Tech Jobs & Pay Continue to Surge in North Carolina
According to CBRE Group, Inc., one of the world’s largest real estate investment managers, tech employment in Charlotte and the Triangle markets continue to grow at an impressive rate. Charlotte has purportedly added nearly 22,000 tech jobs between 2011 and 2016, which represents a 77% increase. Meanwhile, Raleigh-Durham remains a bigger tech market, having added almost 62,000 tech workers in the same time-period, representing growth of 51%.
Correspondingly, Indeed Hiring Research shows Raleigh-Cary as one of the top 8 metropolitan areas for tech jobs posting that pay over $100,000.00. Indeed Hiring Research also finds Raleigh-Cary as the “No. 11 ‘tech hub’ in the U.S. as one of the ‘closet cousins to Silicon Valley’”. For 2017, Raleigh has edged out San Francisco-Oakland for the 5th highest percentage of tech job openings.