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The IT recruitment hotspots around Australia

The IT recruitment hotspots around Australia

Hays outlines the hottest IT jobs in Australia, state-by-state

NSW enterprises are on the hunt for business intelligence analysts, while Victorian organisations are looking for hybrid cloud solutions specialists. Queensland needs full stack developers and Western Australia wants solutions architects.

The hottest jobs in IT for each state in Australia have been revealed by recruitment firm, Hays, in its latest Hays Quarterly Report for the July to September quarter

According to the information compiled and analysed by Hays, business intelligence analysts, data architects and solution architects are three of the skills set to be most sought after by IT employers in the July-September quarter.

“Vacancy activity will remain high across IT as organisations continue to look for those on the cutting edge,” Hays said. “This will lead to demand for technology professionals and ongoing competition for the top talent. Candidates who can demonstrate agility and flexibility are prized assets.”

Below is the list of the IT jobs most sought after by businesses around the country:


Business intelligence analysts are in high demand due to the need for staff to analyse data and produce reports. Meanwhile, data architects are required by enterprises to build data models in support of the rest of their business.

At the same time, solutions architects are also being sought to design solutions fit for purpose and make recommendations to business.


Service desk and IT support candidates are in high demand, according to Hays, particularly those with cloud applications experience, such as Office365. Candidates with experience in AWS, Azure and hybrid cloud solutions are also wanted

The Victorian market also needs staff to perform Windows 10 and Office 365 upgrades are needed, while security experts in operations, security operations center, analysis (across systems and networks), information security and governance are also needed.

DevOps and automation experts are among the growing areas of demand, while project managers, business analysts and change managers with agile and a broad level of expertise are also sought.


Full stack developers are in high demand in Queensland. According to Hays, employers want candidates who can work on the full stack rather than solely back or front end in a bid to minimise costs and reduce staff headcounts.

At the same time, customer service-focused help desk contractors are in demand in the Sunshine State as well.

South Australia

South Australia sees infrastructure engineers in high demand. This demand has also been impacted by organisations electing to outsource part of their IT, hays said.

Service desk professionals are needed as well, with employers continuing to recognise the importance of a strong initial point of contact for IT issues so that they are resolved effectively and efficiently.

South Australian businesses are also after Office 365 candidates since, according to Hays, a number of organisations are rolling out Office 365.

Meanwhile, full-stack .Net web developers are in demand too, thanks to a higher reliance on both ends of the programming spectrum and the increase in applications that are streamlined and engage customers.

Western Australia

Solutions architects and infrastructure engineers are in high demand in Perth, according to hays.

“Organisations have been completing reviews and audits of their core infrastructure over the past twelve months,” the recruitment firm said. “An increasing number of businesses are now responding to review recommendations and planning infrastructure upgrades.

“This, in turn, has increased the demand for solutions architects and infrastructure engineers to complete the design and implementation,” it said.

Agile coaches are also needed in the state, while scrum masters and agile project managers are sought as well, as organisations increasingly work in the agile space.

BI analysts are another area of demand, as are solutions architects, and security managers and consultants.


Developers are in high demand in Tassie, due largely to the digital transformation of organisations across all industry sectors in the region.

Network engineers are also required to support ongoing changes in Tasmania, while project managers are needed to deliver changes.

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