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

Are you happy with the service you get from your ADSL ISP?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

More News

Biggest salaries in South African telecoms

Rich man

MyBroadband looks at how much South Africa’s top telecommunications executives earned over the last year.

No load shedding for Port Elizabeth – all the electricity workers are on strike

Eskom logo on wall

While the rest of South Africa has been hard hit by load shedding this weekend, residents from Nelson Mandela Bay have not had to endure any planned power outages since Friday.

Airbnb launched in South Africa

Airbnb logo

The CEO of Airbnb has officially launched the service in South Africa.

South Africa’s first computers

IBM 305 RAMAC

South Africa received its first computing device in 1921, with the country’s first real computer delivered to a brokerage firm in 1959. Here is a look at the country’s early computing history.

X

Newsletter Subscription


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


Free MyBroadband Newsletter
Subscribe
X