Despite the Australian economy remains stagnant, the demand for information and communications technology (ICT) professionals continues to grow.
Data shows that the number of people migrating to Australia as ICT professionals remained to be steady at 5,000 per year from 2012 to 2013, both under the General Skilled Migration and Subclass 457 temporary skilled visa.
From content development to technical assistance, the competition for ICT skills, both for corporations and small businesses, is expected to grow and evolve.
Bartek Marnane, VP technology in Local Measure, said in an article he wrote that they are having a hard time recruiting for software engineering roles. He also added that the difficulty to attract local ICT professionals with great qualifications to better manage dispersed software teams has influenced their recruiting strategies as well. He Mr. Marnane stated also that there are candidates that apply for mid to senior level position, but majority fail a coding challenge taken from a high school textbook – basic problem understanding and data structure.
With that being said, when you are planning to migrate to Australia as an ICT professional, you need to equip yourself with high standard qualifications in order to land on the right job. Whether you work for a big corporation or in a start-up business, your best bet for getting career expansion in Australia in this field is to validate your skills through getting additional certifications. You don’t just increase your expertise about the field, you also increase your chances of getting your dream job in Australia.
While the demand for ICT is still growing, you should take advantage of it. Let NTRUST assess your eligibility to migrate to Australia as an ICT professional. Call (65) 6299 0245 to book your appointment. Alternatively, fill out our free online assessment form and we will revert back to you an initial assessment of your casework.