Emerging Occupations

Emerging Occupations Phuong Le Mon, 06/22/2020 - 22:29
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The National Skills Commission (NSC) has developed a data-driven approach to identify emerging occupations within Australia. By identifying emerging skills and looking at how these skills change existing jobs, we can identify emerging or new jobs in the labour market, and can help build the skilled, resilient and adaptable workforce we need now, and for years to come.

Introduction

Introduction Angela Ball Wed, 08/19/2020 - 14:44

How new skills are changing Australian jobs

The way we work is changing.

We are more connected than ever before – able to work, negotiate and trade with people across the country and the globe. Technology is also continuously advancing – changing the way we do business, introducing global competition, and automating or altering parts of our jobs.

As the way we work changes, skill requirements also evolve.

The National Skills Commission (NSC) has developed a data-driven approach to identify emerging occupations within Australia. By identifying emerging skills and looking at how these skills change existing jobs, we are able to identify emerging or new jobs in the labour market.

By monitoring emerging jobs along with other information sources on Australia’s labour market, the work of the NSC can help ensure Australians are equipped with the right tools and skills for emerging jobs, and help build the skilled, resilient and adaptable workforce we need now, and for years to come.

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What are emerging occupations?

What are emerging occupations? Angela Ball Wed, 08/19/2020 - 14:49

Emerging occupations are defined as new, frequently advertised jobs which are substantially different to occupations already defined in the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) – such as data scientist and data analyst. As such, to compile our list we considered data from the time period following the last ANZSCO review in 2013.

The NSC has identified and validated 25 emerging occupations within seven categories in the Australian labour market (Figure 1). This list is not considered exhaustive, and the NSC will continue to monitor and analyse emerging trends.

An advantage of our approach is access to real time internet job advertisement data using Burning Glass Technologies, which will allow us to pick up occupations in emerging fields like blockchain, nanotechnology, quantum computing and the internet of things as soon as the employer demand for these skills increases.

Figure 1: Emerging occupations identified by the National Skills Commission

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Emerging Occupations Infographic - 25 emerging occupations identified by the National Skills Commission

How do emerging occupations arise?

How do emerging occupations arise? Angela Ball Wed, 08/19/2020 - 14:51

Recently, the need to adapt and learn new skills has arisen quite quickly, in response to COVID-19. Manufacturers have learnt new techniques to make unfamiliar, in demand products, and restaurant owners have quickly developed or enhanced their skills in e‑commerce.

Previously, new skills have been adapted more gradually. For example, statisticians have for some time been expected to have skills using statistical tools such as SAS, SQL, R and SPSS (Figure 2). However, recently there has been increasing demand in the labour market for statisticians who also have skills using data visualisation applications as well as in big data analytics.

There are some instances where the skills required for certain jobs can change without changing the occupation fundamentally. For example, advances in the way we store and organise information mean we can more easily access a wider range of knowledge than in previous decades. As a result, librarians spend less time dealing with the physical management and transport of information, and more time assisting people to understand how to access, understand and use that information. Libraries have become community hubs – running learning programs, promoting literacy and digital literacy, and providing resources and access to technology that give everyone a chance to succeed.

In the case of statisticians, however, emerging skills have changed the nature of some traditional statistician roles enough that the new occupations of data scientist and data analyst have emerged, growing 492 per cent and 61 per cent from 2015 to 2019, respectively (Burning Glass Technologies, NSC Analysis).

Figure 2: Emerging skills change existing occupations and create new occupations

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Figure 2: Emerging skills change existing occupations and create new occupations

Source: Burning Glass Technologies, NSC analysis

25 Emerging Occupations

25 Emerging Occupations Jon Wundersitz Wed, 08/19/2020 - 12:34

We have developed full profiles of the 25 emerging occupations, including employment numbers, earnings, and demographic information.

How to read our charts

Employment by year

This graph shows the number of persons employed in this occupation from 2015 to 2019.

Weekly wage

This chart includes two measures of average (median and mean) weekly wage for this occupation, as well as the 25th and 75th percentile. These latter two figures represent the wages that the top 75 per cent and the top 25 per cent of employees can expect to earn equal to or more than, respectively.

Demographics

This infographic shows the demographic characteristics of persons employed in this occupation. It shows the average age of all workers, the average hours worked per week, the percentage that work full time, and the percentage of the workforce that is female. 

Highest qualification

This chart shows the proportion of workers employed in this occupation by their highest qualification level. As these are emerging occupations, the links between qualification level and employment are not always clear cut, explaining why some occupations have a mix of employees with higher education qualifications and some employees have no post-school qualifications. 

Top skills in demand

These skills are those most frequently mentioned in Australian job advertisements for this occupation – they do not represent the full set of skills or qualifications required to undertake this role, or the most important skills. Sometimes, skills that are critical to perform a role are not expressed in a job ad as they are considered common knowledge, or a qualification is used as a proxy for these skills.

Data Analytics

Data Analytics Angela Ball Wed, 08/19/2020 - 15:06
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Occupations in this cluster are associated with growth in data and data-driven decision making.

Data Analysts

Data Analysts Jon Wundersitz Wed, 08/19/2020 - 14:24

Data analysts import, inspect, clean, transform, validate, model, or interpret data. They ensure that data sources and repositories provide consistent and reliable information. Data analysts use algorithms and IT tools to prepare visualisations such as graphs, charts, and dashboards.

Main tasks 

Data Analysts' main tasks include gathering and analysing data, developing data visualisations or dashboards, writing data reports, and conducting statistical analysis.

This graph shows the number of persons employed in this occupation from 2015 to 2019.

32%
of people employed as are female.
38 hours
is the average working hours per week for .
92%
of are employed full-time.
34
years old is the average age for .

Date source: ABS Labour Force Survey microdata, NSC Analysis.

This infographic shows the demographic characteristics of persons employed in this occupation. It shows the average age of all workers, the average hours worked per week, the percentage that work full time, and the percentage of the workforce that is female. 

This chart includes two measures of average (median and mean) weekly wage for this occupation, as well as the 25th and 75th percentile. These latter two figures represent the wages that the top 75 per cent and the top 25 per cent of employees can expect to earn equal to or more than, respectively.

This chart shows the proportion of workers employed in this occupation by their highest qualification level. As these are emerging occupations, the links between qualification level and employment are not always clear cut, explaining why some occupations have a mix of employees with higher education qualifications and some employees have no post-school qualifications. 

These skills are those most frequently mentioned in Australian job advertisements for this occupation – they do not represent the full set of skills or qualifications required to undertake this role, or the most important skills. Sometimes, skills that are critical to perform a role are not expressed in a job ad as they are considered common knowledge, or a qualification is used as a proxy for these skills.

