RALEIGH – The downturn in job openings for high-tech workers across North Carolina appears to be over, according to the latest Tech Talent Trends Alert from the North Carolina Technology Association and Greene Resources, a talent resources company. Of those openings, some 13,000 alone are in the Triangle.

Another 10,000 are available in the Charlotte metro.

[Note: This is one of a five-part package looking at tech jobs across NC. Other posts are linked below.]

Companies publicly listed 28,272 jobs in August, a 7 percent surge year-over-year and some 500 more openings in July.

North Carolina’s IT jobs market also is improving compared to the national total which is down more than 4 percent year-over-year to just over 900,000.

Source: NC TECH

“North Carolina IT job openings were higher in August than the same month last year, outpacing the US rate for that same comparison period,” said Brooks Raiford, CEO of NC TECH. “Additionally, August openings were higher than July, reversing a trend over the previous few months of lower openings.”

The climb in August ended a four-month decline in jobs from a high of more than 33,400 in March.

Demand is hottest for software developers and systems administrators.

Biggest skills demand are for Java and software development.

Top highers include IBM, Cisco and Oracle.

Here are where the jobs can be found by major metro areas:

Location, Aug ‘19, Aug ‘18
  • Charlotte/Concord/Gastonia: 10,172, +10.7%
  • Raleigh: 8,948, +1.7%
  • Durham/Chapel Hill 3,874 +6.9%
  • Greensboro/High Point: 1,166, +52.4%
  • Fayetteville: 793, -17.5%
  • Winston-Salem: 521, +9.5%
  • Wilmington: 269, +2.3%
  • Burlington: 217, +41.8%
  • Asheville: 198, +13.1%
  • Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton: 128, -30.8%

TOTALS Including All Others: 28,272, +7.6%

Read more online at NC TECH’s website

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