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Jobs galore: Get paid over $100k in these high-demand roles

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People walking to jobs and cash
Fewer people are applying for jobs, with applications per job down 47 per cent from the same time last year. (Source: Reuters)

Australia’s job market is still booming, with job ads up 22.5 per cent compared to this time last year.

The latest SEEK Employment Dashboard revealed job ads grew 2.9 per cent last month, with jobseekers in Queensland and the Northern Territory seeing the sharpest increases in employment opportunities.

This followed a 2.2 per cent month-on-month job ad increase in February, and another 5 per cent increase in March.

The number of people applying for each job has also plummeted, with applications per job down 47 per cent from the same time last year.

Which industries desperately need workers?

Jobs in administration and office support have seen the highest increase in job ads, up 4.8 per cent since March.

Other workers in high demand included people working in Information Communication and Technology (ICT) - up 2.6 per cent since last month - and community services and development - up 4.2 per cent month-on-month.

Retail and consumer job ads were also up 1.9 per cent, and manufacturing, transport and logistics job ads also saw a 1.4 per cent rise.

Some industries saw a slight reduction in job advertisements last month, including trades and services - down 2 per cent - and hospitality and tourism - down 0.5 per cent.

How much these jobs pay

Of the industries that are most in need of workers, most have attractive annual salaries, according to data from talent.com.

The labour market for ICT workers was extremely competitive, with the average IT support technician paid a $110,048 salary and the average software engineer paid $117,245.

Engineers were also well paid, earning an average salary of $124,049.

Average salaries in administration and office support were lower, with the average administrative assistant paid $67,764 a year.

The average social worker was paid $93,116, according to talent.com data.

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