The Top 10 Desired Skills in Australia

Last year Australia had created a lot of jobs, which crossed over 1,80,000. It would have been even higher, but the skill shortages among the workers held it back.

The skills that are in demand by the Australian employers are constantly changing every year. Recently 10 skills that are in huge demand in the year 2017 offered an added advantage to the tech professionals. As per the analysis, out of 10 skills, seven of them belonged to the tech industry.

Statistical analysis and data mining were the occupations that topped the list of Australia jobs. The SEM/SEO marketing held the second position and integration and middleware software held the third position.

The below list covers all the skills as per the 2017 statistics:

1. Statistical Analysis and Data Mining
2. SEO/SEM Marketing
3. Integration and Middleware Software
4. HR Benefits and Compensation
5. Network and Information Security
6. Mobile Development
7. User Interface Design
8. Web Architecture and Development Framework
9. Algorithm Design
10. Corporate Law and Governance


The list also showcases various trends about the Australia jobs market. The demand continues to be high for tech skill workers and they are the most sought after by the Australian employers.

This year, user interface design skills have grown and jumped to two points because of the need for design-led services and products.

As per the surveys conducted by some hiring managers, it states that as compared to the technical skills, soft skills are the most difficult to find.

Majority of the hiring managers are of the view that they are finding it difficult to search for professionals who are good in soft skills as compared to the hard skills.

The most important soft skills include ownership, teamwork, and problem-solving, which is lacked by many employers.

Human resources of New Zealand and Australia feel that because of the soft skill shortages it is difficult to fill the leadership positions.

Skills that are found to be missing or under developed among employees are creativity, problem-solving, empathy, innovative and fostering collaboration.

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