Application Development: Houston, Silicon Valley, Philly Top List of Booming IT Job Markets
The top city in the United States for technology jobs is in Texas, but it's not Austin. Instead, Houston is the leading city for energy and technology job growth, with a 145 percent increase in technology jobs from 2010, according to a list compiled by CyberCoders, a recruiting firm for the IT industry. Northern California, with its storied Silicon Valley, also is highly represented, with both San Francisco and San Jose (and its 100 percent increase in tech jobs) among the top 10. Also making CyberCoders' list of the top 10 cities for technology jobs is Seattle. Known for its proximity to tech giant Microsoft and a lot of great startups, this city comes in ninth. And rounding out the list is Atlanta, which saw a 15 percent increase in technology jobs from 2010 to 2011.