In a recent report, IT job placement online in the South African job market is on the record low which is causing a big concern to IT professionals in the country. A third-party career and job market survey platform CareerJunction Index (CJI) made this known in a report released in April 2019 as it compares this year’s decline to 2018.
The company was able to gather and publish the data on it’s website where it monitors the South African labor market and how it’s been fairing in the terms of demand and supply trends.
The main reason for the sudden decline is due to the increase in competition in the IT job sector in which more job seekers were competing for fewer jobs available. The business and management sectors were particularly hard hit, with a 29% year-on-year decline in job volumes.
The decline was more rapid in April 2019 according to the CJI report. While some of the reasons for this might be based on factors such as lower demand due to a weak local economy or high number of public holidays.
But software development still remained at the forefront and toppled the list of the most wanted in the IT profession making it more easier for software developers to easily get a job at least an edge ahead.
Over 23% of vacancies on CareerJunction are IT-related, with the majority of these allocated to software developers.
Below is a graph that shows volume trends for IT job adverts published on the CareerJunction website over the past 12 months.