Deep dive of the data:
In short, Seattle is really closing in on us.
Bay Area's loss is Seattle's gain. Damn it!!
Next question, if Silicon Valley is 100, which city is closest to SV in terms of job mix? Not surprisingly, SF is the closest, at 83%. The next batch, at 75% dish, include Boston, Austin, Seattle, Boulder and Portland.
Which area have the most jobs in fast growing areas like computer vision and machine learning? 16% of SV and 15% of SF job positions are in these areas. 12% for Austin and Seattle. But in terms of pay, fully 57% of Seattle jobs are highly paid, defined as over 100K salary. That even beats the Bay Area.
We need to bid up Seattle's house prices ASAP. The sooner it becomes as unaffordable as SF the better...