The Most In-Demand IT Pro Roles In Australia

Looking for a new job or thinking about retraining? LinkedIn has analysed activity by members to identify the most sought-after skills in Australia, and the list is utterly dominated by IT roles.

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LinkedIn conducted the study by analysing the skills and experience of its 330 million members, and correlating those with members who had either been in contact with recruiters or started a new job in the past year. For Australia, these were the 25 “hottest skills”:

  1. Statistical analysis and data mining
  2. Middleware and integration software
  3. SAP ERP systems
  4. Storage systems and management
  5. SEO/SEM marketing
  6. Business intelligence
  7. Mobile development
  8. Perl/Python/Ruby
  9. Network and information security
  10. Recruiting
  11. Java development
  12. Non-profit, fundraising and grant making
  13. Computer graphics and animation
  14. Web architecture and development framework
  15. Data engineering and data warehousing
  16. HR benefits and compensation
  17. C/C++
  18. User interface design
  19. Marketing campaign management
  20. Software QA and user testing
  21. Economics
  22. Mac, Linux and Unix systems
  23. Foreign language translation
  24. Database management and software
  25. Social media marketing

Only a handful of those skills aren’t in the IT field. As ever, analytics top the charts, but core system management skills and developer ability also rank highly. Despite salary variations, it’s a good time to be in tech.


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