Where are all the IT jobs? Here: Fastest-growing skills in the fastest-growing cities

With help from Dice.com, we break down where and for what skills demand is highest

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Even more changeable than skill sets is geography.

The number of IT jobs in Pennsylvania grew 46% between May 2010 and May 2011. In Michigan it skyrocketed -- 141% .

"We could see the recovery starting in Silicon Valley and New York, but now it's spreading more over the rest of the country as well," Hill said. "You can see it popping up city by city."

Click here to search Dice for jobs by city and specific skill set.

Dice runs reports every month, and has ongoing counts on its site. The counts below are from queries Dice.com staffers ran at my request.

I hope they're helpful; the Dice crew certainly was.

Fastest-growing geographic markets for IT jobs*

  • Kansas City 109%
  • Cleveland 95%
  • Cincinnati 81%
  • Detroit 79%
  • Richmond 59%
  • Jacksonville, FL 51%
  • Providence 50%
  • Columbus 49%
  • Minneapolis 45%
  • Dallas 41%

 

*As of June 1, 2011, compared to June 1, 2010.

And, because it's often better to know how many jobs there are, not just how fast they're growing:

Most in-demand IT skills in specific metro areas:

Metro Area: Kansas City, Mo.

Skill

Job Count

Project Management

231

Oracle

195

SAP

154

J2EE/Java

115

Software Developer

112

Peoplesoft

109

C, C++, C#

108

Windows (all versions)

102

SQL

100

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