Emerging tech hubs show big salary bumps

IT salaries are growing fastest in regions you might not expect, according to a survey by Dice. The tech career company also looks at the most in-demand tech jobs, occupations and skills.

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If you have the right set of tech skills, it’s a safe bet that you can land a good-paying job in areas such as Silicon Valley and large cities such as New York. However, growth in IT salaries in those regions is modest compared to a growing group of tech hubs, based on a recent tech salary report released by in its annual Dice 58彩票网 Tech Salary Report.

In 2019, the average U.S. annual salary in the technology industry hit $94,000, up just 1.3 percent from 2018, according to Dice 58彩票网 Tech Salary Report.

In terms of highest-paying salaries, the Top 5 regions is not surprising: Silicon Valley, Seattle, San Diego, Boston and Washington D.C./Baltimore. Top salaries ranged from $123,826 to $103,816 in those five areas. However, the increases ranged from 2.5 percent to 5.5 percent. Respectable, but not jaw-dropping numbers. (For perspective, last year the average U.S. tech salary was $94,000, up just 1.3 percent from 2018, according to the Dice Report.)

“2019 showed an emergence of tech hubs across the U.S where salaries have jumped considerably due to either rising demand in both the private and public sectors, large-scale hiring, local tech meetups that build community, or simply size expansion,” Art Zeile, CEO of DHI Group Inc., told Insider Pro. “Columbus, St. Louis, Atlanta, Denver, Dallas Fort Worth and San Diego are this year’s evolving tech cities."

Where the action is

While the increases in the largest cities hovered in the low single digits, in what Dice describes as “emerging tech hubs” salaries jumped more significantly. Dice attributes the impressive bumps to “localized demand for technologists who specialize in a variety of specific platforms.” 2019's evolving cities of note include the following:

  • Columbus 
    • Average salary: $92,017
    • Year-over-year growth: 14.2%
    • Reason: Rising demand in both private and public sectors
  • St. Louis 
    • Average salary: $97,892
    • Year-over-year growth: 13.6%
    • Reason: Large-scale businesses hiring at high volume
  • Atlanta 
    • Average salary $94,084
    • Year-over-year growth: 9.5% growth Y/Y
    • Reason: powerful tech community presence
  • Denver 
    • Average salary: $102,557
    • Year-over-year growth: 6.5%
    • Reason: companies moving to or expanding in Denver
  • Dallas Fort Worth -
    • Average salary: $95,002
    • Year-over-year growth: 5.8%
    • Reason: more salary growth than Austin in 2019
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Dice also looked at the occupations and tech skills that offer the most opportunities for higher salaries, noting that demand for data-oriented occupations and skill sets continues. Data Engineer was the fastest growing tech occupation (up 50 percent year-over-year ) followed by Back End Developer (up 38 percent), Senior Data Scientist (up 32 percent), CRM Developer (up 29 percent) and UI Developer (up 24 percent).

IT Salary Survey on Insider Pro

If you have the right set of tech skills, it’s a safe bet that you can land a good-paying job in areas such as Silicon Valley and large cities such as New York. However, growth in IT salaries in those regions is modest compared to a growing group of tech hubs, based on a recent tech salary report released by in its annual Dice 58彩票网 Tech Salary Report.

In 2019, the average U.S. annual salary in the technology industry hit $94,000, up just 1.3 percent from 2018, according to Dice 58彩票网 Tech Salary Report.

In terms of highest-paying salaries, the Top 5 regions is not surprising: Silicon Valley, Seattle, San Diego, Boston and Washington D.C./Baltimore. Top salaries ranged from $123,826 to $103,816 in those five areas. However, the increases ranged from 2.5 percent to 5.5 percent. Respectable, but not jaw-dropping numbers. (For perspective, last year the average U.S. tech salary was $94,000, up just 1.3 percent from 2018, according to the Dice Report.)

“2019 showed an emergence of tech hubs across the U.S where salaries have jumped considerably due to either rising demand in both the private and public sectors, large-scale hiring, local tech meetups that build community, or simply size expansion,” Art Zeile, CEO of DHI Group Inc., told Insider Pro. “Columbus, St. Louis, Atlanta, Denver, Dallas Fort Worth and San Diego are this year’s evolving tech cities."

Where the action is

While the increases in the largest cities hovered in the low single digits, in what Dice describes as “emerging tech hubs” salaries jumped more significantly. Dice attributes the impressive bumps to “localized demand for technologists who specialize in a variety of specific platforms.” 2019's evolving cities of note include the following:

  • Columbus 
    • Average salary: $92,017
    • Year-over-year growth: 14.2%
    • Reason: Rising demand in both private and public sectors
  • St. Louis 
    • Average salary: $97,892
    • Year-over-year growth: 13.6%
    • Reason: Large-scale businesses hiring at high volume
  • Atlanta 
    • Average salary $94,084
    • Year-over-year growth: 9.5% growth Y/Y
    • Reason: powerful tech community presence
  • Denver 
    • Average salary: $102,557
    • Year-over-year growth: 6.5%
    • Reason: companies moving to or expanding in Denver
  • Dallas Fort Worth -
    • Average salary: $95,002
    • Year-over-year growth: 5.8%
    • Reason: more salary growth than Austin in 2019
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Dice also looked at the occupations and tech skills that offer the most opportunities for higher salaries, noting that demand for data-oriented occupations and skill sets continues. Data Engineer was the fastest growing tech occupation (up 50 percent year-over-year ) followed by Back End Developer (up 38 percent), Senior Data Scientist (up 32 percent), CRM Developer (up 29 percent) and UI Developer (up 24 percent).

IT Salary Survey on Insider Pro