The best places for IT pros to live and work
The year is 2020 and we’ve learned to expect just about anything. The advent of COVID-19 threw us all into a tailspin and it seemed that everything we could traditionally count on was shrouded in uncertainty. Fortunately, technology jobs are still in demand and on the rise in many areas of the country. And, as many Americans deal with job losses and salary cuts, technology continues to be a bedrock for career changers of all ages. Throw in an increase in remote work and we have some interesting factors contributing to the CompTIA Tech Town Index 2020.
This third installment of the CompTIA Tech Town Index® provides IT workers, as well as professionals working in the business of technology, some guidance on where opportunity intersects with affordability and quality of life.
Based on job posting data over a 12-month period (August 2019-July 2020), CompTIA looked at 20 metropolitan areas with populations over 250,000, where demand for tech workers is greatest. The cities were then ranked based on cost of living, number of postings for open IT positions and projected job growth over the next year as well as the next five years.