IT and Telecom jobs growth in SA

 ·20 Nov 2014
Jobless unemployment

CareerJunction has released its latest CareerJunction Index (CJI) report, which shows that labour demand continues to increase at a steady pace within South Africa’s IT industry.

The CareerJunction Index (CJI) uses data gathered from the CareerJunction website to represent online labour dynamics in South Africa.

According to the report the IT industry has seen “remarkable growth” over the last 12 months.

“Year-on-year, job advertising in the South African IT industry has picked up by 20%,” the report states.

The following graph shows the trend in the volume of IT job adverts published on the CareerJunction website over the previous 12 months.

However, despite the growth, the IT sector in SA remains difficult in terms of recruitment, where there are only 3.51 possible job seekers per advertised job.

The report also shows that demand for professionals specialising in the field of Telecommunication has been steady all year-round, with the exception of spikes during March and October.

Information Technology Index

Information Technology Index

Telecommunications Index

Telecommunications Index

Overall Index

The Index dropped to 95 during October, indicating an increased career seeker to job ad ratio. Although job ads continued to increase, job search activity spiked by 10%.

The steady increase in job advertising over the last few months indicates growing demand for professionals across various industry sectors.

Industries that have had the biggest affect on this trend include the IT, Construction, Motor, Mining and Manufacturing industries.

Since January, demand has increased by 68% within the Motor industry, 44% within the Construction industry, 30% within the Manufacturing industry, 23% in the Mining industry and 17% within the IT industry.

Overall Index

Overall Index

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