Across the country, opportunities in the tech industry continue to increase—and the Dallas area remains a top hub for that action.
The Dallas region added nearly 3,800 new tech job postings last month, bringing its total postings to around 18,600 and ranking it No. 3 among metro areas with the highest amount of job openings in the sector, according to analysis from tech industry nonprofit CompTIA.
That put the Dallas area behind only New York (No. 1) and Washington, D.C. (No. 2), both of which added less than half the amount of tech jobs in February than the DFW region did. Overall, only the Los Angeles area added more tech jobs openings last month than DFW, with a nearly 4,500 posting increase.
Dallas metro has held the No. 3 spot since August 2021
“The record level of employer job postings for the month and a pause in actual new tech hires is a clear sign of the ongoing labor supply problem,” said Tim Herbert, chief research officer at CompTIA, in a statement. “Employers want to hire more tech workers but can only do so when there are workers to hire.”
According to the report, the professional, scientific, and technical services market saw the largest number of job postings nationwide, at more than 60,000. That was followed by finance and insurance and manufacturing. The report also notes that areas like telecommunications and data processing saw declines in job openings. Top 10 U.S. tech employers include Boeing, Capital One, Deloitte, Amazon, and Accenture—all of which have a presence in North Texas.
Texas is No. 2 among all states
Among states, Texas took the No. 2 spot for the number of tech job postings, at more than 38,000, as well as for the number of postings added last month, more than 6,300. That puts it behind only California, which added more than 12,000 postings last month, bringing its total to nearly 58,000. Virginia took the No. 3 spot with more than 5,400 new openings, bringing its total to nearly 20,000.
CompTIA said tech occupations have seen positive gains in five of the past six months, with job posting volume in the past three months exceeding 1 million.
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