With so many people working from home and most businesses needing to be more innovative with the way they operate as a result of the pandemic, demand in certain industries is currently booming in South Africa.
IT, business management and finance sectors are undoubtedly the most sought-after, followed by the sales, admin, office support and architecture & engineering, among others.
In terms of demand, ICT appears to be leading the way; according to a recent data survey, the eight most sought-after occupations at this time are:
- IT Application Developers;
- Data Analysts;
- Data Scientists;
- Software Developers;
- Software Engineers;
- IT Program Managers;
- Digital Skills;
- Network Architects.
Another recent study by the IITPSA (Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa) identified the following as the top ten most challenging occupations to fill in South Africa:
- Software Developer;
- Computer Network and Systems Engineer;
- ICT Systems Analyst;
- Programmer Analyst;
- ICT Security Specialist;
- Business Analyst;
- Multimedia Designer;
- Advertising Specialist;
- Database Designer and Administrator;
- Telecoms Network Engineer.
With intermediate level salaries averaging between ZAR22000 – ZAR55000 per month, many companies no longer requiring candidates to have many years of experience and 98% of corporates indicating that they agree with the demand for ICT skills being crucial to their operations, the time to act has never been more favourable.
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