It’s not all sunshine and sand in southern Florida. Fort Lauderdale and the surrounding area of Broward County and Miami have quietly become major tech hubs, home to corporate titans and scrappy startups alike. In fact, a recent study from Axios ranked the region as one of the highest growth areas in the country for technology careers. From business-friendly government policies and ample real estate, to a skilled workforce and lifestyle amenities, firms are taking notice of Ft.Lauderdale, leading to an increase in hiring among software and web developers, data scientists, marketing professionals and more!
Job seekers: curious how to make your resume stand out from the crowd? We suggest enrolling in an area skills-based bootcamp!. Courses in the Fort Lauderdale area offer an opportunity to learn critical skills quickly in fields like coding, web development and design and data science and network with industry experts in the area. Bootcamp participants in Ft. Lauderdale can look forward to exciting internship and job opportunities and taking the first step towards a whole new professional journey in just weeks or months.
The job outlook for bootcamp graduates in Fort Lauderdale is excellent and expected to increase in conjunction with industry demand. Major multinational corporations with established ties to the area include software companies like Citrix and Microsoft, which serves over 46 countries in Latin America out of its south Florida regional headquarters. Both companies are actively hiring in the region for roles in software engineering, systems analysis, cloud solutions and more. The Ft. Lauderdale business alliance keeps a running list of the nearly 200 national companies that call the area home, many of which maintain corporate headquarters there, including airline JetBlue and leading-edge technology company Magic Leap. Other firms are taking notice of the thriving scene and relocating to Fort Lauderale; among the more than a dozen that have announced their plans to move in are InsurTech company Benefytt Technologies and Future Tech Enterprise Inc.
For bootcamp completers looking to enter the startup space, Fort Lauderdale has got you covered there too. The southeast Florida region has recently been named as the home of the most startup activity in the U.S., as well as a top five market for tech growth. Homegrown success stories that maintain a presence in the area include e-Builder, a pioneer in fully integrated, cloud-based construction program management software that was acquired by Trimble for $500 million in 2018 and ShipMonk, a high-tech logistics provider that raised $290 million in 2020. The B2B sector has also seen major gains, from startups like online bookkeeping software provider Xendoo and content engagement and data collection specialist Top. Bootcamp participants in Ft. Laurderdale have numerous choices in combining the “hard skills” they learn in data science, management, or development to their passions in entrepreneurship, next-gen tech and more.
Fort Lauderdale is known for its high quality of living, fabulous climate and relative affordability compared to other tech hubs. We’ve compiled a list of the average salaries for technology jobs in the city from Indeed.com. Roles with growing demand average salaries of more than $80,000/year with additional perks available in some cases as well.
|Career Field||Average Salary|
|Full Stack Developer||$88,405|
|IT Security Specialist||$94,272|