The hottest jobs by industry

The technology and healthcare sector have the highest jobs in demand (

If you're looking for a new job this year you've come to the right place.

What jobs should you look out for? Which positions are going to increase in demand? These are the questions you should be asking yourself if you’re looking for a new job this year or considering a career change.

While many of these jobs are in technology and healthcare, for those looking for careers in the marketing, sales and transportation, you’re in luck.

In no particular order, these are the hottest, most-in-demand jobs.


Web developer

Network and computer systems administrator

Computer-systems analyst

Information security analyst

Software developer

Computer and information systems manager

Even though many industries have over the years downsized, the tech industry has experienced a big upswing all-round, with salaries increasing to a whopping 45% in 2015 alone. A career in tech will expose you to countless learning and growth opportunities. And having a diverse set of skills will be extremely helpful when you move to your next job.

Read: 13 highest paying South African tech companies


Registered nurse

Speech language pathologist

Occupational therapist

Physical therapist

Medical and health services manager


For years, professionals in healthcare have been in demand due to scarce skills in the field. A demand for skilled healthcare professionals leads to generous compensation and a secure future. While professions such as a heart surgeon rake in the most money, pharmacists and occupational therapists are paid generously too.


Accountant or auditor

Financial manager

Despite economic turbulence, the finance sector continues to be one of the most sought after sectors, by job seekers and recruiters alike. Graduate salaries are among the highest in the country, offering competitive compensation in a bid to attract and retain the best talent.


Industrial engineer

Mechanical engineer

The engineering industry shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, in a recent study, engineering topped the list of most in-demand jobs. It is considered an important profession due to the value it carries for economic development in the country. The industry is vast, offering job opportunities in tons of sectors.

Read: What job can I do with an engineering degree?


Sales manager

Marketing manager

Although marketing is one of the most popular career choices for many professionals, it continues to grow at a steady rate. If you possess talent and ambition, a career in marketing offers numerous opportunities for career development and a lucrative earning potential.

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