Traditional tech hubs like New York City (up 44% YoY), Chicago (up 52%), Atlanta (up 17%), San Francisco (up 29%) and Austin (up 39%) all continue to lead the way in total tech job postings and are showing tremendous growth year over year.
San Francisco returned to the top five after dropping to #6 in our previous Tech Job Report (below Dallas), a sign that the city continues to rebound from an exceptionally tough go during the pandemic. Alternatively, Seattle (up 56%) dropped out of the top ten (it had previously ranked at #7), due at least in part to hiring slowdowns at Microsoft and Amazon, two of the region’s biggest employers, as well as a slackening in retail spending.
A cooling of the housing market may impact tech hiring growth in certain areas across the country. A plateau in growth is anticipated as people stay put after moving (or not) in 2020 or 2021, especially with Austin, Charlotte, Phoenix and a number of other top tech hubs widely viewed as overvalued.
Top 25 Tech Cities by Job Posting Volume
Change % from 1H 2021 to 1H 2022
Top 25 Tech Cities by Job Posting Growth
Increase from 1H 2021 to 1H 2022
Only Cities in Top 50 by Posting Volume considered
States hiring the most tech talent remain fairly similar to lists in 2021 Dice Tech Job Reports. Job postings in California (up 30% YoY) and Texas (up 42%) alone account for 24% of total postings, keeping them firmly at the top of the list. Florida (up 40%), New York (up 29%) and Virginia (33%) also remain in the top five.
Across the U.S., states show stability in terms of the growth in tech job postings, with 90% of states seeing year-over-year growth compared to the first half of 2021. Vermont earned the highest year-over-year growth percentage: a 171% increase in tech job postings compared to the first half of 2021. Alaska showed the greatest decline, with a 17% drop in tech job postings year over year.