“What are the top cities and employers hungry for tech talent? As you might expect, the nation’s largest tech hubs—including New York City and Francisco—posted up the most tech-job postings in October, according to our new analysis of Burning Glass data. Nonetheless, other cities are also developing sizable tech ecosystems; innovation is no longer concentrated on the East and West Coasts.
Burning Glass collects and analyzes millions of job postings from across the country, making it an ideal platform for conducting this kind of study. In October, New York City was easily the hungriest town for tech talent, suggesting that so-called “Silicon Alley” has indeed emerged as a full-fledged rival to Silicon Valley. San Francisco (however predictably) came in second, followed closely by… Atlanta?
Yes, Atlanta seems like it desperately needs tech talent, to the point where it beats out “traditional” tech hubs such as Boston and San Jose. We’ll have to keep an eye on the city for a few more months to see if this is the beginning of a longer-term trend (as opposed to a major company or two needing to hire hundreds of technologists all at once), but it’s clear that Atlanta’s years-long effort to attract tech firms might be paying off.”