California accounted for nearly 28 percent of employment openings in software and other IT fields in September, according to an analysis of technology jobs posted to major Internet job boards. That's an increase from the 21 percent share the state claimed in January, according to the study, conducted by.
Washington, D.C., ranked second to California, with 8 percent of new IT jobs in September. Then followed New York, with 7.1 percent; New Jersey with 6.4 percent; Texas with 5.8 percent; and Massachusetts with 5.7 percent.
That reported increase follows other signs of recovery in the U.S. technology job market. Last week, the Labor Department said the number of payroll positions in computer system design and related servicesto 1.14 million from August to September. Employment in those technology sectors has been growing since April and is up by 32,700 from September 2003, according to the agency's figures.
In addition, research firm Meta Group recently predicted that salaries of information technology staff willover the next three years.
On the other hand, IT workers' confidence in the job market, according to a survey from staffing firm Hudson.