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Top 25 Cities for Tech Jobs

Tania Khadder, Anna Hennings, Eric Dahl, Adam Starr, Alice Handley | InsideTech

April 30, 2009

#2. Washington, DC

Population: 591,833

Average Salary: $54,840

Cost of Living Rank (in a 1-100 list): 32

Average Commute Time: 28.4 minutes

Job Growth Rank (in a list of 372 Highest Growth Cities): 12

Unemployment Rate: 6.1

Wired Cities Rank: 3

America’s political center checks in at #2 on our list thanks to its high ranking on the most-wired cities list and low unemployment rate. As the new administration and the stimulus package create new jobs, DC is sure to see some impressive growth. Plus, as President Obama’s staff found out when they entered the White House, the government’s IT infrastructure is in desperate need of an overhaul. That should create plenty of opportunity for tech workers.

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