2021 New Zealand Salary Guide

Technology & Digital

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The future is in Technology and digital. Last year's survey across Australia and New Zealand showed that 74% of employers experienced a rapid digital transformation to ensure business continuity.

Today's market faces the same challenges:

• Talent and skills shortage
• Lack of communication infrastructure
• Higher online consumer demand pressure in the sector

According to Coursera Global Skills Report 2021, Project Management and Data Analysis are the top trending skills across the APAC region.

New Zealand is no different, and the hiring demand is increasing with a growth of 2,000 new jobs in the tech sector every year. IT occupations have been steadily rising for the past five years, growing 4.7 per cent a year to 98,583 jobs across all sectors by 2019.

According to the 2021 Digital Skills forum report, New Zealand is experiencing a skills mismatch rather than a skills shortage. The report suggests that New Zealand has enough graduates and immigrants under IT occupations, but the job market stays focus on senior positions instead.

Our survey shows that almost 60% of employers in Technology, Project and Transformation (TP&T) are expecting an increase in their team's headcount over the next six months. This complex equation might pressure salaries.

Key Employment Insights in Technology, Project Services & Transformation

Confidence level

HIGH
3.9 /5
Technology & Digital employers
3.9 /5
Total
employer
3.8 /5
Total
talent

Employee numbers

MODERATE-HIGH

Q: Are your employee numbers higher or lower than pre-covid?
1 = substantially fewer
5 = substantially more

3.3 /5
Technology & Digital employers
3.3 /5
Total
employer

Hiring attention over the next 6 months

MODERATE-HIGH

Q: Are you expecting a change of headcount in your team over the next 6 months?

Technology & Digital employers
Total
employer
INCREASE
NO CHANGE
DECREASE
59%
32%
10%
55%
36%
9%

Top 3 hiring challenges

CANDIDATES WITH THE RIGHT TECHNICAL SKILLS

Q: Pick up to 3 of your top challenges you face when hiring in 2021

Technology & Digital employers
Total
employer
TOP
24%
Attracting candidates with the right technical skills
23%
Attracting candidates with the right technical skills
SECOND
16%
Facing candidate shortage
16%
Attracting candidates with the right cultural fit
THIRD
15%
Hiring fast enough
13%
Attracting candidates with the right soft skills
ADAM BARRATT
HEAD OF TECHNOLOGY & DIGITAL
NEW ZEALAND

The financial sector and Government departments continue to keep the Project sector busy, with large regulatory changes they are both snapping up all the Business Analysts and Project Managers in the market.

Data driven decision making is the goal across most sectors, so Data Engineers, Analysts and Scientists are in high demand, with lots of organisations looking clean up legacy issues and make the move to the cloud.

Architects, Developers, Testers and Designers are busy, with a huge push to digital solution adoption for many sectors due to Covid and remote working picking up.

The Technology Projects and Transformation sector across New Zealand is booming and we are seeing a rise in salaries and hourly rates, with an unseen before level of counter offers happening too.

2021 New Zealand Salary data in Technology, Project Services & Transformation

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Position title

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Change Insight

       
NZ Full-Time Average 102,500 129,000  
       
Business Analyst 100,000 120,000
Snr Business Analyst 120,000 135,000
Project Manager 110,000 130,000
Snr Project Manager 130,000 160,000
Scrum Master 125,000 145,000
Change Manager 150,000 180,000
Data Analyst 80,000 100,000
Snr Data Analyst 100,000 130,000
Data Engineer 85,000 100,000
Snr Data Engineer 100,000 130,000
Data Scientist 70,000 110,000
Snr Data Scientist 120,000 170,000
Data Architect 130,000 170,000
BI Developer 80,000 100,000
Test Analyst 70,000 90,000
Snr Test Analyst 90,000 110,000
Test Lead 110,000 130,000
Test Manager 120,000 140,000
Developer (Full Stack) 70,000 90,000
Snr Developer (Full Stack) 90,000 140,000

Position title

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Market Range

Change Insight

       
NZD Hourly Rate Average 96 119  
       
Business Analyst 100 115
Snr Business Analyst 110 130
Project Manager 100 125
Snr Project Manager 130 150
Scrum Master 120 140
Change Manager 130 160
Data Analyst 85 95
Snr Data Analyst 100 125
Data Engineer 85 95
Snr Data Engineer 100 125
Data Scientist 60 90
Snr Data Scientist 120 150
Data Architect 120 150
BI Developer 60 90
Test Analyst 60 80
Snr Test Analyst 80 100
Test Lead 100 110
Test Manager 110 130
Developer (Full Stack) 60 90
Snr Developer (Full Stack) 90 130