ten less in some cases for real estate," Chamberlain says.
https://www.cnbc.com/2017/07/27/tech...on-valley.html
What this says to me is that tech is becoming less and less a regional dependent career field and is spreading more evenly across the US, which I think is really awesome; it means increased economical diversity for cities and more living options for tech workers. I say this because the decreases on the map image are a lot bigger than the increases posted in the text.
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Lol! Baltimore? Give me a break
Baltimore is really dang close to the heart of the internet and the soul of the cloud and it's not DC expensive, so it makes sense to me.
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Old 08-30-2017, 03:48 AM
 
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According to Glassdoor
Here are the 10 best cities for getting a job in tech beyond Silicon Valley based on the share of software job postings for each respective metro area.

1. Seattle, WA

From 2012 to 2017, 6.7% increase in software jobs.
Seattle, home to tech giant Microsoft, saw the biggest gains in software hiring. But Chamberlain says this growth is mostly driven by retail giants Amazon and Walmart.
As e-commerce has boomed, so have the amount of software jobs in the retail sector.

2. Washington, DC

From 2012 to 2017, Washington, D.C. saw a 1.3% increase in software jobs.
While tech icons including IBM, HP and Oracle are hiring in Washington, D.C., there are an array of education-based companies such as Lexis Nexis, Cengage and Kaplan to pick from as well.

3. Detroit, MI

From 2012 to 2017, Detroit saw a 0.8% increase in software jobs.
The big auto manufacturers still left there, like Ford and General Motors, are relying more and more heavily on software engineers for automation rather than the old style line production worker manufacturing jobs, Chamberlain says.

4. Denver, CO

From 2012 to 2017, 0.7% increase in software jobs.
Research from Glassdoor shows software workers living in this and other cities with lower cost of living were able to stretch their dollars further.
"The lower cost of living is just one reason Denver has seen a growing tech presence, and as a result more demand for software-related talent," Chamberlain says.
Google, for example, has doubled its workforce in Colorado ahead of opening a new campus.

5. Austin, TX

From 2012 to 2017, 0.7% increase in software jobs.
Some non-traditional tech companies seeking software engineers in this city include iHeartMedia, Home Depot and Indeed, which was voted one of Fortune's best places to work in Texas this year.

6. San Francisco, CA

From 2012 to 2017, San Francisco saw a 0.6% increase in software jobs.
Although not very far from Silicon Valley itself, San Francisco currently has nearly 20,000 job listings related to software. Among those are retail company Gap, General Electric and Under Armour.

7. Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

From 2012 to 2017, 0.4% increase in software jobs.
Companies like AT&T, Match.com and Capital One are among the companies with 12,000 software gigs currently available in this area of Texas. As with several other cities on this list, Dallas has been suspected to have a tech boom for a few years now.

8. New York City, NY

From 2012 to 2017, New York City saw a 0.4% increase in software jobs.
Chamberlain points out that New York City, as well as San Francisco, is a significant hub in the banking and financial services industry.
"As the industry continues to adopt more technology, from online security payments to mobile banking apps, hiring for software roles have significantly grown," Chamberlain tells CNBC Make It.

9. Orlando, FL

From 2012 to 2017, 0.3% increase in software jobs.
Disney Parks and Resorts Deloitte and Universal Studios are just a few examples of places that are non-traditionally tech companies, but demand software talent.

10. Raleigh-Durham, NC

From 2012 to 2017, 0.3% increase in software jobs.

"Companies today more than ever are locating new offices in lower cost of living areas that are nearby universities where they can recruit young talented software developers, but they can enjoy a cost of living that can be a factor of ten less in some cases for real estate," Chamberlain says.
https://www.cnbc.com/2017/07/27/tech...on-valley.html
this article is confusing. the headline says jobs in tech but it seems to narrow down to only software ?
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Old 08-30-2017, 03:57 AM
 
Location: (six-cent-dix-sept)
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What this says to me is that tech is becoming less and less a regional dependent career field and is spreading more evenly across the US, which I think is really awesome; it means increased economical diversity for cities and more living options for tech workers. I say this because the decreases on the map image are a lot bigger than the increases posted in the text.
silicon valley never had a monopoly on technology jobs; most technologist are not in california.
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Old 08-30-2017, 08:11 AM
 
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Another interesting article from Wall Street Journal

The eight leading U.S. tech hubs account for slightly less than 10% of U.S. jobs and about 13% of overall job postings.

But the cities —

Seattle
San Francisco
San Jose
Austin
Raleigh
Washington
Baltimore
Boston

account for more than 27% of the listings for U.S. tech jobs, research from Jed Kolko, the chief economist of the job-search website Indeed, shows.

That’s already a striking concentration, but tech jobs with the highest salaries are even more centralized. Among jobs that typically pay over $100,000, nearly 40% of openings are in those eight cities.


https://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2017...just-8-cities/
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Old 08-30-2017, 08:19 AM
 
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According Indeed, these cities have the highest % of Tech Jobs.

One possible reason Silicon Valley jobs are moving to the DC area could be the fact that these workers crave not only money, but also influence over political tides.

Meanwhile, nearby Baltimore, rife with tech gigs centering on military and governmental contractors, is within easy commuting distance.

"Baltimore’s economy over the last few decades has been dominated by the 'eds, meds, and feds'—education, medicine, and government-related jobs," says Brian Davis, director of education at SparkRental. "It's paved the way for this city to be uniquely positioned for tech jobs."

Another advantage of Baltimore is its affordability.

And don't let the East Coast home-buying activities of Mr. Bezos, fool you. Seattle continues to grow as a tech hub, gaining the most ground—11%—in its share of tech jobs nationally.

But Indeed also found some smaller, emerging tech centers with a similar job mix as Silicon Valley, including Boulder, CO; San Diego; and Provo-Orem, UT.




http://www.realtor.com/news/trends/b...ech-jobs-2017/

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Old 08-30-2017, 09:10 AM
 
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this article is confusing. the headline says jobs in tech but it seems to narrow down to only software ?
They are saying Software jobs is like the canary of Tech Jobs.
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Old 08-31-2017, 10:35 PM
 
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this article is confusing. the headline says jobs in tech but it seems to narrow down to only software ?
No mention of San Antonio.


San Antonio's tech industry centered around cyber security injects almost $15 billion into the city's economy. It is HQ's for billion dollar companies like Rackspace, Iheartmedia, and Hulu just opened a campus here. It also has the second highest number of data centers in the U.S.
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Old 08-31-2017, 10:40 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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No mention of San Antonio.


San Antonio's tech industry centered around cyber security injects almost $15 billion into the city's economy. It is HQ's for billion dollar companies like Rackspace, Iheartmedia, and Hulu just opened a campus here. It also has the second highest number of data centers in the U.S.
I dunno if I'd brag up iHeartMedia. They're billions of dollars in debt and teetering on the brink of collapse. If/when they go under it'll be the best thing to happen to terrestrial radio in 20+ years.
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Old 09-01-2017, 12:55 AM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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Iheartmedia is the remnants of Clear Channel radio. The good news is when they bail it will offer thousands or radio stations back to local buyers. That is a good thing.
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Old 09-01-2017, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Tampa
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I like how they keep generalizing "software" jobs as tech, which is a very broad and vague term. List is super lame.
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