IT job ads grow 12% in 2018


By Dylan Bushell-Embling
Friday, 01 February, 2019


IT job ads grow 12% in 2018

The Australian IT employment market is booming, with the number of new job ads from the sector up 12% in 2018, according to SEEK’s latest Employment Report.

The company’s job ad data shows that IT was the second-largest contributor to the 8.6% increase in job ads nationwide, behind only trades and services (14% growth). Science and technology job listings meanwhile increased by 13%.

For the three months ending in December, the national average salary in ICT was $108,000, representing a 3% national average salary growth. But the average advertised salary across all industries was up 3.9% for the full year.

“It is interesting to see in our data indications of changes in the employment market as a result of what we’ve referred to at SEEK as a ‘hollowing out of the middle’ — we see increased demand for highly skilled, technology roles advertised across the ICT classification,” SEEK ANZ Managing Director Kendra Banks commented. “This reflects the demand for people in our labour market that can ‘work on and with technology and AI’.”

Across all industries, the largest increase in job ads was in Tasmania (25%), followed by Western Australia (15%) and Victoria (11%). Queensland and South Australia each saw a 9% increase, with listings up 6% in the ACT and 5% in New South Wales.

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