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Orlando and Tampa Make the List

Orlando’s low cost of living and high percentage of tech jobs pushed the metro area into the top spot on a new ranking of best places to work in tech in the nation.

SmartAsset released a report of the best places to work in technology in the U.S. Tampa also made the rankings, coming in at No. 18.

The SmartAsset report analyzed 50 metros in the nation, narrowing the list down to the top 25 based on five criteria: percentage of workforce in tech, average tech salary, ratio of the tech salary to the average salary, percentage of job listings in tech and the cost of living.

According to the report, the Orlando MSA breaks down as follows:

• Workforce in tech: 4.33%

• Average tech salary: $93,300

• Ratio of the tech salary to the average salary: 1.82

• Percentage of job listings in tech: 23.6%

• Annual cost of living: $20,333