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The 10 Most Demanded Job Skills in Australia 2017 | According to LinkedIn

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What is the top 10 most in-demand job skills in Australia according to Linkedin?

Despite the profession demands by Australian employers are changing rapidly due to the influence of technology disruption. There is an increasing shortage of job skills remain and it is hurting the overall productivity of Australia. Below is a list of most sought-after skills among Australian employers according to LinkedIn:

  • SEO/SEM marketing
  • Middleware and integration software
  • HR benefits and compensation
  • Network and information security
  • Mobile application development
  • User interface design
  • Algorithm design
  • Web architecture and development framework
  • Corporate law and governance
  • Statistical analysis and data mining

Job skills that are unable to learn from university

Other than technological skills that are likely to continue in demand in the next few decades, professionals also need soft skills to succeed as organisations are looking for well-rounded skill sets such as critical soft skills. Soft skills are difficult to learn compared to technical skills, they can be learned from the experience of life and mentorship. Employers reckon that the critical soft skills missing or under-developed by many Australian graduates are

  • Empathy
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Fostering collaboration and teamwork
  • Ownership and responsibility
  • Problem-solving

What is sharing economy?

Community living comes naturally to human beings and communities have shared assets for over a thousand years, the sharing economy is a mode of consumption whereby goods and services are not owned by a single user, but rather accessed by members of a network and under-utilised assets are shared, either for free or for a fee. It includes “sharing, lending, renting and swapping redefined through technology and peer communities. It is based on the idea that having access to a good or service can be preferable to having ownership of such good or service and that there are benefits to collaboration in ownership. It refers to a hybrid market model of peer-to-peer exchange.

Sharing Economy – Moving towards a Collaborative Future

When you think of technological skills, just think of

  • Uber, a transportation company that owns no vehicle but instead uses smart algorithms to connect drivers and passengers all around the world. The second most successful company would be
  • WhatsApp, a communication company that owns no single telecom infrastructure but able to transmit over 35 billion messages worldwide within a single day. The world’s third-most valuable retailer,
  • Alibaba, a retail company that owns no single inventory but uses algorithms to help others seller to sell their products and in turn, earn transaction fees as revenue. All these illustrated how powerful can a skilled programming profession can achieve.
  • AirBnB – Airbnb does not own any properties. It acts as an intermediary between those who want to rent out space and those who are looking for space to rent.

Making a living in the sharing economy

If you want to go quickly, go alone. if you want to go far, go together.

Top 10 Universities in Australia for Computer Science Degree

Program degree can be learned from a 3-years Bachelor of Information Science / Bachelor of Computer Science or 2-years Master of Information Technology from any universities. The top 10 Universities for Information Technology program in Australia according to QS rankings of 2019 are:

UniversityProgramIndicative Tuition fee (2019 per annual)
The University of Melbourne Enquire NowBachelor of Science (Specialisation)AUD 39,628
The Australian National University, Canberra Enquire NowBachelor of Information TechnologyAUD 45,600
The University of Sydney Enquire NowBachelor of Information TechnologyAUD 44,500
Monash University, Melbourne Enquire NowBachelor of Information TechnologyAUD 41,400
The University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney Enquire NowBachelor of Information SystemsAUD 41,280
The University of Queensland Enquire NowBachelor of Information TechnologyAUD 42,768
The University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) Enquire NowBachelor of Science in Information TechnologyAUD 40,680
Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Enquire NowBachelor of Information Technology (Computer Science)AUD 32,900
RMIT University, Melbourne Enquire NowBachelor of Information TechnologyAUD 33,600
The University of Adelaide Enquire NowBachelor of Computer ScienceAUD 39,000

Top 5 affordable Computer IT/Computer science degree program to study in Australia

UniversityProgramIndicative Tuition fee (2019) per annual
Edith Cowan University, Perth Enquire NowBachelor of Information TechnologyAUD 31,350
Griffith University, Gold Coast Enquire NowBachelor of Information Technology (1539)AUD 30,000
Melbourne Institution of Technology, Melbourne Enquire NowBachelor of Information TechnologyAUD 27,600
Charles Sturt University, Darwin Enquire NowBachelor of Information Technology (with specialisations)AUD 21,309
Victoria University, Melbourne Enquire NowBachelor of Information TechnologyAUD 28,200

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Michelle Phan
Michelle is a freelance content writer graduated from Curtin University with a degree in Communication (Commercial writing). Michelle loves to travel and enjoys walking on the beach. Michelle also feeds on psychology quote and will give away just about anything to cuddle with furry felines.
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