Good news for IT jobseekers in SA

South Africa’s IT jobs market shows good growth after a poor start to 2011

By - September 18, 2011
Jobs and money

Summary: August 2011 CareerJunction Index (CJI) Report shows that there is increasing demand for IT professionals, with a shortage of Software Developers, Business Analysts and Software Testers

CareerJunction recently published their August 2011 CareerJunction Index (CJI), giving an overview of the latest recruitment supply and demand trends in South Africa.

According to the report, the South African job market is showing signs of stabilization as job advertising is on a steady growth path.

“CJI’s figures for August show the number of new jobs advertised is 2% higher than a year ago. This comes after a lengthy period of decreasing job advertising,” the August 2011 CJI states.

IT Jobs

MyBroadband recently reported that the IT Jobs market were recovering after a decrease in hiring activity after a significant decline in the first half of 2011. Good news for IT professionals is that this trend is continuing.

According to the CJI report “the Information Technology industry continues to show signs of increasing demand for labour, following a significant decreasing trend from November 2010 to May 2011”.

There is a particularly strong demand for Software Developers, Business Analysts and Software Testers.

IT Recruitment Activity

IT Recruitment Activity

Telecoms jobs

The local Telecommunications market is showing a similar trend to the IT market, with a steady increase in demand for telecoms professionals.

“As more businesses are hiring [telecoms professionals], the recruitment market is becoming slightly more competitive,” the CJI report states.

Telecommunications Recruitment Activity

Telecommunications Recruitment Activity

Forum discussion

Shutterstock is the image partner of MyBroadband – more technology images

Join the conversation

Connect with Us

androidappletwitterfacebookgoogleplusfeednewsletter

Poll

Which ADSL ISP do you respect the most?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

More News

Best broadband services in South Africa

Mobile network operators

MyBroadband’s latest survey reveals which fixed and mobile broadband services are rated as the best by South Africa’s IT community.

Employees are influencing mobile technology trends

Mobile business devices

Over 95% of South African employees are using mobile devices to do business and this is impacting the future of mobility, according to a recent survey by Dell and Microsoft.

Samsung launches 2TB SSD for home PCs

samsung-850-evo-2tb

Samsung has launched 2TB versions of its 850 Pro and 850 Evo SSDs.

Union goes to court to stop Telkom job cuts

Telkom logo phone in hand

The Labour Court in Johannesburg will on Tuesday hear trade union Solidarity’s urgent application to obtain an interdict against Telkom’s planned job cuts.

X

Newsletter Subscription


Name
Email *
Enter the following to confirm your subscription *
Captcha image


Free MyBroadband Newsletter
Subscribe
X
bool(true)