Job Trends


NC TECH commissions + releases research on the state’s tech sector for the benefit of our members, a tool for economic development + a resource for the public. 

North Carolina’s tech sector is vibrant + growing – appearing on numerous national rankings as one of the nation’s hottest tech ecosystems.


NC TECH releases a monthly Tech Talent/IT Jobs snapshot which captures the environment for tech employment in North Carolina.  Readers can view the number of IT job postings presented in various top ten lists (skills, jobs, employers, regions) as well as a rolling 12-month chart reflecting the trends in job openings over the previous year. 

Utilizing the TalentNeuron tool from Gartner, the world’s leading IT research + advisory firm, this snapshot is designed to provide insights to both tech employers + professionals as they assess the employment landscape. 

This Tech Talent/IT Job Trends report is released in the latter part of each month with data from the previous month.  

Thanks to Greene Resources for sponsoring this important resource.

Click below to view current and archived reports. Note that each report reflects the previous month's numbers.

2019 Reports

2018 Reports



The North Carolina Technology Association’s annual State of Technology Industry Report (released online at includes a compilation of valuable information and analysis on how NC is doing in areas such as year-over-year growth in tech establishments as well as core IT and tech sector employment. The data also highlights a variety of indicators and areas that reflect the strength and opportunity of NC’s tech sector and how we match/measure up to other states.

The valuable information in the report has a variety of use:

  • Repository of facts, statistics, trends, narratives and insights into NC’s tech industry
  • Guide for companies considering headquarter relocation or operations establishment
  • Source of data and trends for policy makers
  • Collection of stories that highlight the vibrancy of the state’s tech sector
  • Resource for innovation sector organizations, economic development community, & media

The State of Technology Industry Report & Tech Directory is a resource for those looking to start and/or grow their business in NC. If you are looking to establish or reinforce your organization as a key player in NC technology, this is a great opportunity.

For more information about the research or to sponsor the report, contact Michelle Calton.

Video Coverage

NC TECH President + CEO, Brooks Raiford, appeared in April 2018 on the Spectrum News' "In Focus" program alongside NC's state CIO, Eric Boyette.


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