Top 10 Markets With The Best Tech Job Growth 'Momentum'

7. Columbus, Ohio

Tech Employment Growth, 2015-2016: 12.6 percent

Change in Momentum, 2013-2016: 11.9 percent

The population of the state capital grew nearly 18 percent since 2000, to nearly 836,000 as of 2014, according to The technology industry, meanwhile, saw nearly 13 percent job growth from 2011 to 2016, with an average 20 percent jump in wages, to an average annual salary of $92,510. By comparison, average annual pay in non-tech jobs rose only 5 percent.

Costs of living and doing business, both slightly below the national average, are also a help, based on data CBRE cited from Moody's Analytics.