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SA’s 5 Most In-demand Jobs For 2017

November 2, 2017 in Education

What are the 5 most in-demand jobs in South Africa for 2017? These are not the jobs with the highest salaries. These are job which are most in-demand by companies across South Africa.

Jesse Green is the Country Manager for Adzuna SA, a South African job advertising search engines. He says that by matching supply and demand, Adzuna could provide a snapshot of which SA jobs were particularly in demand.

Green continues: “The demand for a skill is the number of jobs posted for it by companies. The supply of a skill is the number of job seeker searches made for it.”

Interestingly, 4 of 5 most in-demand jobs as specified by Adzuna is in the field of technology.

The list below gives the five “rarest’ skills according to Adzuna‘s metrics. 

1. Java developer 

Rareness factor: 128.8. This means that for every 128.8 job adverts on Adzuna from employers for Java coders, there was one job seeker. 

Average salary: R513 000

2. Developer 

Rareness factor: 66.5 – This means that, for every 66.5 job adverts on Adzuna from employers for developers, there was one job seeker. 

Average salary: R467 000

3. PHP developer

Rareness factor: 64.3 – This means that, for every 64.3 job adverts on Adzuna from employers for PHP developers, there was one job seeker. 

Average salary: R410 000

4. Web developer 

Rareness factor: 53.1 – This means that, for every 53.1 job adverts on Adzuna from employers for web developers, there was one job seeker. 

Average salary: R395 000

5. Financial accountant 

Rareness factor: 51.8 – This means that, for every 51.8 job adverts on Adzuna from employers for financial accountants, there was one job seeker. 

Average salary: R471 000

As you can see 4/5 of the most in demand jobs fall in the information technology sector, this an indeed an area to look into in terms of upskilling yourself.

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