Computerworld Australia's hot jobs round-up: 17 May 2010

A look at the hot IT jobs and certifications around Australia this week

Last week's Budget saw little in the way of support for IT skills and education, from both the Federal Government and the Opposition Leader, Tony Abbott's budget reply. State governments are still finding it hard to get enough skilled workers, though the job ad deficit seems to be continuing both in the public and private sectors.

Thankfully, the Department of Immigration has released their new Skilled Occupations List, and there are a few to note of for potential migrants skilled in IT:

  • ICT business analyst
  • Systems analyst
  • Analyst programmer
  • Developer programmer
  • Software engineer
  • Telecommunications engineer
  • Telecommunications network engineer
  • Telecommunications field engineer
  • Telecommunications network planner
  • Telecommunications technical officer or technologist

Chances are, if you're already in the IT sector, you will stay there, but for those looking to change positions, here are the hot picks this week:

Hot Jobs

Unknown Company - Business Change Analyst

Location: Melbourne CBD, Victoria

Salary: Contract, long term

Skills required: No technical skills

Other requirements:

  • Working knowledge of end-to-end Change Management Principles, Processes and Practices regarding IT user systems
  • Wide ranging industry experience across the technology or business platforms in which advice and information is presented.
  • Demonstrated experience and ability in working within a large scale and complex computer environment.
  • The ability to quickly integrate complex information in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Proven experience in making rational and sound decisions based on a consideration of the facts, alternatives, and established guidelines,
  • Evaluates rational and emotional elements of situations,
  • Listens to customers, actively seeks to meet customer needs, seeks ways to improve services, is committed to delivering high quality outcomes for clients.
  • Identifies processes, tasks and resources required to achieve a goal;
  • Identifies more and less critical activities and operates accordingly, reviewing and adjusting as required;
  • Develops and implements systems and procedures to guide work and track

Global Company - ITIL Process Analyst

Location: Melbourne CBD, Victoria

Salary: Contract, six months Skills required:

  • ITIL v3 Certification
  • Excellent documentation skills
  • Prior experience in the documentation of service desk process
  • Issue and Risk Management

Unknown Company - Transact SQL Developer / Support

Location: South Melbourne, Victoria

Salary: Unknown (Permanent)

Skills required:

  • Transact SQL, Java, .NET and Maximo
  • Previous experience performing a diverse development, maintenance, enhancement and support role in a large organisation on a complex system
  • Excellent communication skills

Hot IT Certification

Various job indices have indicated that companies are mostly on the look-out for Project Managers, business analysts and developers for .NET and Java-based applications. We've covered some of the hottest certifications internationally for the IT industry, but if you're looking for something a little more useful on the local stage, we recommend taking a look at certifications suited specifically to the aforementioned career paths.

Among Microsoft's bevy of IT Professional certifications you can find a certification for Business Intelligence Developers, which is also offered in Australia by the likes of Excom Education.

For the programming side of things, there are plenty of Microsoft-certified .NET courses as well as Java programming training.

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