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IT professionals are still in high demand

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The number of IT jobs advertised in Q2 2015 in South Africa has increased by 3% compared to Q1 2015. 
This is according to figures from the Robert Walters South African Jobs Index, which charts vacancy numbers posted to online platforms, has revealed that the demand for IT professionals with specialist expertise is on the rise as businesses continue to use IT to improve their business intelligence and grow their competitive advantage.

Robert Nel, associate director of Robert Walters, comments: “This demand reflects the increasing emphasis employers are placing on growing their businesses and understanding the upcoming market in terms of business intelligence and analysis.”

Overall, the second quarter of 2015 saw a rise of 36% in the number of advertised jobs year-on-year.

The number of vacancies advertised online reveals that demand for professionals has continued to increase in almost all sectors seeing a rise in job volumes.

The most dramatic rises in vacancy numbers were in the accounting sector (68%), engineering and natural resources (57%) and banking and financial services (34%) professions. The human resources sector also saw healthy growth with 27% more jobs advertised year-on-year.

There was also significant growth in the major cities, with vacancies up 64% in Johannesburg.