130+ jobs in highest demand across South Africa

The 130+ jobs in highest demand across South Africa were identified in a government gazette. The gazette (National List of Occupations in High Demand: 2018) was released by the Department of Higher Education and Training in June 2018.

The National List of Occupations in High Demand: 2018 is aimed at “improving the responsivenesss of post-school education and training system to the needs of the economy and the broader development objectives of the country”.

The list had three categories: 130+ jobs in highest demand; 110+ jobs in higher demand; and 120+ jobs in high demand.

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List of 130+ jobs in highest demand: 2018

  • General Manager Public Service
  • Senior Government Official
  • Senior Government Manager
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Finance Manager
  • Management Accountant
  • Payroll Manager
  • Credit Manager
  • Internal Audit Manager
  • Corporate General Manager
  • Corporate Services Manager
  • Physical Asset Manager
  • Contract Manager
  • Programme or Project Manager
  • Labour Recruitment Manager
  • Quality Systems Manager
  • Sustainability Manager
  • Sales and Marketing Manager
  • Sales Executive
  • Sales Manager
  • Director of Marketing
  • [nteractive and Direct Marketing Strategist
  • Client Services Advisor
  • Customer Service Manager
  • Farm Manager
  • Production/Operations Manager
  • Production / Operations Supervisor (Forestry)
  • Manufacturer
  • Production / Operations Manager (Manufacturing)
  • Engineering Manager
  • Power Generation Operations Manager (G)
  • Manufacturing Quality Manager
  • Construction Project Manager
  • Project Builder
  • Supply And Distribution Manager
  • Logistics Manager
  • Road Transport Manager
  • Warehouse Manager
  • Fleet Manager
  • Chief Information Officer
  • JCT Project Manager
  • Data Management Manager
  • Application Development Manager
  • Information Technology Manager
  • information Systems Director
  • Environmental Manager
  • Laboratory Manager
  • Small Business Manager
  • Office Manager
  • Archives Manager
  • Museum Manager
  • Operations Manager (Non-Manufacturing)
  • Operations Foreman (Non-Manufacturing)
  • Seismologist
  • Agriculture Consultant
  • Agricultural Scientist
  • Forest Scientist
  • Wine Maker
  • Food and Beverage Scientist
  • Process Engineer
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Industrial Engineering Technologist
  • Production Engineer
  • Production Engineering Technologist
  • Civil Engineer
  • [ndustrial engineer
  • Civil Engineering Technologist
  • Mining engineer
  • Mining engineering technologist
  • Quantity Surveyor
  • Agricultural Engineer
  • Agricultural Engineering Technologist
  • Materials engineer
  • Materials engineering technologist
  • Materials non-destructive testing operators
  • Senior Secondary School Teacher (Grades 10-12)
  • Junior Secondary School Teacher (Grades 8 – 9)
  • Foundational Phase School Teacher
  • Senior Primary School Teacher (Grades 4-7)
  • Investment Analyst
  • Investment Manager
  • Investment Advisor
  • Financial Markets Practitioner
  • Quality Assurance Analyst (Computers )
  • Attorney
  • Advocate
  • Adjudicator
  • Legislation Facilitator
  • Master of the Court
  • Family Court Registrar
  • Civil Engineering Technician
  • Surveying or Cartographic Technician
  • Geomatician
  • Town Planning Technician
  • Electrical Engineering Technician
  • Electric Substation Operations Manager
  • Energy Efficiency Technician
  • Mechanical Engineering Technician
  • Pressure Equipment Inspector
  • Aeronautical Engineering Technician
  • Draughtsperson
  • Building Associate
  • Clerk of Works
  • Construction supervisor
  • Water Plant Operator
  • Waste Materials Plant Operator
  • Water Process Controller
  • Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Chef
  • ICT Communications Assistant
  • Broadcast Transmitter Operator
  • Camera Operator (Film, Television or Video)
  • Sound Technician
  • Television Equipment Operator
  • Radio Station Operator
  • Production Assistant (Film, Television or Radio)
  • Tourist [nformation Officer
  • Travel Consultant
  • Coding Clerk
  • Proof Reader
  • Child Care Worker
  • Electrician
  • Electrical Installation Inspector
  • Millwright
  • Mechatronics Technician
  • Lift Mechanic
  • Weapon Systems Mechanic
  • Armature Winder
  • Transportation Electrician

Concluding remarks

The information about jobs in high demand was provided with the hope that it would be a source of useful insights into the skills needs of the economy and society. The department noted that the South African labour market is characterised by high levels of unemployment and skills shortages.

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