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Tech jobs soar in Houston

Posted on January 12th, 2012 Read time: 1 minutes

Those seeking employment as a full-time, part-time or temporary worker in the technology field may want to consider looking in Houston, Texas.

According to CyberCoders' recent poll of the top 10 cities for tech jobs in 2012, Houston holds the most potential, recording a 145 percent increase in technology jobs since 2010.

San Jose, California – home to well known brands such as Adobe and Yahoo – took second place. The city saw a 100 percent rise in tech jobs over the same time period.

Philadelphia and Dallas followed, with San Francisco rounding out the top five.

However, this does not mean Houston has more jobs than the famed Silicon Valley, Houston Business Journal points out – they were simply added at a faster rate.

"The increase in technology jobs in these cities is expected to maintain and even accelerate as the economy improves," said Heidi Golledge, CEO and co-founder of CyberCoders. "Houston has always been a city rich in energy jobs, but we are now seeing that the demand for new and clean energy has helped fuel the growth in Houston's tech sector as well."

Jobs in the greatest demand in Houston include .NET developers, Sharepoint developers and process engineers. The city also saw a large rise in support positions such as business analysts and administrative assistants. 

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