ITCareerFinder analyzes key data points in technology, employment and livability to uncover the best cities for IT professionals to live and work in.
This page will be updated annually with the latest and greatest tech cities. Current year: 2022.
Many of the best computer jobs can now be done remotely. This is a welcome change for many of us. For everyone else, choosing the right city to live, work and play in can be vital to happiness and success. This study combines statistical analyses of the high-tech workforce and livability factors in over 150 cities across the nation to find the best places to live in - or relocate to - as an IT professional.
To determine the best cities for tech jobs, we analyzed key employment data such as IT salaries, the number of jobs and the percentage of workforce in technical roles from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, as well as the leading indexes for cost of living and quality of life, because after all, once the 9-to-5 is over you still have to live there.
Jump down to the bottom of the page for the ranking methodology and source list, or read on for this year’s top 8 cities for IT professionals.