Data Scientists

Data Scientists Jon Wundersitz Wed, 08/19/2020 - 14:11

Data scientists find and interpret rich data sources, manage large amounts of data, merge data sources, ensure consistency of data-sets, and create visualisations to aid in understanding data. They build mathematical models, present and communicate data insights and findings, and recommend ways to apply data.

Main tasks

Data Scientists' main tasks include developing machine learning models, data mining, data analytics, visualisation, reporting and consultation.

This graph shows the number of persons employed in this occupation from 2015 to 2019.

This chart includes two measures of average (median and mean) weekly wage for this occupation, as well as the 25th and 75th percentile. These latter two figures represent the wages that the top 75 per cent and the top 25 per cent of employees can expect to earn equal to or more than, respectively.

32%
of people employed as are female.
39 hours
is the average working hours per week for .
92%
of are employed full-time.
37
years old is the average age for .

Date source: ABS Labour Force Survey microdata, NSC Analysis.

This chart shows the proportion of workers employed in this occupation by their highest qualification level. As these are emerging occupations, the links between qualification level and employment are not always clear cut, explaining why some occupations have a mix of employees with higher education qualifications and some employees have no post-school qualifications. 

This infographic shows the demographic characteristics of persons employed in this occupation. It shows the average age of all workers, the average hours worked per week, the percentage that work full time, and the percentage of the workforce that is female. 

These skills are those most frequently mentioned in Australian job advertisements for this occupation – they do not represent the full set of skills or qualifications required to undertake this role, or the most important skills. Sometimes, skills that are critical to perform a role are not expressed in a job ad as they are considered common knowledge, or a qualification is used as a proxy for these skills.

Data Engineers

Data Engineers Jon Wundersitz Wed, 08/19/2020 - 13:46

Data engineers are responsible for building data pipelines to pull together information from different source systems; integrating, consolidating and maintaining databases; structuring data for use in individual analytics applications; and developing algorithms to help make raw data more useful. 

Main tasks

Data Engineers' main tasks include migrating data pipelines, developing, managing and maintaining databases and providing data in a ready-to-use form to data scientists and analysts.

This graph shows the number of persons employed in this occupation from 2015 to 2019.

This chart includes two measures of average (median and mean) weekly wage for this occupation, as well as the 25th and 75th percentile. These latter two figures represent the wages that the top 75 per cent and the top 25 per cent of employees can expect to earn equal to or more than, respectively.

12%
of people employed as are female.
36 hours
is the average working hours per week for .
96%
of are employed full-time.
39
years old is the average age for .

Date source: ABS Labour Force Survey microdata, NSC Analysis.

This infographic shows the demographic characteristics of persons employed in this occupation. It shows the average age of all workers, the average hours worked per week, the percentage that work full time, and the percentage of the workforce that is female. 

This chart shows the proportion of workers employed in this occupation by their highest qualification level. As these are emerging occupations, the links between qualification level and employment are not always clear cut, explaining why some occupations have a mix of employees with higher education qualifications and some employees have no post-school qualifications. 

These skills are those most frequently mentioned in Australian job advertisements for this occupation – they do not represent the full set of skills or qualifications required to undertake this role, or the most important skills. Sometimes, skills that are critical to perform a role are not expressed in a job ad as they are considered common knowledge, or a qualification is used as a proxy for these skills.

Data Architects

Data Architects Jon Wundersitz Wed, 08/19/2020 - 14:29

Data Architects design strategies for enterprise database systems and set standards for operations, programming, and security. They design and construct large relational databases, integrate new systems with existing warehouse structures and refine system performance and functionality.

Main tasks

Data Architects' main tasks include designing and managing data platforms, building and monitoring databases, and developing data governance and security procedures.

This graph shows the number of persons employed in this occupation from 2015 to 2019.

This chart includes two measures of average (median and mean) weekly wage for this occupation, as well as the 25th and 75th percentile. These latter two figures represent the wages that the top 75 per cent and the top 25 per cent of employees can expect to earn equal to or more than, respectively.

14%
of people employed as are female.
40 hours
is the average working hours per week for .
Greater than >95%
of are employed full-time.
43
years old is the average age for .

Date source: ABS Labour Force Survey microdata, NSC Analysis.

This infographic shows the demographic characteristics of persons employed in this occupation. It shows the average age of all workers, the average hours worked per week, the percentage that work full time, and the percentage of the workforce that is female. 

This chart shows the proportion of workers employed in this occupation by their highest qualification level. As these are emerging occupations, the links between qualification level and employment are not always clear cut, explaining why some occupations have a mix of employees with higher education qualifications and some employees have no post-school qualifications. 

These skills are those most frequently mentioned in Australian job advertisements for this occupation – they do not represent the full set of skills or qualifications required to undertake this role, or the most important skills. Sometimes, skills that are critical to perform a role are not expressed in a job ad as they are considered common knowledge, or a qualification is used as a proxy for these skills.

Pricing Analysts

Pricing Analysts Jon Wundersitz Wed, 08/19/2020 - 14:40

Pricing Analysts analyse production prices, market trends and competitors in order to establish the right price, taking brand and marketing concepts into consideration.

Main tasks

Pricing Analysts' main tasks include analysis and setup of product prices, revenue and scenario forecast modelling, and coordinating and reviewing pricing agreements.

This graph shows the number of persons employed in this occupation from 2015 to 2019.

This chart includes two measures of average (median and mean) weekly wage for this occupation, as well as the 25th and 75th percentile. These latter two figures represent the wages that the top 75 per cent and the top 25 per cent of employees can expect to earn equal to or more than, respectively.

39%
of people employed as are female.
37 hours
is the average working hours per week for .
96%
of are employed full-time.
42
years old is the average age for .

Date source: ABS Labour Force Survey microdata, NSC Analysis.

This infographic shows the demographic characteristics of persons employed in this occupation. It shows the average age of all workers, the average hours worked per week, the percentage that work full time, and the percentage of the workforce that is female. 

This chart shows the proportion of workers employed in this occupation by their highest qualification level. As these are emerging occupations, the links between qualification level and employment are not always clear cut, explaining why some occupations have a mix of employees with higher education qualifications and some employees have no post-school qualifications. 

These skills are those most frequently mentioned in Australian job advertisements for this occupation – they do not represent the full set of skills or qualifications required to undertake this role, or the most important skills. Sometimes, skills that are critical to perform a role are not expressed in a job ad as they are considered common knowledge, or a qualification is used as a proxy for these skills.

Emerging business practices

Emerging business practices Angela Ball Wed, 08/19/2020 - 15:09
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Occupations in this cluster are associated with the re-organisation of roles in the workplace, causing changes in tasks.

