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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 April 2018?

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.

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TRENDING JOBS

Financial Analysis

Average salary offerings for intermediate level positions:

GP: R 39,162 to R 48,900 p.m. (CTC)
WC: R 32,667 to R 44,708 p.m. (CTC)
KZN: Not enough information available.

Cost & Management Accounting

Average salary offerings for an intermediate level position:

GP: R 43,352 to R 54,746 p.m. (CTC)
WC: R 33,453 to R 39,061 p.m. (CTC)
KZN: R 37,000 to R 39,132 p.m. (CTC)

Human Resources

Average salary offerings for an intermediate level position:

GP: R 24,773 to R 26,568 p.m. (CTC)
WC: R 18,623 to R 23,364 p.m. (CTC)
KZN: R 17,125 to R 18,917 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

Software Development remains the most sought-after skill set on CareerJunction. Java and C# Developers, in particular, are high in demand.

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Middle/Department Management

Professionals in management face positive employment prospects. Finance managers, as well as sales managers, are particularly sought-after. Currently, around 37% of all managerial vacancies on CareerJunction are related to financial management while about 15% are related to sales management.

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Middle and Department Management
Financial/Project Accounting

Financial/Project Accounting

Comparing the first quarter of 2018 to the last quarter of 2017, hiring activity for candidates within the professional field of ‘financial/project accounting’ has increased by more than 19%. Despite the growing labour demand, the job market appears moderately competitive and job ads receive more than 30 applications per listing.

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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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BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT
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Top employment sectors

ANNUAL TRENDING 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 March index settled just below the 100 mark, indicating minimal changes in labour market conditions. Month-on-month, there were no noteworthy changes in job volumes or job search activity overall.

The architecture & engineering, manufacturing & assembly, finance and building & construction sectors saw an uptake in jobs since January 2018. The marketing and sales sectors as well as the admin, office & support sector, on the other hand, experienced a slowing trend in hiring activity for the previous 12 months. Year-on-year, labour demand has weakened considerably in these sectors. Trending jobs for March include financial analysis, cost & management accounting and human resources. For more labour market findings, read the full report here.