Ict education & job trends feb 2012

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February edition of the ICT Education & Job Trends


<ul><li>1.New ZealandICTTertiary Education &amp; Job SeriesFebruary 2012garry.roberton@wintec.ac.nzNote:Indicatesnew/significantchange</li></ul> <p>2. Insights ICT Jobs NZ Seek ICT jobs adverts for the month of February are 3.4% up on the same month last year The Waikato has experienced a 48% increase in ICT jobs advertised on Seek compared with last month Absolute IT opens an office in Hamilton - engaged to find ICTprofessionals for 30 roles in the Waikato and Bay of Plentyregions [] ICT Salaries According to the Robert Walters salary survey for permanent staff in Auckland A .NET/Java developer with 0 to 2 years experience can expect to earn up to $60,000 A project manager with 5+ years experience can expect to earn up to $135,000 3. Seek &amp; TrademeICT Job Advert Trends2007 Peak All NZbeforerecession 3500 3000 2500 Trademe IT 2000No.of Jobs Seek ICT 1500 10005000Sept 2007 Jan 2012Feb 2012 Month &amp; Year Source:(Accessed February 2012) 4. Seek ICT Job AdvertsAll NZ Monthly Trends 3000 2753 2500 2000No. of Job Adverts190420122011 15002010 10005000 Jan Feb MonthSource: (Accessed February 2012) 5. Seek ICT Job Adverts Year to February 2012Total NZCanterbury February 2011WellingtonWaikato Auckland 0 5001000 1500 2000 25003000 AucklandWaikato Wellington Canterbury Total NZFeb-12 153961805 2662753Jan-121087 32 5431851904Source:(Accessed February 2012) 6. Seek ICT Job Advert Trends Change for the Month ofFebruary 201250%45%40%35%Percentage Change30%25%20%15%10%5%0% Auckland Waikato Wellington Canterbury Total NZSource: (Accessed February 2012) 7. Seek ICT Job Adverts by Industry CertificationFebruary 2012Linux continues to dominate the NZ market. Total NZ Canterbury Wellington Waikato Auckland0 100200 300400 500600700 800 9001000AucklandWaikato Wellington Canterbury Total NZMicrosoft 256 3 10852 443Cisco 140 439 21213Linux 522 15 21689871Source: (Accessed February 2012) 8. Seek ICT Job Adverts Filtered by Management CertificationsFebruary 2012300250200 27%PMP 46%150 PrinceITIL10027% 500Auckland Wellington Canterbury Waikato Total NZSource:(Accessed February 2012) 9. Top Ten Professional CertificationsRanking &amp; Percentage of NZ Respondents2012 ActivTechPros Report1 Microsoft Certified Professional(MCP)2 A+ Certification2% 2% 2%4%17% 3 Microsoft Certified SystemsEngineer (MCSE) 4% 4 Network +5 Cisco Certified Network Associate9%(CCNA)6 Project Management (PMP)17% 7 Citrix Certification9%8 HP certification11%9 Certified Information SystemsSecurity Professional (CISSP)10 Lotus Professional CertificationSource:(Accessed February 2012) 10. Seek ICT Job Adverts by Programming Language February 2012 Java continues to dominate NZ ICT job market for programmers/developers with PHP a close second.Total NZCanterbury 19% 35%Wellington 14%Waikato 32% Auckland0 100200 300 400500 600 700800Auckland Waikato WellingtonCanterbury Total NZ .NET 2335 9847 402 PHP39812 181 71683 C# 185 4 6945315 Java 43412 214 78758Source:(Accessed February 2012) 11. Feb 2012 The most sought-after development skills remain Java and .Net,and, within .Net, relatively new technologies such as SharePoint andSilverlight [Josh Comrie, managing director of recruitment firmPotentia] According to Adam Roi, senior consultant at Robert Half; The existing high demand for .Net developers will increase The release of the .Net 3.5 framework in 2008-2009 was a huge success for Microsoft and was a catalyst for the growth in senior .Net developer roles Two areas in which Java is used extensively are integration development and in development work in the financial services sector[Refer also to extracts from ComputerWorld article ICT Job Space 2012 referred to inthe] 12. TIOBE [The Importance of Being Earnest] Programming Community Indexfor February 2012February Headline: All time low for Basic, all time high for VB.NET JavaC C#C++ Objective-C PHP(Visual) BasicPython PerlFeb-11Language JavaScriptFeb-12 Delphi/Object PascalRuby LispTransact-SQL PascalVisual Basic .NETPL/SQLLogo AdaR 0510 15 20 25 30 35Order of PopularitySource: (Accessed February 2012) 13. Comparison by Role Seek ICT Job AdvertsFebruary 201225%24%Programmer/DeveloperSystem Support20%24%Help Desk 7%Network (All categories)All Other RolesSource: (Accessed February 2012) 14. Robert Walters NZ Salary SurveyPermanent Salary [IT] 2011Chief Iinformation Officer/CTOProgramme Manager Manager - IT OperationsProject Manager [5+ years exp] Manager - Development Security Specialist [3+ years exp]Solution Architect - Infrastructure Developer - .Net, Java [6+ years exp]Project Manager [3 - 5 years exp] Database Admin [6+ years exp] Manager - TestingERP Functional ConsultantBusiness Analyst [6+ years exp]Project Manager [1 - 2 years exp] Database Admin [2 - 5 years exp]Wellington [Max]Position [Wellington]Manager - Service DeskBusiness Analyst [4 - 6 years exp] Wellington [Min] Developer - .Net, Java [3 - 5 years exp] Security