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March Jobs Report: Competition for jobs plummets

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 March…

Adzuna Job Vacancy Index

 

Adzuna Average Salary Index

Key points

  • 5.05 job seekers are competing for each for each role nationally. This is a record low.
  • Job advertisements have increased again leading into March, up 3% from February and up a whopping 18% year-on-year.
  • Job vacancies in the legal sector increased by 2% year-on-year.
  • Job vacancies in the IT Industry increased by 7% year-on-year.

 

 

Six-month change in jobseekers per vacancy

Worst states to find a job

 

Best states to find a job

National wage breakdown

 

Sector Analysis: Legal

  • Jobs in the legal sector increased 2% year-on-year following a prolonged period of decline.
  • The average advertised salary for jobs in the legal sector is $90,097.
  • The highest paying job in the legal sector is a role for an Executive Director at a legal firm in Melbourne, which pays a yearly salary of $236,068.