Agile Coaches

Agile Coaches Jon Wundersitz Wed, 08/19/2020 - 15:15

Agile Coaches train corporate teams on the agile methodology (an iterative approach to project management and software development). Agile Coaches oversee the development of Agile teams and guide them through project implementation processes.

Main Tasks

Agile Coaches' main tasks include supporting teams with project planning and management, and educating and assisting organisations to work in agile working environments. 

This graph shows the number of persons employed in this occupation from 2015 to 2019.

This chart includes two measures of average (median and mean) weekly wage for this occupation, as well as the 25th and 75th percentile. These latter two figures represent the wages that the top 75 per cent and the top 25 per cent of employees can expect to earn equal to or more than, respectively.

49%
of people employed as are female.
41 hours
is the average working hours per week for .
Less than >95%
of are employed full-time.
39
years old is the average age for .

Date source: ABS Labour Force Survey microdata, NSC Analysis.

This infographic shows the demographic characteristics of persons employed in this occupation. It shows the average age of all workers, the average hours worked per week, the percentage that work full time, and the percentage of the workforce that is female. 

This chart shows the proportion of workers employed in this occupation by their highest qualification level. As these are emerging occupations, the links between qualification level and employment are not always clear cut, explaining why some occupations have a mix of employees with higher education qualifications and some employees have no post-school qualifications. 

These skills are those most frequently mentioned in Australian job advertisements for this occupation – they do not represent the full set of skills or qualifications required to undertake this role, or the most important skills. Sometimes, skills that are critical to perform a role are not expressed in a job ad as they are considered common knowledge, or a qualification is used as a proxy for these skills.

Devops Engineers

Devops Engineers Jon Wundersitz Wed, 08/19/2020 - 15:23

Devops Engineers are IT professionals who collaborate with software developers, system operators and other IT staff members to manage code releases. They cross and merge the barriers that exist between software development, testing and operations teams and keep existing networks in mind as they design, plan and test.

Main Tasks

Devops Engineers' main tasks include planning the maintenance of IT platforms, setting up processes for automating programming workloads for deployment, and facilitating collaboration between IT development and operation teams.

This graph shows the number of persons employed in this occupation from 2015 to 2019.

This chart includes two measures of average (median and mean) weekly wage for this occupation, as well as the 25th and 75th percentile. These latter two figures represent the wages that the top 75 per cent and the top 25 per cent of employees can expect to earn equal to or more than, respectively.

Less than <5%
of people employed as are female.
36 hours
is the average working hours per week for .
Greater than >95%
of are employed full-time.
39
years old is the average age for .

Date source: ABS Labour Force Survey microdata, NSC Analysis.

This infographic shows the demographic characteristics of persons employed in this occupation. It shows the average age of all workers, the average hours worked per week, the percentage that work full time, and the percentage of the workforce that is female. 

This chart shows the proportion of workers employed in this occupation by their highest qualification level. As these are emerging occupations, the links between qualification level and employment are not always clear cut, explaining why some occupations have a mix of employees with higher education qualifications and some employees have no post-school qualifications. 

These skills are those most frequently mentioned in Australian job advertisements for this occupation – they do not represent the full set of skills or qualifications required to undertake this role, or the most important skills. Sometimes, skills that are critical to perform a role are not expressed in a job ad as they are considered common knowledge, or a qualification is used as a proxy for these skills.

Logistics Analysts

Logistics Analysts Jon Wundersitz Wed, 08/19/2020 - 15:26

Logistics Analysts analyse product delivery or supply chain processes to identify or recommend changes. They may manage route activity including invoicing, electronic bills, and shipment tracing.

Main Tasks

Logistics Analysts' main tasks include identifying areas for efficiency improvement in supply chains, analysing logistics data to provide insights and recommendations, liaising with different business areas to implement changes and new systems, planning logistics and forecasting and monitoring inventory.

This graph shows the number of persons employed in this occupation from 2015 to 2019.

This chart includes two measures of average (median and mean) weekly wage for this occupation, as well as the 25th and 75th percentile. These latter two figures represent the wages that the top 75 per cent and the top 25 per cent of employees can expect to earn equal to or more than, respectively.

25%
of people employed as are female.
34 hours
is the average working hours per week for .
80%
of are employed full-time.
45
years old is the average age for .

Date source: ABS Labour Force Survey microdata, NSC Analysis.

This infographic shows the demographic characteristics of persons employed in this occupation. It shows the average age of all workers, the average hours worked per week, the percentage that work full time, and the percentage of the workforce that is female. 

This chart shows the proportion of workers employed in this occupation by their highest qualification level. As these are emerging occupations, the links between qualification level and employment are not always clear cut, explaining why some occupations have a mix of employees with higher education qualifications and some employees have no post-school qualifications. 

These skills are those most frequently mentioned in Australian job advertisements for this occupation – they do not represent the full set of skills or qualifications required to undertake this role, or the most important skills. Sometimes, skills that are critical to perform a role are not expressed in a job ad as they are considered common knowledge, or a qualification is used as a proxy for these skills.

Health

Health Angela Ball Wed, 08/19/2020 - 15:15
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Occupations in this cluster reflect changing specialisations and care practices in the health sector.

Biostatisticians

Biostatisticians Jon Wundersitz Wed, 08/19/2020 - 15:44

Biostatisticians develop and apply biostatistical theory and methods to the study of life sciences.

Main Tasks

Biostatisticians' main tasks include data collection, analysis and reporting of biological data, monitoring and analysis of data from experiments, and carrying out research.

This graph shows the number of persons employed in this occupation from 2015 to 2019.

This chart includes the average (mean) weekly wage for this occupation, as well as the 25th and 75th percentile. These latter two figures represent the wages that the top 75 per cent and the top 25 per cent of employees can expect to earn equal to or more than, respectively.

76%
of people employed as are female.
39 hours
is the average working hours per week for .
87%
of are employed full-time.
40
years old is the average age for .

Date source: ABS Labour Force Survey microdata, NSC Analysis.

This infographic shows the demographic characteristics of persons employed in this occupation. It shows the average age of all workers, the average hours worked per week, the percentage that work full time, and the percentage of the workforce that is female. 

This chart shows the proportion of workers employed in this occupation by their highest qualification level. As these are emerging occupations, the links between qualification level and employment are not always clear cut, explaining why some occupations have a mix of employees with higher education qualifications and some employees have no post-school qualifications. 

These skills are those most frequently mentioned in Australian job advertisements for this occupation – they do not represent the full set of skills or qualifications required to undertake this role, or the most important skills. Sometimes, skills that are critical to perform a role are not expressed in a job ad as they are considered common knowledge, or a qualification is used as a proxy for these skills.

