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Kiwi tech workers… Are you in demand?

Kiwi tech workers… Are you in demand?

The Government's newly released 2015 Occupation Outlook report drills into the heart of the ICT industry in New Zealand, so, are you in demand?

ICT Business and Systems Analysts

According to the report, job prospects for ICT business and systems analysts are good. Demand for employees in these fields has been growing, and there are not enough graduates to meet this demand.

Both of these occupations are on Immigration New Zealand’s long-term skill shortage list, reflecting the fact there are currently not enough graduates to meet demand with job prospects likely to remain strong in coming years.

Income and employment prospects

In 2013, the estimated average income for ICT business and systems analysts was $73,100.

Graduates with a Bachelor’s degree in information systems earned $40,200 one year after their study ended. After five years, income had increased to $58,400.

Employment has grown over the past several years, with employment in ICT business and systems analysis increasing from 7,000 in June 2006 to more than 10,000 in 2014 with strong growth expected in the medium term.

Both ICT business and systems analysts appear on Immigration New Zealand’s long-term skill shortage list.

One year after graduation, 71% of those with a Bachelor’s degree in information systems were employed, and 21% were in further study - this compares with 54% and 40%, respectively, for all Bachelors’ degrees.

Career Path

ICT business and systems analysts often work their way into senior analyst positions. Many take a project management role, and these jobs are often seen as a route to enter higher management-level positions, such as an ICT manager.

Other related occupations include systems administrators and web designers.

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