D.C. Metro Area Ranked 3rd For Tech Talent

Published April 21, 2022

CBRE ranked the Washington D.C. metro area as the third best area for tech talent in their 2021 report.

CBRE, a global leader in commercial real estate services and investments, publishes their annual Scoring Tech Talent report to serve as a resource for decision-making and success in building tech talent teams to fulfill critical business and innovation objectives in the years ahead.

In their most recent report, released July 2021, CBRE lists our metro area – including Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia, as the 3rd best area for tech talent. The DC Metro area ranks well in the report due to the number of tech graduates from the market, having the 5th highest wages for software developers in the U.S. and having the most tech diverse market in the U.S. with over 32% of tech workers being female.

Here are the top 10 areas by ranking:

Source: CBRE Research, CBRE Econometric Advisors, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Statistics Canada, Oxford Economics, The National Center of Education Statistics, National Science Foundation, Axiometrics, 2021.

You can read the full report on the CBRE website at www.cbre.com/en/insights/reports/scoring-tech-talent-in-north-america-2021.

The U.S. Office of Management and Budget defines the DMV area as the Washington–Arlington–Alexandria, DC–VA–MD–WV metropolitan statistical area, a metropolitan statistical area used for statistical purposes by the United States Census Bureau and other agencies. The region’s three largest cities are the federal city of Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington, and the independent city of Alexandria.