Nurse Liaisons

Nurse Liaisons Jon Wundersitz Wed, 08/19/2020 - 16:18

A Nurse Liaison fosters the relationship between patients and the facilities providing their care. Nurse Liaisons establish patients' eligibility for care, communicating with families, and interacting with a wide range of staff members, from admissions coordinators to case managers to physicians. They work in acute care, long-term care, hospice, and rehabilitation environments.

Main Tasks

Nurse Liaisons' main tasks include arranging care for patients, assisting patients in appointments, liaising with healthcare staff for patient health matters, ensuring consumer rights, and following up on insurance claims for patients.

This graph shows the number of persons employed in this occupation from 2015 to 2019.

This chart includes two measures of average (median and mean) weekly wage for this occupation, as well as the 25th and 75th percentile. These latter two figures represent the wages that the top 75 per cent and the top 25 per cent of employees can expect to earn equal to or more than, respectively.

92%
of people employed as are female.
31 hours
is the average working hours per week for .
75%
of are employed full-time.
48
years old is the average age for .

Date source: ABS Labour Force Survey microdata, NSC Analysis.

This infographic shows the demographic characteristics of persons employed in this occupation. It shows the average age of all workers, the average hours worked per week, the percentage that work full time, and the percentage of the workforce that is female.   

This chart shows the proportion of workers employed in this occupation by their highest qualification level. As these are emerging occupations, the links between qualification level and employment are not always clear cut, explaining why some occupations have a mix of employees with higher education qualifications and some employees have no post-school qualifications. 

These skills are those most frequently mentioned in Australian job advertisements for this occupation – they do not represent the full set of skills or qualifications required to undertake this role, or the most important skills. Sometimes, skills that are critical to perform a role are not expressed in a job ad as they are considered common knowledge, or a qualification is used as a proxy for these skills.

Respiratory Therapists

Respiratory Therapists Jon Wundersitz Thu, 08/20/2020 - 09:27

Respiratory Therapists assess, treat, and care for patients with breathing disorders. They assume primary responsibility for all respiratory care modalities, including the supervision of respiratory therapy technicians. They also initiate and conduct therapeutic procedures, maintain patient records, and select, assemble, check, and operate equipment.

Main Tasks

Respiratory Therapists' main tasks include providing respiratory treatment and care to patients, and providing assistance with the use and maintenance of breathing apparatus.

This graph shows the number of persons employed in this occupation from 2015 to 2019.

This chart includes two measures of average (median and mean) weekly wage for this occupation, as well as the 25th and 75th percentile. These latter two figures represent the wages that the top 75 per cent and the top 25 per cent of employees can expect to earn equal to or more than, respectively.

60%
of people employed as are female.
35 hours
is the average working hours per week for .
52%
of are employed full-time.
40
years old is the average age for .

Date source: ABS Labour Force Survey microdata, NSC Analysis.

This infographic shows the demographic characteristics of persons employed in this occupation. It shows the average age of all workers, the average hours worked per week, the percentage that work full time, and the percentage of the workforce that is female. 

This chart shows the proportion of workers employed in this occupation by their highest qualification level. As these are emerging occupations, the links between qualification level and employment are not always clear cut, explaining why some occupations have a mix of employees with higher education qualifications and some employees have no post-school qualifications

These skills are those most frequently mentioned in Australian job advertisements for this occupation – they do not represent the full set of skills or qualifications required to undertake this role, or the most important skills. Sometimes, skills that are critical to perform a role are not expressed in a job ad as they are considered common knowledge, or a qualification is used as a proxy for these skills.

Online Engagement

Online Engagement Angela Ball Wed, 08/19/2020 - 15:13
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Occupations in this cluster are associated with the increasing role of technology in business.


Digital Marketing Analysts

Digital Marketing Analysts Jon Wundersitz Wed, 08/19/2020 - 14:51

Digital Marketing Analysts are responsible for analysing statistics and looking for ways that businesses can improve online marketing efforts. These efforts include things like social media ads, website banner ads, and online branding.

Main Tasks

Digital Marketing Analysts' main tasks include online marketing, social media marketing and campaign monitoring (e.g. through web analytics).

This graph shows the number of persons employed in this occupation from 2015 to 2019.

This chart includes two measures of average (median and mean) weekly wage for this occupation, as well as the 25th and 75th percentile. These latter two figures represent the wages that the top 75 per cent and the top 25 per cent of employees can expect to earn equal to or more than, respectively.

49%
of people employed as are female.
41 hours
is the average working hours per week for .
81%
of are employed full-time.
35
years old is the average age for .

Date source: ABS Labour Force Survey microdata, NSC Analysis.

This infographic shows the demographic characteristics of persons employed in this occupation. It shows the average age of all workers, the average hours worked per week, the percentage that work full time, and the percentage of the workforce that is female. 

This chart shows the proportion of workers employed in this occupation by their highest qualification level. As these are emerging occupations, the links between qualification level and employment are not always clear cut, explaining why some occupations have a mix of employees with higher education qualifications and some employees have no post-school qualifications. 

These skills are those most frequently mentioned in Australian job advertisements for this occupation – they do not represent the full set of skills or qualifications required to undertake this role, or the most important skills. Sometimes, skills that are critical to perform a role are not expressed in a job ad as they are considered common knowledge, or a qualification is used as a proxy for these skills.

Social Media Specialists

Social Media Specialists Jon Wundersitz Wed, 08/19/2020 - 15:00

Social Media Specialists provide and maintain an interactive environment facilitated by applications such as social media, forums and wikis. They maintain relationships between different digital communities.

Main Tasks

Social Media Specialists' main tasks include developing, implementing and managing social media strategy, content and campaigns.

This graph shows the number of persons employed in this occupation from 2015 to 2019.

This chart includes two measures of average (median and mean) weekly wage for this occupation, as well as the 25th and 75th percentile. These latter two figures represent the wages that the top 75 per cent and the top 25 per cent of employees can expect to earn equal to or more than, respectively.

69%
of people employed as are female.
39 hours
is the average working hours per week for .
59%
of are employed full-time.
34
years old is the average age for .

Date source: ABS Labour Force Survey microdata, NSC Analysis.

This infographic shows the demographic characteristics of persons employed in this occupation. It shows the average age of all workers, the average hours worked per week, the percentage that work full time, and the percentage of the workforce that is female. 

This chart shows the proportion of workers employed in this occupation by their highest qualification level. As these are emerging occupations, the links between qualification level and employment are not always clear cut, explaining why some occupations have a mix of employees with higher education qualifications and some employees have no post-school qualifications. 

These skills are those most frequently mentioned in Australian job advertisements for this occupation – they do not represent the full set of skills or qualifications required to undertake this role, or the most important skills. Sometimes, skills that are critical to perform a role are not expressed in a job ad as they are considered common knowledge, or a qualification is used as a proxy for these skills.

