Your 10-Second Guide to Australia’s Latest Job Data | Jan-Mar 2018

JobGetter is quickly becoming Australia’s leader in workforce data and analytics. Our technology does more than just match people to jobs though. Every day we analyse the country’s entire job market (not only what’s on JobGetter) and run this through our AI engine. Powered by more than 220,000 relationships-driven skills, roles, qualifications and personality attributes, the engine gives us an in-depth look at real time job data. This allows us to interpret and summarise what’s actually happening in the job market better than anyone else.

The purpose of this guide is to quickly give you the information you need. New developments are popping up all the time. Jobs in every industry are undergoing major changes and it can be difficult to keep a finger on the pulse of what’s happening in the job market. We hope that by providing this 10-Second Guide to Australia’s latest job data we can help keep the market better informed about what’s happening in the workforce and what trends are developing. 

Where the Jobs Are Across Australia

Job Data for locations of jobs based on advertisements Jan-March 18
(Source: JobGetter Workforce Data & Analytics)

The above map shows where employers are advertising positions from 1 January – 14 March 2018 throughout Australia across all job sites.

This job data reveals where employers are currently looking for workers. While it is unsurprising to see the heaviest recruiting happening in major metro areas like Melbourne and Sydney, what is interesting is the large amount of regional advertisement. States like Queensland and Western Australia in particular are seeing a lot of openings in smaller cities.

Top Industries / Job Categories Recruiting across Australia

Job Data for Industries with Most Job Advertis
(Source: JobGetter Workforce Data & Analytics)

The above graph shows the top five job categories that have the most advertised jobs from 1 January – 14 March 2018 throughout Australia across all job sites.

Traditionally classified as industries, JobGetter analyses the skills and expertise required to determine which job category an advertised role belongs to which provides a more accurate picture of which areas are in demand. For instance, Admin and Office Support is the top skill set in demand across the country since the start of 2018. This crosses many industries from Construction to Finance so what is evident is that if you’re skilled in Office Administration, you’re an in-demand worker. Or, if you’re a recruiter looking for Admin roles, you’ve got some fierce competition.

What’s important to understand when interpreting this data is that it’s only reflective of what is being publicly advertised. It does not capture jobs recruited internally, without advertisement, in shop windows or by word of mouth otherwise known as the hidden job market; although, JobGetter hopes to bring this data into our data set in future. 

Top 20 Roles in Demand in the Top 5 Industries Across Australia

Job Data for the 20 most popular roles within the top 5 industries
(Source: JobGetter Workforce Data & Analytics)

The above graph shows the top 20 roles that have been advertised the most in the top five industries from 1 January – 14 March 2018 nationwide across all job sites.

These top roles are not necessarily the roles experiencing the biggest growth at the moment. What they are however are jobs that are being heavily advertised for. Jobs like Administrative Assistants and Administrative Officer are currently being targeted by companies. Customer Service Assistants and Receptionists are also experiencing a surge in job positions becoming available. Recruitments drives for Retail Sales Assistants are also well underway. What this means for job seekers is that if you are considering a position in one of these top five roles then now is one of the best times to look. On the other hand, if you’re an employer looking to hire, you may need to pull out the magic to stand out in a crowded market and attract the best candidates.

Traditionally, job demand is reported by keywords on a one-to-one basis. JobGetter is unique in our ability to identify relationships between roles, skills and qualifications which helps us to provide a more accurate picture of the job market. For instance, JobGetter understands that Administration Assistant is synonymous with General Office Administration, Clerical Officer, Office All Rounder and the like. 

Predictions Based on Available Job Data 

The workforce is constantly moving. The top 20 jobs now may not be the top 20 jobs in a few months time. This is due to fluctuations in the way businesses look for and hire workers. Movements outside of the industry can affect hiring rates too. For instance, recently, the Queensland government was the recipient of a $5 billion defence contract. This deal promises to bring in hundreds of jobs to Queensland and companies around Australia over the coming years as they work to build vehicles for the Australian Defence Force.

Click on the State Below to View a State-Specific Job Data Report: 

New South Wales

Australian Capital Territory



South Australia

Western Australia

Northern Territory



Job Insights by JobGetter 

JobGetter’s Workforce Data and Analytics Platform is a powerful tool that provides access to the most accurate real-time data about workforce supply and demand at your fingertips.

JobGetter™’s has constructed a proprietary database of more than 220,000 relationships-driven skills, roles, qualifications and personality attributes that enables and populates it with more than six (6) years of job and candidate data to create a uniquely capable Artificial Intelligence Engine.

JobGetter™ uses this unique data-based AI Engine, machine learning and natural language processing to continually analyze job market trends and the relationships between people, their skills, qualifications and attributes, employer’s hiring patterns and job data at macro and micro levels to provide unparalleled insights for job seekers, educational institutions, workforce planning studies and communities undergoing rapid workplace transitions.

JobGetter™’s deep understanding of job marketplace synonyms and soft skill descriptors ensures that the platform ‘understands’ the implicit inputs of job seekers and employers alike. 

What makes JobGetter unique is the depth and breadth of our data. By scanning publicly available data sources through JobGetter’s AI Engine and combining this job and skill demand data with information about skill / talent supply available through the unparalleled reach of JobGetter’s network of job sites — the largest connected network of job sites in Australia — you’re able to access the most accurate real-time information about employment in Australia.

JobGetter’s Workforce Data and Analytics Platform allows you to look at both demand and supply data by location, job category and industry, skill, qualifications, salary and work type.  

This data is matched to an unprecedented 220,000 data points, across 58 job category sector and to over 9,100 individual roles, all of which is compiled into meaningful, easy-to-digest data for you.

With a subscription to JobGetter’s Workforce Data and Analytics Platform, you have access to the information you need to make meaningful strategic decisions — and measure your outcomes.

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