Revealed: The IT specialists most wanted by Australian employers in 2018

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Our survey of Australia’s IT hiring managers and technology professionals has revealed which IT professionals will be most in demand in 2018. 

Here is the rundown of the professionals who will be most in demand in the technology jobs market.

1. Security

Cyber security specialists top the list in 2018. After some extraordinary cyber breaches around the world recently, employers can’t afford to be complacent and that means they need to call in the experts. If you’re a technologist with experience in managing data protection, cyber security, and risk mitigation then you won’t be short of job offers.

2. Development/digital

Development and digital continue to be in demand in the technology space and interestingly, an increasing number of employers are now merging these roles with security roles. Organisations are building website platforms for customers where personal data is captured and stored – and that requires built-in security. Job titles we expect to hear again and again in 2018 include cyber security analysts, application security specialists, and security analysts. 

3. Business intelligence and data management

Organisations across Australia have placed technology at the epicenter of their businesses. Everyone from government departments to banks, and charities to retailers, are using data to map customer and client behaviour to refine products and services accordingly which is why employers in our survey said they were looking to recruit a higher number of specialists in business intelligence and data management in 2018.

Large technology projects in Australia continue to embrace agile methodology in 2018. If you’re a technologist with agile experience, your stock will remain high. We expect to see more demand for agile coaches, iteration managers, scrum masters and agile business analysts in 2018.


For a comprehensive view of the IT jobs market in 2018, read our whitepaper Technology And Recruitment Landscape: Australia and New Zealand 2018.

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