IT vacancies prominent in the South African job market with a growth of 38%

24 April 2017

Figures from the Robert Walters South African Jobs Index, which charts vacancy numbers posted to online platforms, has revealed that the IT sector has seen the most year-on-year growth in the number of advertised roles amongst all other sectors.

Lance Maree, Associate Director for IT recruitment at Robert Walters – South Africa comments:

“With companies looking to increase investment in IT infrastructure and grow their competitive advantage, there has been an evident rise in demand for IT professionals”

Technical and specialist IT professionals in hot demand 

While the number of roles has grown, most of these advertised vacancies have been similar and consistent. Many businesses are looking for the same type of IT professionals, such as those with expertise in specific technologies to increase business intelligence capabilities. Technical and specialist IT skills continue to outstrip supply in 2017, creating a candidate short market.

Lance Maree, Associate Director for IT recruitment at Robert Walters – South Africa continues:

 “IT professionals with technical and specialist skills sets with experience in systems and languages are in high demand within the South African job market. Developers, programmers and specialised software subject matter experts continue to be highly sought after.”

About the South African Job Index

The Robert Walters South African Job Index tracks job advertisement volumes over leading job boards across the South Africa in sectors such as banking & finance, accounting, legal, HR and engineering and natural resources.

Released on a quarterly basis, the report provides an indicative summary of recruitment activity being experienced across major national markets as well as key industry comparisons.

For more information please contact:

Nic Sephton-Poultney, Country Manager (South Africa)
Tel: +27 (0)11 881 2414

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