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ICT sector ranks amongst industries with highest pay rates Image Stuart Miles,

The Information & Communication Technology sector is one of the top five industries showing the most salary growth in 2019, with average salaries upwards of $108,000, according to the latest salary report from jobs board SEEK.

The ICT sector’s salary growth ranked alongside the other four industry sectors - Mining Resources & Energy, Construction, Consulting & Strategy, Engineering – also with an average salary upwards of $108,000.

And SEEK reports that within the five industries, including ICT, architects and management positions are the highest paying roles across the nation with a salary ranging from $130,302 to $142,196.

According to SEEK, despite a slowdown in job ads, and along with the growth in ICT salaries, the average advertised salary across Australia is on the rise and up 3.5% in 2019 in comparison to last year:

  • The average advertised salary for Aussies is $86,222 in comparison to $83,277 in 2018.
  • There is strong salary growth across all states, with Western Australia (+5.3%), NSW (+3.6%) and ACT (+3.8%) leading the way.

On a state-by-state basis, SEEK says there is a strong growth in salaries across all of the states in May (2019), with Western Australia (+5.3%), NSW (+3.6%) and ACT (+3.8%) leading the way, followed by Victoria (+3.4%) and the Northern Territory (+3.9%).

Specific regions in Western Australia, South Australia and Queensland are showing a significant growth, says SEEK, with WA’s Broome & Kimberley region rising by 10.8%, and Port Hedland, Karratha & Pilbara recording a 10% increase.

And in SA’s Yorke Peninsula and Clare Valley, there was an 8.8% rise, followed by the Mackay & Coalfields region in Queensland which rose by 7%.

“WA, SA and Queensland regions are heavily populated with mining towns that have specifically contributed to the growth in salary,” said Kendra Banks, managing director, SEEK ANZ

“We have seen a consistent rise in salary across the resources industry, with mining contributing to both salary and job growth over the past three and a half years.”


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