Miami Ranks #1 For Tech Job Growth In Q2 2021

The number of tech job listings in Miami grew faster than any other major U.S. city last quarter, a new analysis shows.

Overall, Miami tech job listings grew 29% to 14,084 in the second quarter, according to a CompTIA analysis of Burning Glass Technologies Labor Insights data cited in the SFBJ.

Phoenix ranked second with 26% growth.

Miami far outgrew Silicon Valley on a percentage basis and essentially matched it on a numeric basis. Silicon Valley had 3,370 new tech job listings during the quarter for a 13% growth rate – less than half Miami’s rate.

On a numeric basis however, New York still far outgrew Miami, with 9,465 new job listings, compared to 3,139 new listings in Miami.

 

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Anonymous
4 months ago

Overall number is more important than a percentage increase.

Better to just say the total number matched that of Silicon Valley. That statistic alone is impressive.

Azarius
4 months ago

Yeah but what will it take take have semi conductor productions start in Miami or even Florida. With the shortage in chip production and Floridians in need for higher wages this is the opportunity we need to seize. We need to produce more of our own electronics in the USA

Anonymous
4 months ago

Semi fabs unlikely to come to FL. Texas and Arizona better locations due to wide open empty spaces and low humidity. Miami seems well positioned for software, e-commerce, online media, crypto and related tech. That is a lot of opportunity for a city this size.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Good luck when China steals our technology, produces it with slave labor, and then dumps it while imposing high tariffs on anything we make. Last time a certain leader confronted them for this and successfully made them capitulate, something strange came out Wuhan.

Anonymous
4 months ago

You’re talking about the insurrection, right? When someone lost an election and then spread lies and distrust about our democracy?

Anonymous
4 months ago

The Russian Collusion Hoax cost taxpayers over $42M and the losers promised to find evidence at any moment.
Some gullible Americans believed the politicians.

Now politicians are convincing the same suckers that the 4 dozen losers who embarrassed a nation are morally equivalent to the 70M plus voters who voted for the incumbent.

Susan
4 months ago

Good point!

Anonymous
4 months ago

What? Absolute therms mean nothing. Percentage is all that counts. Compound growth is what counts. “Overall number”, as you say, is elementary and meaningless.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Sure, lets go to the mid-west to find a town that added 30 tech jobs for a 100% growth. Now tell me percentage is all that counts.

La Condesa de San Ignacio
4 months ago

Thank you President Joe Biden for a job well done. May the force be with you!

Anonymous
4 months ago

Biden has been in office for only 6 months, the growth of miami’s tech industry is due to an effort that it’s been going on for a few years, we have to give credit to local developers,entrepreneurs and politicians who have helped change miami’s image and attract investment.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Remember the economic boom under President Trump for his first three years in office was apparently Obama’s economy? Yeah, logic…

Anonymous
4 months ago

“apparently Obama’s economy?”

That’s like saying “Rome wouldn’t be anything if it weren’t for Brutus!” Yeah, logic…

Anonymous
4 months ago

Few years? This is the result of a couple of decades is more like it.

Anonymous
4 months ago

It gives a relative number.
Nice to know that little beach town that “has no education infrastructure” is growing rapidly.

It’s just listings…
Maybe the Miami jobs are getting filled, and the vacancies in NY is because tech people are leaving the city. Cant tell from this article

Azarius
4 months ago

We need more office space and more funding to our higher education. FIU and UM need a downtown campus that focuses on emerging tech and research.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Office space is built to meet demand, so don’t really need to worry about that. Funding for education you’re absolutely right on! That’s what leads to successful startups and major companies relocating in search of talent

Anonymous
4 months ago

“We need more office space and more funding to our higher education”

Sure King Azarius, we’ll get right on it!

Azarius
4 months ago

If I told u my real name you’ll realize I’m actually royalty 😉

Anonymous
4 months ago

Hunter ?

Anonymous
4 months ago

^ Nahhh… Trump.

Anonymous
4 months ago

I agree with the push for downtown campus!

Anonymous
4 months ago

Downtown campus instead of casinos.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Um yeah, sure.. a university downtown campus will really do it for this city’s downtown, especially with an economy that depends of tourism.

