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Statistics: Computer, Software Engineering & IT

Where is the demand?

37,761 Job Posts found with keyword ‘Computer Scientist, Software Engineer, App Developer, Games Developer, Business analyst, Analyst programmer, Application programmer, Software tester, Database administrator, Systems administrator, Web developer, Data scientist, Developer Programmer, Software developer, ICT Service Desk Worker, Front end developer, Network administratorTest analyst, Network engineer‘ in Australia and New Zealand from Aug 2018 – Aug 2019.

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  • New South Wales (14,437)
  • Victoria (8,229)
  • Queensland (4,894)
  • New Zealand (4,713)
  • Australian Capital Territory (2,568)
  • Western Australia (1,540)
  • South Australia (1,038)
  • Tasmania (192)
  • Northern Territory (150)

What jobs are in demand?

37,761 Job Posts found with keyword ‘Computer Scientist, Software Engineer, App Developer, Games Developer, Business analyst, Analyst programmer, Application programmer, Software tester, Database administrator, Systems administrator, Web developer, Data scientist, Developer Programmer, Software developer, ICT Service Desk Worker, Front end developer, Network administratorTest analyst, Network engineer‘ in Australia and New Zealand from Aug 2018 – Aug 2019.

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  • Software Engineer (3,975)
  • Java Developer (2,240)
  • Network Engineer (2,223)
  • Test Analyst (1,959)
  • System Analyst (1,929)
  • Front-end developer (1,728)
  • Software Developer (1,519)
  • Data Scientist (1,339)
  • Programmer (1,282)

Level of Experience required

These results are from ‘Burning Glass’ and are based on the keywords: ‘Computer Scientist, Software Engineer, App Developer, Games Developer, Business analyst, Analyst programmer, Application programmer, Software tester, Database administrator, Systems administrator, Web developer, Data scientist, Developer Programmer, Software developer, ICT Service Desk Worker, Front end developer, Network administrator, Help Desk officer, Test analyst, Network engineer‘ in Australia and New Zealand from Aug 2018 – Aug 2019.

Note: 62% of records have been excluded because they do not include both a qualification level and experience requirements. As a result, the chart below may not be representative of the full sample. 14,199 classified postings.

Bachelor/Honour degrees (2,503)

  • 0 – 2 years of experience (20.5%)
  • 3 – 5 years of experience (64.8%)
  • 6 – 8 years of experience (9.8%)
  • 9+ Years of experience (3.9%)

Postgraduate degrees (165)

  • 0 – 2 years of experience (11.5%)
  • 3 – 5 years of experience (55.8%)
  • 6 – 8 years of experience (22.4%)
  • 9+ Years of experience (7.9%)

Diplomas and Associates degrees (105)

  • 0 – 2 years of experience (20%)
  • 3 – 5 years of experience (71.4%)
  • 6 – 8 years of experience (6.7%)
  • 9+ Years of experience (0%)

Certificates (levels one to four) (31)

  • 0 – 2 years of experience (6.5%)
  • 3 – 5 years of experience (77.4%)
  • 6 – 8 years of experience (9.7%)
  • 9+ Years of experience (0%)

Top 5 highest paying jobs in Computer Software Engineering & IT

Best jobs in Australia and New Zealand based on mean real-time salary, employment rate, projected growth (August 2018- August 2019), and job prospects from Burning Glass. 

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Software Architect 

$150K

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DevOps Engineer 

$140K

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Software Engineer

$123K

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Data Scientist

$120K

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Java Developer 

$120K

WHAT SKILLS DO YOU NEED?

These results are from ‘Burning Glass’ and are based on the keywords: ‘Computer Scientist, Software Engineer, App Developer, Games Developer, Business analyst, Analyst programmer, Application programmer, Software tester, Database administrator, Systems administrator, Web developer, Data scientist, Developer Programmer, Software developer, ICT Service Desk Worker, Front end developer, Network administrator, Help Desk officer, Test analyst, Network engineer‘ in Australia and New Zealand from August 2018 – August 2019. 31,195 classified postings.

Professional Skills 

10 most listed professional skills required

  • Communication Skills (10,415)
  • Problem Solving (5,269)
  • Planning (4,244)
  • Writing (3,049)
  • Research (2,641)
  • Troubleshooting (2,494)
  • Detail-Oriented (2,182)
  • Building Effective Relationships (2,111)
  • Creativity (1,798)
  • Verbal / Oral Communication (1,694)

Specialised Skills 

10 most listed  specialised skills required

  • Business Analysis (13,132)
  • Business Process (4,840)
  • Stakeholder Management (4,038)
  • Project Management (2,935)
  • Front-End Development (1,872)
  • Network Engineering (1,842)
  • Data Analysis (1,834)
  • Web Development (1,785)
  • System Analysis (1,739)
  • Change Management (1,677)

Software and Programming Skills

10 most listed  software and programming skills  required

  • SQL (5,529)
  • Java (4,742)
  • JavaScript (3,851)
  • Pyhton (2,769)
  • LINUX (2,169)
  • Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) (1,935)
  • Scrum (1,836)
  • Oracle (1,790)
  • Microsoft C# (1,715)
  • Atlassian JIRA (1,689)
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