Information and communication technology, trade and services, and manufacturing, transport and logistics were found to be the industries with the most job opportunities in February.
The average advertised salary for a job in technology services was cited as $92,700, $59,423 for trades and services and $66,805 for manufacturing, transport and logistics.
Tech remained the top hiring industry for Auckland and Wellington for the month.
The Auckland region alone netted a 19.2 per cent year-on-year increase on advertised job opportunities. Wellington job ads were up 11.8 per cent.
Canterbury job ads dipped 2.6 per cent year-on-year.
Seek New Zealand general manager Janet Faulding said increased job advertising in February was fuelled by a solid job ad uplift across the country.
“February was a great month to be a job seeker in New Zealand, because there was strong year-on-year job ad growth across several large employing industries on Seek beyond ICT,” she said.
Job advertising in manufacturing, transport & logistics increased 26 per cent, healthcare and medical 23 per cent, the trade and services sector was up 18 per cent and the construction sector up 12 per cent.
At a national level, job ads for human resources and the recruitment industry grew 32 per cent compared to a year earlier.
Human resources and recruitment professionals were found to be in high demand and the average advertised annual salaries started from $69,597 and ranged to $91,825.
The national average annual salary for HR and recruitment is $81,893.
Annual advertised salaries:
• Information and communication technology – $92,700
Developers and Programmers – $92,927
IT Business System Analysts – $92,202
Help Desk and IT Support – $55,995
Developers and Programmers – $93,751
Programme and Project Managers – $105,277
IT Business/System Analysts – $89,792
• Trades and services – $59,423
Electricians – $66,721
Automotive Mechanics – $61,179
Labourers – $28,821
• Manufacturing, transport and logistics – $66,805
SOURCE: NZ Herald