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South Africa's most in-demand skills

SOUTH AFRICA'S MOST IN-DEMAND SKILLS

Which skills were the most sought after in August 2017?

Our latest findings reveal who's at the top of recruiters' most wanted list, what jobs are currently trending and what salaries are on offer for these positions across SA's top 3 provinces.

TRENDING JOBS

Financial Analysis

Average salary offerings for an intermediate level position:

GP: R45,007 to R53,123 p.m. (CTC)
WC: R39,712 to R48,250 p.m. (CTC)

Business Development

Average salary offerings for an intermediate level position:

GP: R18,230 to R24,197 p.m.. (CTC)
WC: R17,344 to R19,524 p.m. (CTC)

Representative/Sales Consulting

Average salary offerings for an intermediate level position:

GP R12,386 to R17,764 p.m. (CTC)
WC R11,463 to R15,638 p.m. (CTC)
KZN R9,214 to R13,537 p.m. (CTC)

MOST WANTED SKILLS

Our latest research shows that the following occupational fields are by far the most in demand skill sets in the job market currently.

Software Development

Software Development

Demand for software developers grew by 6% from July to August 2017. Software development and programming remains the most sought after skill sets on CareerJunction.

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Middle/Department Management

Employment opportunities for professionals in management are plentiful. Managerial vacancies increased by 3% during August. Finance managers and sales managers are particularly well sought after..

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Middle and Department Management
Representative / Sales Consulting

Representative/Sales Consulting

Job advertising for sales representatives remains high on CareerJunction. Demand for these professionals has increased by 25% over the past six months.

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SA'S TOP EMPLOYMENT SECTORS

Significant online demand indicates positive employment trends. Based on the most recent online hiring activity, five sectors were identified that show promising and positive employment prospects.

MEDICAL & HEALTH
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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
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ARCHITECTURE & ENGINEERING
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BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION
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SALES
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Top employment sectors

ANNUAL TREND ANALYSIS

Which professionals have been high demand over the last year? Which occupations are on a rise and which occupations are on a decline? The section below explores employment trends for various occupational sectors based on job adverts published on the CareerJunction website over the previous 13 months.

THE FINAL SAY

The August Index dipped to 93 index points, indicating increased competition for jobs among job seekers. Slowing demand is evident within the ICT, finance, business & management and medical & health sectors. Vacancy levels are significantly lower than a year ago. The sales, marketing and construction sectors, on the other hand, saw a notable uptake in jobs since the beginning of the year. Trending jobs for August include financial analysis, business development and representative/sales consulting.