Wave of IT Job News for St. Louis, Atlanta

Susan Hall

The tech job news out of St. Louis and Atlanta keeps rolling in.

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In March, St. Louis topped a Dice list of the fastest-growing cities for tech jobs. It reported the number of existing jobs grew 25 percent over the previous year and that average tech salaries were up 13 percent.

Since then:

Meanwhile, the Atlanta IT job market remains hot, too, and will get more so:

  • AT&T plans to add 600 positions as it collaborates with Georgia Tech and Cisco at an innovation center there. It will be AT&T’s fourth such center, with a fifth being set up in Plano, Texas.
  • Health care technology vendor athenahealth is investing $10.8 million in expansion and will add 500 jobs over the next five years. Health care IT was one of the fastest-growing job categories in a recent report on the Atlanta job market by Burning Glass.

Atlanta ranked No. 9 on Forbes’ recent list of cities with the most STEM job openings.

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