ICT architects in high demand, attract biggest salaries


ICT architects in Australia have attracted the highest overall salaries advertised on a national employment website in line with high demand nationally. According to a survey of salaries in a number of industries advertised on Seek, ICT architect jobs were advertised with an average annual salary of $137,707 – reflecting salary growth of 2% year on year.

“It’s no surprise that the ICT Architect job title enjoyed the overall highest advertised salary on Seek,” said Sarah Macartney, Seek spokesperson.

“ICT architects play a fundamental role in the creation and design of new technology to keep Australian’s digitally connected and competitive, and this need is ever increasing.

“Therefore demand for these professionals is high and so are the salaries advertised on Seek to attract the best ICT Architect talent.”
In addition to architects, managers in the ICT industry were also in the list of highest paying jobs advertised on Seek, with the average salary at $129,903, a 1% increase year on year.

Behind ICT architects, the second-ranked highest salaries advertised were for managers in engineering, with an average annual salary of $133,530, a growth of 3%. Of the highest paying industries, the ICT sector showed an average annual salary of $102,548, or 2% growth year on year. The list of the highest paying industries was headed by the Mining, Resources and Energy with an average annual salary of $115,005, down 1% year on year, while the Consulting and Strategy industry ranked second with average annual salaries of $108,471, a jump of 1% year on year. According to Macartney, Seek’s highest paying industry results are very encouraging as they clearly show that the “strength of the Australian labour market is being buoyed by a number of thriving industries that are offering well payed job opportunities on Seek”.

“It’s interesting to see that Mining, Resources and Energy is still Australia’s highest paying industry on Seek. The decline in job advertising associated with the mining downturn looks to have finally turned and earning prospects remain strong for those working in this industry.

“In Western Australia this January, Mining, Resources aand Energy industry enjoyed the greatest advertising growth, with job ads on Seek up 45% year on year,” Macartney said.

“However, it’s important to point out that, while it is great to see high earning potential across industries, actual growth in advertised salary year to year has remained relatively flat.

“Employees should look at what other perks or benefits they can weave into their remuneration if salaries are not on the rise. This may be the inclusion of a phone or car in their package, free parking or gym memberships, or increased annual leave.”

Source: Peter Dinham co-founder of iTWire