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The Big Q: Who is hiring in the Australian tech market in 2021?

Posted on 27/04/2021
by Michael John Oliver


Q: I’m a software engineer from Melbourne who’s thinking about applying for a new role. What kind of tech companies are hiring right now in Australia?

Client Server Australia’s Rupert Turner:

A: Australia has come out of the whole COVID situation in quite a strong fashion and the job market itself is very, very busy. There are a lot of jobs out there and a lot of companies looking to hire, but there’s also a low number of candidates. What this means is if you’re looking for a job, it’s a very, very good time to be looking.

Australia’s tech market has traditionally relied a lot on imported talent. With borders remaining closed, excluding the trans-Tasman bubble, there aren’t as many international students coming in, and that’s a huge part of the market here in Australia. That means there’s also a real lack of junior engineers out there.

But in terms of the type of companies looking to hire – it’s everyone. We’re in a very fortunate position at the moment that everyone from software houses to large banks are looking for tech talent.

From what we’ve seen, companies are looking to hire a lot of developers with a few years’ experience under their belt, those who are looking for maybe their second or third job. That’s the real sweet spot in the market right now. But we have a range of roles from entry-level through to senior architects and engineering managers.

If you’re in Australia and you’re looking to change roles, speak to us today. And you can hear Rupert’s full insights on the Australian tech market in the latest Talking Tech webinar, which you can watch on-demand here.