Seattle is full of major tech companies, we have Amazon, Microsoft, even the American Nintendo headquarters, and Pokémon. For that reason, we have tons of amazing tech workers and now we are being recognized by a new study as the second best city in North America for tech talent. Here’s a look at the study breakdown.

CBRE has released its latest study “Scoring Tech Talent 2023” and has ranked Seattle among the top three cities in North America. Overall, they found that “tech talent employment grew by 11% between 2020 and 2022.” Additionally, according to the study, “software developers and programmers across all industries accounted for 60% of the new tech talent employment.”

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These are the top 10 cities for tech talent in 2023:

  1. SF Bay Area
  2. Seattle, WA
  3. NY Metro
  4. Washington D.C
  5. Toronto, ON
  6. Austin, TX
  7. Boston, MA
  8. Vancouver, BC
  9. Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX
  10. Denver, CO

Seattle scored second place with an overall 71.4 score and maintained its same ranking position as last year. The study found that the average tech salary ranges from $51,170 to $200,450.

Photo via CBRE

Despite the growth, the tech industry has “accounted for 30% of the 700,000 workforce layoffs globally by U.S.-based employers” according to Challenger, Gray & Christmas via CBRE. So all in all it means that hiring has slowed down a bit but certainly has not stopped here in Seattle.

Keep up the good work, Emerald City!