Last week, Payscale released a report showing that Seattle is one of the hottest markets for startup technology jobs. Now, here comes more evidence of the fact that technology companies continue to look for tech talent in the region, from giants like Amazon.com to small startups.
Dice.com said that tech job posts on the site reached an all-time of high of 2,829 on March 1, a 20 percent increase over last year.
“Tech professionals have a lot of opportunities in the region – in part – because it’s becoming a leader in cloud computing and virtualization,” said Tom Silver, senior vice president of North America at Dice “That emerging strength is coupled with the presence of a strong start-up community and great Fortune 1,000 companies to work for.” Of course, Dice is just one destination for technology job posts, so it doesn’t necessarily represent a full analysis of the market.
Nonetheless, there have been other signs that things are firing in the Seattle tech community.
Amazon.com announced plans to expand in Seattle’s downtown with up to three million square feet of new office space, while companies like F5 Networks, Tableau Software and EMC/Isilon continue to hire at an aggressive pace. The Dice report, however, comes amid a sell off of tech stocks, with companies such as Apple, Google and EMC losing ground today.
Dice also said that tech professionals in the region earn an average salary of $90,362, with Silver noting that tech recruiting in the region is growing faster than the overall market.