City/metro area: New York/New Jersey
Available IT jobs: 5,341*
Average salary for systems engineer (computer networking/IT): $69,700**
Local attractions: New York City offers visitors a view from The Empire State Building, The Statue of Liberty or Central Park. Among the city's many cultural draws are The Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Broadway's many theaters.
*According to jobs posted on Dice as of May 1, 2009
**According to PayScale, May 2009
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