North Carolina IT Job Market Improves

Susan Hall
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See which cities are showing the highest rate of IT job growth.

We've written that there are IT jobs out there, if you know where to look. Most recently, we've written about the "Rust Belt" as well as San Diego. And salaries in the New York City area largely equal those of Silicon Valley.


Meanwhile, the North Carolina Technology Association reported Wednesday a rise in IT jobs in the state, though there's been a decline in the Raleigh-Durham Research Triangle area. You can download the report here.


According to Triangle Business Journal, the group reported 4,140 open IT jobs in January, compared with 3,910 in December. The January numbers were more than three times the job openings reported in January 2010.


The report says the job market is growing fast in Charlotte, one of the cities in the accompanying slideshow, which reported 1,000 openings. Its growth represented a 17 percent gain, though the number of jobs in Raleigh-Durham dropped by 7 percent. The IT job market in Charlotte, though, is about half the size of that in Raleigh-Durham.


The state still remains well below its peak of 6,740 job openings in April 2007. The article says the biggest demand is for systems engineers and support workers.

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