RALEIGH – High-tech job openings across North Carolina fell some 20% in November, but that doesn’t mean jobs aren’t available. Thousands are – especially in some specific skill areas and where credentials are required. Top demand: security.

And more than tech-focused firms are hiring.

Here’s a look inside the numbers provided by the NC TECH Association’s monthly IT Job Trends report:

TOP 10 Job Titles

  • Senior Software Engineer
  • Software Engineer
  • Data Engineer
  • Java Developer
  • Project Manager
  • Senior Data Engineer
  • Specialist
  • Senior Statistical Programmer
  • Network Engineer
  • Technical Lead

TOP 10 Credentials

  • Security Clearance
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional
  • Secret Security Clearance
  • Top Secret Sensitive Compartmented Information
  • Certified Scrum Master
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate
  • Certified Information Security Manager
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor
  • Project Management Institute
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional

TOP 10 Hirers (Tech Talent)

  • General Dynamics Information Technology
  • Deloitte
  • Bank of America
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Wells Fargo
  • Unitedhealth Group
  • MetLife
  • HCL Technologies
  • Truist
  • KPMG