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The Rarest IT Skills in South Africa Today

TechInAfrica – A job specialist, Adzuna, shows that programmers are on high demand for 2019 while there’s a decreased demand for ‘data’ vacancies. The IT skills like PHP development dropped in late February 2019. Meanwhile, jobs like data analysts and data architects are down by 11% compared to May 2018’s data.

Furthermore, IT skills for Java development and net development have also dropped in demand while the title skill of the developer is still increasing. Adzuna reveals that there’s a 55% of increasing demand for IT skills. Most companies have moved to recruit talents that can address a wider range of data and IT challenges.

“Companies might be placing adverts for these IT skills, but since there are just about 188 searches every month that correlate within the industry, it indicates that there is a very low supply of skills in SA.

“Perhaps this is the reason why salaries have generally stagnated as far as developer skills are concerned, with a mere R30,000 increase in the average IT salary year-on-year,” said Jesse Green, Adzuna South Africa Country Manager.

The rarest IT Skills in South Africa Today
The rarest IT Skills in South Africa Today

Even though South African companies tend to require higher levels of IT skills to tackles IT challenges, they seem to focus more on lower-paid positions who are responsible for data solutions.

Even though Java development and net development have also shown a significant drop in demand, there are several IT skills that are in high demand in 2019. The high demand goes to a ‘developer’ skill with a rise of 54.6% and an average salary increase of R15,538 per year.

Java and software developers show the best year on year improvement in salaries with an average increase of R45,000 per year, according to Adzuna.

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