The best and worst cities for jobs in technology have just been released by Simply Hired, and the results are surprising, Venture Beat is reporting. The job openings were up 9.2% from May, and jobs were up in all major metro areas.
Washington DC, New York and the Silicon Valley areas are growing the most in number of job openings. But in percentage increase, Houston, Oakland and Charlotte are the highest.
Simply Hired’s data showed that when comparing the number of available jobs and the number of currently employed technology workers, the best areas in the United States are Baltimore, Detroit, Charlotte and Portland. In contrast, Newark, Birmingham, Riverside/San Bernardino and Little Rock are the worst places for job seekers looking for technology positions.
Technology firms are the second highest hiring companies, behind the health care industry. The companies include Amazon, Accenture and Intel.
The best markets to be looking for a technology job include Baltimore-Towson, MD; Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI; Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC; Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA; Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA; Pittsburgh, PA; Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI; Richmond, VA; Raleigh-Cary, NC and New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ
The worst markets to be looking for a technology job include Newark-Union, NJ-PA; Birmingham-Hoover, AL; Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA; Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR; Honolulu, HI; Boulder, CO; Huntsville, AL; Sacramento–Arden-Arcade–Roseville, CA; Indianapolis-Carmel, IN and Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL.