10 cities with the most tech job openings

Recent graduates and job seekers should look to these metro areas for the greatest chance of landing a job in tech, according to Indeed.

The 10 most in-demand jobs for Gen Z workers The majority of Gen Zers hope to work in the tech industry, especially for IBM, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, and Salesforce, according to Glassdoor.

Graduation season is upon us, and a new class of Generation Z talent is about to enter the workforce.

The National Center for Education Statistics estimates that colleges and universities will award 1.9 million bachelor's degrees this year, along with 780,000 master's degrees and 182,000 doctoral degrees.

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This presents a major opportunity for companies in the tech industry, many of which have been facing a skills shortage for quite some time. However, these companies must ensure they are offering what this fresh talent wants in a workplace: When it comes to what Gen Z is looking for in a job, the top priorities are opportunities for growth, work-life balance, and compensation, according to a recent report from LaSalle Network.

Recent graduates and any job seekers looking for a new role in tech can increase their chances of getting hired by looking for metro areas with the largest number of job openings, according to new data from Indeed.

The following 10 metro areas had the highest percentage of job openings in the technology category over the last three months, Indeed found:

  1. Washington - Arlington - Alexandra, DC - VA - MD - WV
  2. New York - Newark - Jersey City, NY - NJ - PA
  3. Seattle - Tacoma - Bellevue, WA
  4. San Francisco - Oakland - Hayward, CA
  5. San Jose - Sunnyvale - Santa Clara, CA
  6. Los Angeles - Long Beach - Anaheim, CA
  7. Boston - Cambridge - Newton, MA - NH
  8. Chicago - Naperville - Elgin, IL - IN - WI
  9. Dallas - Fort Worth - Arlington, TX
  10. Atlanta - Sandy Springs - Roswell, GA

For more, check out The 10 highest-paying entry-level tech jobs and The top 10 cities where tech workers can make the most money on TechRepublic.

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By Alison DeNisco Rayome

Alison DeNisco Rayome is a Senior Editor for TechRepublic. She covers CXO, cybersecurity, and the convergence of tech and the workplace.