Tech jobs Colorado

  • By Susmita Saha, System Developer
  • Published on February 3, 2023

The Tech industry is booming across the United States, but some cities have a bigger impact than others.

Being overlooked can be a good thing, as Colorado has learned on its path to becoming one of the nation’s top technology hubs. 

Colorado has seen several recent successes in AI and biotechnology, but plenty of established tech companies are hiring in Denver. If you are looking for somewhere to start your career where the cost of living is below average, Colorado might be right for you.

As of 2020, 60 of the largest tech companies in Silicon Valley have Colorado-based teams.

Most known for B2B SaaS, enterprise software, and advanced technologies, secondary HQs in the Front Range (the Denver-Boulder area) include 7 of the biggest tech companies in the world: Facebook, Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Intel, Apple, and NVIDIA.

 

Is Colorado good for tech?

“Colorado is a place people recognize as an innovation hub,” said former Gov. Bill Ritter, director of the Center for the New Energy Economy at CSU.

“There is a spirit of innovation, of working together. There are many national government research laboratories here, working with amazing universities, and with industry. There are not a lot of places that do this, and do it as well as we do in Colorado, and we do it much better than 10 or 15 years ago, so people are looking at Colorado differently.” 

According to the report, the Denver-Boulder area cemented its place at 23 in the world, beating out tech hotspots like Austin, Texas, as well as international markets like Delhi and São Paolo, and finishing just outside the world's top 20 startup locales.

 

Best cities in Colorado for Tech jobs

If you are considering moving to Colorado for a job in tech, you should prioritize cities you would like to work in for a while. The top 3 best towns in Colorado for people looking for jobs in technology are given below:

 

1.     Denver  

Denver came in at number 10 on a list of top cities for IT jobs as ranked by the CompTIA report. The metro area’s job growth rate increased by 3% in 2021, and research also predicts an incredible 12% growth rate over the next 5 years.

Denver is surrounded by mountains, and its mild weather and abundance of sunny days attract more people to live in the city.          


2.     Boulder

Boulder is the second-largest tech city in Colorado, with the highest tech jobs and very high projected job growth. According to research, technology jobs will grow by 10% over the next five years.Major tech companies include Google and Twitter, which have invested billions in the city’s economy.

 

3.     Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs has proven to be an advantageous city for tech businesses. According to Tech Town’s 2020 report, Colorado will experience a growth rate of 6% in the next five years. As a result, the Springs has advertised more than 16,000 IT jobs in the past year alone.


The 10 Best Tech jobs in Colorado

Achieving a degree in Technology is hard to go wrong. According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, computer and information sciences are the major with the highest job offers and acceptance rates, particularly with advanced degrees—nearing $100,000 for starting salaries.

Perhaps that’s why a recent CareerBuilder study revealed that the number of science and technology jobs is expected to grow twice as fast as other occupations.

Here we see some of the best tech jobs in Colorado through 2030, according to U.S: government statistics.

1.     Data Scientist

2.     Software Developer

3.     Information Security Analyst

4.     Computer Systems Analyst

5.     Web Developer

6.     Sales Engineer

7.     Information Technology Manager

8.     Computer Research Scientist

9.     Network and Systems Administrator

10. Computer Support Specialists

 

Top 10 Best Tech Companies in Colorado

Using data on salaries, company financial health, and employee diversity, the top 10 best companies to work in Colorado are given below:

1.     Amazon

2.     Oracle

3.     IBM

4.     Qualcomm

5.     Cognizant Technology Solutions

6.     Wipro

7.     Tata Consultancy Service

8.     Apple

9.     Google

10. Hewlett Packard Enterprise

 

How Do You Find Tech Jobs in Colorado

Technology is one of the fastest-growing and most in-demand industries.

Like other careers, you can find tech jobs through company websites, job boards, LinkedIn, and networking.