Australia’s most in-demand occupations revealed

Australian recruitment specialists Hays has announced its latest list of most in-demand occupations for the coming months.

The latest Hays Quarterly Report, which covers the January to March 2017 quarter, reveals that Financial Analysts, Payrollers, Site Managers, Data Analysts, DevOps Engineers and Sales Administrators will all be in high demand in the coming quarter.

Those with experience in renewable energy, disability case load management or HR business partnering will be needed too.

But according to Hays, relevant experience is not enough to secure a job in 2017. This year, you need to go above and beyond a job description and offer something more.

“In compiling our list of skills in-demand, one common trend was employers’ requests for candidates who can add extra value,” says Nick Deligiannis, Managing Director of Hays in Australia & New Zealand.

“That could be through previous experience in a related discipline, prior process improvements or efficiency gains, additional tickets or qualifications or advanced digital or systems skills, all of which allow a candidate to perform supplementary duties. Any candidate who offers additional value stands out.”

In terms of the active sectors for 2017, Deligiannis says there are a few to watch. “Infrastructure projects are driving the construction, engineering and property markets, professional services is active, the focus on cyber security and big data keeps the IT industry busy, and the continued emphasis on risk, compliance and financial planning fuels the banking industry.

“The rapid rise in robotics and automation will start to increase job opportunities in the industrial robotics and service robotics sectors, the NDIS is creating a huge need for front line case managers, and qualified childcare staff are still in short supply in education,” he added.

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Article published 24th January 2017