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23.08.17 Job opportunities on SEEK continue to rise this July
20.07.17 Strong job ad growth on SEEK and recovery of mining dominated states
05.07.17 How SEEK Volunteer is solving problems for corporate volunteering
15.06.17 Job ads on SEEK increase across Australia but salaries remain flat
18.05.17 Mining, Resources & Energy sector, fastest growing industry on SEEK
13.04.17 Casual/vacation roles on SEEK growing at faster rate than full-time
23.03.17 SEEK leading the way on diversity in the workplace
15.03.17 8 per cent more jobs on SEEK than 12 months ago
06.03.17 Almost half the Aussie workforce is considering a career change
28.02.17 Australia's Highest Advertised Salaries on SEEK
16.02.17 Strong prospects for jobseekers, more jobs in Australia than 12 months ago

Media Release

23rd August 2017

Job opportunities on SEEK continue to rise this July

The latest SEEK data has revealed there were 12.6 per cent new job ads on SEEK this July than 12 months ago.

Kendra Banks, Chief Commercial Officer for SEEK Australia and New Zealand, said this July all but three Australian industries on SEEK enjoyed positive advertising growth, which were Advertising, Arts & Media, Insurance & Superannuation, and Call Centre & Customer Service.

“While off a low base, the Mining, Resources & Energy industry continued to have the greatest job ad growth of all industries on SEEK, up 73 per cent y/y this July,” said Banks.

“The pick-up of exploration activities by mining companies, especially in Western Australia [WA], after cutbacks over the past few years, is driving job advertising growth on SEEK across the Mining, Resources & Energy industry.”

TABLE 1. Job Ad Growth across Australian Industries on SEEK, July 2017 v July 2016
Job Ad Growth across Australian Industries on SEEK, July 2017 v July 2016

The industries on SEEK that offered the most job opportunities this July were all industries that support the growth of Australia:

RANK [most job opportunities] CLASSIFICATION % GROWTH July 17 v July 16
1 Information & Communication Technology [ICT] 5%
2 Trades & Services 28%
3 Healthcare & Medical 13%
4 Manufacturing, Transport & Logistics 19%

“It's no surprise that the ICT industry offered the most job opportunities on SEEK this July. ICT has been the top advertising industry on SEEK for a while now,” said Banks.

“Australia is one of the most digitally connected countries in the world, and businesses are increasingly relying on technology and software solutions to support their operations. As a result, ICT professionals are in high demand to create and manage these new technologies,” Banks added.

During FY17 the national advertised annual salary on SEEK for the ICT industry was $102,574 [up 1 per cent y/y], which was considerably higher than the national average of $81,747 [up 1.8 per cent y/y].

“Many ICT roles are highly technical and hard to fill, so that's why this industry commands high salaries,” explained Banks.

STATES & TERRITORIES

All states and territories enjoyed positive job ad growth on SEEK this July.

“The pace of advertising is picking up in our country's largest labour markets of New South Wales [up 7.3 per cent y/y] and Victoria [14.1 per cent y/y], with ICT the top advertising industry in both states,” said Banks.

“In the mining-dominated states a recovery is underway, with ads on SEEK up 16.8 per cent y/y in WA and 20.2 per cent y/y in Queensland,” revealed Banks.

“The annual pace of ad growth on SEEK across the Sunshine State is now the strongest since 2011,” Banks added.

Tasmania enjoyed the largest job ad uplift of all the state and territories this July, increasing 22 per cent y/y. Industries fuelling this growth were; Healthcare & Medical [up 38 per cent y/y], Trades & Services [up 48 per cent y/y] and Hospitality & Tourism [up 19 per cent y/y].

“In the smaller job markets of South Australia and the NT, job ads on SEEK increased 19.8 per cent y/y and 17.5 per cent y/y, with the Trades and Services industry offering the most jobs on SEEK in these regions.

While in the Australian Capital Territory, job ads grew 4.8 per cent y/y this July.

DEMAND FOR CANDIDATES

Strong demand for candidates continues this July in many industries, including but not limited to:

  • Healthcare & Medical
  • Government & Defence
  • Education & Training
  • Manufacturing, Transport & Logistics
  • Consulting & Strategy
  • CEO & General Management
  • Real Estate and Property
  • Trades & Services

This suggests good conditions for job seekers in these industries.

WORK TYPE

“This July there was also an increasing difference in the rate of growth between Full Time and Non-full-time job advertising on SEEK, with Non-full-time jobs growing at a faster rate. This is a trend we've witnessed since late 2010,” said Banks.

However, our latest SEEK data has revealed that Full Time jobs were the most advertised role type on SEEK over the past financial year [FY17].

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Media Release

20th July 2017

Strong job ad growth on SEEK and recovery of mining dominated states

The latest SEEK data has revealed there were 10.9 per cent more new job ads on SEEK this June than 12 months ago.

Michael Ilczynski, Managing Director for SEEK Australia and New Zealand, said the Australian labour market has continued to gain strength, and the Mining, Resource & Energy industry enjoyed the fastest rate of advertising growth of all industries on SEEK this June.

“At a national level, job ads for the Mining, Resource & Energy industry were up 84 per cent year on year [y/y], with the mining states of Queensland [QLD] and Western Australia [WA] displaying signs of recovery,” said Ilczynski.

“Queensland experienced the largest advertising growth on SEEK of all the states and territories this June, up 5.2 per cent month on month [m/m] and 17.9 per cent y/y. This annual pace of growth across Queensland is now the strongest since the mining boom peak in 2011,” revealed Ilczynski.

“The pick-up in advertising across the Sunshine State has been wide-spread with strength in Brisbane [up 10.9 per cent y/y], Mackay & the Coalfields [up 88 per cent y/y], Mt Isa & Western Queensland [up 55.6 per cent y/y], as well as Townsville and Northern Queensland [up 47.9 per cent y/y].

“The Mining, Resources & Energy industry enjoyed the largest growth in job advertising in Queensland [up 109 per cent y/y], while Trades & Services offered the most job opportunities [up 46 per cent y/y],” continued Ilczynski.

In Western Australia [WA], advertising on SEEK rose 13.8 per cent y/y. Fuelling this uplift was strong advertising across Mining, Resources & Energy industry [up 71 per cent y/y], Trades & Services [up 24 per cent y/y] and the Healthcare & Medical industry [up 9 per cent y/y].

