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Clarkston Consulting Sponsors NC Tech Association IT Job Trends Report

January 24, 2020 | Durham, NC

Business consulting leader Clarkston Consulting and coding education provider Momentum Learning are sponsoring the NC Tech Association IT Job Trends Report. This month’s report featured NC IT job postings for the month of December 2019. Some of the information featured in the report includes the top occupations, metropolitan statistical areas, hard skills and certifications, hirers of tech talent, and North Carolina versus overall USA job postings for the month. Excerpts from the report and a link to the full report from the NC Tech Association are included below.

Top Movers

Programming and Information Technology have made it to the TOP 10 Hard Skills / Certification list this month, replacing Oracle and Application Development on the list. Plus, Spectrum is hiring! This month, Spectrum has replaced CCI Companies on the TOP 10 list of Hirers of Tech Talent in North Carolina. You might expect the professional, scientific, and technical services industry to be the top industry with open technology positions (3,775), but did you know Finance and Insurance (2,809), Manufacturing (2,243), and the Retail Trade (1,496) industries are among the largest industries in North Carolina looking to hire technology talent as well?

How Upskilling Can Play a Significant Role in Addressing the Technology Skills Gap in North Carolina

Whether they know it or not, nearly every company today is a technology company. Many organizations have training programs designed to introduce new skills to tech resources, but how many have corporate training programs robust enough to enable non-tech employees to transfer their skills into junior software developer, systems analyst, user support specialist or quality assurance roles? 

Organizations must be willing to experiment with new talent retention and development models, especially when it comes to filling technical positions. As the job market for software developers continues to grow much faster than other job areas, more companies are sending talented, business-savvy employees to external training programs to fill technology positions. Consider if you can invest and train employees well-versed in your company and culture from customer service, manufacturing, human resources, and finance into tech talent for your business.

Read the full report from the NC Tech Association here.