Silicon Valley, Big Apple, DC Remain Top US 'Cybercities'

51 of 60 major metro areas found by industry survey to have added tech jobs
By Laila Weir,  Newser User
Posted Jun 24, 2008 3:38 PM CDT
Hewlett-Packard is among the tech-industry heavyweights based in and around San Jose, capital of California's Silicon Valley.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Silicon Valley, New York, and Washington, DC, still have the most tech workers among US metro areas, a new report shows. New York has the most techies, but when San Francisco and the greater Bay Area are combined with Silicon Valley, it tops the list, MarketWatch notes. The Valley is also tops in concentration of workers and average salary—$144,800.

The American Electronics Association's "Cybercities" report found signs of steady growth in the tech sector, with 51 of 60 top US metro areas adding high-tech jobs, according to 2006 labor statistics. "These are the types of jobs every city wants," the trade group's CEO said. Boulder, Colo., Huntsville, Ala., and Durham, NC, also have high concentrations of tech workers.