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February Job Market Report: Job Vacancies Surge

To make finding a job easier, Adzuna brings all the jobs in Australia to the one place. This means we have the most up-to-date statistics and insights on the Australian jobs market.

Here are our findings for February…

  • Job advertisements nationwide have soared leading into February, up 13% from January and up 15% year-on-year.
  • Job vacancies in IT increased 9% year-on-year.
  • Competition for jobs has decreased sharply to a twelve month low of 5.20 job seekers per vacancy, down from 6 in January.
  • Job vacancies in the Healthcare Industry increased 5% year-on-year.

Adzuna Job Vacancy Index


Adzuna Average Salary Index


Six-month change in jobseekers per vacancy

Worst states to find a job



Best states to find a job

National wage breakdown

Best Performer: IT

  • The IT industry recorded strong year-on-year job growth of 10%, with 6,887 jobs currently available on


  • The IT Industry is the highest paying industry with the average advertised salary currently at $125,909.


  • The highest paying job in IT is a role for Data Scientist based in Melbourne, which pays a yearly salary of $150,000.


  • The top three hirers for IT Professionals in Australia are Telstra, Macquarie Group and Deloitte.