“The upturn of job ads on SEEK for Queensland and WA, while off a low base, reflects recent improvements in mining conditions and the pick-up in exploration activity by mining companies as they aim to maintain production levels after having to cut back on capital expenditure for a number of years,” Ilczynski explained.

The pace of advertising on SEEK also increased in New South Wales [NSW] and Victoria, our nation's largest labour markets, with job ads up 7.1 per cent y/y and 12.8 per cent y/y respectively this June.

In both states, the top advertising industry on SEEK was Information & Communications Technology [ICT].

“South Australia [SA] has also continued its recent strength, with advertising on SEEK up 0.8 per cent m/m and 18.7 per cent y/y,” Ilczynski said.

In other states and territories this June, job ads on SEEK were:

  • Up 7.4 per cent y/y in Tasmania
  • Up 6 per cent y/y in the Northern Territory
  • Down 1.7 per cent y/y in the Australian Capital Territory

INDUSTRY FOCUS

The Healthcare & Medical industry is one of Australia's largest employing and fastest growing industries, underpinned by strong population growth and our aging population.

Demand for candidates continues to increase on SEEK throughout the Healthcare & Medical industry.

Over the last three months [April to June 2017] job ads on SEEK for the Healthcare & Medical industry grew 9 per cent year on year, and was the third largest advertising industry on SEEK behind ICT and Trades & Services.

The national average advertised annual salary across the Healthcare & Medical industry on SEEK is $87,851.

Healthcare & Medical specialist recruiter, Elizabeth Pettit, Director of Pettit Pharma & Device Search, agrees that the Australian healthcare industry is growing due to our aging society, as well as the increase of chronic diseases and the development of drug molecules and medical technologies.

“I'm currently recruiting healthcare executives to market and sell pharmaceuticals and medical technologies and devices, to cater for the needs of healthcare professionals and to improve patient outcomes. The demand for talent across these fields is ever increasing,” revealed Pettit.

The largest advertising Healthcare & Medical sub-sector on SEEK is Nursing, with its many specialised areas, it comprises of around one-third of all jobs being nationally advertised across the industry.

One Nursing sub-sector showing consistent strength is Aged Care, with annual growth of 13 per cent y/y [Apr-June 17 v Apr-June 17]. Growth is likely to continue given Australia's aging population.

Other Healthcare & Medical sub-sectors that had strong demand on SEEK for professionals over the past three months [April to June 2017] were:

  • Physiotherapy, OT & Rehabilitation, up 18 per cent y/y
  • Psychology, Counselling & Social Work, up 40 per cent y/y

“The jobs in the industry that I am currently finding hardest to fill are Healthcare and Medical sales rep roles,” said Pettit. “It's a candidate market for sales reps with more jobs advertised than candidates available,” she added.

The states that offered most Healthcare & Medical job opportunities on SEEK from April to June 2017 were the highly populated eastern seaboard states:

  • NSW, up 5 per cent y/y
  • VIC, up 14 per cent y/y
  • QLD, up 7 per cent y/y

“My top tips for Healthcare & Medical professionals seeking their next roles are (1) set up a SEEK profile and job alerts, which saves you time looking, get job ads sent to you directly. (2) Connect with niche recruiters, like us, that specialise in this sector. (3) Understand what you're looking for and why, and identify who you would like to work for. (4) Seek advice from specialist recruiters or do some research if unsure who you'd like to work for,” concluded Pettit.

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Media Release

5th July 2017

How SEEK Volunteer is solving problems for corporate volunteering

SEEK Volunteer has created a new Corporate Volunteering Portal, which has been designed to help Australian businesses provide their employees with opportunities to give back and make a positive impact on their communities.

Kathleen McCudden, Group HR Director for SEEK, said 16 years ago we recognised that volunteering plays an important role in many people's lives and career journey, but challenges existed in connecting people to volunteering organisations and opportunities to contribute to our society.

“At SEEK we utilised our capabilities to build Australia's single largest source for volunteering opportunities, and we are excited to now extend that offering into businesses,” said McCudden.

The new pilot volunteering portal, designed specifically for corporates, is currently being trialled by select businesses and will be rolled-out more widely in in the second half of this year.

“Feedback from many organisations Australia-wide inspired SEEK Volunteer to create this new corporate volunteering portal,” revealed McCudden.

“SEEK Volunteer discovered there was a growing need for a corporate portal that sourced relevant volunteering opportunities on behalf of organisations.

“Across the country, many companies expressed their desire to offer volunteering opportunities to help increase their staff satisfaction and engagement but were struggling with the cost of resourcing and managing volunteer programs for their staff,” McCudden continued.

To help solve this problem, SEEK Volunteer created a corporate volunteering portal that can be embedded into existing corporate intranets, allowing employees to search for volunteer roles, just like they would on the SEEK Volunteer website.

“It's hoped SEEK Volunteer's new corporate volunteering portal will provide a user friendly, time saving and streamlined solution for organisations to source an on-going supply of appealing and relevant volunteering opportunities for their staff,” said McCudden.

RACV is currently participating in the Pilot.

“RACV is pleased to be taking part in SEEK Volunteer's pilot for their Corporate Volunteering Portal,” said Megan Ballantyne, RACV Acting General Manager Community Engagement.

“The intuitive technology provides our people with a simple solution to engage in volunteering and connect with their community and the organisations that need our support,“ Ballantyne continued.

The corporate volunteering portal by SEEK Volunteer also features reporting tools for businesses, which is helpful in tracking employee engagement.

For further information on the Corporate Volunteering Portal please call 03 8517 4553

SEEK Volunteer interface on the RACV intranet, ready for employees to find volunteer opportunities:

SEEK Volunteer interface on the RACV intranet, ready for employees to find volunteer opportunities

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Media Release

15th June 2017

Job ads on SEEK increase across Australia but salaries remain flat

The latest SEEK data has revealed there were 8.5 per cent new job ads on SEEK this May than 12 months ago.

Michael Ilczynski, Managing Director for SEEK Australia and New Zealand, said on SEEK this May strong advertising growth and job opportunities continued across the following industries:

  • Mining, Resources & Energy — up 90 per cent year on year (y/y)
  • Engineering — up 31 per cent y/y
  • Trades & Services — up 27 per cent y/y

“Most states and territories across Australia experienced positive job advertising growth in May, which is suggestive of an improving labour market,” Ilczynski said.

In Victoria, our country's second largest labour market, job ads on SEEK were up 9.1 per cent y/y. Fuelling this growth was solid advertising across Information & Communication Technology [up 11 per cent y/y], Healthcare & Medical [up 24 per cent y/y] and Trades & Services [up 23 per cent y/y].

