The Premier Recruiting Firm Announces the Top 10 Cities for Tech Jobs for 2012
Irvine, Ca. (January 10, 2012) CyberCoders, the leading worldwide recruiting firm that custom, cutting edge technology and top recruiters to match companies and people to find the optimum career fit, highlights the cities with the most technology jobs year-over-year from 2010 to 2011.
Houston, Texas, is the leading city for energy and technology job growth, with a 145 percent increase in technology jobs from 2010. Following Houston is the Northern California city of San Jose and its esteemed tech stronghold, Silicon Valley, with a 100 percent increase in technology jobs.
Rounding out CyberCoders’ Top 10 Cities for Technology Jobs list is Seattle, Wash., known for its proximity to tech giant Microsoft and a lot of great start-ups, this city comes in ninth. Last, but not least, is Atlanta, Ga., which saw a 15 percent increase in technology jobs from 2010 to 2011.
CyberCoders Top 10 Cities for Tech for 2012
* Data features all open tech jobs listed in 2010 vs. 2011
Heidi Golledge, CEO and co-founder of CyberCoders says, “We were very intrigued by the findings, especially the fact that Houston beat San Jose for new technology job growth in 2011. Houston has always been a city rich in energy jobs, but we are now seeing that the demand for new and clean energy has helped fuel the growth in Houston’s tech sector as well.”
Houston’s high demand tech jobs include .NET developers, Sharepoint developers, and process engineers. In addition to technical jobs, this city also saw an increase in support positions including business analysts, administrative assistant positions and financial analysts. The growth of technology jobs also has a positive impact in other careers as well, as seen by CyberCoders latest data.
“The increase in technology jobs in these cities is expected to maintain and even accelerate as the economy improves. At CyberCoders, we have not only expanded our own tech hiring, but also opened offices in cities like New York to meet the growing needs of our technology clients,” says Matt Miller, CTO of CyberCoders.
With a 100 percent increase in technology jobs from 2010 to 2011, San Jose — home to tech giants like Adobe, Yahoo and many others — is No. 2 on CyberCoders’ list. San Jose’s Silicon Valley has long reigned supreme as a city for technology jobs. Jobs in demand include: Java developers, software engineers, C++ developers, and QA engineers to name a few.
Ranking third is Philadelphia – a city that is not always synonymous with technology jobs. The fourth largest city in America, Philadelphia has seen a large increase in technology jobs year-over-year in particular Java developers, software engineers and network engineers.
Golledge of CyberCoders, “There is no doubt that technology continues to reign as one of the leading industries in job growth nationwide. CyberCoders’ latest data indicates the cities leading the way are providing career opportunities for a variety of technology careers — promising news for jobseekers and employers.”