Wondering where the biggest demand for new IT roles will be in the next six months? Here's what you can expect in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane and Adelaide — and how much you'll be paid.
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Recruitment firm Robert Walters recently released its half-yearly summary of hiring intentions and expected salaries in those five cities. (We've regularly collated data from Peoplebank's similar quarterly surveys on this topic, and we'll continue to cover those in the future as well.)
Apologies to people in Tasmania, the Northern Territory and the ACT — no data from there. (The last is slightly odd given the large government IT base in Canberra.)
City By City
Here's where the greatest growth in demand will be, according to the study:
For Sydney, there's demand for SAP Hana skills, MDM experience, devops, Linux, SharePoint developers and mobile app developers. (Robert Walters does a more detailed analysis for Sydney than other cities.) There's no dominant trend in salaries — it very much depends on the sector.
Lots of demand for mobile developers, and also in specialist cloud and NBN sectors. Salaries may rise slightly towards the end of the year.
Project managers and business analysts have the strongest hiring prospects. Hiring is expected to increase, in part because freezes on government hires for projects have ended.
Lots of options in Perth, with demand for system administrators, network engineers, IT support staff and corporate site developers. However, salaries aren't expected to rise.
The biggest demand is for skills in cloud, SharePoint, business analysis and project management. Salaries are expected to remain stable (there's an excess of good candidates, apparently).
What You'll Earn
These are the predicted salary ranges for selected jobs in each of those cities. Salaries include superannuation but don't include benefits or bonuses.
You can grab the full outline for each city from the link below.