A recent article at Bloomberg Businessweek notes that the tech sector added 47,000 jobs so far in 2010 due to demand for tech products in Asia and Latin America. This represents a 15% growth spurt compared with an 11% jobs growth in the economy overall this year. The article also notes that in some tech industries, salaries are beginning to inch up too. They quote a survey from PayScale that finds that information, media and telecom professionals have seen a slight rise in pay this year.
Some of the job activity comes from government stimulus funds which spurred purchases by agencies and businesses. Recovery from the automakers has also led to an increase in the hiring of high-tech workers and engineers. Moreover, some local and state governments have increased spending for their technology hubs. Oklahoma City, for example, added 900 high-tech jobs last year.
Which U.S. cities had the most tech jobs? The full list of the top 25 can be found at Bloomberg Businessweek, but here are the top ten, along with the average wage in that city:
New York - $98,541
Washington DC - $100,488
San Jose/Silicon Valley - $132,057
Boston - $102,230
Dallas - Ft. Worth - $88,164
Los Angeles - $91,152
Chicago - $82,462
Seattle - $96,741
Philadelphia - $93,406
Houston - $87,292
What's your experience been like lately, are you finding the job market easing up?