America's techiest cities

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America's techiest cities

Post: # 88444Post Egaladeist
Fri Oct 12, 2007 3:41 pm

America's techiest cities

The highest concentration of IT professionals in the U.S. is -- you guessed it -- in Silicon Valley. But naming the No. 2 spot isn't as easy, and the answer might surprise you.

The runner-up isn't a well-known tech center like Boston or Seattle/Redmond; it's the Washington metro area.

"It kind of belies some of the perceptions of where the hiring is, where people work in this field," said John Challenger, president of Chicago-based outsourcing firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc. "[Many typically] think that most people in IT work in Silicon Valley, and they might add in Washington state, Seattle and maybe Austin," he said. ... Id=9039699
America's techiest cities: Silicon Valley No. 1, but who's No. 2?

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Post: # 88450Post Aspman
Fri Oct 12, 2007 4:38 pm

I would have thought it would be Podunk just with B| all on his own.
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Post: # 88482Post Harbinger
Fri Oct 12, 2007 8:56 pm

The Census Bureau data also shows that IT worker pay tends to reflect the percentage of techies in the workforce. The annual average salary for computer and information systems managers in the D.C. metro area, that figure was $122,950.
Which is precisely what I was planning to attend college for since I was 14. I could have been making that figure within 3 years of graduation! Then all of the sudden I got tired of computers, and thought a paycheck ultimately didn't matter! lol

If I had the option to choose again, I still would have diverged; but there is something undeniably charming about a kooshy job and a $122,950 annual salary.
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Post: # 88485Post |3lack|ce
Fri Oct 12, 2007 9:15 pm

I may be the biggest geek in Podunk, but I don't think my geekyness alone would constitute a geekyness larger than most major cities.

My bet is Tyler, Texas though - those are some geeky-arsed people over there.

<- considers a move to DC for that kinda salary...then looks outside at the quiet meadow behind his house and changes his mind.
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Post: # 88811Post canoob
Wed Oct 17, 2007 2:24 pm

Wheres Delaware ha ha!

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Wed Oct 17, 2007 3:13 pm

I say over .11... pull over son (and stop spanking the monkey)
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Post: # 88876Post rapier57
Wed Oct 17, 2007 10:21 pm

The DC metro area doesn't come by it honestly. They steal all their tech talent from the Great Pacific Northwet and Sillycon Valley. Take politicians, ya know.

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