User Experience Analysts

User Experience Analysts Jon Wundersitz Wed, 08/19/2020 - 14:45

User experience analysts assess client interaction and experience and analyse users' behaviours, attitudes, and emotions in relation to the usage of a particular product, system or service. They make proposals for the improvement of interfaces and the usability of products, systems or services. They take into consideration the practical, experiential, affective, meaningful and valuable aspects of human–computer interaction and product ownership, as well as user perceptions of system aspects such as utility, ease of use and efficiency, and user experience dynamics.

Main tasks

User Experience Analysts' main tasks include customer experience design, web and mobile apps interface design, and wireframes.

This graph shows the number of persons employed in this occupation from 2015 to 2019.

This chart includes two measures of average (median and mean) weekly wage for this occupation, as well as the 25th and 75th percentile. These latter two figures represent the wages that the top 75 per cent and the top 25 per cent of employees can expect to earn equal to or more than, respectively.

38%
of people employed as are female.
35 hours
is the average working hours per week for .
87%
of are employed full-time.
35
years old is the average age for .

Date source: ABS Labour Force Survey microdata, NSC Analysis.

This chart shows the proportion of workers employed in this occupation by their highest qualification level. As these are emerging occupations, the links between qualification level and employment are not always clear cut, explaining why some occupations have a mix of employees with higher education qualifications and some employees have no post-school qualifications. 

This infographic shows the demographic characteristics of persons employed in this occupation. It shows the average age of all workers, the average hours worked per week, the percentage that work full time, and the percentage of the workforce that is female. 

These skills are those most frequently mentioned in Australian job advertisements for this occupation – they do not represent the full set of skills or qualifications required to undertake this role, or the most important skills. Sometimes, skills that are critical to perform a role are not expressed in a job ad as they are considered common knowledge, or a qualification is used as a proxy for these skills.

Refreshing ANZSCO

Refreshing ANZSCO Angela Ball Wed, 08/19/2020 - 15:16
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Refreshing ANZSCO

Occupations in this cluster are jobs that are popular in industry, but not yet reflected in ANZSCO.

Fundraisers

Fundraisers Jon Wundersitz Thu, 08/20/2020 - 09:38

Fundraisers organise activities to raise funds or otherwise solicit and gather monetary donations or other gifts for an organisation. They may design and produce promotional materials and raise awareness of the organisation's work, goals, and financial needs. Fundraisers have been around for some time, however demand for this occupation is increasing, and the role is significantly different from existing occupations in ANZSCO. 

Main tasks

Fundraisers' main tasks include planning and organising events to raise funds, applying and writing grant applications, communicating and managing relationships with donors, and setting strategy and goals for future fundraising and marketing.

This graph shows the number of persons employed in this occupation from 2015 to 2019.

This chart includes two measures of average (median and mean) weekly wage for this occupation, as well as the 25th and 75th percentile. These latter two figures represent the wages that the top 75 per cent and the top 25 per cent of employees can expect to earn equal to or more than, respectively.

75%
of people employed as are female.
38 hours
is the average working hours  per week for .
70%
of people working as  are employed  full-time.
41
years old is the  average age for people working as .

Date source: ABS Labour Force Survey microdata, NSC Analysis.

This infographic shows the demographic characteristics of persons employed in this occupation. It shows the average age of all workers, the average hours worked per week, the percentage that work full time, and the percentage of the workforce that is female. 

This chart shows the proportion of workers employed in this occupation by their highest qualification level. As these are emerging occupations, the links between qualification level and employment are not always clear cut, explaining why some occupations have a mix of employees with higher education qualifications and some employees have no post-school qualifications. 

These skills are those most frequently mentioned in Australian job advertisements for this occupation – they do not represent the full set of skills or qualifications required to undertake this role, or the most important skills. Sometimes, skills that are critical to perform a role are not expressed in a job ad as they are considered common knowledge, or a qualification is used as a proxy for these skills.

Researchers

Researchers Jon Wundersitz Thu, 08/20/2020 - 09:51

Researchers perform research, independently as a principal investigator. They further the search for knowledge through systematic investigation to establish facts. Researchers can work in academic, industrial, government, or private institutions.  Researchers have been around for some time, however demand for this occupation is increasing, and the role is significantly different from existing occupations in ANZSCO. 

Main tasks

Researchers' main tasks include conducting and managing research projects, analysing data and writing research papers. Researchers also supervise students, and conduct experiments.

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49%
of people employed as are female.
39 hours
is the average working hours per week for .
76%
of are employed full-time.
41
years old is the average age for .

Date source: ABS Labour Force Survey microdata, NSC Analysis.

This infographic shows the demographic characteristics of persons employed in this occupation. It shows the average age of all workers, the average hours worked per week, the percentage that work full time, and the percentage of the workforce that is female. 

This chart shows the proportion of workers employed in this occupation by their highest qualification level. As these are emerging occupations, the links between qualification level and employment are not always clear cut, explaining why some occupations have a mix of employees with higher education qualifications and some employees have no post-school qualifications. 

These skills are those most frequently mentioned in Australian job advertisements for this occupation – they do not represent the full set of skills or qualifications required to undertake this role, or the most important skills. Sometimes, skills that are critical to perform a role are not expressed in a job ad as they are considered common knowledge, or a qualification is used as a proxy for these skills.

Research Assistants

Research Assistants Jon Wundersitz Thu, 08/20/2020 - 09:45

Research Assistants are employed by universities, research institutes or private organisations to assist in academic or private research. Research Assistants support social scientists conduct laboratory, survey, and other research. They may help prepare findings for publication and assist in laboratory analysis, quality control, or data management. Research Assistants are not independent and report to a supervisor or principal investigator. Research Assistants have been around for some time, however demand for this occupation is increasing, and the role is significantly different from existing occupations in ANZSCO. 

Main tasks

Research Assistants' main tasks include assisting with collecting and analysing data, setting up lab and field work, conducting surveys, research, experiments, and writing reports.

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64%
of people employed as are female.
39 hours
is the average working hours per week for .
43%
of are employed full-time.
34
years old is the average age for .

Date source: ABS Labour Force Survey microdata, NSC Analysis.

This infographic shows the demographic characteristics of persons employed in this occupation. It shows the average age of all workers, the average hours worked per week, the percentage that work full time, and the percentage of the workforce that is female. 

This chart shows the proportion of workers employed in this occupation by their highest qualification level. As these are emerging occupations, the links between qualification level and employment are not always clear cut, explaining why some occupations have a mix of employees with higher education qualifications and some employees have no post-school qualifications. 

These skills are those most frequently mentioned in Australian job advertisements for this occupation – they do not represent the full set of skills or qualifications required to undertake this role, or the most important skills. Sometimes, skills that are critical to perform a role are not expressed in a job ad as they are considered common knowledge, or a qualification is used as a proxy for these skills.