“The big surprise has been the strength of the Western Australian labour market,” said Ilczynski. “Advertising on SEEK across the state increased 16.1 per cent y/y in May, which is eight consecutive months of positive advertising growth on SEEK.

“This continued growth indicates that Western Australia [WA] appears to be finding its feet after a prolonged period of weakness,” Ilczynski added.

Industries offering the most job opportunities in WA this May were; Mining, Resources & Energy sector [up 96 per cent y/y], plus the Trades & Services [up 27 per cent] and Healthcare & Medical industries [up 14 per cent y/y].

“Encouragingly, the NSW labour market looks to be improving with job ads up 1.7 per cent m/m and 4.6 per cent y/y in May,” revealed Ilczynski.

The top advertising industries on SEEK across NSW, and their average annual advertised salaries were:

  • Information & Communication Technology, $105,412
  • Trades & Services, $65,440
  • Administration & Office Support, $58,797

Across other states and territories, job ads on SEEK remain strong this May:

  • South Australia [SA] — up 20.1 per cent y/y
  • Tasmania [TAS] — up 15.2 per cent y/y
  • Queensland [QLD] — up 12.4 per cent y/y
  • Northern Territory [NT] — up 9 per cent y/y

However, job ads on SEEK for the ACT dipped 0.5 per cent y/y.

SALARY

Salaries have been relatively flat over recent months, edging slightly lower in May.

“Average advertised salaries on SEEK continue to rise in trend terms in Victoria, SA, WA, QLD and TAS. While in NSW, they started to ease after an extensive period of growth,” said Ilczynski.

“The industries that are showing the strongest growth in average advertised salaries are Administration & Office Support; Call Centre & Customer Service; Real Estate & Property and Hospitality & Tourism industries,” Ilczynski continued.

INDUSTRY FOCUS

With the end of the financial year looming, y/y job ad growth on SEEK for the Accounting sector has remained flat from March to May 2017, when compared to the same three-month period last year.

“The Accounting sector is facing rapid technological change, reflected in flat job advertising trends since 2014,” revealed Ilczynski.

David Hassett, Managing Director for The Hassett Group, a specialist recruitment agency for the Accounting & Finance sector, agreed that flat growth across the accounting sector is a result of technological advances, as well as a combination of other factors, including the current economic climate.

“Over the past 12 months there has been a lack of movement across the Accounting sector. We've seen many senior redundancies and people choosing to stay in their current roles; this has created a market with less job opportunities and growth,” explained Hassett.

“Many traditional Accounting roles have also become superseded by automated accounting software innovations. Plus, many Australian firms are outsourcing their shared services overseas for commerce reasons, which is also adversely impacting job opportunities and growth across the Australian Accounting sector,” Hassett continued.

However, at a national level there has been some notable job ad growth on SEEK across several Accounting fields, which include:

  • Compliance & Risk — up 22 per cent y/y Mar-May
  • Accounting Officers/Clerks — up 22 per cent /y Mar-May
  • Systems Accounting & IT Audit — up 12 per cent y/y Mar-May
  • Finance Managers & Controllers — up 10 per cent y/y Mar-May

“Compliance & Risk is a top growth area in the Accounting sector due to the saturation of foreign investment in the Australian market. Investors are seeking security and want to ensure their assets are protected. Compliance & Risk roles are in high demand as Australia becomes better governed and mitigating risk becomes more important,” said Hassett.

From March to May, y/y job ad growth on SEEK was only seen across eight Accounting fields, while other accounting categories have been more stable to subdued, as firms consolidate back office and middle office functions.

While off a small base, the Accounting fields with the greatest y/y decline in job ads on SEEK from March to May were:

  • Treasury — down 21 per cent y/y
  • Company secretaries — down 20 per cent y/y
  • Audit – Internal — down 18 per cent y/y

Table 1. SEEK new job ads, Accounting Sector, MAR-MAY 17 v MAR-MAY 16

SEEK New Job Ads, Accounting sector year on year

“The national average advertised annual salary on SEEK for Accounting professionals from March to May 2017 was $84,048, which was an increase of only 1 per cent y/y,” said Ilczynski.

Across Australia, the fields offering the most job opportunities on SEEK for Accounting professionals [March to May 2017], and their average annual advertised salaries were:

  • Business Services & Corporate Advisory — $82,778
  • Financial Accounting & Reporting — $91,018
  • Accounts Officers / Clerks — $61,425

Demand for accounting professionals varied at a state and territory level.

“The states offering the most job opportunities on SEEK from March to May 2017 were NSW and Victoria, our nation's largest labour markets,” revealed Ilczynski.

“However, during this period, advertising on SEEK for the Accounting industry in NSW had no y/y growth, while in Victoria job ads were up only 2 per cent y/y,” he added.

Mirroring the national trend, the Accounting fields in NSW and Victoria with the greatest demand for talent on SEEK were:

  • Financial Accounting & Reporting
  • Business Services & Corporate Advisory
  • Accounts Officers / Clerks

“In Queensland and Western Australia, job ads for the Accounting sector in both states dipped 6 per cent y/y.

“The accounting field offering the most job opportunities in Queensland was Business Services & Corporate Advisory. While in WA, Financial Accounting & Reporting professionals were most in demand,” revealed Ilczynski.

While off a lower base, the smaller labour markets showed strength in the accounting sector with job ads up y/y [Mar-May]:

  • TAS — up 30 per cent y/y
  • NT — up 18 per cent y/y
  • SA — up 15 per cent y/y
  • ACT — up 7 per cent y/y

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Media Release

18th May 2017

Mining, Resources & Energy sector, fastest growing industry on SEEK

The latest SEEK data has revealed there were 6.6 per cent new job ads on SEEK this April than 12 months ago.

Michael Ilczynski, Managing Director for SEEK Australia and New Zealand, confirmed at a national level the Mining, Resources & Energy sector enjoyed the largest advertising growth of all industries on SEEK this April, up 55 per cent year on year [y/y].

“For the past five years, the Mining, Resources & Energy sector has been among the industries with the lowest job ad growth on SEEK, so this is very encouraging news for people looking at working in this industry, or those looking to develop their career in this industry,” Ilczynski said.

“This latest advertising growth on SEEK for the Mining, Resources & Energy industry is not just isolated to April. Over the past three months [February to April 2017], advertising across Australia for this industry has risen 70 per cent y/y, when compared to the corresponding period in 2016.

