Digital jobs are fast becoming a necessity for strong growth and the professionals that work within this field are becoming highly sought after. As these opportunities continue to grow – so do the cities that house them. To understand the cities, Enterprise Times looked at the companies that are already home amongst their tech district, the opportunities for startups and the growth and employment opportunities within them. These are the top five cities with the best tech career opportunities for those considering relocating.
1. San Francisco – Silicon Valley
It goes without saying that ‘Silicon Valley’ is one of the best places for tech career opportunities. Not only does it house headquarters for 39 businesses in the fortune 100 but it’s also home to thousands of start-ups.
It also accounts for one-third of all of the venture capital investment in the United States. The higher salaries come with a higher cost of living and some big competition but it’s the price you pay to work in the tech capital of the world.
2. New York – Silicon Alley
3. Austin – ‘Silicon Hills’
Cisco, eBay, Facebook, Google, IBM, Indeed and Intel are just a few of tech giants who have offices here. Dell’s worldwide headquarters is located in a suburb of Austin and unsurprisingly there are a whole host of startup incubators. The tech companies brought in an impressive $950 million in collective funding last year alone. Home to South by Southwest (SXSW) Austin is fast becoming a city for work and for play.
4. Yerevan – Silicon Mountains
Research shows that by 2025, the need for programmers in Armenia will have tripled to 30,000. This is largely due to the ever-increasing innovation in their tech sector. A sector that is growing at an annual rate of 20% and shows no signs of slowing down. If you haven’t previous considered a move to the country previously, it’s worth considering. Cost of living is very low, crime rates are low and culture is in abundance. Currently the main speaking languages are Armenian & Russian but the English language is becoming more and more popular.
5. Singapore – Asian city state tech hub
If you are looking to launch a startup, Singapore’s tech hub could a good choice. With the tax rates being comparatively low and immigration so common it’s a great place to get educated and attract skilled workers. Singapore’s government is also providing policies and grants to help start-up development. But it’s not just about start-ups. 80 of the top 100 tech firms in the world have a presence in Singapore. It is renowned for world-class innovation, fast modern IT Infrastructure and rigorous IP protection.