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Kiwis keen on ICT industry with top hires in tech sector

27 Mar 2017

A popular online employment marketplace in New Zealand, SEEK has just released its SEEK Employment Report.

The report has highlighted the most job opportunities on SEEK across New Zealand this February, and their average advertised annual salaries.

Sitting at the top of the chain are jobs within the Information & Communication Technology sector with a salary of $92,700.

ICT also remained the top industry for hiring on SEEK for Auckland and Wellington this February.

Trades & Services jobs were next at $59,423 and Manufacturing, Transport & Logistics with a $66,805 salary.

Janet Faulding, General Manager for SEEK New Zealand, says this February advertising on SEEK was fuelled by solid job ad uplift across the country.

“Advertising on SEEK has increased across most of New Zealand’s major regions this February, with Auckland enjoying a staggering 19.2 per cent year on year [y/y] increase,” she explains

“In Wellington, advertising on SEEK also continued to rise, up 11.8 per cent y/y. However, in Canterbury job ads dipped 2.6 per cent y/y this February,” adds Faulding.

The most sought after ICT professionals in Auckland, and their average advertised annual salaries on SEEK were:

  • Developers & Programmers, $92,927
  • IT Business System Analysts, $92,202
  • Help Desk & IT Support, $55,995

While in Wellington, the most in-demand ICT professionals and their average advertised annual salaries on SEEK were:

  • Developers & Programmers, $93,751
  • Programme & Project Managers, $105,277
  • IT Business/System Analysts, $89,792

“February was a great month to be jobseeker in New Zealand, because there was strong year on year job ad growth across several large employing industries on SEEK beyond ICT,” explains Faulding.

“The large industries hiring now reflect what we’re seeing in our economy, which is population growth putting pressure on our services and infrastructure.”

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