Research from job portal Adzuna South Africa shows that science, technology, engineering and mathematics are still the best skills to have to ensure a good job, stable career and better-than- average salary.
The portal searched its jobs database and found the top job titles being advertised for in South Africa. The results turned up a high demand for managers in the country.
“While ‘manager’ does not declare any exact specialty except for management skills, it is clear that the focus in SA is currently on technical skills, followed by consultants, financial and administrative vacancies,” the group said.
Looking at salaries for the job listings that included them, engineers and programmers/developers drew the highest pay, with analyst positions also showing a higher average than most.
Other than Java, much needed programming and development skills are PHP and the Microsoft suite of languages, including .Net and C#. Mobile developer skills are also on the rise, Adzuna said.
These are the most in-demand skills in South Africa, according to Adzuna.
|#||Job title||Job listings||Average salary|
|1||Manager||19 133||R484 938|
|2||Developer||13 415||R486 281|
|3||Engineer||7 828||R565 653|
|4||Consultant||5 066||R275 716|
|5||Accountant||3 638||R415 556|
|6||Analyst||3 580||R529 491|
|7||Assistant||3 441||R168 280|
|8||Administrator||2 934||R205 468|
|9||Officer||2 639||R281 632|
|10||Specialist||2 458||R500 010|
|11||Clerk||2 154||R133 952|
|12||Executive||2 127||R307 892|
|13||Recruiter||1 994||R475 724|
|14||Technician||1 969||R269 947|
|15||Java Developer||1 942||R525 369|
|16||Sales Consultant||1 785||R191 532|