"More than 100 tech companies have relocated to the Austin metropolitan area in the past two years, adding more than 4,600 new jobs. IT job postings continue to grow, with a year over year increase of 19,000 jobs. Finally, the Austin metro area remains one of best places to live in terms of cost of living – about 4% below the national average and the fourth most affordable market among the 20 cities on this year's index.
Dallas ranks second on the 2020 Tech Town Index, up from seventh place in 2019. The Dallas metro area made the jump in large part due to the sheer number of IT jobs available (178,579 job postings last year) with projections of more to come (3% growth from 2020 to 2021 and 11% in the next five years).
Raleigh, N.C., San Jose Calif., and Charlotte, N.C., round out the top five."