New York City, Atlanta and Chicago were the top U.S. cities for technology job postings volume in the second quarter, as tech hirings surged nationwide, according to a report from Dice.
Las Vegas, Sacramento, Calif., and Huntsville, Ala., meanwhile, were the top fastest growing tech cities by job listings.
Dice, a tech career hub, analyzed more than one million tech job postings between April and June of 2021 and compared the data to its job-posting stats from January to March of 2021, as well as historical trends, for its Q2 2021 Tech Job Report.
“We are in one of the hottest tech job markets since the dot-com era, as evidenced by the upward trend in tech job postings since November 2020,” Dice CEO Art Zeile said in a statement. “What’s most encouraging to me is the sweeping growth we experienced in the second quarter regardless of location, desired occupation or skillset. When pairing the increases in tech hiring with the steadfastly low-tech unemployment rate of 2.2 percent, it remains clear that technologists are in incredibly high demand across multiple sectors including tech, defense, healthcare and finance.”
Texas, which continued to rank second only to California for tech job listings, experienced strong growth in Austin, Dallas, Houston and Plano — “strengthening the narrative of its potential to rival the Golden State as a tech powerhouse,” Dice said. Third-ranked New York’s gains were driven by listing increases in New York City, where postings grew 21 percent from the first quarter.
Seventy-eight percent of the top 50 tech employers — as ranked by job postings volume — increased the numbers of their job listings compared to the first quarter.
Here’s a deeper look at how the numbers played out for the top U.S. tech cities.