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About the IT Industry in New Zealand

IT and Communications is the fastest growing sector in New Zealand, consistently earning IT professionals double the income of the national average. New Zealand’s reputation for innovation and our growing international profile has attracted steady overseas investment, while the New Zealand ICT sector’s investment into research and development is by far the highest of all sectors.


The number of IT firms and employees has also shown significant annual growth country-wide. The highest concentration of IT firms and jobs is in Wellington, where Computer Systems Design makes up 3.5% of all Wellington firms, and 5.7% of Wellington’s employment. Auckland and Canterbury also have high numbers of firms and employment in this area.


Alongside technological advancements, we have seen small and large companies alike transition to digital platforms.


Almost everything can be done online now, from banking to booking a haircut. The economy is becoming increasingly digital, so even companies that are not in the IT industry require skilled professionals to keep their technology functioning and up to date, and to keep their customers happy. The demand for digital skills is high across the whole economy.  

Demand for Skills in the IT Sector

As the economy continues to be digitised, job vacancies in computer system designs have become harder to fill than those in any other sector. In the latest MBIE report on the sector, employers cited that applicants with professional, technical, and computer skills were the hardest to recruit.

Demand for IT Services Professionals

  • ICT Sales Professionals

  • ICT Managers

  • Computer Network Professionals

  • ITC Support and Test Engineers

  • Database and Systems Administrators and ICT Security Specialists

  • ICT Business and Systems Analysts

  • Electronic Engineers

  • Multimedia Specialists and Web Developers

  • Web Designers

  • ICT Support Technicians

  • ICT Trainers

  • Software and Applications Programmers

New Zealand Visas for IT Professionals

Because of the difficulty in filling IT related job vacancies, we have also seen an increase in visa approval for individuals who have skills in these areas. In 2015/16, work visas approved for software programmers, technicians, multimedia specialists, and web developers made up 62% of the total approved for IT occupations.

Industry Snapshots

29,700 - Number of people employed in NZ’s ICT sector

24,000 - New jobs created between 2006-2016

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Analytics Engineer



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29 September 2023

About the Company

A well-known business who are redefining the boundaries where they operate and challenging themselves to keep evolving in an innovative market. They are moving fast, listening to their customers, creating solutions, and taking calculated risks!

They are going through an exciting cloud data transformation to support their overall customer strategy. A passionate and tenured team here with options to work in the CBD, Mount Wellington or WFH most of the week, you have plenty of flex to support your preferred way of working.

About the Role

This is a newly created role that sits within the enterprise data team at this organisation.

Senior Data Scientist - Strategic Analytics



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30 November 2023

About the Company

This client is a multi-national insurance and financial services organisations who truly put their people first. This organisation strongly supports diversity and inclusion whilst empowering their employees to be the best they can for their customers.

Offering hybrid working policy and a fantastic total employment package, this is a great environment to call your new home.

About the Role

This role is for strategic thinkers that can envisage the big picture and have a curious mindset. Candidates will need to come from a strong data science background as they will need to have excellent understanding of designing and implementing solutions to business problems by utilising machine learning, analytics, statistical & data modelling.

Senior Software Engineer



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Why you would like it: Innovative serverless technology stack Commitment to quality and continuous improvement Opportunity to shape the future of transactional processing The Opportunity: Join a visionary client in the financial technology area serving the New Zealand and Australian markets. As a...

Cyber Security Architect



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Cyber Security Architect Permanent Auckland About the Company: Join one of the leading SaaS organizations who specialise in cutting edge solutions working across a range of public and private sector clients. You will have the opportunity to implement radical changes and own solutions end to end....

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