SEEK Employment Trends: industry snapshot for May 2016



We take a quick fly-through New Zealand'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, SEEK new job ads for this sector grew by 12% year-on-year and the average advertised salary was $77,318. Candidate availability is high, relative to the past five years; however, this has been stable over recent months.

Administration and office support


In May 2016, this sector experienced an 18% increase in SEEK job ads compared to the same time last year, and the average advertised salary was $50,509. Meanwhile, candidate availability has been low, relative to the past five years, and has been tightening in recent months.

Advertising, arts and media


SEEK job ads for this sector grew by 37% year-on-year in May 2016 and the average advertised salary was $67,982. Relative to the past five years, candidate availability is average and has been stable over recent months.

Banking and financial services


SEEK job ads slipped by 15% year-on-year for the banking and financial services industry in May 2016, and the average advertised salary was $80,813. Candidate availability is high, relative to the past five years, but has remained stable over recent months.

Call centre and customer service


This sector saw a year-on-year increase in SEEK job ads of 11% in May 2016 and the average advertised salary was $47,231. Compared to the past five years, candidate availability is average; however, this has been tightening in recent months.

CEO and general management


This sector recorded the highest year-on-year growth in SEEK job ads in May 2016, rising by 38%. Candidate availability is strong, relative to the past five years; however, this has been tightening in recent months.

Community services and development


SEEK job ads for this sector increased by 18% year-on-year in May 2016 and the average advertised salary was $59,190. Candidate availability is average, relative to the past five years, and has been tightening in recent months.

Construction


The construction sector experienced a 34% year-on-year growth in SEEK job ads in May 2016 and the average advertised salary was $94,878. Candidate availability has been low, relative to the past five years, and has been tightening in recent months.

Consulting and strategy


This sector saw a year-on-year increase in job ads of 17% in May 2016 and the average advertised salary was $96,494. Candidate availability has been average, relative to the past five years, and stable in recent 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 $78,142. Low levels of candidate availability, compared to the past five years, have been tightening further in recent months.

Education and training


This sector saw a year-on-year increase in SEEK job ads of 3% in May 2016 and the average advertised salary was $66,968. Candidate availability is average, relative to the past five years, and this has not changed in recent months.

Engineering


In May 2016, SEEK job ads for this sector were equal to the same time last year and the average advertised salary was $90,309. Candidate availability is high, relative to the past five years, but stable over recent months.

Farming, animals and conservation


This sector experienced a year-on-year increase in SEEK job ads of 14% in May 2016 and the average advertised salary was $64,044. Candidate availability is average, relative to the past five years, and this has not changed in recent months.

Government and defence


SEEK job ads for this sector were up by 20% year-on-year in May 2016 and the average advertised salary was $78,021. 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 2% year-on-year in May 2016 and the average advertised salary was $76,511. Relative to the past five years, candidate availability is high and has been increasing in recent months.

Hospitality and tourism


This sector saw a 30% year-on-year increase in SEEK job ads in May 2016 and the average advertised salary was $50,524. 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


SEEK job ads for this sector were up by 15% year-on-year in May 2016 and the average advertised salary was $82,454. Candidate availability is high, relative to the past five years, and has been increasing in recent months.

Information and communication technology


SEEK job ads for this sector declined by 11% year-on-year in May 2016 and the average advertised salary was $93,061. Candidate availability is high, relative to the past five years, and has been increasing in recent months.

Insurance and superannuation


SEEK job ads for this sector were down by 3% year-on-year in May 2016 and the average advertised salary was $75,943. Candidate availability is high, relative to the past five years, but stable over the past four months.

Legal


SEEK job ads for the legal sector grew by 31% year-on-year in May 2016 and the average advertised salary was $79,425. 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 19% year-on-year in May 2016 and the average advertised salary was $66,732. Candidate availability is average, relative to the past five years; however, this has been increasing in recent months.

Marketing and communications


This sector experienced a year-on-year increase in SEEK job ads of 29% in May 2016 and the average advertised salary was $79,199. There is a high 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 year-on-year decline in SEEK job ads of 1% in May 2016 and the average advertised salary was $90,258. Candidate availability is high, relative to the past five years, and has been increasing in recent months.

Real estate and property


SEEK job ads for this sector were up by 19% year-on-year in May 2016 and the average advertised salary was $86,299. Candidate availability is currently low, 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 down by 6% year-on-year in May 2016 and the average advertised salary was $52,575. Candidate availability is low, relative to the past five years, and this has not changed in recent months.

Sales


This sector saw a 6% year-on-year increase in SEEK job ads in May 2016 and the average advertised salary was $73,834. Candidate availability is average, relative to the past five years; however, it has been increasing in recent months.

Science and technology


SEEK job ads for this sector grew by 1% year-on-year in May 2016 and the average advertised salary was $73,318. Candidate availability is strong, relative to the past five years; however, this has been tightening in recent months.

Sport and recreation


This sector experienced a year-on-year increase of 19% in SEEK job ads in May 2016 and the average advertised salary was $58,991. Candidate availability has been low, relative to the past five years, and has been tightening in recent months.

Trades and services


SEEK job ads for this sector were up by 31% in May 2016 and the average advertised salary was $59,299. Candidate availability is low, relative to the past five years, and this has not changed in recent months.


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