The Hottest Industries & Cities for Software Jobs
Would you believe that the technology industry isn't the fastest growing sector for software jobs? That's according to recent rankings from job site Glassdoor, which lists the fastest-growing industry segments and metropolitan areas for software professionals. Glassdoor compiled the rankings by identifying all job listings on its site containing the word "software" in its title: software engineer, software developer, etc. Then it calculated where (in terms of location and industry) these open positions grew the fastest over the past five years with respect to a percentage of overall software jobs. The results? While the top city (Seattle) is somewhat predictable, the No. 1 industry (retail) initially seems surprising. However, given the surge of interest in customer experience (CX) technologies, maybe it's not such a shocker. The upshot: You don't have to work for an IT company—or move to Silicon Valley—to stake out a great career in software. "Companies across a wide range of industries and locations increasingly need to recruit tech talent to power their businesses, improve operations and support bottom-line growth," said Andrew Chamberlain, chief economist at Glassdoor.