Top Ten Relocation Cities for IT Pros

By Dennis McCafferty
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    Companies based there include the top TV networks, the major stock exchanges, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, IBM and MTV.

Given the rising level of competition among companies for tech talent, IT professionals have more leverage than ever to land a great job. However, they may need—or want—to relocate for that position. Nationwide, 35 percent of job applications are sent from workers who are applying for positions that are distant from their current location, according to an analysis based on the 6 million member database of TheLadders, a job matching service. "Locations have always played a key role in the availability of certain types of jobs," wrote Shankar Mishra, vice president of data science and analytics at TheLadders, in a blog that accompanies the findings. "Detroit became the hub of the automotive industry in the early twentieth century; San Francisco attracted technology companies; New York City focused on financial, media and now technology companies. … The reality of the job market is that the right job isn't always available within a commutable distance." Ultimately, he wrote, people will go where the jobs are—and IT pros are no exception. The following 10 cities, which are home to a wide range of industries, were the top relocation choices of technology workers in TheLadders' database.

This article was originally published on 2014-06-18
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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