Regulatory

Regulatory Angela Ball Wed, 08/19/2020 - 15:16

 

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Regulatory Icon

Occupations in this cluster reflect a changing regulatory landscape, especially in financial services and energy industries.

Risk Analysts

Risk Analysts Jon Wundersitz Thu, 08/20/2020 - 10:51

Risk Analysts identify and review potential risk areas threatening the assets or capital of organisations. They may specialise in either credit, market, operational or regulatory risk analysis. They use statistical analysis to evaluate risk, make recommendations to reduce and control risk and review documentation for legal compliance.

Main Tasks

Risk Analysts' main tasks include credit and capital risk analysis, statistical modelling of corporate risks, providing risk management advice and supporting compliance activities.

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This chart includes two measures of average (median and mean) weekly wage for this occupation, as well as the 25th and 75th percentile. These latter two figures represent the wages that the top 75 per cent and the top 25 per cent of employees can expect to earn equal to or more than, respectively.

42%
of people employed as are female.
37 hours
is the average working hours per week for .
95%
of are employed full-time.
36
years old is the average age for .

Date source: ABS Labour Force Survey microdata, NSC Analysis.

This infographic shows the demographic characteristics of persons employed in this occupation. It shows the average age of all workers, the average hours worked per week, the percentage that work full time, and the percentage of the workforce that is female. 

This chart shows the proportion of workers employed in this occupation by their highest qualification level. As these are emerging occupations, the links between qualification level and employment are not always clear cut, explaining why some occupations have a mix of employees with higher education qualifications and some employees have no post-school qualifications. 

These skills are those most frequently mentioned in Australian job advertisements for this occupation – they do not represent the full set of skills or qualifications required to undertake this role, or the most important skills. Sometimes, skills that are critical to perform a role are not expressed in a job ad as they are considered common knowledge, or a qualification is used as a proxy for these skills.

Regulatory Affairs Specialists

Regulatory Affairs Specialists Jon Wundersitz Thu, 08/20/2020 - 10:45

Regulatory Affairs Specialists manage regulatory and legal matters in several sectors such as the healthcare, energy and banking industries. They oversee the development of products and services from inception to market release and ensure compliance with local legislation and regulatory requirements. They have experience in the different phases of regulatory processes and act as an interface between businesses and government officials or regulatory boards.

Main Tasks

Regulatory Affairs Specialists' main tasks include liaising with corporate staff and regulatory bodies, preparing submissions for regulatory authorities, interpreting and advising on legislation, and ensuring compliance with regulation. 

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This chart includes two measures of average (median and mean) weekly wage for this occupation, as well as the 25th and 75th percentile. These latter two figures represent the wages that the top 75 per cent and the top 25 per cent of employees can expect to earn equal to or more than, respectively.

61%
of people employed as are female.
38 hours
is the average working hours per week for .
80%
of are employed full-time.
45
years old is the average age for .

Date source: ABS Labour Force Survey microdata, NSC Analysis.

This infographic shows the demographic characteristics of persons employed in this occupation. It shows the average age of all workers, the average hours worked per week, the percentage that work full time, and the percentage of the workforce that is female. 

This chart shows the proportion of workers employed in this occupation by their highest qualification level. As these are emerging occupations, the links between qualification level and employment are not always clear cut, explaining why some occupations have a mix of employees with higher education qualifications and some employees have no post-school qualifications.

These skills are those most frequently mentioned in Australian job advertisements for this occupation – they do not represent the full set of skills or qualifications required to undertake this role, or the most important skills. Sometimes, skills that are critical to perform a role are not expressed in a job ad as they are considered common knowledge, or a qualification is used as a proxy for these skills.

Energy Auditors

Energy Auditors Jon Wundersitz Thu, 08/20/2020 - 10:27

Energy Auditors conduct energy audits of buildings, building systems, or process systems. They may also conduct investment grade audits of buildings or systems.

Main Tasks

Energy Auditors' main tasks include conducting household energy audits, advising companies on energy use and energy efficiency, and performing statistical analysis on energy data.

This graph shows the number of persons employed in this occupation from 2015 to 2019.

This chart includes two measures of average (median and mean) weekly wage for this occupation, as well as the 25th and 75th percentile. These latter two figures represent the wages that the top 75 per cent and the top 25 per cent of employees can expect to earn equal to or more than, respectively.

33%
of people employed as are female.
45 hours
is the average working hours per week for .
75%
of are employed full-time.
45
years old is the average age for .

Date source: ABS Labour Force Survey microdata, NSC Analysis.

This infographic shows the demographic characteristics of persons employed in this occupation. It shows the average age of all workers, the average hours worked per week, the percentage that work full time, and the percentage of the workforce that is female. 

This chart shows the proportion of workers employed in this occupation by their highest qualification level. As these are emerging occupations, the links between qualification level and employment are not always clear cut, explaining why some occupations have a mix of employees with higher education qualifications and some employees have no post-school qualifications. 

These skills are those most frequently mentioned in Australian job advertisements for this occupation – they do not represent the full set of skills or qualifications required to undertake this role, or the most important skills. Sometimes, skills that are critical to perform a role are not expressed in a job ad as they are considered common knowledge, or a qualification is used as a proxy for these skills.

Compensation and Benefits Analysts

Compensation and Benefits Analysts Jon Wundersitz Thu, 08/20/2020 - 10:18

Compensation and Benefits Analysts conduct analysis of job compensation and benefits for employers. They may specialise in areas such as position classification or pension programs.

Main Tasks

Compensation and Benefit Analysts' main tasks include organising and presenting human resource related materials on matters such as salary packaging or pension plans, and advising and managing workers' compensation claims.

This graph shows the number of persons employed in this occupation from 2015 to 2019.

This chart includes two measures of average (median and mean) weekly wage for this occupation, as well as the 25th and 75th percentile. These latter two figures represent the wages that the top 75 per cent and the top 25 per cent of employees can expect to earn equal to or more than, respectively.

87%
of people employed as are female.
37 hours
is the average working hours per week for .
86%
of are employed full-time.
46
years old is the average age for .

Date source: ABS Labour Force Survey microdata, NSC Analysis.

This infographic shows the demographic characteristics of persons employed in this occupation. It shows the average age of all workers, the average hours worked per week, the percentage that work full time, and the percentage of the workforce that is female. 

This chart shows the proportion of workers employed in this occupation by their highest qualification level. As these are emerging occupations, the links between qualification level and employment are not always clear cut, explaining why some occupations have a mix of employees with higher education qualifications and some employees have no post-school qualifications. 

