Market Update – March 2020

Monthly Technology Market Update Perth, Western Australia, March 2020

We all know a great deal can happen in a short period of time.  We are also aware of the immediate and negative impact that the Covid-19 virus has had on the broader employment market.  However, we have prepared an analysis of the Western Australian IT market and particularly, where we see the opportunities presenting.


Industry Sectors Hiring – those where we expect to see a continued need for IT people

  • Mining and resources
  • Healthcare and associated services
  • IT service providers
  • Government – local, state and federal

Please see the following graph which shows broad employment trends across all job types in a variety of industry sectors.  Note this is not IT specific. Whilst the broader trend is negative as you would expect, it demonstrates industries that are less impacted and therefore where we foresee opportunities in the medium term.

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Source: Seek Australia


Where we see the specific IT employment opportunities

Technology Skills in demand

Specific IT Occupations in Demand

  • Cloud 
  • Analytics
  • Security
  • Programming 
  • AI
  • Cloud Architects
  • Data Engineers
  • Software Developers (Java, C#)
  • BA’s (CRM, Data focus)
  • Network Engineers (IoT experience).

Seek (ABS, ANZ, LinkedIn, Indeed, NPA and other information sources) provide us with a view of hard to source roles in IT (WA).  The following table details Seek’s view of hard roles to fill in IT in WA.




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Source: Seek Australia


In Summary:

Yes, the IT employment market has gone through some recent extreme uncertainty.  We are already observing early signs of it normalising. Our commitment is to provide you with facts and our observations, so you have a clear path to navigate your current and future career options

For more detailed information on any of the data presented, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the team at Beacham Group. We're here to help.

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