“This improvement, while off a low base, also reflects the sharp increases in prices of Australia's largest resources, coal and iron ore, though some of these rises have since partially reversed,” Ilczynski continued.

The fields where Mining, Resources & Energy professionals were most sought after across Australia this April, and their average advertised annual salaries on SEEK were:

  • Mining Engineering & Maintenance — $123,445
  • Mining Operations — $113,451
  • Mining Drill & Blast — $107,138

While in Western Australia [WA], total new job ads across the state rose 12.7 per cent y/y this April.

“The industry offering the most job opportunities across WA this April was Mining, Resources & Energy, which mirrored the national trend by being the sector that enjoyed the largest advertising growth across the state this April, rising 60 per cent y/y,” Ilczynski continued.

Reflecting the national results, the fields with the greatest demand for labour in Mining, Resources & Energy in WA this April, and their average advertised annual salaries on SEEK were:

  • Mining Engineering & — $126,465
  • Mining Operations — $111,973
  • Mining Drill & Blast — $104,455

Across all other states and territories this April, there was improved year on year job ad growth on SEEK.

“In NSW and Victoria, Australia's largest labour markets, advertising on SEEK was up 2.3 per cent y/y and 7.4 per cent y/y respectively,” Ilczynski said.

“In both states, the Information & Communications Technology sector continued to offer the most job opportunities on SEEK.”

New job ads on SEEK for South Australia rose 18.4 per cent y/y this April. Fuelling this growth were the following industries; Trades & Services [up 34 per cent y/y], Manufacturing, Transport & Logistics [up 7 per cent y/y] and Healthcare & Medical [up 4 per cent y/y].

“This strong job ad growth on SEEK for South Australia, marks 25 consecutive months of positive advertising trend growth for the state.

“Job ads on SEEK across Queensland rose 8.8 per cent y/y this April. This advertising growth comes after a slight dip in March [down 2 per cent month on month] as a result of the effects of Cyclone Debbie and the timing of Easter,” revealed Ilczynski.

In other states and territories, job ads on SEEK were:

  • Up 10.1 per cent y/y in Tasmania [TAS]
  • Up 5.5 per cent y/y in the Australian Capital Territory [ACT]
  • Up 1.2 per cent y/y in the Northern Territory [NT]

CANDIDATE AVAILABILITY

There were mixed conditions across the country for hirers and jobseekers this April.

“Relative to 12 months ago, conditions this April were tougher but it was still a candidate's market in NSW and Victoria,” Ilczynski said.

“In South Australia, Queensland, and the ACT this April, the competition conditions were challenging for both job seekers and hirers, with little year on year change in Queensland and the ACT. In South Australia, there was a slight improvement for jobseekers.

“While in WA, TAS, and the NT, it was a hirer's market this April. For each job advertised there was a higher than average number of candidates applying, creating more competition for job seekers but providing hirers with a larger pool of candidates to choose from,” Ilczynski added.

INDUSTRY FOCUS

Job ads on SEEK for Manufacturing, Transport & Logistics industry grew 9 per cent from February to April 2017 compared to 12 months earlier.

The national average advertised annual salary on SEEK for Manufacturing, Transport & Logistics professionals is $72,343.

Across Australia from February to April 2017, the fields with greatest demand for workers across the industry were:

  • Warehouse, Storage, and Distribution
  • Road Transport
  • Assembly & Process Work

“Job ads on SEEK for Manufacturing, Transport & Logistics have been on an upward trend since 2014,” revealed Ilczynski.

“Over the past three month [February to April 2017] the strongest demand for professionals in this industry was seen across NSW, Victoria and Queensland.

“However, the rate of advertising growth for the Manufacturing, Transport & Logistics sector in NSW [up 6 per cent y/y] and Victoria [up 5 per cent y/y] has been the slowest of all the states and territories from February to April this year, when compared to the corresponding period in 2016.

“Queensland [up 23 per cent y/y] and South Australia [up 22 per cent y/y] enjoyed the fastest growth,” Ilczynski added.

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Media Release

13th April 2017

Casual/vacation roles on SEEK growing at faster rate than full-time

The latest SEEK data has revealed that casual/vacation positions were the fastest growing role type on SEEK this March when compared to the same period last year.

Michael Ilczynski, Managing Director for SEEK Australia and New Zealand, said the split between full time and non-full time based work in job advertising has continued to grow since late 2010. The rise in non-full-time job ads has been driven primarily by a steep rise in casual/vacation work.

“At a national level this March, job ads on SEEK for casual/vacation roles increased 19 per cent year on year [y/y], while new full-time job ads increased 5 per cent y/y. The combined national increase of new job ads on SEEK this March, which also includes part-time and contract/temp roles, was 5.2 per cent y/y,” revealed Ilczynski.

“The decline in full-time work in Australia could be partly due to the structural changes in our country's labour market that is seeing full-time roles being replaced by causal, contract and part-time employment,” Ilczynski continued.

The industries across Australia that offered the most casual/vacation job opportunities on SEEK and the professionals most in-demand this March were:

  • Hospitality & Tourism [up 38 per cent y/y]
    • Chef/Cooks and Waiting Staff
  • Trades & Service [up 31 per cent y/y]
    • Labourers and Welders & Boilermakers
  • Manufacturing Transport & Logistics [up 10 per cent y/y]
    • Warehouse, Storage & Distribution workers, and Road Transport professionals

“SEEK's data shows, South Australia [SA] enjoyed the largest y/y advertising growth of casual/vacation roles this March [up 39 per cent y/y], followed by Western Australia [up 30 per cent y/y] and Victoria [up 27 per cent y/y],” Ilczynski said.

“Across South Australia and Western Australia, Trades & Service had the most casual job opportunities on SEEK this March. While in Victoria, Manufacturing, Transport & Logistics recorded the highest volumes of causal job ads on SEEK,” he added.

Table 1: Growth of Casual/Vacation roles on SEEK — March 2017 v March 2016

LOCATION WORK TYPE % Growth
[Mar 17 v Mar 16]
SA Casual/Vacation 39%
WA Casual/Vacation 30%
VIC Casual/Vacation 27%
ACT Casual/Vacation 23%
QLD Casual/Vacation 17%
NSW Casual/Vacation 15%
TAS Casual/Vacation 14%
NT Casual/Vacation 9%

STATES AND REGIONS

Across Australia there were 5.2 per cent more jobs advertised on SEEK this March than 12 months ago.

