City/metro area: Silicon Valley
Available IT jobs: 2,534*
Average salary for senior engineer (San Jose): $83,842**
Tourist attractions: San Jose's Tech Museum of Innovation includes interactive exhibits on advanced technologies. The Tech was created as a resource to serve people of all ages interested in technologies, but also to help inspire youth to innovate on technologies for the future.
*According to jobs posted on Dice as of May 1, 2009
**According to PayScale, May 2009
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