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Denver a top 10 city for IT job growth

Denver is ranked among 10 “hot cities for IT pros in 2015” by InformationWeek.

The business-technology news outlet used data for the year ending in January from tech jobs site to compare markets with at least 500 information-technology job listings.

“Recruiters at both Eliassen and Mondopicked Denver among their hottest IT hiring markets so far in 2015,” the report says. “It’s one of the areas where application developers (mobile and Web) and UX/UI designers are in particularly high demand.”

InformationWeek also calls Denver “one of the better paying cities for IT pros, according to Dice, with an average annual salary of $94,940, eighth-highest in the country.”

The report says five areas — Raleigh, North Carolina; Portland, Oregon; Hartford, Connecticut; Washington-Baltimore; and Silicon Valley — all saw IT job growth of 10 percent or more over the year ending Jan. 31.

Also in the top 10, besides Denver, are Boston, San Diego, Dallas and Atlanta.

“IT-related hiring is on the upswing across the country in 2015,” says writer Kevin Casey, “which helps explain why some of the fastest growing cities for IT jobs are in places like Raleigh, N.C.; Hartford, Conn.; and Denver, Colo.”

Click here for the full report from InformationWeek.

Mark Harden directs print and digital news content for the Denver Business Journal, contributes to the “17th & Lincoln” blog and compiles the daily “Afternoon Edition” email. Email: Phone: 303-803-9227.