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Top 3 fastest-growing jobs in your industry

Top 3 fastest-growing jobs in your industry

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Can you guess which roles are currently booming in Australia? We’ve taken a look at all of the jobs advertised on SEEK to reveal the top three roles with the biggest spike in opportunities across 27 industries.  

 

SNAPSHOT:
JOBS IN AUSTRALIA

JOB AD GROWTH

8.6%

AVERAGE SALARY

$85,697

The Mining, Resources & Energy industry recorded the greatest growth with 31.7% more job ads year-on-year. The sector’s average annual salary was also strong at $122,066, 35% above the national average. Seeing the greatest decline in advertised jobs was the Advertising, Arts & Media industry, with 9% fewer jobs compared to the same time last year.

Snapshot Jobs In Australia

AUSTRALIA'S FASTEST-
GROWING JOB

Residents & Registrars

JOB AD GROWTH

79.4%

AVERAGE SALARY

$112,246

Residents & Registrars was the fastest-growing job in Australia with 79.4% more jobs advertised when compared to 12 months ago. Average annual salaries for the role also grew by 1.8%. The broader Healthcare & Medical industry also boomed, with the sector growing by 12.3% and recording an average annual salary of $89,905.

Australia's fastest growing job

Select an industry below to reveal its’ three fastest-growing jobs 

RANK
ROLE TYPE
JOB AD GROWTH %
SALARY
1 Company Secretaries 38.4% $110,161
2 Treasury 34.9% $107,763
3 Compliance & Risk 28.9% $111,290
RANK
ROLE TYPE
JOB AD GROWTH %
SALARY
1 Administrative Assistants 11.5% $55,084
2 Contracts Administration 9.1% $74,800
3 Client & Sales Administration 7.2% $55,219
RANK
ROLE TYPE
JOB AD GROWTH %
SALARY
1 Photography 5.7% $56,923
2 Programming & Production 4.1% $75,543
3 Editing & Publishing 2.9% $73,450
RANK
ROLE TYPE
JOB AD GROWTH %
SALARY
1 Compliance & Risk 45.3% $116,050
2 Analysis & Reporting 17.1% $103,078
3 Stockbroking & Trading 16.0% $85,783
RANK
ROLE TYPE
JOB AD GROWTH %
SALARY
1 Customer Service - Call Centre 8.0% $55,042
2 Management & Support 7.3% $88,434
3 Customer Service - Customer Facing 1.3% $56,246
RANK
ROLE TYPE
JOB AD GROWTH %
SALARY
1 Employment Services 43.8% $61,852
2 Community Development 25.4% $75,655
3 Fundraising 20.5% $89,230
RANK
ROLE TYPE
JOB AD GROWTH %
SALARY
1 Health, Safety & Environment 38.6% $112,492
2 Planning & Scheduling 10.5% $98,316
3 Surveying 10.0% $100,124
RANK
ROLE TYPE
JOB AD GROWTH %
SALARY
1 Environment & Sustainability Consulting 30.0% $96,944
2 Policy 20.5% $107,032
3 Analysts 17.1% $102,666
RANK
ROLE TYPE
JOB AD GROWTH %
SALARY
1 Systems Engineering 46.3% $119,672
2 Electrical/Electronic Engineering 39.2% $107,777
3 Mechanical Engineering 31.5% $96,390
RANK
ROLE TYPE
JOB AD GROWTH %
SALARY
1 Conservation, Parks & Wildlife 46.4% $74,663
2 Fishing & Aquaculture 41.0% $79,576
3 Winery & Viticulture 27.9% $70,405
RANK
ROLE TYPE
JOB AD GROWTH %
SALARY
1 Residents & Registrars 79.4% $112,246
2 Chiropractic & Osteopathic 34.3% $83,602
3 Physiotherapy, OT & Rehabilitation 27.6% $78,562
RANK
ROLE TYPE
JOB AD GROWTH %
SALARY
1 Waiting Staff 28.8% $51,649
2 Kitchen & Sandwich Hands 25.9% $52,058
3 Bar & Beverage Staff 20.5% $54,634
RANK
ROLE TYPE
JOB AD GROWTH %
SALARY
1 Remuneration & Benefits 41.4% $102,335
2 Management - Internal 26.7% $114,580
3 Occupational Health & Safety 25.4% $100,387
RANK
ROLE TYPE
JOB AD GROWTH %
SALARY
1 Engineering - Software 27.2% $115,105
2 Security 24.8% $126,341
3 Business/Systems Analysts 20.4% $105,771
RANK
ROLE TYPE
JOB AD GROWTH %
SALARY
1 Workers' Compensation 24.1% $80,842
2 Actuarial 21.2% $109,486
3 Claims 20.7% $79,807
RANK
ROLE TYPE
JOB AD GROWTH %
SALARY
1 Aviation Services 24.2% $91,912
2 Team Leaders/Supervisors 16.4% $77,241
3 Machine Operators 16.4% $56,462
RANK
ROLE TYPE
JOB AD GROWTH %
SALARY
1 Direct Marketing & CRM 16.9% $93,736
2 Public Relations & Corporate Affairs 11.4% $99,319
3 Marketing Communications 9.3% $86,010
RANK
ROLE TYPE
JOB AD GROWTH %
SALARY
1 Oil & Gas - Production & Refinement 77.6% $107,708
2 Oil & Gas - Exploration & Geoscience 54.2% $126,291
3 Mining - Engineering & Maintenance 50.4% $127,885
RANK
ROLE TYPE
JOB AD GROWTH %
SALARY
1 Retail & Property Development 15.6% $116,630
2 Analysts 11.6% $101,216
3 Body Corporate & Facilities Management 6.9% $90,399
RANK
ROLE TYPE
JOB AD GROWTH %
SALARY
1 Management - Department/Assistant 11.2% $56,127
2 Retail Assistants 2.9% $50,558
3 Management - Store -0.6% $58,048
RANK
ROLE TYPE
JOB AD GROWTH %
SALARY
1 Account & Relationship Management 6.7% $89,823
2 New Business Development 4.7% $94,246
3 Management 2.8% $107,302
RANK
ROLE TYPE
JOB AD GROWTH %
SALARY
1 Biological & Biomedical Sciences 35.6% $90,199
2 Laboratory & Technical Services 23.2% $74,267
3 Mathematics, Statistics & Information Sciences 23.0% $119,040
RANK
ROLE TYPE
JOB AD GROWTH %
SALARY
1 Coaching & Instruction 22.4% $64,619
2 Management 16.9% $73,415
3 Fitness & Personal Training 0.7% $61,560
RANK
ROLE TYPE
JOB AD GROWTH %
SALARY
1 Electricians 31.1% $81,650
2 Fitters, Turners & Machinists 30.3% $78,494
3 Technicians 27.4% $70,746
RANK
ROLE TYPE
JOB AD GROWTH %
SALARY
1 Illustration & Animation 28.2% $76,500
2 Web & Interaction Design 7.5% $103,417
3 Interior Design 4.8% $79,782
RANK
ROLE TYPE
JOB AD GROWTH %
SALARY
1 Research & Fellowships 34.8% $91,371
2 Student Services 31.3% $73,057
3 Teaching - Vocational 27.0% $83,387

Source:  SEEK Salary Report: Jan-Dec 2018 vs Jan-Dec 2017

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