The Australian IT Job Market
- June 22, 2015
I said I’ll try to post a few times a week about 30 minutes ago and here I am, already on my second post. Being a contractor since early 2013, I am always active in looking for what’s on the IT market. I’ll focus on what I know about here.
What I’m sensing recently in the Australian IT market is that – and this is purely gut-feel – the number of PHP jobs has stalled, possibly even on the decrease. I am seeing more and more .Net and Java – or has it always been the case? I don’t know those two languages as well as I should so I won’t go into detail.
On the Cordova/PhoneGap front, I thought there would be a lot more demand – but there only is a little bit of interest in the market for hybrid apps. It’s kind of sad hybrid mobile apps seem to have gotten itself a bad name, probably from all the noob, bad coding. I am a big fan of Ionic (used to be called Ionic Framework, now shortened to Ionic). There does seem to be a few jobs advertised under Ionic though, which is kind of surprising. I really hope that more companies start seeing the benefits of a well-coded hybrid mobile app.
Overall, I see the Australian IT job market as very healthy – with
possibly more demand for high-level workers than the supply, and at the very least, the next 5 years will be a prosperous one for all developers that are keeping up with their studies. Front-end development definitely seem to be trending – with some positions fetching up to a $160k package as a permanent staff.