Salary Guide 2021

Technology and IT salary trends in Australia

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What is a competitive IT salary in 2021?

Interested in knowing what your IT salary could be or what you should be paying your IT staff? Our 2021 Robert Half Salary Guide reflect on the impacts COVID-19 has had on the workplace and salary trends in Australia.

Download our Salary Guide today so you can have access to the most up-to-date salaries of IT and technology professionals and insights to help you navigate the months ahead.

Staffing strategies are key during uncertain times

While the pandemic has forced certain industries to make tough choices, digital transformation has compelled the IT sector to remain relatively resilient.

Fierce competition for top IT talent

Competition for niche skillsets remains tough as more workers stay with their existing employer and access to foreign talent continues to be challenging.

Adapting to a new digital future

Demand remains strong for staff who can support and help build the organisation's digital capabilities from the ground up in 2021.

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What our IT and technology Salary Guide offers you

  • Discover what specialist skills within the IT sector are most difficult to find
  • Learn the in-demand technical and soft skills for top technology candidates
  • Find out what IT roles are most sought-after by hiring managers, for both permanent and temporary jobs
  • Explore the salary percentile breakdown of technology salaries in 2021 across Australia


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Getting the most accurate salary data

Attracting and keeping top talent is more important than ever in helping Australian businesses stay strong in uncertain economic times. Employers are still challenged to find candidates with the skills they need, fast. Recruiting and retaining the best people requires staying current with hiring and salary trends.

That's where Robert Half comes in.

We published our first Salary Guide in 1950. Since then, we've been known as the leading source for comprehensive and highly accurate salary and hiring trends. The salary ranges in the 2021 Robert Half Salary Guide are based on the thousands of placements made by Robert Half recruitment professionals and the actual starting salaries our clients pay for top talent.

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Our recruitment experts place professionals with companies like yours every day around Australia in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. We know what candidates are looking for in job offers, which skills require employers to pay a premium and the types of roles that are hardest to attract top talent. Whether you need to hire permanent or temporary staff, we’re here to help you build the productive, engaged workforce that will keep your company moving forward.

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