The industries offering the most job opportunities on SEEK in March were:

  • Information & Communication Technology, up 6 per cent y/y
  • Trade & Services, up 24 per cent y/y
  • Healthcare & Medical, up 17 per cent y/y

Michael Ilczynski said even though advertising on SEEK was up year on year this March, new job ads dipped slightly month on month [m/m].

“The 1 per cent m/m decline in new job advertising in March comes off the back of an improving trend in job advertising in recent months, and is primarily driven by the effects of Cyclone Debbie and the timing of Easter,” revealed Ilczynski.

“In Queensland, job ads were up 6 per cent y/y but were down 2.1 per cent m/m in March, with the majority of that dip attributed to Cyclone Debbie.”

In other states and regions, Tasmania recorded the largest job ad growth this March, up 23.7 per cent y/y. Fuelling this growth were the following industries; Healthcare & Medical [up 49 per cent y/y], Hospitality and Tourism [up 29 per cent y/y] and Trades & Services [up 43 per cent y/y].

“Strong advertising uplift on SEEK was also seen in South Australia [up 17.4 per cent y/y], Western Australia [10.3 per cent y/y] and the Northern Territory [up 10.2 per cent y/y],” Ilczynski said.

“The strength of WA's recovery from the mining downturn continues with job ads rising for the sixth consecutive month in March [up 3.3 per cent m/m].

“In NSW, our country's largest labour market, new job ads on SEEK on rose 0.2 per cent y/y this March. However, advertising on SEEK continued to rise in Victoria, our nation's second largest jobs market, increasing 8.9 per cent y/y this March, as well as in the Australian Capital Territory [ACT], up 7.7 per cent y/y” Ilczynski added.

CANDIDATE AVAILABILITY

Nationally there has been a y/y decrease of 5.1 per cent in the SEEK Employment Index this March, which points to less favourable conditions for job seekers as there were more applications for each role.

However, underneath this national figure there is a clear difference in candidate availability at a state and territory level.

“In NSW, VIC, QLD, TAS, NT and the ACT this March, conditions became more reasonable for hirers. For each job advertised there was a higher number of candidates applying, creating more competition for job seekers but providing hirers with a larger pool of candidates to choose from,” Ilczynski said.

“While in SA and WA, there were improved competition conditions for job seekers compared to previous months,” he added.

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Media Release

23rd March 2017

SEEK leading the way on diversity in the workplace

Across Australia there are around 350,000 people who are blind or have low-vision and this figure is expected to rise to 550,000 within the next 15 years.

Of those who can work, 60 per cent are unable to find employment.

To raise awareness of this issue and to help people who are blind or have low vision with their careers, SEEK recently ran an eight week pilot work experience program in partnership with Vision Australia.

The aim of this program was to learn what SEEK can do to create a more inclusive workplace for people who are blind or have low-vision, to open a new talent pool for SEEK, and provide rewarding work experience for those partaking in the program.

“At SEEK we are very passionate about creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. Educating ourselves and other organisations on what can be done to create rewarding career opportunities for all Australians is central to our purpose,” said Kathleen McCudden, SEEK Group HR Director.

“By sharing our learnings, hopefully this will inspire other organisations to run similar work experience programs to help people with disabilities gain skilled experience and secure employment.”

“SEEK's pilot would not have been possible without the determination and dedication of our Diversity and Inclusion Manager, who managed the program from end to end, as well as our as passionate managers who worked along-side our pilot participants,” McCudden added.

During their time at SEEK, pilot participants were members of our Customer Service and Marketing teams, and each participant had their own role and responsibilities to perform.

To successfully onboard their pilot participants, SEEK worked with Vision Australia to set up appropriate equipment to ensure each person's unique needs were met.

“For our low vision participants we installed larger monitors with screen magnification software, while our blind participants received laptops with Job Access With Speech [JAWS],” McCudden continued.

Participants were given desks that were easily accessible and they each had a modified phone with buttons they could locate effortlessly.

Through the pilot program SEEK learnt how much support there is available for employers who are employing people with disabilities.

“Vision Australia coached us through the onboarding process, they were a tremendous help with organising and installing the technology required for each person, and even provided onsite support to aid a smooth induction, which was of great comfort to us,” revealed McCudden.

“We also feel we've achieved our goal of opening up a new talent pool for SEEK, and the positive feedback received from the business has been overwhelming,” McCudden continued.

“SEEK is well known for its ‘people first' approach, and staff found it really rewarding to see their workplace learning and trialing how we can make SEEK an even more diverse and inclusive place to work.”

Pilot participant Chris Page, who has Macular Degeneration, says he gained valuable work experience during his time at SEEK and found it very rewarding that he could contribute as competently as his able-bodied colleagues.

“The managers and IT department at SEEK and Vision Australia were fantastic with setting me up with a desk that had adequate lighting and made sure from day one I had the software I needed to operate,” Page said.

Maria Goumas, pilot participant and now on-going casual SEEK employee, provides an insight into her experience.

“I started losing my eye sight when I was about 30, and lost it all by the time I was 35,” Goumas shared.

“People have this misconception that hiring a vision impaired person is so much more difficult, so we'll just hire someone who is sighted.

“We [the blind and people with low vision] are very tough and been through hell, personally and professionally, which give us the courage and commitment to succeed.

“I'm now enjoying a rewarding career at SEEK, who value my work, which really motivates me,” Goumas stated.

Chris Gould, a permanent SEEK employee who has tunnel vision, hopes more businesses recognise the value people with disabilities can contribute to a workplace.

“People with vision impairments find it so hard to find a job and when they do find one, they will grab onto that job and squeeze it like no one else,” expressed Gould.

“There is plenty of statistical evidence that shows people with disabilities have lower absenteeism, higher productivity and are no more likely to have a workplace injury than someone able-bodied,” he added.

Greg Brown, an employment engagement consultant at Vision Australia explained the difficulties that people who are blind or have low vision face when job hunting.

“We have engineers, lawyers, town planners, Masters in accounting, HR specialists [who are blind or have low vision], who are very highly educated people and would like to work but it can be very difficult for them to get work,” revealed Brown.

“We know when we put people forward for a job, they are very close to the skillset required and they can do the job as well as, if not better, than an able-bodied person.

“It frustrates us [Vision Australia] that there are such great people with excellent skillsets ready for employment, but they are pushed aside because of real or perceived assistance they may need,” Brown continued.

