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Best US Cities For Technology Job Growth: Dice Q2 Report

Donna Goodison

Dice analyzed more than one million tech job postings between April and June of 2021 and compared the data to its job-posting stats from the previous three months, as well as historical trends, for its Q2 2021 Tech Job Report.

Tech City Highlight: Charlotte, N.C.

Hiring Trends

Q2 rank: 11th

Quarter-over-quarter growth: 9 percent

Top hiring companies in Q2: Bank of America, Lowe’s Home Improvement, Wells Fargo, Microsoft and Humana

Top occupations in Q2: software developer, project manager, application developer, network engineer and business analyst

Average tech salary: $99,691

Living Costs

Median home cost: $228,800

Average rent for a one-bedroom apartment: $989 per month

North Carolina’s competitive incentives have attracted tech companies. Fintech company Credit Karma in May announced it was investing $13 million to transform its existing operations in Charlotte into an East Coast headquarters and adding 600 new jobs. Electric vehicle company Arrival in December said it would invest about $3 million to establish its North American headquarters in Charlotte and add 150 new employees there. They join Passport, a mobility software platform company, and Bank of America and AvidXChange, which specializes in account payable automation software.

 
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