by Jason Parker — April 20, 2021
One year after the onset of the novel coronavirus pandemic and the spread of COVID-19 in the United States and North Carolina, job postings for technology-related roles are up 22.7 percent, with 38,272 available IT roles available across the state, found a new report from the North Carolina Technology Association (NC TECH).
“As the pandemic highlighted technological and digital shortcomings for many businesses, technology companies are now looking to address those issues with new strategies, operational models, and most of all – talent,” reads the report.
Demand is particularly high in Raleigh, as there are nearly 14,000 open roles, up more than 43 percent compared to March 2020, and is also high in Durham and Chapel Hill, with 4,551 openings and a nearly 20 percent year-over-year increase, as well as Fayetteville, which is up nearly 25 percent with nearly 1,200 IT roles available.
The report also found that demand is increasing in the state’s less populous cities, as well, with an increase of nearly 145 percent in Burlington and an increase of more than 127 percent in Jacksonville.
In Charlotte, there are 12,180 openings, a modest 3.1 percent increase compared to March 2020, and the number of job openings in the Asheville area is up 2.6 percent.
The IT job market may have softened a bit in Winston-Salem, down nearly 7 percent year-over-year, as well as Wilmington, which is down 5.5 percent and Greensboro and High Point, down 5 percent.
Demand is highest for software developers, with nearly 12,000 roles open across North Carolina, a 47.5 percent increase compared to March 2020, and for systems engineers and system architects, up 49.5 percent with nearly 3,600 open roles available.
Original Source: WRAL TechWire