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The 2017 Salary Survey has arrived

The latest version of the Robert Walters Global Salary Survey has arrived and you can request a free copy by clicking here. Don't miss out on the most up to date salary information and employment trends in Australia. The annual book contains recruitment market updates, hiring advice and salary information from across our global markets. 

For employers - With the latest information on salaries and employment trends across a range of industries, as well as hiring tips and advice, our 2017 salary survey will ensure you are best positioned to attract and retain key talent in your sector.

For employees - Due a pay rise in 2017? Find out what you’re worth with the most comprehensive list of global salaries in the industry. Or if you’re considering making a move, find out what skills and experience employers are looking for, across a range of sectors worldwide.


About the Global Salary Survey

Now in its eighteenth edition, the Robert Walters annual Global Salary Survey is the most comprehensive review of professional salaries and recruitment trends around the world.

The complete book consisting of 27 countries, is free, and covers the UK and Ireland, Continental Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand as well as North and South America. The Global Salary Survey is based on the analysis of permanent, interim and contract placements made across each of our geographies and recruitment disciplines during 2016.

You can get your copy of the 2017 salary survey in a number of ways; request your free copy today, or alternatively, download our app for Apple or Android devices. 

Hiring trends in Australia 

Overall, the recruitment market lacked real dynamism, however, the resurgence in hiring across the banking and IT sectors meant that 2016 saw higher levels of activity. In general, opportunities were greatest for those with very specialist skills, particularly in digital technologies, but salaries remained broadly flat for most professionals. As a consequence, many specialists are likely to consider moving roles for better career development or more flexible working options.

While the unemployment rate remained steady at over 6%, the continuing decline of the commodities sector and wider fears about the economy dented confidence across almost all sectors throughout the year. Naturally, the market remained less active in Western Australia and Queensland, the areas hardest hit by the decline of the mining industry, although we did see a steadily building investment in transport, utilities and urban development. There was optimism in some areas, particularly in New South Wales and Victoria as the year progressed: hiring across banking and financial services moved in a positive direction and we saw a growth in IT appointments across all sectors in almost every region.

We expect hiring in the banking industry to continue on a positive trajectory in 2017, with risk and compliance specialists experiencing increased demand for their skills. Companies will also seek to hire commercially aware accountants with strong technical skills who can advise on financial issues at a senior level. We also anticipate high levels of demand among large corporates for IT professionals experienced in cloud security and big data, reflecting the increasing use of mobile technology in all sectors.