As most of the country laments a less than desirable December jobs report, Raleigh’s tech industry continues to break away from the pack. Thanks to heavy growth from some of the top tech companies in the Raleigh-Durham area, hiring is beginning to surge as the city gains recognition as a hub for tech sector jobs.
Just How Fast are Tech Companies in Raleigh Growing?
When it comes to growth in the tech sector, Forbes ranked Raleigh at number two in tech job growth from 2001 to 2013, finding that the area’s tech industry grew by 54.7 percent in the past twelve years. STEM growth also saw an increase of 24.6 percent in that same period thanks to big name companies like IBM and Cisco.
Among all the tech companies – both large and small – that are experiencing rapid growth in the Raleigh-Durham area, MaxPoint Interactive and BioDelivery Services have produced the most stunning numbers in the past few years. From 2008 to 2012, both companies have seen a 31,723 percent and a 20,593 percent growth respectively (and yes, those numbers are very real).
In addition to these massively growing tech companies, MetLife, a major insurance industry player, has constructed a facility in the area to house the infrastructure behind the delivery of its services. In order to maintain this database, the company has announced that it will be adding 1,000 or more tech jobs to its staff over the next 18 months. These jobs will range from app development and maintenance to IT engineering.
How Can You Get One of These Jobs?
The North Carolina Technology Association has found that the majority of tech-based job postings in the Raleigh-Durham area are in systems engineering and support, IT management, and software management. The demand is also strong for database managers, desktop support staff, web developers (Java and .Net), business intelligence specialists, and datawarehousing technicians. This isn’t exactly a small list of demands for these rising tech companies so no matter what your specialization is in the IT world, you have a great shot at landing a job in this up-an-coming area.
Keep in mind that many companies do not post all the jobs that they are currently hiring for. These confidential jobs, however, are broadcasted to recruiting companies. If you currently live, or are looking to relocate to the Raleigh-Durham area, call one of our recruiters today to find out what jobs are open in the area.
By Kevin Withers