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These are the most in-demand job skills in South Africa right now

Data from the newest CareerJunction jobs report reveals that demand for labour elevated by 5% whereas job search exercise elevated by 1% throughout May 2021.

Year-on-year, demand has grown considerably for professionals in the gross sales, ICT, business & administration and constructing & building sectors, the careers portal mentioned.

The CareerJunction Index (CJI) represents on-line labour dynamics in the nation by offering an in depth evaluation of the relative ratio of provide and demand in the on-line job market.



It is predicated on the evaluation of knowledge gathered from the CareerJunction web site – the place round 3,000 of the nation’s prime recruiters promote their positions to thousands and thousands of registered job seekers.

The newest analysis reveals that the following occupational fields are at the moment the most sought-after talent units in the job market:

  • Software improvement: Demand for software builders has been rising since January. Comparing May 2021 with January 2021, demand elevated by 38%.
  • Middle/Department administration: Department managers stay excessive in demand. Year-on-year, demand for center and division managers elevated by 76%.
  • Representative/Sales consulting: Demand for gross sales representatives is exhibiting constant development. Since May 2020, demand for gross sales consultants has grown by 69%.

Trending jobs

CareerJunction mentioned that the following trending jobs present a sign of positions which have develop into extra standard in the on-line job market and have seen a current spike in demand.

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Average wage choices for an intermediate stage position:

  • GP R45,694 to R56,104 p.m.
  • WC R42,910 to R53,247 p.m.
  • KZN Not accessible

Representative / Sales Consulting

  • GP R15,067 to R22,253  p.m.
  • WC R17,427 to R22,476 p.m.
  • KZN R15,067 to R21,167 p.m.

Software Development

  • GP R48,442 to R65,604 p.m.
  • WC R45,012 to R56,685 p.m.
  • KZN R42,755 to R55,882 p.m.

Supply and demand

An overview of emptiness ranges throughout varied sectors supplies a great indication of the place the majority of employment takes place, the jobs specialist mentioned.

“The IT, business & administration and finance sectors are undoubtedly the most sought-after sectors, adopted by the gross sales, admin, office & assist and structure & engineering sectors, amongst others listed.

“When looking at active job seekers across various sectors, areas of high sup-ply correlate closely to areas of high demand, however supply outstrips demand in some areas, leading to a competitive environment for job seekers.”


Top employment sectors

Significant on-line demand signifies optimistic employment tendencies. Based on the most current on-line hiring exercise, 5 sectors have been recognized that present promising employment prospects, CareerJunction mentioned.

  • Information Technology
  • Sales
  • Business and Management
  • Finance
  • Admin, Office & Support

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