Information technology jobs are getting harder to find in North Carolina, according to the latest monthly IT Job trends report from the North Carolina Technology Association.

However, job seekers in the Raleigh/Durham metro area do have a better chance than those in Charlotte.

In June, the number of IT job openings statewide dipped to 3,250. That was a drop of 110 from May and was 440 fewer than those available in April.

Across the Triangle, the trend was different, with openings increasing by 7.8 percent. In Charlotte, openings fell 6.1 percent.

Nationally, openings were down 3.4 percent from May.

Some specialties remain in high demand in North Carolina, with listings for IT sales and marketing jumping 13.6 percent, or by 250 openings.

The biggest need was for systems engineer and support (900), an increase of 2 percent from May.

Compared with June 2007, however, the overall latest North Carolina IT job market is down nearly 50 percent from 6,010.

Top five needed skills, based on openings:

  • SQL, 530
  • UNIX, 490
  • Windows OS, 480
  • Java, 330
  • Oracle DBMS, 320

The NCTA report is based on information gathered by SkillPROOF.