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Best US Cities For Technology Job Growth: Dice Q2 Report

Donna Goodison

Dice analyzed more than one million tech job postings between April and June of 2021 and compared the data to its job-posting stats from the previous three months, as well as historical trends, for its Q2 2021 Tech Job Report.

Top Tech 10 Cities By Job Posting Volume 

(With quarter-over-quarter growth from Q1 2021 to Q2 2021)

1. New York, N.Y. 21 percent

2. Atlanta, Ga. 18 percent

3. Chicago, Ill. 11 percent

4. San Francisco, Calif. 4 percent

5. Washington, D.C. 18 percent

6. Austin, Tex. 25 percent

7. Seattle, Wash. 0 percent

8. Dallas, Tex. 22 percent

9. Los Angeles, Calif. 7 percent

10. Boston, Mass. 25 percent

Forty-eight of the top 50 cities with the highest tech job posting volume saw quarter-over-quarter growth in listings. The top five tech hub cities retained their standings. Meanwhile, Austin took over the sixth slot from Seattle, which moved to seventh and was the only top 10 city with zero growth; Dallas took the eighth spot, moving Los Angeles to ninth; and Boston grabbed the 10th slot, dropping Charlotte to 11th. At No. 20, Raleigh, N.C., saw a 4 percent decrease in its tech job listings, the only city to see a drop.

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