Why you want to be a software developer in South Africa

CareerJunction has released its December 2016 CareerJunction Index (CJI) report, which shows that software development remains the most sought-after skill in South Africa.

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

“An expected drop in jobs as well as job seeker activity was seen during the month of December,” states the report.

Demand continued to weaken within the construction, motor, and telecoms industries, with vacancy levels settling between 59% and 63% lower than the previous year.

The finance and IT industries, on the other hand, continue to show a promising demand trend.

Software development remains the most sought-after skill on CareerJunction, where over 25,000 jobs are posted monthly.

During December 2016, over 25% of job postings were allocated to IT professionals – with C# and .Net skills at the forefront of market demand.

The graphs below show volume trends for IT and telecoms job adverts published on the CareerJunction website over the past 12 months.

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