If you’re looking for a job in technology, come to Detroit. According to a report from VentureBeat Baltimore, Detroit and Pittsburgh have the best prospects for tech jobs. This comes from the Simply Hired July 2012 employment outlook.
Simply Hired’s Nathan Beers sliced the data and told VentureBeat that when you compare the number of available jobs and the number of currently employed technology workers, the best places in the U.S to be looking for a job are Baltimore, Detroit, Charlotte, and Portland. By this measuring stick, the Silicon Valley area ranks only eighth.
Simply Hired which bills itself as the world’s largest job search engine, currently has over eight million job listings. 30 million users check the service monthly from 24 countries, and Simply Hired powers the job search functionality on sites like LinkedIn and The Washington Post.
Here are all the details on the best markets for technology workers, according to Simply Hired:
- 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
- RaleighCary, NC
- New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ
Forbes recently called Detroit a potential up and comer for tech jobs in the next decade. The article says even though the Motor City area lost 20% of its tech jobs in the past decade, it still boasts one of the nation’s largest concentrations of tech workers, nearly 50% above the national average. In the past two years, the region has experienced a solid 7.7% increase in technology jobs, the second highest rate of any metro area.
The Forbes article says the Motor City region seems to have some real high-tech mojo. According to the website Dice.com, Detroit has led the nation with the fastest growth in technology job offerings since February — at 101%. This can be traced to the rejuvenated auto industry, which is increasingly dependent on high-tech skills. Manufacturing is increasingly prodigious driver of tech jobs; games and dot-coms are not the only path to technical employment growth.
|Simply Hired - July 2012||Forbes - May 2012|
|Baltimore, MD area||Seattle, WA area|
|Detroit, MI area||Washington DC-area|
|Charlotte, NC area||San Diego, CA area|
|Portland, OR area||Salt Lake City, UT|
|Seattle, WA area||Baltimore, MD area|
|Pittsburgh, PA||Jacksonville, FL|
|Milwaukee, WI area||San Jose, CA area|
|Richmond, VA||Columbus, OH|
|Raleigh-Cary, NC||Raleigh-Cary, NC|
|New York, NY area||Nashville, TN area|
Umm- I’ve covered this for phenomenon for a while here. here and here. On one hand this seems to be true, it is nearly impossible to hire good tech staff, I know I’ve tried. On the other hand I am still looking for a new gig.
Anybody hiring? Who wants to prove to me that Detroit Michigan is among the best US citie to find a tech job?
- Five Stories About Jobs in Detroit (news.dice.com)