GREENSBORO — If you’re an information technology professional willing to move to the Triangle or Charlotte, you could have your pick of thousands of jobs. In Greensboro? Well, not so much.
That’s according to a new report from the North Carolina Technology Association and Greene Resources, a Raleigh recruiting company.
In December, more than 17,000 IT jobs for all kinds of computer professionals were advertised — an increase of 3.4 percent. Nearly 14,000 of those jobs could be found in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and Charlotte. Both Durham and Chapel Hill saw the demand for IT workers rise by about 19 percent from December 2016.
For the Triad, the outlook in December wasn’t as bright. Winston-Salem offered 355 jobs while Greensboro and High Point businesses had 634 jobs — a number that was down by 6.6 percent from last year.
Companies wanted software developers more than any other category of IT worker. More than 2,800 listings for those positions drove demand up by 16.1 percent over December 2016.
For 2017, nearly 90,000 job openings were posted, according to the report.
The top businesses hiring IT workers were Bank of America, Oracle, IBM and Wells Fargo.