HOW TO STAY RELEVANT IN QLD

Written on the 3 August 2015

HOW TO STAY RELEVANT IN QLD SALES and ICT skills could make you the perfect candidate for the Queensland job of the future, according to new research commissioned by Deloitte Access Economics and the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

With the number of graduates with ICT qualifications in significant decline since the early 2000s, Australia could be facing a serious problem to meet the number of workers required in the next half decade.

ACS president Brenda Aynsley says the Queensland economy's state of transition, away from mining, makes the region ripe for embracing all things digital.

"Queensland is an economy in transition, which makes it the perfect place for the digital economy to make an impact," says Aynsley.

"With the slowdown in resources employment, there is a real opportunity for organisations in Queensland to embrace digital skills and develop a new and vibrant workforce."

Queensland currently employs more than 96,000 people in the ICT sector, making it the third largest ICT workforce in Australia.

Perhaps most prominent in the findings is the fact that ICT sales professionals will be in highest demand, while electronic tradespeople follow an inverse relationship to this. 

From 2014 to 2020, the Australian ICT sales cohort is anticipated to accrue an average annual growth of 4.7 per cent, whereas electronic trades are expected to decline by -0.4 per cent and ICT trades will only grow by 0.1 per cent.

Other key national findings show:
  • Digital technologies is one of the fastest growing parts of Australia's economy. Economic contribution grew in the past three years to a 5.1 per cent share of our GDP from $50 billion in 2011 to $79 billion in 2013-14.
  • In 2014 there was 5 per cent growth in the number of ICT professionals, with an increase to 600,000 ICT workers nationally.

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