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2016
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SEEK Employment Trends: industry snapshot for May 2016

We take a quick fly-through Australia’s various employment industries, looking at what the SEEK Employment Trends data is telling us about the state of each sector during the month of May 2016.

Accounting

In May 2016, this sector experienced a year-on-year increase in job ads of 4% and the average advertised salary was $82,652. Candidate availability remains high, relative to the past five years; however, there has been a reduction over the past four months.

Administration and office support

This sector experienced a year-on-year increase in SEEK job ads of 13% in May 2016 and the average advertised salary was $56,135. Candidate availability remains high, compared to the past five years; however, there has been a reduction over the past four months.

Advertising, arts and media

SEEK job ads for this sector were up by 15% year-on-year in May 2016 and the average advertised salary was $76,629. Relative to the past five years, low levels of candidate availability have been tightening further in recent months.

Banking and financial services

SEEK job ads for this sector declined by 5% year-on-year in May 2016 and the average advertised salary was $88,224. Candidate availability has remained stable in recent months, relative to the past five years.

Call centre and customer service

SEEK job ads for this sector were up by 14% year-on-year in May 2016 and the average advertised salary was $56,940. Low levels of candidate availability, when compared to the past five years, have been tightening further in recent months.

CEO and general management

This sector experienced a year-on-year increase in SEEK job ads of 9% in May 2016. There is an average level of candidate availability, relative to the past five years; however, this has been tightening in recent months.

Community services and development

This sector experienced a year-on-year increase in SEEK job ads of 17% in May 2016 and the average advertised salary was $69,094. Candidate availability remains high, relative to the past five years; however, there has been a reduction over the past four months.

Construction

There was a 14% year-on-year increase in SEEK job ads for the construction industry in May 2016 and the average advertised salary was $107,063. Candidate availability remains high, relative to the past five years; however, there has been a reduction over the past four months.

Consulting and strategy

This sector saw a 24% year-on-year increase in May 2016 and the average advertised salary was $109,576. Candidate availability remains high, relative to the past five years; however, there has been a reduction over the past four months.

Design and architecture

SEEK job ads for this sector grew by 18% year-on-year in May 2016 and the average advertised salary was $79,520. Low levels of candidate availability, compared to the past five years, have been tightening further in recent months.

Education and training

SEEK job ads for this sector grew by 12% year-on-year in May 2016 and the average advertised salary was $78,579. Low levels of candidate availability, compared to the past five years, have been tightening further in recent months.

Engineering

Engineering saw a 16% year-on-year increase in SEEK job ads in May 2016 and the average advertised salary was $103,648. Candidate availability in this sector remains high, relative to the past five years; however, this has been tightening in recent months.

Farming, animals and conservation

SEEK job ads for this sector were up by 32% year-on-year in May 2016 and the average advertised salary was $73,764. There is an average level of candidate availability at the moment, relative to the past five years; however, this has been tightening in recent months.

Government and defence

SEEK job ads were up by 52% year-on-year in May 2016 and the average advertised salary was $89,563. Low levels of candidate availability, compared to the past five years, have been tightening further in recent months.

Healthcare and medical

This sector saw an increase in SEEK job ads of 13% year-on-year in May 2016 and the average advertised salary was $88,553. Relative to the past five years, candidate availability is high and there has been little change in the past four months.

Hospitality and tourism

SEEK job ads for this sector were up by 7% year-on-year in May 2016 and the average advertised salary was $60,795. There is an average level of candidate availability at the moment, relative to the past five years; however, this has been tightening in recent months.

Human resources and recruitment

This sector saw a year-on-year increase of 2% in SEEK job ads in May 2016 and the average advertised salary was $84,238. Candidate availability is high, relative to the past five years, and there has been little change in the past four months.

Information and communication technology

SEEK job ads for this sector grew by 7% year-on-year in May 2016 and the average advertised salary was $102,173. Relative to the past five years, there has been an average level of candidate availability over the past four months; however, this has been tightening in recent months.

Insurance and superannuation

SEEK job ads were up year-on-year by 1% in May 2016 and the average advertised salary was $80,678. Relative to the past five years, candidate availability is high and there has been little change in the past four months.

Legal

SEEK job ads for the legal sector grew by 8% year-on-year in May 2016 and the average advertised salary was $91,277. Relative to the past five years, candidate availability is high and there has been little change in the past four months.

Manufacturing, transport and logistics

SEEK job ads for this sector were up by 12% year-on-year in May 2016 and the average advertised salary was $73,031. Relative to the past five years, candidate availability remains high; however, there has been a reduction over the past four months.

Marketing and communications

SEEK job ads were up by 12% year-on-year in May 2016 and the average advertised salary was $85,847. There is an average level of candidate availability, relative to the past five years; however, this has been tightening in recent months.

Mining, resources and energy

This sector saw a 4% year-on-year increase in SEEK job ads in May 2016 and the average advertised salary was $115,727. Candidate availability remains high, compared to the past five years, with little change over the past few months.

Real estate and property

SEEK job ads for this sector were up by 10% year-on-year in May 2016 and the average advertised salary was $72,279. Candidate availability is currently high, relative to the past five years, and there has been little change to this in the past four months.

Retail and consumer products

SEEK job ads for this sector were up by 10% year-on-year in May 2016 and the average advertised salary was $58,462. Meanwhile, candidate availability is high, relative to the past five years, and levels have been increasing over the past four months.

Sales

SEEK job ads for the sales sector increased by 1% year-on-year in May 2016 and the average advertised salary was $80,352. Candidate availability is high, relative to the past five years, and levels have been increasing over the past four months.

Science and technology

This sector saw a year-on-year increase of 15% in SEEK job ads in May 2016 and the average advertised salary was $82,220. Candidate availability remains high, relative to the past five years; however, there has been a reduction over the past four months.

Sport and recreation

SEEK job ads for this sector were up by 21% year-on-year in May 2016 and the average advertised salary was $61,584. Low levels of candidate availability have been tightening further in recent months.

Trades and services

SEEK job ads for this sector were up by 17% year-on-year in May 2016 and the average advertised salary was $63,838. Candidate availability remains high, relative to the past five years, although there has been a reduction over the past four months.

Read further overall analysis from the latest SEEK Employment Trends data.

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