The 5 industries posting the most job ads in Australia

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New job advertisements grew in the 2015 financial year by 10.8%, according to the SEEK Employment Index.

This is slightly ahead of the ANZ’s market report of a 9.9% increase in new job ads.

And the odds are shifting toward job hunters, with fewer applicants for each job than the previous year.

A few industries revealed themselves as exceptionally keen to hire new people, according to an analysis of SEEK’s numbers over 12 months.

The top industries for percentage job ad growth between in 2015:

  • Design and Architecture (42% rise in the number of advertisements)
  • Farming, Animals and Conservation (29%)
  • Trades and Services (18%)
  • Marketing and Communications (17%)
  • Banking and Financial Services (17%)

And the biggest advertising industries:

  • Healthcare & Medical (up 18%)
  • Trades & Services (up 15%)
  • Information & Communication Technology (up 13%)
  • Sales (up 6%)
  • Accounting (up 4%)

Michael Ilczynski, SEEK’s managing director, says it is encouraging to see employment opportunities are being created.

“There are also some industries that stand out as feeling the greatest impact of the skills shortage in Australia,” says Ilczynski.

Of the 29 industries SEEK analysed, the five most in need of employees:

  • Law
  • Real Estate
  • Insurance and Superannuation
  • Education
  • Government and Defence

“The largest employing industries are likely to continue to offer the greatest opportunities, and people may be surprised to see the variety of opportunities on offer,” says Ilczynski.

Here’s the full list of new job ads by industry:

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