Boy this city really has some brilliant people living in it…

Anonymous
4 months ago

Some idiots wants casinos in downtown instead of universities campus.

Anonymous
4 months ago

“Some idiots wants casinos in downtown instead of universities campus”

Writing like that demonstrates how we need to first focus on kindergarten and elementary schools instead of focusing on university campuses in downtown.

The Red Link.
4 months ago

Live, Work, Play, right? This is just one factor but let’s build just a few more places to work and then we can catch up to NYC in terms of job growth.

Anonymous
4 months ago

nah…. local job growth also depends on the work ethic of individuals. While there are some, most of them lack the drive. There is a huge educational deficit in Miami that can hardly… hardly even compare to the northeast, but hey, you can try.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Curious as to how they define “silicon valley” Apple alone has over 2,000 tech jobs listed as open right now in California. Obviously some of those jobs are in LA and San Diego, but the majority are in the silicon valley. Either way 3,000 jobs for all of silicon valley doesn’t really make sense. Either way happy Miami is making progress.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Silicon Valley doesn’t include San Francisco. Definitely depends on where one draws the boundaries.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Wework offices filling up again in Miami

67ui
4 months ago

tech jobs? pls, these are call centers basically masked as tech centers, just like a janitor is an “engineer”

Anonymous
4 months ago

These figures are very deceiving and need more clarity. As someone who works in tech, I can tell you that their aren’t enough local tech companies to support these figures. What you are seeing is more work from home jobs advertised in Miami. These are silicone valley companies jobs advertising nationwide in all major cities. They know many tech workers moved here during the pandemic and want to stay.
So no credit to Suarez.

Anonymous
4 months ago

“New York still far outgrew Miami, with 9,465 new job listings, compared to 3,139 new listings in Miami”

Is that a comparison between the “STATE” of New York to “CITY” of Miami?

Anonymous
4 months ago

No, that is the metro area of NYC

Anonymous
4 months ago

If that is the reality, then the article pointed out something that is confusing.

Anonymous
4 months ago

When Target builds a distribution warehouse in Queens that will show up as an e-commerce tech job. These numbers are easy to fudge.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Great for our city, but please let’s learn from the negative outcomes in San Francisco. For example, our city government needs to really build plans and take action around affordable housing… guaranteeing that today’s non-tech residents can still live in Miami in the years to come.

Anonymous
4 months ago

I guess no one should be offended, but happy for me to say and everyone hearing “Miami Winning”.
Happy a beautiful paradise South Florida Day.
Weeee

Shawn Kouri
4 months ago

I think we’re becoming the silicon valley of the southeastern United States. Like how Austin is referred to as silicon Hills, we can now refer South Florida as silicon Beach.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Silicon Beach is in LA. Silicon Swamp maybe?

Anonymous
4 months ago

I like “Silicon Coast” better. “Silicon Beach” was part of South Florida in the late 1960s to early 1990s when IBM built a lot of its computers here.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Yeah but how many of those jobs were actually filled? And what did they pay?

That’s what counts.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Nothing like starting from the very bottom so that % growth is through the roof. What a lame town. I’m in a better financial position than Jeff Bezos. My net worth grew by a thousand % the other day. Good grief. Who writes this stuff.

Anonymous
4 months ago

lol…

Anonymous
4 months ago

I’m pretty sure, on a cost of living adjusted basis, Miami tech employees are compensated towards the bottom percentile of all tech workers across TX, CA, NYC, NC, etc.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Why give the percentage base the win for this? I bet there is a town in Nebraska that had 500% growth in tech jobs if you look for long enough.

Here is a summary: Silicon Valley had 3,370 new tech job listings during the quarter…. compared to 3,139 new listings in Miami.

Guess who that makes the winner?

Anonymous
4 months ago

Stop using that picture. It shows how what could’ve been a great skyscraper canyon is ruined by blank walls with lipstick-on-a-pig “murals.”

Anonymous
4 months ago

i actually like the mural.

Anonymous
4 months ago

You must be a druggie?

Anonymous
4 months ago

Fabian Burgos is great

Anonymous
4 months ago

We need to attract big pharma! All pharma jobs went to Tampa but they belong to Miami!!

Anonymous
4 months ago

Geezzz.. please, we’ve heard all that before.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Don’t forget about Atlanta