Every IT professional wants to know that they’re paid a fair market value for their particular skill sets and experience. Annual salary surveys quickly attract the attention of weary, over-worked staff and satisfied technologist alike. However, average pay rates don’t offer a perspective on other important quality-of-life factors for local areas, like the price of housing or the number of available jobs.

Now, research provided by CIO ranks the “Top 10 Cities for Technology Careers” by combining three critical factors – average IT salaries, available tech jobs and the cost of living index – to offer an informative ranking of the best places for IT professionals work and live.

MDI Group has local offices in 5 of the top 10 (and 3 of the top 5) best places to work in technology. So if you’re considering a change of scenery – either a different town or just a new local challenge – MDI Group can help you find what’s next for your career.

10 Best Places to Work in Technology

  1. Austin, TX
  2. Houston, TX
  3. Atlanta, GA
  4. Phoenix, AZ
  5. Denver, CO
  6. Dallas, TX
  7. Charlotte, NC
  8. Raleigh, NC
  9. Chicago, IL
  10. Portland, OR

Read the complete article and learn more at CIO.com.