These skills are those most frequently mentioned in Australian job advertisements for this occupation – they do not represent the full set of skills or qualifications required to undertake this role, or the most important skills. Sometimes, skills that are critical to perform a role are not expressed in a job ad as they are considered common knowledge, or a qualification is used as a proxy for these skills.

Sustainability Engineering and Trades

Sustainability Engineering and Trades Angela Ball Wed, 08/19/2020 - 15:17
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Occupations in this cluster reflect trends driven by sustainability such as new forms of renewable energy, which have created a new mix of required skills.

Solar Installers

Solar Installers Jon Wundersitz Thu, 08/20/2020 - 11:56

Solar Installers assemble, install, or maintain solar photovoltaic systems on roofs or other structures in compliance with site assessment and schematics. This may include measuring, cutting, assembling, and bolting structural framing and solar modules. Solar Installers may perform minor electrical work such as current checks.

Main tasks

Solar Installers' main tasks include installing solar systems, repair and maintenance of solar electrical systems, and estimating work requirements for quotes.

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This chart includes two measures of average (median and mean) weekly wage for this occupation, as well as the 25th and 75th percentile. These latter two figures represent the wages that the top 75 per cent and the top 25 per cent of employees can expect to earn equal to or more than, respectively.

6%
of people employed as are female.
42 hours
is the average working hours per week for .
80%
of are employed full-time.
33
years old is the average age for .

Date source: ABS Labour Force Survey microdata, NSC Analysis.

This infographic shows the demographic characteristics of persons employed in this occupation. It shows the average age of all workers, the average hours worked per week, the percentage that work full time, and the percentage of the workforce that is female. 

This chart shows the proportion of workers employed in this occupation by their highest qualification level. As these are emerging occupations, the links between qualification level and employment are not always clear cut, explaining why some occupations have a mix of employees with higher education qualifications and some employees have no post-school qualifications. 

These skills are those most frequently mentioned in Australian job advertisements for this occupation – they do not represent the full set of skills or qualifications required to undertake this role, or the most important skills. Sometimes, skills that are critical to perform a role are not expressed in a job ad as they are considered common knowledge, or a qualification is used as a proxy for these skills.

Energy Efficiency Engineers

Energy Efficiency Engineers Jon Wundersitz Thu, 08/20/2020 - 11:44

Energy Efficiency Engineers design, develop, or evaluate energy-related projects or programs to reduce energy costs or improve energy efficiency during the designing, building, or remodelling stages of construction. They may specialise in electrical systems, green buildings, lighting, air quality, energy procurement or Heating, Ventilation, and Air-conditioning (HVAC) systems.

Main tasks

Energy Efficiency Engineers' main tasks include designing controls for energy systems, designing and coordinating construction activities with energy considerations, implementing programs to reduce energy waste, and analysing and reporting on energy data.

This graph shows the number of persons employed in this occupation from 2015 to 2019.

This chart includes two measures of average (median and mean) weekly wage for this occupation, as well as the 25th and 75th percentile. These latter two figures represent the wages that the top 75 per cent and the top 25 per cent of employees can expect to earn equal to or more than, respectively.

8%
of people employed as are female.
44 hours
is the average working hours per week for .
92%
of are employed full-time.
41
years old is the average age for .

Date source: ABS Labour Force Survey microdata, NSC Analysis.

This infographic shows the demographic characteristics of persons employed in this occupation. It shows the average age of all workers, the average hours worked per week, the percentage that work full time, and the percentage of the workforce that is female.

This chart shows the proportion of workers employed in this occupation by their highest qualification level. As these are emerging occupations, the links between qualification level and employment are not always clear cut, explaining why some occupations have a mix of employees with higher education qualifications and some employees have no post-school qualifications. 

These skills are those most frequently mentioned in Australian job advertisements for this occupation – they do not represent the full set of skills or qualifications required to undertake this role, or the most important skills. Sometimes, skills that are critical to perform a role are not expressed in a job ad as they are considered common knowledge, or a qualification is used as a proxy for these skills.

Wind Turbine Technicians

Wind Turbine Technicians Jon Wundersitz Thu, 08/20/2020 - 12:08

Wind Turbine Technicians inspect, diagnose, adjust, or repair wind turbines. They perform maintenance on wind turbine equipment including resolving electrical, mechanical, and hydraulic malfunctions.

Main tasks

Wind Turbine Technicians' main tasks include installing, overseeing operation, and repairing or maintaining wind turbine systems. 

This graph shows the number of persons employed in this occupation from 2015 to 2019.

This chart includes two measures of average (median and mean) weekly wage for this occupation, as well as the 25th and 75th percentile. These latter two figures represent the wages that the top 75 per cent and the top 25 per cent of employees can expect to earn equal to or more than, respectively.

4%
of people employed as are female.
42 hours
is the average working hours per week for .
97%
of are employed full-time.
44
years old is the average age for .

Date source: ABS Labour Force Survey microdata, NSC Analysis.

This infographic shows the demographic characteristics of persons employed in this occupation. It shows the average age of all workers, the average hours worked per week, the percentage that work full time, and the percentage of the workforce that is female. 

This chart shows the proportion of workers employed in this occupation by their highest qualification level. As these are emerging occupations, the links between qualification level and employment are not always clear cut, explaining why some occupations have a mix of employees with higher education qualifications and some employees have no post-school qualifications. 

These skills are those most frequently mentioned in Australian job advertisements for this occupation – they do not represent the full set of skills or qualifications required to undertake this role, or the most important skills. Sometimes, skills that are critical to perform a role are not expressed in a job ad as they are considered common knowledge, or a qualification is used as a proxy for these skills.

Hazardous Materials Labourers

Hazardous Materials Labourers Jon Wundersitz Thu, 08/20/2020 - 11:49

Hazardous Materials Labourers identify, remove, pack, transport, or dispose of hazardous materials, including asbestos, lead-based paint, waste oil, fuel, transmission fluid, radioactive materials, or contaminated soil. Specialised training and certification in hazardous materials handling or a confined entry permit are generally required. Hazardous Materials Labourers may operate earth-moving equipment or trucks.

Main tasks

Hazardous Materials Labourers' main task include asbestos and hazardous waste removal, demolition  work  and  cleaning medical centres or hazardous work places. 

This graph shows the number of persons employed in this occupation from 2015 to 2019.

This chart includes two measures of average (median and mean) weekly wage for this occupation, as well as the 25th and 75th percentile. These latter two figures represent the wages that the top 75 per cent and the top 25 per cent of employees can expect to earn equal to or more than, respectively.

5%
of people employed as are female.
39 hours
is the average working hours per week for .
75%
of are employed full-time.
42
years old is the average age for .

Date source: ABS Labour Force Survey microdata, NSC Analysis.

This infographic shows the demographic characteristics of persons employed in this occupation. It shows the average age of all workers, the average hours worked per week, the percentage that work full time, and the percentage of the workforce that is female. 

