If you want to secure a decent wage and steady employment, it helps to have a job that's in very high demand. According to the latest Hays Jobs Report, skills relating to finance and information technology are good for your resume in 2018. Here are the top 30 jobs that employers are currently trying to fill.
Financial business analysts, cyber-security professionals, app developers and other technically specialised positions are all in high demand this year, according to Hays' latest data. The global recruiting group's list of in-demand roles also includes site managers, executive assistants, change analysts, social workers and civil construction professionals.
Here are Australia's most in-demand jobs for January-June, 2018:
- Commercial Analysts in response to a greater focus on growth and a desire for revenue generation to be driven from finance not operations;
- Data Analysts with both hard and soft skills who can use digital tools and pull data together while managing stakeholders and communicating the evidence for decision-making purposes;
- Digital Marketing Analysts who are experienced digital marketers and can also implement a full marketing strategy;
- Cyber Security and DevOps specialists as the need for risk mitigation and process improvements increases;
- PHP, Drupal, Native iOS and Android and Microsoft SQL BI Developers given the popularity of these tools;
- Business Development Managers to drive new business growth;
- HR Business Partners to imbed HR into a business and ensure internal clients have a strong point of contact for HR issues;
- Executive Assistants with strong experience;
- Change Analysts with skills in organisational change;
- Policy Officers and Senior Policy Officers in response to various initiatives, particularly in the areas of family violence and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS);
- Procurement professionals with full end-to-end experience, especially around service contracts as opposed to goods;
- Property & Construction Lawyers given the active property market;
- Residential Property Managers with experience;
- Project Managers, Site Managers and Contract Administrators for construction projects;
- Project Lead Architects with exposure to all stages of a project;
- Facilities Managers/Facilities Coordinators since new and aging buildings require planned and reactive maintenance;
- Civil Design Engineers in the residential land development and subdivision market;
- Schedulers/Planners in the energy sector, particularly Primavera P6 specialists with large-scale project experience;
- Clinical Research Associates as more clinical trials are conducted in Australia;
- Social Workers in the children and families space, including family and domestic violence;
- Early Childhood Teachers in response to population growth;
- Deputy Principals and Principals in the schools sector;
- Mortgage Lenders as banks promote existing performers and backfill vacated roles;
- Insurance Brokers who can perform the basics right and consult with clients;
- Customer Engagement Managers as companies develop and implement strategies to build loyalty and improve the customer experience;
- Skilled Merchandise Planners with traditional bricks and mortar Australian retail experience;
- Continuous Improvement Managers as organisations look for ways to become more competitive in the manufacturing sector;
- Fleet Controllers with wharf experience, especially for night shifts;
- Project Engineers in the oil & gas sector as construction and upgrade projects commence in response to the demand for more gas;
- Mechanical Fitters in certain locations in response to expansions in the resources & mining industry;
- Civil Operators for a large number of civil projects.
Most of these roles are highly specialised with a salary at the mid-to-senior management level. With that said, there's also plenty of jobs to go around for Early Childhood Teachers and Social Workers. As the report notes:
Population growth in major cities is leading to the establishment of more childcare services and higher competition for suitable candidates. Certificate 3 and Diploma qualified Educators with classroom experience will also be sought for permanent positions. Early Childhood Cooks will remain in demand too within the early childhood sector.
Experienced Social Workers in the children and families space, including family and domestic violence, will be sought in response to increasing caseloads and high staff turnover given the recent amendments to government family violence initiatives at a state and national level. Sought after workers will include experienced Counsellors, Case Workers and Coordinators.
You can check out the full report here.
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[Via Business Insider]