RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – WRAL TechWire’s Top 50 is a barometer of what’s happening in the Triangle tech sector. This week, all of the “Top 50” are hiring.

First Citizens showed the most postings this week, with 186 total, +7 net compared to last week. Spectrum added the most postings this week, with +16 net postings (36 total postings this week).

No joy for job seekers: Tech market in NC is ‘flat’; overall Triangle openings fall to new low

The NC Technology Association (NC TECH) released its monthly snapshot of IT jobs data in North Carolina on Monday. The report listed the top 10 hirers for tech talent in November:

  1. First Citizens Bank
  2. Deloitte
  3. Thoughtwave Software and Solutions
  4. RedSalsa
  5. Cisco
  6. Internal Revenue Service
  7. Q1 Technologies
  9. Infosys Technologies
  10. Wells Fargo

Top 10 Credentials for IT roles

The NC TECH snapshot also reported that the most requested credential, according to November jobs data, is security clearance.

“Cybersecurity expertise remains the dominant skillset sought after by NC employers,” said Andrea Fleming, Director of Talent and Workforce Development at NC TECH, in the press release.

The report also highlighted a forecast from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which predicted a substantial 32% growth in these positions over the next decade. Fleming believes that our state is well-positioned to capture that job growth.

“The state’s influx of new residents and the diverse educational opportunities in cybersecurity place North Carolina in an advantageous position for future growth,” said Fleming in the press release.

According to the snapshot, the top 10 most-requested credentials from November jobs data included:

  1. Security clearance
  2. Certified Information Systems Security Professional
  3. Top Secret Sensitive Compartmented Information
  4. Project Management Professional
  5. Secret security clearance
  6. SCI Clearance
  7. Cisco Certified Network Associate
  8. Certified Information Systems Auditor
  9. Certified Information Security Manager
  10. Project Management Institute

TechWire’s Top 50

The Top 50 showed 1,669 total postings, up 2.7% from last week but down 5.1% compared to last month.

Take a look at the numbers:

In the wider Triangle market, the exclusive WRAL TechWire Jobs Report shows 213,505 active listings (not accounting for post duplications), the lowest number seen since WRAL TechWire began tracking this data.

Check back next week for an update on the WRAL TechWire jobs report.