This chart shows the proportion of workers employed in this occupation by their highest qualification level. As these are emerging occupations, the links between qualification level and employment are not always clear cut, explaining why some occupations have a mix of employees with higher education qualifications and some employees have no post-school qualifications. 

These skills are those most frequently mentioned in Australian job advertisements for this occupation – they do not represent the full set of skills or qualifications required to undertake this role, or the most important skills. Sometimes, skills that are critical to perform a role are not expressed in a job ad as they are considered common knowledge, or a qualification is used as a proxy for these skills.

Our Methodology

Our Methodology Angela Ball Wed, 08/19/2020 - 14:55

Insights from JEDI

The NSC uses insights from JEDI, or the Jobs and Education Data Infrastructure project.

JEDI pioneers a new approach to skills-based labour market analysis. It does this by defining skills as the common language linking jobs to education and training. By combining traditional and near real time data using data science techniques, JEDI can identify transferable skills and how skills are changing in the labour market.

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JEDI logo

Guiding principles

Guiding principles Angela Ball Wed, 08/19/2020 - 14:57

In order to identify the emerging occupations, four guiding principles were followed:

  1. Data driven: the NSC used Burning Glass Technologies data, O*NET (the American occupation classification) and ANZSCO to identify emerging occupations. The NSC then validated and created profiles for these emerging occupations using microdata from the ABS Labour Force survey and the ABS Employee Earnings and Hours survey.
  2. ANZSCO based: the emerging occupations align with the ABS concept of an occupation and reflect occupations that are not currently part of ANZSCO.
  3. Critical mass: the emerging occupations must occur frequently enough in job advertisements to be classified as new occupations (at least 100 job advertisements over the last 5 years).
  4. Substantially different: the emerging occupations must not be alternate titles of existing occupations or a ‘strict subset’ of existing occupations. For example, a cyber‑security expert shares enough similar tasks with an ICT security specialist that we consider this is an alternate title for this occupation, rather than a substantially different emerging occupation.

Complementary methods

Complementary methods Angela Ball Wed, 08/19/2020 - 14:58

No one method is sufficient to identify all emerging occupations.

The NSC has taken three complementary approaches (Figure 3), which involve:

  1. Referencing skills projections produced by Burning Glass Technologies based on internet job advertisements. The NSC identified top job titles associated with high-growth skills and manually reviewed the job titles for these to identify genuinely new roles. As the top growing skills were often technology tools, many of the top growing ‘job titles’ reflected that tool (for example, .Net Developer). Such titles were excluded from the analysis.
  2. Analysing the linkages between Australian job advertisement data from Burning Glass Technologies and other classification systems (such as O*NET), to give an indication of acceptance of emerging occupations in other contexts. This was followed by quality assurance processes to ensure these occupations align with the guiding principles of the project.
  3. Reviewing job advertisement data from Burning Glass Technologies to identify job titles that have at least doubled over the last five years. While this method was the most qualitative of the approaches, job titles are sometimes used by employers to signal a substantially new job is emerging, so we conduct this exercise for comprehensiveness.

Figure 3: Emerging occupations identified by the National Skills Commission

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Figure 3: Emerging occupations identified by the National Skills Commission

Validating emerging occupations

Validating emerging occupations Angela Ball Wed, 08/19/2020 - 14:59

To validate emerging occupations, the NSC used unit record data from the ABS quarterly Labour Force surveys (from 2014 to 2019) to ensure that the proposed emerging occupations are understood by people in the labour market and are substantially different from existing ANZSCO occupations.

The NSC considered the survey’s text fields for occupation title, task and industry, in combination with text mining techniques to search for titles, alternative titles and skills. The outcome was then qualitatively reviewed to ensure that the data sample described the occupation properly.

Text mining and statistical analysis of the Labour Force microdata (2014 to 2019) and Employee Earnings and Hours microdata (2018) outputs were used to create occupation profiles for each emerging occupation, showing employment size and other demographic characteristics. Burning Glass Technologies job advertisement data was used to determine in-demand skills. In order to produce reliable and representative occupation profiles, we required the data sample size to be at least 30 unit records for ABS microdata, and at least 100 job ads for Burning Glass Technologies data. We also used a two-year moving average method to smooth employment size data over time.

Impact of COVID-19 on emerging occupations

Impact of COVID-19 on emerging occupations Angela Ball Wed, 08/19/2020 - 14:59

The current COVID-19 pandemic has increased the need for businesses to change their service offerings and adapt to new technology to keep them connected, working safely, and operational. For example, restaurants are now selling ingredients online; gyms have introduced on-demand fitness apps; and distilleries and manufacturers have changed from their usual production to make essential items like hand sanitiser, medical equipment and PPE.

The NSC has been monitoring the impacts COVID-19 has had on emerging occupations and found they were not immune to economic shock.

From February to July 2020, emerging occupations in the Data Analytics, Digital Deepening and Emerging Business categories followed a similar pattern to all job advertisements during this time (Figure 4). While these jobs are relatively more digital and could potentially be done remotely, they may be in companies and industries impacted by COVID-19 isolation regulations (for example, those that rely heavily on international trade, consumer spending, or those affected by broad industry shutdowns).

Figure 4: Impacts of COVID-19 on demand for emerging occupations

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Figure 4: Impacts of COVID-19 on demand for emerging occupations

Source: Burning Glass Technologies, NSC analysis

Looking forward

Looking forward Angela Ball Thu, 08/20/2020 - 10:11

These insights help us understand how skills needs in the Australian labour market are changing, and how Australian jobs are evolving as a result.

By continuing to monitor these changes, and providing detailed and timely skills analysis and information, the NSC will help ensure Australia is equipped to respond to economic changes and supply the skills that are in demand.

We need this data and evidence to shape our recovery from COVID-19, and our education and training system, to help rebuild a strong and prosperous Australia.

Acknowledgements

Acknowledgements Angela Ball Wed, 08/19/2020 - 15:05

The National Skills Commission appreciates and acknowledges the support of the Australian Bureau of Statistics, and the work of Dr Giang Nguyen and Mohammad Ali Raza as lead researchers. 

This content was created for public policy purposes using a number of information sources and is presented by the Commonwealth of Australia as represented by the National Skills Commission for the purposes of disseminating information to the public.

Third party information sources may have been modified by the Commonwealth, without approval, endorsement or validation by the original creator.

Data from Burning Glass Technologies used under licence. Data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics used under the CC BY 4.0 licence. Data from the European Commission (2020). ESCO: European Classification of Skills/Competences, Qualifications and Occupations used under the CC BY 4.0 licence. Data from the O*NET 25.0 Database by the National Center for O*NET Development used under the CC BY 4.0 license.

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