Top 10 cities for tech workers

While Silicon Valley remains the top tech hub, a new study shows nine other metro areas offering the best job markets for tech workers—and the results may surprise you.

Top 10 cities for tech workers

You relocate for a variety of reasons: family, adventure, but let’s face it, usually for work. When the right opportunity is in another city, sometimes you just have to go out and grab it—and if you work in tech, you might want to get ready to pack your bags for a city that you weren’t expecting.

Of course, you’ll find plenty of good tech jobs just about everywhere you look at the top companies hiring on Monster right now. But if you really want to pinpoint exactly where the best tech jobs are, you’ve come to the right place. Real estate and investment firm CBRE just released its annual analysis, ranking the top cities for tech talent, based on factors such as available tech jobs, workers with tech degrees, average apartment rent, and momentum of growth.

As expected, the San Francisco Bay Area comes in first, while Atlanta and Toronto both come as welcome surprises to the list, with the low cost of office space and low cost of living helping them round out the top 10. Check out the full list below to see the top tech hubs in North America—and some of the top tech jobs and companies hiring on Monster right now.

1. San Francisco

Jobs hiring: Software developer, computer systems analyst, network and computer systems administrator, web developer, information technology project manager

Companies hiring: Info Objects, IdeaHelix, IXL Learning, Cognizant, Twilio

Find all tech jobs in San Francisco on Monster.

2. Seattle

Jobs hiring: Software developer, computer systems analyst, information technology project manager, software quality assurance engineer, web developer

Companies hiring: Excell, CenturyLink, CSI Interfusion, OpenWave Computing, University of Washington Medicine

Find all tech jobs in Seattle on Monster.

3. New York

Jobs hiring: Software developer, web developer, computer systems analyst, information technology project manager, computer programmer

Companies hiring: Cognizant, NTT Data, Santander Bank, UPS, Army

Find all tech jobs in New York City on Monster.

4. Washington, D.C.

Jobs hiring: Software developer, computer user support specialist, information security analyst, web developer, computer systems analyst

Companies hiring: Collins Consulting, AT&T, CenturyLink, Pragmatics, DKW Communications

Find all tech jobs in Washington, D.C. on Monster.

5. Atlanta

Jobs hiring: Software developer, web developer, information technology project manager, software quality assurance engineer, computer programmer

Companies hiring: UPS, Oldcastle, Synergy, AT&T, Tech Mahindra

Find all tech jobs in Atlanta on Monster.

6. Toronto, Canada

Jobs hiring: Software developer, web developer, information technology project manager, information security analyst, software quality assurance engineer

Companies hiring: Accenture, Systematix, FrontStream, Arrow, DXC Technology

Find all tech jobs in Toronto on Monster.

7. Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina

Jobs hiring: Software developer, web developer, software quality assurance engineer, database adminstrator, information security analyst

Companies hiring: APC, Optanix, UnitedHealth Group, Conduent, Tekniforce

Find all tech jobs in Raleigh on Monster.

8. Austin, Texas

Number of jobs: 106

Jobs hiring: Software developer, web developer, information technology project manager, computer programmer, software quality assurance engineer

Companies hiring: New Iron, AT&T, Speridian Technologies, HCL Technologies, Apple

Find all tech jobs in Austin on Monster.

9. Boston

Jobs hiring: Software developer, computer systems analyst, web developer, computer system engineer, software quality assurance engineer

Companies hiring: BAE Systems, UnitedHealth Group, PerkinElmer, Digital Guardian, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Find all tech jobs in Boston on Monster.

10. Dallas-Fort Worth

Jobs hiring: Software developer, web developer, computer systems analyst, database administrator, information security analyst

Companies hiring: AT&T, Christus Health, Cognizant, OpenWave Computing, Mastech

Find all tech jobs in Dallas on Monster.

 

Find all tech jobs on Monster.