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10 great job markets for techies The New York area, Washington, D.C., and Silicon Valley each have thousands of tech openings, according to a leading job board. For those with the hottest skills, pay is setting post-bubble records.
By Anne Fisher, Fortune senior writer
(Fortune) -- No question about it, technology careers suffer from an image problem. A study by Dice.com (www.dice.com), a leading job board that's exclusively for techies, says that 94% of tech professionals are happy in their work, and 88% would recommend a tech career to others. They're far more concerned with issues like keeping their skills up-to-date (82%) than with outsourcing (41%) or layoffs (37%). Yet, the study says, "those outside the industry don't see technology as appealing when compared to other industries."
So many frustrated job seekers moved on to other careers that "we're facing a dearth of software engineers and developers with 2 to 8 years' experience," Welch says.
Dice.com's list of the top 10 metropolitan areas for tech jobs:
1. New York/New Jersey - 11,044 postings 2. Washington, D.C. - 7,971 postings 3. Silicon Valley - 6,755 postings 4. Los Angeles - 4,546 postings 5. Chicago - 4,241 postings 6. Boston - 4,167 postings 7. Philadelphia - 3,156 postings 8. Dallas - 3,084 postings 9. Atlanta - 2,987 postings 10. Seattle - 2,309 postings
tech unemployment is close to 2.4% which almost equivalent to being zero
Which IS equivalent to being zero, no need for "almost".
The usual "residual" percentange commonly admitted for stating there is no unemployment somewhere is 3%, so one may even say that with less than 2.5% which is clearly below there is a real labour shortage in this field.