Fastest growing jobs - NZ recruitment   21 Dec 2017

New Zealand’s increasing need for social services has seen jobs in the Community Services & Development industry among the fastest growing on SEEK for 2017.

Based on the largest job ad growth and volumes on SEEK from January to November this year, the fastest growing jobs on SEEK for 2017 include:

Table 1. Fastest growing jobs on SEEK for 2017 [based on largest growth and job ad volume]

INDUSTRY

FASTEST GROWING JOB

GROWTH JAN-NOV 17 v JAN-NOV 16

AVERAGE ADVERTISED ANNUAL SALARY ON SEEK              JAN-NOV 17

Community Services & Development

Housing & Homelessness Services

156.8%

$                              69,636

Community Services & Development

Employment Services

143.1%

$                              55,291

Mining, Resources & Energy

Power Generation & Distribution

125.2%

$                              88,081

Community Services & Development

Child Welfare, Youth & Family Services

80.9%

$                              62,111

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Janet Faulding, General Manager for SEEK New Zealand, says our country’s rising cost of living and growing population is putting increased pressure on our country’s Community Services & Development industry.

“There is a growing demand for people with skills to work in these social service jobs to help and care for Kiwis in need,” said Faulding.

“Last year an Otago University study found that the "severely housing deprived" or homeless population in New Zealand was around 41,200, or about one in every 100 Kiwis,” revealed Faulding.

The 2017 fastest growing jobs on SEEK, also highlights an increasing need for professionals to fill Power Generation & Distribution roles across the Mining, Resources & Energy industry.

“It’s no surprise Power Generation & Distribution is amongst the fastest growing jobs on SEEK, our country has one of the highest rates of renewable electricity use in the world,” said Faulding.

“New Zealand is now using less thermal and more renewable electricity generation [hydro generation and some wind generation], and as Kiwis increasingly use new technologies, our power consumption will continue to rise.” 

NEW ZEALAND JOB MARKET  

Across New Zealand, there was continued advertising growth on SEEK during 2017, and in the lead-up to the festive season ad growth was thriving, with 9.4 per cent more new job ads on SEEK in November than 12 months ago.

“We saw positive advertising growth across 24 of 29 industries on SEEK this November,” said Faulding.  

MAJOR REGIONS

“Across the major regions, except for Auckland, SEEK saw double digit advertising growth in November,” said Faulding.

“Wellington notched up the strongest growth this November, up 18.9 per cent y/y. Driving this ad uplift are Wellington’s top advertising industries; Information & Communications Technology [ICT] [up 17 per cent y/y], Administration & Office Support [up 8 per cent y/y], and Government & Defence [up 61 per cent y/y].

“Fuelling this strong job ad growth across the Government & Defence industry in Wellington, was demand for professionals across the following fields -  Government and Policy Planning & Regulation,” continued Faulding

“While off a lower base, Canterbury was also a top performer, with job ads on SEEK increasing 12.8 per cent y/y. Across the region, the Trades & Services industry continued to offer the most job opportunities this November [up 12 per cent y/y], followed by Manufacturing Transport & Logistics [up 61 per cent y/y].

“Driving this solid advertising uplift across the Manufacturing Transport & Logistics industry in Canterbury, was demand for workers to fill roles in Warehousing, Storage & Distribution, Machine Operations and Assembly & Process Work, said Faulding.”

“After strong and consistent job ad growth during 2017, the Auckland labour market has started to slow in the lead-up to the festive season, with job ads up 1.1 per cent y/y this November.

“Across Auckland, SEEK saw positive job ad growth in 13 of 29 industries. The ICT, Manufacturing, Transport & Logistics and Trades & Services offered the most job opportunities across the region in November,” concluded Faulding.

SMALLER REGIONS

While off a lower base, job ads on SEEK in other smaller regions were also thriving this November, except for Taranaki, which had negative advertising growth due to small job ads growth over just 10 of 29 industries across the region:

 

LOCATION

% GROWTH NOV 17 v NOV 16

West Coast

68.70%

Marlborough

54.90%

Southland

37.10%

Otago

32.20%

Northland

27.90%

Waikato

27%

Bay of Plenty

23.80%

Manawatu

20.30%

Tasman

11.80%

Hawkes Bay

7.10%

Gisborne

6.10%

Taranaki

-11.20%


 Source:  SEEK.co.nz

About the SEEK Employment Report
The SEEK Employment Report provides a comprehensive overview of the New Zealand Employment Marketplace. The report includes the SEEK Employment Index (SEI), which is the first New Zealand aggregate indicator to measure the interaction between labour market supply and labour market demand.

 

It also includes the SEEK New Job Ad Index which measures only new job ads posted within the reported month to provide a clean measure of demand for labour across all classifications. SEEK’s total job ad volume (not disclosed in this report) includes duplicated job advertisements and refreshed job ads. As a result, the SEEK New Job Ad Index does not always match the movement in SEEK’s total job ad volume.

 

Disclaimer: The Data should be viewed and regarded as standalone information and should not be aggregated with any other information whether or not such information has been previously provided by SEEK Limited, ("SEEK"). The Data is given in summary form and whilst care has been taken in its preparation, SEEK makes no representations whatsoever about its completeness or accuracy. SEEK expressly bears no responsibility or liability for any reliance placed by you on the Data, or from the use of the Data by you. If you have received thismessage in error, please notify the sender immediately.

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