Silicon Valley is still the biggest hot spot for tech jobs in the U.S., but a few other areas have almost caught up.
There were 9,874 tech jobs posted online for Silicon Valley between January to August of this year, according to a new report from Bright Labs, a new data resource center from the job search startup Bright. Silicon Alley in New York was close behind with 8,976 tech jobs in the period.
Another big tech hot spot has emerged recently just south of Silicon Valley. The small area between Venice and Santa Monica, Calif., known as Silicon Beach had 7,368 jobs in the first eight months of this year, the third most of any region, as startups flock to the area for cheaper rent.
Bright Labs analyzed millions of job postings from websites like Monster and CareerBuilder as well from individual companies and filtered the results for tech positions as defined by U.S. occupational codes to find out the biggest regions for the tech industry.
Most of the 10 biggest tech hot spots were dominated by the coasts of the United States. Dulles Tech Corridor in Northern Virginia had nearly 8,000 tech jobs posted, making it the third-biggest tech region. Florida’s High Tech Corridor, which is made up of a mix of aerospace, digital media and energy companies, had 7,752 tech jobs posted in the period, making it the fourth biggest.
The bottom line: You don’t need to move to Silicon Valley anymore to be near a hub for tech jobs.
Find out if you live in or near a tech hot spot in the infographic below.