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Hidden Tech Gems: Top 10 Cities For IT Salary Growth

Sarah Kimmel

It Ain't Always Sunny In Silicon Valley

The IT job market has been heating up in cities across the country, but not all cities are equal when it comes to the average year-over-year salary growth, according to tech-industry career site Dice's 2012-2013 Salary Survey of 15,049 tech professionals across the nation.

Although Silicon Valley topped the charts as the only market to boast a six-figure average salary, with the median at $101,278, it actually had a 2.8 percent decrease from its 2011 average of $104,195, according to Dice. But, it wasn't the only tech hotspot to see a decline. Hartford, Conn., saw a 3.9 percent drop, from $88,546 in 2011 to $85,130, and New York City dropped 0.4 percent, from $90,042 in 2011 to $89,669 in 2012.

But, it's not all bad news: 2012 marked the first time in the near-decade-long history of conducting the survey in which Dice found double-digit growth in seven markets -- the most ever registered, according to Dice. Continue on to find out which other tech cities enjoyed salary boosts last year.

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