2015 Salary: $103,309
Year-Over-Year Change from 2014: 3.9 percent
Hiring remains strong in this longtime tech hub, with a widespread need for software developers, business intelligence analysts, Web developers, computer systems analysts, and support specialists. The local giants, Microsoft and Amazon, also hire lots of salespeople (particularly enterprise sales).
When Dice interviewed a startup advocate for Seattle’s Office of Economic Development in July 2015, it seemed that virtual- and augmented-reality technologies were receiving a good deal of local V.C. funding and attention. Facebook subsidiary Oculus has an R&D facility in nearby Redmond, Washington. If you’re interested in VR as a career, Seattle could very well be your city.
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