Interested in launching a career in technology? You’re in the right place, because Atlanta is among the best cities for IT workers.
Real estate and investment firm CBRE recently released its annual list of top cities for techies in the U.S. and Canada. To do so, they analyzed the 50 largest markets based on job availability, employees with tech degrees, average apartment rent and momentum of growth.
While San Francisco and Seattle placed first and second, respectively, Atlanta was close behind at No. 5.
Companies in ATL, such as UPS, Oldcastle, Synergy, AT&T and Tech Mahindra, are mostly looking for software developers, computer user support specialists and information security analysts. There’s also a high demand for web developers and computer system analysts.
And finance positions pay a pretty penny, too. According to LinkedIn, tech gigs can pay up to $100,000 annually depending on the specialty.
There are a slew of reputable companies to choose from. Abacus Solutions LLC, Better Cloud and Charter Global Inc. were all among Atlanta’s best 150 companies, according to AJC’s 2016 Top Workplaces.
Top 10 cities for tech workers:
1. San Francisco, CA
2. Seattle, WA
3. New York, NY
4. Washington D.C.
5. Atlanta, GA
6. Toronto, Canada
7. Raleigh-Durham, NC
8. Austin, TX
9. Boston, MA
10. Dallas-Forth Worth, TX
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