SEEK has created a series of videos to extend the reach of their pilot program learnings, which they will socailise with their candidate and hirer audiences to help educate and empower support for inclusive and diverse workplaces.

The videos feature pilot participants and vision impaired SEEK employees who share their unique stories and tips for working with vision impaired colleagues.

“In the near future, SEEK hopes to establish a permanent work experience program for people with disabilities,” McCudden concluded.

SEEKers share their story:

Video: SEEKers share their story

Workplace tips video:

Video: Workplace tips

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Media Release

15th March 2017

8 per cent more jobs on SEEK than 12 months ago

New job advertisements on SEEK rose 8 per cent this February when compared to the same period last year.

Michael Ilczynski, Managing Director for SEEK Australia and New Zealand, said this February advertising on SEEK was fuelled by continued job ad uplift in South Australia [SA] and Victoria [VIC], as well as the recovery of advertising in Queensland [QLD] and Western Australia [WA].

“Advertising on SEEK has increased across all the states and territories this February, with South Australia enjoying the largest jump in job advertising, up 21 per cent year on year [y/y], followed by Victoria, up 10 per cent y/y,” Ilczynski said

“It is very encouraging to see job ads on SEEK continue to rise in Queensland [up 9.3 per cent] and WA [up 7.5 per cent] as these states were previously hardest hit by the mining downturn.

“Across Queensland and WA, the industry offering the most job opportunities on SEEK this February was Trades & Services.

“The average advertised annual salary on SEEK for Trades & Services in Queensland was $62,573, while in WA the average advertised annual salary was $71,266,” Ilczynski said.

The most sought after Trades & Service professionals in Queensland this February were:

  • Automotive Mechanics
  • Electricians
  • Labourers

While in WA, the most in-demand Trades & Service professionals were:

  • Automotive Mechanics
  • Fitters, Turners & Machinists
  • Electricians

“In New South Wales [NSW], Australia's largest labour market, advertising on SEEK was up 5.7 per cent y/y this February,” Ilczynski added.

New job ads on SEEK in other states and territories this February:

  • Australian Capital Territory [ACT], up 9.9 per cent y/y
  • Northern Territory [NT], up 4.9 per cent y/y
  • Tasmania [TAS], up 4.8 per cent y/y

MINING, RESOUCES & ENERGY

At a national level, the Mining, Resources & Energy industry enjoyed the greatest job ad growth of all industries across Australia, up 66 per cent y/y this February.

“A sustained hiring trend we're seeing at present, is a demand for multi-skilled mining professionals that also possess ‘softer skills,' such as team leadership and communication. Hirers are looking for people that fulfil duties beyond the specific job requirements,” said Ilczynski.

“In WA and QLD, the largest mining states, job ads on SEEK for the Mining, Resources & Energy sector were up 57 per cent and 69 per cent respectively this February,” Ilczynski added.

Across both the states it was mining engineers and mining operators that were in the highest demand. In WA alone there are over 500 job opportunities live on SEEK for mining engineers.

CANDIDATE AVAILABILITY

Nationally there has been a y/y increase of 3.6 per cent in the SEEK Employment Index this February, which points to favourable conditions for job seekers as there is slightly less applications, for each role.

However, underneath this national figure there is a clear difference in candidate availability at a state and territory level.

“It was a hirer's market this January in NSW, TAS, the ACT and NT. For each job advertised there was a higher than average number of candidates applying, creating more competition for job seekers but providing hirers with a larger pool of candidates to choose from,” Ilczynski said.

“While in VIC, QLD SA and WA, there were reasonable competition conditions for job seekers and employers,” he added.

INDUSTRY FOCUS

Job ads on SEEK for Human Resources [HR] & Recruitment industry grew 5 per cent this February when compared to 12 months earlier.

Across Australia, the most in-demand HR and Recruitment professionals on SEEK and their average advertised salaries on SEEK were:

  • Generalist HR professionals, $87,358
  • Agency Recruitment Consultants, $71,663
  • In-house Recruitment Consultants, $79,192
  • Occupational Health & Safety Specialists, $95,445

The national average advertised annual salary on SEEK for HR and Recruitment professionals is $83,784.

“It's interesting that Generalist HR professional are the most advertised HR and Recruitment job title on SEEK this February. This could indicate that hirers are looking for multi-skilled practitioners to take part in the full spectrum of HR activities across a business, including recruitment, employee relations issues, coaching, leadership development and change management,” revealed Ilczynski.

“It's not surprising to see Recruitment Consultants [internal and external] among the top advertised HR roles on SEEK, this could indicate the Australian businesses are looking to take on more employees, which is reflected in our rising job ad volume on SEEK,” he added.

“The greatest number of job opportunities on SEEK for the HR & Recruitment professionals were seen in NSW this February, despite job ads dipping 4 per cent y/y.

“The next top states for jobs in this sector were Victoria [up 9 per cent y/y], Queensland [up 25 per cent y/y] and WA [up 3 per cent y/y],” said Ilczynski.

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Media Release

6th March 2017

Almost half the Aussie workforce is considering a career change

SEEK research has revealed that 43 per cent of the Australian workforce are considering a career change in the next 12 months.

Kendra Banks, SEEK Spokesperson, said just under a third [29 per cent] of people are contemplating a career move is to either have a more fulfilling job [16 per cent] or to pursue their passions [13 per cent].

“Our SEEK study also uncovered that 74 per cent of people in the Australian workforce feel that their job has a big impact on their overall quality of life, and a similar proportion [71 per cent] believe their job has an impact on the emotional state of those closest to them,” continued Banks.

“This highlights the importance of people being in the right job as it affects not only themselves but the people around them too,” she added.

For someone thinking of changing career direction, having a taste of a job they're considering is a great way to know if it is the right fit for them. Skilled volunteering via SEEK Volunteer is one great way to do this.

“SEEK research has uncovered that 95 per cent of hirers regard skilled volunteering as a credible way for job seekers to gain work experience and skills,” said Banks.

Melbourne-based family man, Lee Tilloston, recently volunteered his time to gain work experience as a landscape gardener after his wife Tara helped organise the opportunity in partnership with SEEK.

“I support Lee 110 per cent to venture into a new career. I've told him that I've got his back,” said Tara Tilloston, who works in the insurance industry. “Lee needs to be happy at work, this is his life and he has to live it to the fullest,” she added.

Lee's first job was in plastics manufacturing, and 20 years later he remains in the industry. He gets satisfaction from doing a good job, although he no longer finds it challenging. But as a devoted dad, Lee has stayed to support his young family because of the security the job brings.

