1New Jersey Joins New York, California as Top Tech Jobs Market
by Nathan Eddy
2New Jersey Takes the Lead on Growth
Through the first half of the year, New Jersey added 5 percent more tech positions, or 3,600 jobs, topping the list of the fastest-growing states.
3Massachusetts Lands in Second Place
More tech jobs have been created in Massachusetts in the first half of the year, than last year at the same time.
4Missouri Takes Third for Tech Jobs Growth
Missouri’s tech employment grew at nearly 4 percent in the first half of this year, to take third place, while beating out Texas, New York and Washington.
5Texas Shoots to Fourth Place, Helped by Austin
Opportunities abound, including jobs at cloud software companies in Austin, health care powerhouses in Houston, the Federal Reserve Bank in Dallas and defense contractors in San Antonio.
6New York’s Silicon Alley Keeps State Growing
New York City’s positioning to attract startups and tech companies to rival Silicon Valley in the West appears to be paying off, helping the state achieve 2.6 percent growth.
7Washington Continues to Offer Opportunities
Powered by the strong startup presence in Seattle and Olympia, as well as Microsoft’s presence in Redmond, Washington’s tech job market grew 2.5 percent so far this year.
8Maryland and Its Suburbs Are Engines for Tech Growth
With demand for government IT positions strong, Maryland’s proximity to the federal government in Washington, D.C., has helped job growth hit 2 percent year-to-date, compared with 2012.
9Rocky Mountains and IT Pros: Colorado Grows
Colorado and Illinois are also making noise, each growing close to 2 percent year-to-date. You’ll find 2,000 tech job postings on Dice in Colorado alone.
10Chicago Helps Power Illinois to Finish Inside the Top 10
On any given day, there are more than 4,000 tech jobs listed on Dice in Illinois. Web and Java developers, business analysts, and network architects are among the workers that tech companies in Chicago are seeking.
11Pennsylvania Rounds Out the Top 10 Tech States
Philadelphia has seen a large increase in technology jobs year-over-year, in particular for Java developers, software engineers and network engineers, and helped the state post growth of 1.7 percent.