Recently, Wall St. Cheat Sheet named the 6 US cities with the most tech start-ups. We took a look at tech hiring in these 6 cities to see what types of jobs they are hiring for and the difficulties that Recruiters may face. The 6 cities were:
- Denver, CO
- Seattle, WA
- Cambridge, MA
- San Jose, CA
- Fort Collins, CO
- Boulder, CO
It's not too surprising that San Jose makes this list, since it's part of the Silicon Valley. However, it's interesting that 3 cities in Colorado were listed. In October, the Seattle metro area had the most tech job ads of these 6 cities. Boston and San Jose rounded out the top 3. Seattle also experienced the most growth in tech hiring, with 10% more jobs in October 2013 than in October 2012. San Jose, Denver, and Boulder also increased, while the Cambridge and Fort Collins metro areas declined in demand compared to last year.
Hiring Demand for Tech Jobs in Cities with the Most Tech Start Ups
Below are the 10 most in-demand tech occupations in these 6 cities.
- Software Developers, Applications
- Web Developers
- Network and Computer Systems Administrators
- Computer Systems Analysts
- Information Technology Project Managers
Of these cities, our Hiring Scale shows that employers in Seattle, WA are likely to experience the most difficulties when recruiting tech talent. The Hiring Scale ranges from 1 to 99, with higher scores representing more difficulty. Seattle is city scores an 81 on the scale, which is considered very hard-to-fill.
Hiring Scale for Tech Jobs in Seattle, WA
In comparison, we can also see that the Fort Collins, CO area scored the lowest of these 6 cities with a 58. This means that tech jobs in the Fort Collins area with be moderately difficult.
Hiring Scale for Tech Jobs in Fort Collins, CO
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