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

Would you pay to see the Internet’s best videos first?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

More News

Bad news for telecoms jobseekers

Business people globe world silhouette

The latest CareerJunction Index has some bad news for telecommunications jobseekers, but the situation in the IT market looks better

MSI launches new all-in-one gaming PCs

MSI Gaming PCs

MSI has launched three new all-in-one gaming PCs equipped with Nvidia’s latest GeForce GTX mobile GPUs

1000 Eskom workers fired, CEO suspension upheld

Eskom burnout

Eskom contractors have fired over 1000 workers for taking part in an illegal strike at the Medupi power station in Lephalale, Limpopo, the power utility said on Friday

The ins and outs of mobile marketing

Mobile marketing smartphone

Customers need to believe that posts on their social feeds are relevant to them as individuals, and their privacy is not compromised

X

Newsletter Subscription


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


Free MyBroadband Newsletter
Subscribe
X
bool(true)