Your 10-Second Guide to the Latest SA Job Data | Jan-Mar 2018

South Australia is a great place to work because it’s mix of heritage, culture and technology. Our SA job data shows that the same state that has been so quick to adopt natural energy sources is also future minded when it comes to the workforce. There is also a strong and growing defence support sector there. Below is JobGetter’s 10-second guide to the latest SA job data from 1 January through 14 March 2018…

Where the Jobs Are in SA

SA Job Data revealing location of jobs during Jan-Mar 18

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

This SA job data reveals where employers are currently looking for workers. It’s unsurprising to see the heaviest recruiting happening in and around Adelaide considering almost 75% of the state’s population live there.

Top Industries / Job Categories Recruiting across SA

SA Job Data showing the most popular industries during Jan-Mar 18

The above graph shows the top job categories that have the most advertised jobs from 1 January – 14 March 2018 throughout South 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 SA since the start of 2018. This crosses many industries from Transport to Medical 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 Roles in Demand in SA

SA Job Data showing most popular roles in SA during Jan-Mar 18

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

These top roles in demand in SA are not necessarily the roles experiencing the biggest growth at the moment. What they are, however, are jobs that are being heavily advertised for, so it’s what employers want. Jobs like Administration Assistants and Administration Officer are currently being heavily targeted by companies in SA as well as Customer Service Assistants, Receptionists and Warehouse Assistants. Recruitments drives for Retail Sales Assistants are also well underway. What this means for you is that if you are considering a position in one of these top roles most in demand then now is one of the best times to look and apply. 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. 

SA Job Data Insights by JobGetter

JobGetter is quickly becoming Australia’s leader in workforce data and analytics. Our technology does more than just match you 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 that affects you. We hope that by providing you with this 10-second guide to the latest SA job data we can help you to quickly know what’s happening in the workforce and what trends are developing so you can use this to your advantage. 

Click here to view the January – March 2018 national report…


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