Currently, Lee works the afternoon shift [2pm-10pm] which limits the time he gets to spend with his wife and children.

“My family would be happier, if I was happier,” said Lee. “I think the kids pick-up on stress and while my job doesn't really stress me out, it's more not being around for them and not seeing my wife. It's not the ideal relationship when you spend half an hour together at night, and it's usually getting the kids lunches ready. There's no quality time during the week, with anyone, really,” Lee continued.

“I love gardening, landscape type stuff. That's what I'd love to be doing every day.

“I need to find that balance of family and work. In the next 10 years, I'd like to be coming home before dinner, and I'd like to be landscape gardening,” Lee concluded.

According to SEEK, two thirds of Australians have a family member who is dissatisfied with their job.

“When planning a career change, speaking with family and friends is a great way for a job seeker to explore their strengths and passions from a different perspective, to help them identify an industry and job that best suits their personality and skill-set to reach their full potential,” said Banks.

“Speaking with loved ones can also make an individual understand if their unhappiness in their current role is having an impact on their overall wellness and those around them,” said Banks.

“Another interesting finding our study revealed is that 40 per cent of people said they know someone who they feel isn't living up to their full-potential at work,” Banks added.

23-year-old Ned Wynen said he is grateful for having amazing family and friends that steer him in the right direction and help motivate and support him, especially when it comes to his career direction.

Ned said he fell into his current job as a Pharmacy Assistant after leaving high school.

“I was looking for part time work at the time and that's why I started working at the pharmacy, it just happened to be the job that I could get while I was needing work,” said Ned.

Four years later, William O'Gorman, one of Ned's best mates, believes it's time for Ned to start pursuing career opportunities in town planning, especially since Ned is near to completing a degree in Urban Planning.

“Working at the Chemist, Ned is just rolling at 30 per cent, we need to get him up to 95 per cent. He needs to get into town planning because that's what he's passionate about,” said William.

“Ned has already experienced a career false start. Prior to his Urban Planning studies, he completed a Bachelor Degree in Biological Science then decided the industry wasn't for him,” William added.

Ned's mother Marnie agrees with Ned's friend William.

“Ned is just earning an income by working at the pharmacy. If Ned could do anything in the future he'd be doing Town Planning.

“I want Ned to know that everyone believes in him, and he could actually go out there and get what he wants,” said Marnie Wynen.

Ned's family and friends along with SEEK, organised an opportunity for Ned to have a taste of what it's like to work as a town planner.

“Gaining experience at the town planning organisation was a fantastic opportunity for me. It increased my understanding of the industry, I met experts in the field and most importantly it made me realise that town planning is what I want to do for the rest of my life,” said Ned.

“I'm currently trying to secure a graduate position in Town Planning, or any job in the industry to help broaden my skill-set and experience,” he added.

SEEK research shows that it's common for Australians to change their career direction and it's not surprising that age plays a factor in the number of different careers people have.

“Our data shows that people in Australia are comfortable with the concept of having multiple careers, and will consider a change if their job is impacting their quality of life and those around them,” said Banks.

“Currently 38 per cent of people in the Aussie workforce have made one career change, while 29 per cent have made two, and a further 33 per cent have had three changes.

“Our SEEK research also uncovered that the older you are, the more likely you are to have made a career change. 78 per cent of 55-64-year-old Aussies have had a career change, compared to 62 per cent of 35-54-year-olds, and 43 per cent of people age between 18 to 34 years,” continued Banks.

For people who don't want to settle in their current job, online resources are another great tool to help people research their next move.

“SEEK.com.au has a terrific advice and tips section that provides guidance from experts and the latest jobs market data to help people make informed career decisions,” said Banks.

“Researching companies via SEEK Company Reviews can also assist people to gain a more in-depth understanding of a company they may like to work for and decide if the company and job is a good fit for them,” Banks concluded.

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Media Release

28th February 2017

Australia's Highest Advertised Salaries on SEEK

Australia's highest paying salaries on SEEK have been revealed and it's exciting news for jobseekers because big bucks can be earned across a number of Australian industries in 2017.

Top 5 highest paying industries on SEEK

Industry: Mining, Resources & Energy
Avg. annual salary: $115,005
Salary growth YoY: -1%
Link: https://www.seek.com.au/jobs-in-mining-resources-energy

Industry: Consulting & Strategy
Avg. annual salary: $108,471
Salary growth YoY: 1%
Link: https://www.seek.com.au/jobs-in-consulting-strategy

Industry: Construction
Avg. annual salary: $106,693
Salary growth YoY: 2%
Link: https://www.seek.com.au/jobs-in-construction

Industry: Engineering
Avg. annual salary: $103,247
Salary growth YoY: 1%
Link: https://www.seek.com.au/jobs-in-engineering

Industry: Information & Communication Technology
Avg. annual salary: $102,548
Salary growth YoY: 2%
Link: https://www.seek.com.au/jobs-in-information-communication-technology

Sarah Macartney, SEEK Spokesperson, said SEEK's highest paying industry results are very encouraging as they clearly show that the strength of the Australian labour market is being buoyed by a number of thriving industries that are offering well payed job opportunities on SEEK.

“It's interesting to see that Mining, Resources & Energy is still Australia's highest paying industry on SEEK. The decline in job advertising associated with the mining downturn looks to have finally turned and earning prospects remain strong for those working in this industry.

“In Western Australia, this January, Mining, Resources & Energy industry enjoyed the greatest advertising growth, with job ads on SEEK up 45 per cent year on year [y/y].” Macartney said.

“However, it's important to point out that while it is great to see high earning potential across industries that actual growth in advertised salary year to year has remained relatively flat,” said Macartney.

“Employees should look at what other perks or benefits they can weave into their remuneration if salaries are not on the rise. This may be the inclusion of a phone or car in their package, free parking or gym memberships, or increased annual leave,” she added.

Top 5 highest paying industries on SEEK

Job Classification: Architects
Industry: Information & Communication Technology
Avg. annual salary: $137,707
Salary growth YoY: 2%
Link: https://www.seek.com.au/jobs-in-information-communication-technology/architects

Job Classification: Managers
Industry: Engineering
Avg. annual salary: $133,530
Salary growth YoY: 3%
Link: https://www.seek.com.au/jobs-in-engineering/management

Job Classification: Managers
Industry: Mining, Resources & Energy
Avg. annual salary: $133,169
Salary growth YoY: 1%
Link: https://www.seek.com.au/jobs-in-mining-resources-energy/management

Job Classification: Managers
Industry: Information & Communication Technology
Avg. annual salary: $129,903
Salary growth YoY: 1%
Link: https://www.seek.com.au/jobs-in-information-communication-technology/management

Job Classification: General Practitioners
Industry: Healthcare & Medical
Avg. annual salary: $129,635
Salary growth YoY: 0%
Link: https://www.seek.com.au/jobs-in-healthcare-medical/general-practitioners

The top paying jobs on SEEK reflect the skills that are in demand as well as the value attributed to those with the experience to be at a manager level.

