RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – High-tech job seekers in the Triangle as well as the Charlotte metro areas have plenty of openings from which to choose, according to the latest IT Job Trends report from the NC Technology Association.

However, the total number of publicly listed jobs in April did dip slightly from March.

Year-over-year, IT jobs in Raleigh, Durham-Chapel Hill and the Charlotte metro are up 21 percent or more.

Openings also jumped in Greensboro-High Point.

More than 31,000 openings were listed at a variety of firms – not just tech companies. That’s 35 percent higher than in April 2018.

But that total was down from 32,346 in March.

Openings had increased for three consecutive months after dipping to 25,354 in December,

Here’s a breakdown of job openings by metro area with year-over-year growth or decline:

  • Charlotte/Concord/Gastonia, 12,427 ;+55.2%
  • Raleigh, 9,163; +21.6%
  • Durham/Chapel Hill, 4,336; +45.5%
  • Greensboro/High Point, 1,206; +61.9%
  • Fayetteville, 903 ;-6.1%
  • Winston-Salem, 460; +1.8%
  • Wilmington, 300; +4.9%
  • Burlington, 202; +28.7%
  • Asheville, 148; -25.6%
  • Greenville, 130; +7.4%
  • TOTALS Including All Others: 31,127, +35.3%

“Although there was a slight dip in IT job openings in April from the previous month, the openings were markedly higher than April of last year,” said Brooks Raiford, CEO of NC TECH. “North Carolina’s increase in IT job openings continues to outpace the US rate,” he added.