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Significant growth in Australia’s IT market expected (Source: Staffing Industry)

IT market set to grow in australiaAustralia’s IT market is set to experience significant growth this year, as key digital and transformation project kicks off, according to a new survey from Recruitment firm Greythorn.

In particular, Greythorn is seeing an increased demand for User Interface (UI), and User Experience (UX) Developers, Business Analysts, Regulatory and Compliance Business Analysts, and Project Managers and Credit Risk & Market Risk Specialists. Architecture professionals are also in high demand and look set to continue to be so over the coming year.

The top 10 IT jobs in demand for 2015/16 are:

  1. ReactJS/Angular (2.0) Developers
  2. UX/Experience Designers
  3. DevOps & Automation Engineers
  4. Process & Change Analysts
  5. Agile/Digital Business Analysts, Project Managers & Scrum Masters
  6. Full-stack Developers (.Net/Java/Rails/Clojure/Scala/Groovy/PHP)
  7. Business Intelligence & Data Analytics Consultants
  8. Mobile Applications Specialists/Developers
  9. Security Consultants
  10. Cloud & Enterprise Specialists

Richard Fisher, Managing Director of Greythorn, commented: “The IT market is set to experience significant growth in the coming months in several key sectors, as indicated by the Greythorn survey. All signs point towards a skills shortage, particularly within the areas of Cloud Computing and Mobility Solutions.”

“Demand for these roles is fed by the boom in the digital and mobile sector over the next 12 months as many organisations plan to carry out user experience, online, and transformation projects,” he added.

The rise in digital projects has led to a demand not only for general cloud computing professionals, but also DevOps consultants. Over the past year, there has been a large number of infrastructure upgrades within universities and this is set to continue over the next 12 months. There is also significant work with consulting firms offering the latest technology within DevOps and cloud based solutions. Demand for candidates in this area is high, and skills remain quite scarce.

IT skills in demand are also being driven by banks as they seek to build internal digital teams. Additional demand in the Financial Services sector will be driven by the implementation of the New Payments Platform (NPP), which is set to shape and change the sector quite substantially.

The demand for Big Data professionals grows as we see advanced analytics become more ingrained in the Australian business landscape. The financial services, retail and telecommunications sectors are expected to activate analytics projects they have been planning for some time.


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