“To put these highest paying jobs into perspective, currently on SEEK the average advertised salary across all jobs is $81,235, which is up 1.8 per cent when compared to the same time last year,” said Macartney.

“It's no surprise that the ICT Architect job title enjoyed the overall highest advertised salary on SEEK. ICT Architects play a fundamental role in the creation and design of new technology to keep Australian's digitally connected and competitive, and this need is ever increasing. Therefore demand for these professionals is high and so are the salaries advertised on SEEK to attract the best ICT Architect talent.

“It's also interesting that management roles across Engineering, Mining, Resources & Energy and ICT industries are among the top 5 highest paying jobs advertised on SEEK. These roles directly support the growth and prosperity of our nation and in return these professionals are being highly remunerated to manage the build teams that can deliver on the needs of businesses,” Macartney added.

“We predict General Practitioners [GPs] will in the remain a top paying job on SEEK because as Australian's live longer and our population continues to increase, so does as their services are essential for enhancing the wellbeing and longevity of Australian lives through medical health care,” Macartney concluded.

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Media Release

16th February 2017

Strong prospects for jobseekers, more jobs in Australia than 12 months ago

There were 7 per cent more jobs advertised on SEEK this January than 12 months ago, with improved results across the states and territories.

Michael Ilczynski, Managing Director for SEEK Australia and New Zealand, said the increase in advertising in recent months has been driven by continuing solid job ad growth in South Australia [SA], Queensland [QLD] and Victoria [VIC], as well as an upturn in advertising in Western Australia [WA].

“South Australia continued to have the largest y/y advertising growth of all the states and territories this January, with job ads on SEEK up 25.4 per cent y/y, with the most job opportunities coming from Trades & Services sector [up 48 per cent y/y],” Ilczynski said.

Automotive mechanics and technicians, hairdressers, beauty therapists and electricians, were the most sought after Trades & Services professionals in SA this January.

“Queensland job ads were up 8 per cent y/y this January, fuelling the growth was; Trades & Services [up 21 per cent y/y], Healthcare & Medical [up 10 per cent y/y] and Hospitality and Tourism [up 7 per cent y/y],” Ilczynski said.

“WA job ads rose for the fourth consecutive month in January with job ads up 0.8 per cent y/y, with the Mining, Resources & Energy industry enjoying the greatest advertising growth in WA this January, with job ads up 45 per cent y/y.

The WA mining professionals in high demand this January were Mining Engineering & Maintenance specialists, with more than 500 job opportunities on SEEK, and Mining Operators with over 300 jobs advertised.

“In NSW and Victoria, Australia's largest labour markets, advertising on SEEK was up 4.9 per cent y/y and 8.6 per cent y/y respectively this January when compared to the same period last year,” Ilczynski added.

Job ads on SEEK in other states and territories this January:

  • Tasmania [TAS], up 8.9 per cent y/y
  • Australian Capital Territory [ACT], up 7.7 per cent y/y
  • Northern Territory [NT], up 0.8 per cent y/y

At a national level, the industries with the largest job ad volume on SEEK this January were:

  1. Information & Communications Technology, up 1 per cent y/y
  2. Trades & Services, up 14 per cent y/y
  3. Healthcare & Medical, up 13 per cent y/y

CANDIDATE AVAILABILITY

Across Australia there has been a y/y increase of 1.1 per cent in the SEEK Employment Index this January, which points to favourable conditions for job seekers as there is slightly less applications, for each role.

However, underneath this national figure there is a clear difference in candidate availability at a state and territory level.

“It was a hirer's market this January in NSW, WA, TAS, and the ACT and NT. For each job advertised there was a higher than average number of candidates applying, creating more competition for job seekers but providing hirers with a larger pool of candidates to choose from,” Ilczynski said.

“While in VIC, QLD and SA, there were reasonable competition conditions for job seekers and employers,” he added.

INDUSTRY FOCUS

Job ads on SEEK for the Marketing & Communications industry grew 2 per cent this January when compared to the same period last year.

The greatest year on year [y/y] advertising growth for the Marketing & Communications industry was seen in SA where there were 29 per cent more jobs than 12 months ago.

In SA, Marketing Assistants/Coordinators and Marketing Communication Specialists were most in demand on SEEK.

The ACT also enjoyed solid Marketing & Communications growth with job ads up 26 per cent y/y.

“It's encouraging to see advertising on SEEK increase across several states and territories for the Marketing & Communications industry. It shows opportunities are not just isolated to NSW, Australia's largest labour market, which is widely regarded as the hub for this industry,” Ilczynski said.

“Even though there is more job growth across the country for Marketing & Communications professionals, NSW still offers the most opportunities for this sector, despite job ads dipping 2 per cent y/y in NSW this January.

“Victoria and Queensland were the next top states for Marketing & Communications opportunities this January,” Ilczynski added.

Table 1. Marketing & Communications Industry job ad growth on SEEK [January 2017 v January 2016]
LOCATION INDUSTRY % Job ad growth
[Jan 17 v Jan 16]
SA Marketing & Communications 29%
ACT Marketing & Communications 26%
VIC Marketing & Communications 7%
WA Marketing & Communications 3%
QLD Marketing & Communications 3%
NSW Marketing & Communications -2%

Across Australia, the most in-demand Marketing & Communications professionals on SEEK this January, and their average advertised annual salaries were:

  1. Digital & Search Marketers, $84,752
  2. Marketing Communication Specialist, $85,621
  3. Marketing Assistants/Coordinator, $60,689

Table 2. Fastest growing Marketing & Communications job titles on SEEK [January 2017 v January 2016]
INDUSTRY SUB CLASSIFICATION % Job ad growth
[Jan 17 v Jan 16]
Marketing & Communications Trade Marketing 24%
Marketing & Communications Marketing Assistants/Coordinators 17%
Marketing & Communications Brand Manangement 13%
Marketing & Communications Internal Communications 11%

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