The most in-demand jobs in Australia have been revealed but the most sought-after position may surprise you.
While the tech sector once again dominates the field, closely followed by construction, it is the humble classroom where employees are cashing in.
The best Australian jobs this year predictably include a cloud engineer, a technology assistant and a data scientists, Business Insider reported.
But surprisingly, the most in-demand job this year was a lead teacher, according to a survey by global jobs site Indeed.
The most in-demand job in Australia this year was a lead teacher. The average base salary for the position is $92,723
It might be time to refresh that CV and buy a new tie, as half the salaries on Indeed’s top jobs for 2018 list average $100,000
The base salary for an IT security specialist is $125,634. Whereas a cloud engineer can command a base salary of $111,587
Australia’s top ranking jobs all earn more than $80,000 a year with half the salaries on the list averaging $100,000.
Demand for lead teachers have skyrocketed 1,907 percent in the past three years due to a shortage of senior level teachers with leadership experience.
The average base salary for the position is $92,723.
Nurses and carpenters feature in the list too.
Indeed’s Australia managing director Ricky Fritsch said the shortage of tradespeople means those roles were always in high demand.
And that means good career opportunities, he said.
‘Those roles requiring that heavy human element, whether it be skilled tradespeople, medical professionals, including nurses and GPs or teachers working with students at a very personal level, are also less vulnerable to automation and should always remain in demand,’ he said.
The shortage of tradespeople means those roles are always in high demand. These positions are less vulnerable to automation and should always remain in demand, according to Indeed’s managing director
He said the boom in data use has resulted major growth in data science.
The base salary for an IT security specialist is $125,634, whereas a cloud engineer can command a base salary of $111,587.
‘Companies are becoming ever more reliant on the collection and use of data and those with the skills to manage and utilise it are in hot demand,’ Mr Fritsch said.
Skills shortages are driving the demand in most sectors. For health and wellness a lot of the demand for those positions are in regional Australia.
Indeed’s best jobs in Australia for 2018
Position: Base salary:
1. Lead teacher $92,723
2. Full stack developer $101,751
3. Senior landscape architect $95,575
4. Regional recruiter $91,732
5. Court manager $86,326
6. Data scientist $113,223
7. Site engineer $85,837
8. Assistant director $105,633
9. Foreman/supervisor $108,044
10. Wellbeing manager $ 110,518