Top 10 techie job markets, one in the Midwest

Chicago. That’s it.

The rest, based on “’s list of the top 10 metropolitan areas for tech jobs:”

1. New York/New Jersey – 11,044 postings

2. Washington, D.C. – 7,971 postings

3. Silicon Valley – 6,755 postings

4. Los Angeles – 4,546 postings

5. Chicago – 4,241 postings

6. Boston – 4,167 postings

7. Philadelphia – 3,156 postings

8. Dallas – 3,084 postings

9. Atlanta – 2,987 postings

10. Seattle – 2,309 postings

See the article here, written by Fortune Senior Editor, Anne Fisher, on

Is an adequate enough resource for deciding how we’re doing in this measurement? I don’t know. Opinion?

The article has other interesting info.

5 thoughts on “Top 10 techie job markets, one in the Midwest

  1. I don’t know the answer to your question about Dice. But as a well connected observer of the NEO Tech market it certainly calls into questions the numbers that drove the Monster ranking everybody made a big deal about a couple of months ago.It now looks to me like Monster’s deal with the ABJ was what drove that ranking. Just another example of why this region needs to stop digesting the hype at face value or we’ll never turn this area around.On second thought Dice’s rankings carry more weight with me vs. Monster because they are focussed on tech jobs only.

  2. Not that much interest on the part of many people in living in the Midwest. Bad weather, grumpy people and places where the river spontaneously burst into flames are not all that attractive.

  3. Miriam’s exactly right, the gross number of postings is a pretty poor index of a market’s “heat.” 7 of the 10 largest metros and 9 of the top 15 are on this list (depending on how they define Silicon Valley, all 10 on the list might be taken from the top 15 metros). This does tell you that places like Miami, Detroit, and Houston (the rest of the top ten largest metros) probably have poor markets.LA has 1 tech listing for every 2849 people. Seattle has one listing for every 1413 people. Seattle’s market seems “hotter” to me.For what it’s worth, 606 listings would put C-Bus at the same listings per capita as LA, and 531 would get Austin to that level.

  4. I see that Austin, Texas did not make the list, despite a strong tech job market here. Maybe they should look at job postings relative to total number of jobs or to population (size of the city), rather than just the number of tech job postings.

  5. Speaking as a ‘techie’ I’m not surprised … the Columbus market isn’t all that good right now.

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