Jun. 10, 2011 11:30 am

Philly fifth best city for IT jobs [infographic]

CLICK THROUGH TO FULL INFOGRAPHIC from Modis, focusing on the best IT jobs for growth. Related

CLICK THROUGH TO FULL INFOGRAPHIC from Modis, focusing on the best IT jobs for growth.

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Christopher Wink

Christopher Wink is a cofounder and Editorial Director of Technical.ly, the local technology news network. Previously, Wink worked for a homeless advocacy nonprofit and was a freelance reporter for a variety of publications. He writes regularly about news innovation and best business practices on his personal blog here. The bicycle commuter loves cities, urban politics and squabbling about neighborhood boundaries.

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  • http://devnuts.com Chris Alfano

    Awesome breakdown of where opportunities are growing.

    The “required training” bits are a bit misguided though… NONE of these jobs require degrees, only an eagerness to learn and a willingness to start out working cheap or even free for awhile as an apprentice.

    A few real projects under your belt and a good reference are worth more than a degree at any company that’s likely to find success in these areas…

  • http://fusiongrokker.com Adam Tuttle

    The “Why it’s hot” description for Web Developer is a direct copy/paste from Systems Analyst (first in the list). Obviously that one got overlooked. Curious what the intended content was…

  • http://blog.yoh.com Joel Capperella

    An interesting snapshot of the top five cities. I think that when most people think of IT jobs, they immediately think of Silicon Valley, but what this infographic shows us is that IT skills are actually in demand across the country. Another indication of the opportunity the in Greater Philadelphia region is the wages for IT professionals. In the Delaware Valley (Greater Philadelphia, Delaware and Southern New Jersey) we found that wages remained mostly consistent, even during the recession. More here: http://blog.yoh.com/2011/03/technology-wages-in-the-mid-atlantic.html.