APSCo Member Finite - releases 2019 Technology and Digital Salary Survey

Authored By Ms Carly Fordred

APSCo Australia Full Member, Finite, releases 2019 Technology and Digital Salary Survey

This week, Finite IT Recruitment has released its inaugural Australian Technology and Digital Salary Survey Report. The report delves into salary ranges, hiring trends and employment conditions across Australia and was developed to provide hiring managers and candidates with an in depth reference point across various Technology and Digital job functions.

Finite IT’s National Director, Peter Noblet says “It’s certainly an exciting time to be a part of the digital world. It’s fast moving, innovative and dynamic and as a result, the demand for Tech and Digital talent is higher than it’s ever been before”.

In 2018, the Australian Computer Society Digital Pulse report forecasted that Australia will need an additional 100,000 tech workers by 2023 in order to remain competitive with leading countries in the industry. Of greater concern however, is the distinct lack of new candidates entering the market to meet this demand.

Due to the high-demand and low-supply of skilled candidates, tech workers are commanding higher salaries and being presented with multiple job offers. Along with increasing salaries, candidates are also placing higher value on non-salary perks.

“In 2019, work flexibility will accompany salary as the highest sought-after perk for IT candidates. They’ll be looking for great pay, flexible schedules, compressed workweeks, and the ability to telecommute” says Mr Noblet.

“Based on the consistent jobs growth, increasing job advertising trends, and increased hiring intentions we are hearing from our clients, we are expecting increased pressure on salaries throughout 2019.”

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