Careers24 has released its recruitment and job-seeker statistics for 2017.
The data shows that candidates are more selective with their job applications, and that IT remains the sector with the most job postings.
The IT sector boasted a monthly average of 6,264 job posts, with the sales sector coming in far behind in second with 1,976 monthly job posts.
The number of job posts in 2017 remained the same as 2016, but the total number of applications made fell from over 650,000 to just under 560,000.
Careers24 said this was due to candidates thinking carefully about where they would like to work.
The top 10 sectors in terms of job posts in 2017 are listed below.