Specialist [1 - 3 years exp]Systems Admin [3 - 6 years exp] Quality Analyst [QA]Tester [1 - 3 years exp]Systems Admin [1 - 3 years exp]Service Desk/Desktop/Apps Support [3 - 5Business Analyst [1 - 3 years exp] Developer - .Net, Java [0 - 2 years exp]Service Desk/Desktop/Apps Support [1 - 3$0$50,000 $100,000 $150,000 $200,000 $250,000 $300,000 $350,000Source: (Accessed February 2012) 15. Robert Walters NZ Salary SurveyPermanent Salary [IT]Chief Iinformation Officer/CTOProgramme Manager Manager - Development Project Manager [5+ years exp]Solution Architect - Applications Solution Architect - Infrastructure Security Specialist [3+ years exp] Manager - Testing Manager - IT Operations Project Manager [3 - 5 years exp]Position [Auckland] ERP Functional Consultant Auckland [Max] Business Analyst [6+ years exp] Database Admin [6+ years exp] Auckland [Min] Developer - .Net, Java [6+ years exp]Systems Admin [3 - 6 years exp] Project Manager [1 - 2 years exp] Business Analyst [4 - 6 years exp]Tester [3 - 5 years exp] Manager -Service Desk Database Admin [2+ years exp] Business Analyst [1 - 3 years exp]Systems Admin [1 - 3 years exp]Developer - .Net, Java [3 - 5 years exp] Help Desk/Desktop/Apps Support [3 -Tester [1 - 3 years exp]Developer - .Net, Java [0 - 2 years exp]$0 $50,000 $100,000 $150,000 $200,000 $250,000 $300,000 $350,000Source:(Accessed February 2012) 16. Global Salary Survey [NZ]Outlook for 2011: Market becoming increasingly candidate short as more roles are created Permanent market to remain steady throughout 2011 due to; Continual growth and rebuilding of teams Replacement of headcount lost through natural attrition High demand for professionals with cloud computing experience asbusinesses look at ways to move their core functions (such as storagerequirements, servers and security) to the cloud Business intelligence and social networking experience sought-after Senior business analysts in demand[Accessed February 2012]Did this match the outcomes/your experience in 2011? 17. Active Tech ProsAnnual Salary [NZD] by Job Function and NZ Region 2012 Report$160,000$140,000$120,000$100,000NZ Dollar $80,000 $60,000 $40,000 $20,000 $0 IT Management ProjectSystems Communications Support Administration Other ITTotal Management Development Professionals AucklandWellington Christchurch Tauranga Hawkes Bay Whakatane Manawatu Dunedin Source: (Accessed February 2012) 18. Annual Salary by Job Function &amp; Region (NZD)Number &amp; Percentage of Respondents Reporting Year 2011 2% 2%2% 5% Auckland1 1 1 5% Wellington2 Christchurch 2 Tauranga7% Hawkes Bay 318 42% Whakatane Manawatu Dunedin921%Note: very low respondent numbers.Source: (Accessed February 2012) 19. US IT salaries rise, bonuses get bigger The average wage for tech and engineering pros climbed 2% to US$81,327 last year from $79,384 in 2010 Stiffer competition/demand for tech pros and the skills they have continues to grow, which contributed to the salary gains Workers lucky enough to get bonuses saw an even bigger boost as the average bonus amount rose 8% to $8,769. The percentage of tech pros receiving bonuses climbed to 32% in 2011, compared with 29% in 2010 and 24% in 2009 The industries most likely to pay out bonuses in 2011 were telecom, hardware, banking, utilities/energy and software While the national unemployment rate is roughly 8.5%, the unemployment rate among tech professionals is [just] 3.6% "The labour market for tech professionals is tighter than many other industries. Thats indicative of the skills tech pros have and their strategic importance to their organizations." [Tom Silver, a senior vice president at] Source:(Accessed February 2012) 20. News BytesHudson [Recruitment Specialists] Survey 27 per cent of NZ ICT employees got a pay rise of more than 10 per cent lastyear Statistics NZs Labour Cost Index showed a national increase in salaries andwages in the private sector of 2 per cent[]Industries of the future [Career Advice] Globally, commentators list health, leisure, hospitality, education, finance andinsurance, the internet, IT and green jobs, with an emphasis on the field ofscience, engineering and mathematics Telecommunications will see growth as cellphones are used for everythingfrom GPS, music. Digital storage is another huge area for growth, as is internet security andcloud computing A recent report forecasts a shortage by 2018 in the USA of 19,000 datascientists and 1.5 million data-savvy managers and analysts[NZ Weekend Herald Career Article 11 Feb, 2012] 21. News BytesHot Jobs for 2012 [Career Advice]Top Five Jobs in the IT Industry Software developer Business analyst Project manager Business intelligence consultant Systems/network engineer[NZ Herald Career Article 25 Jan, 2012] 22. Conclusion Programming Languages Java remains No.1 in the TIOBE top 20 Jobs The future remains extremely bright for prospective ICT employees in a wide range of well paid jobs/positions Salary Start on $40,000 per year as a new graduate and within 5 years there is the potential to be earning $100,000 per year </p>