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

Tasmania is a great place to work because the way it’s mixes the best of modern living with its small town roots. Our TAS job data shows that jobs are in demand in the Apple Isle. Below is JobGetter’s 10-second guide to the latest TAS job data from 1 January through 14 March 2018…

Where the Jobs Are in TAS

TAS Job Data showing the location of jobs during Jan-Mar 18

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

This TAS job data reveals where employers are currently looking for workers. It’s is unsurprising to see the heaviest recruiting happening in and around Hobart and Launceston considering more than 40% of the population live near the capital alone.

Top Industries / Job Categories Recruiting across TAS

TAS Job Data showing most popular industries in Jan-Mar 18

The above graph shows the top job categories that have the most advertised jobs from 1 January – 14 March 2018 throughout Tasmania 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 TAS since the start of 2018. This crosses many industries from Real Estate 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. These methods of job advertising are known as the hidden job market. It is one of the most elusive – and frustrating – aspects of looking for jobs. JobGetter is working hard though to bring this data into our data set in future. 

Top Roles in Demand in TAS

TAS Job Data showing the most popular roles in Jan-Mar 18

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

These top roles in demand in TAS 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 Customer Service Assistants are currently being heavily targeted by companies in Tasmania as well as Administration Officers, Receptionists and Cafe All Rounders. Recruitments drives for Warehouse 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. 

TAS 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 TAS 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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