The 10 most popular job sectors in South Africa

The Top 10 most popular job sectors in South Africa are listed below but first, a bit of information about the CompuJobs job portal.

At CompuJobs we have a large assortment of jobs in South Africa from all employment and career sectors. Finding work can be a struggle but here at CompuJobs we make life that little bit easier to search jobs or to post your job vacancies online.

These are the 10 most popular job sectors in South Africa:

1. Information Technology Jobs

Information Technology or ICT is by far the most popular job sector to work for in South Africa … and the world in general for that matter. This industry has a lot to offer like IT, software and desktop support, software, hardware and web development, network and server related roles, IT security, data and business analysis, and so much more.

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2. Sales Jobs

Second on our list is the Sales Jobs sector. This career sector is also quite diverse with many different aspects and sales fields to consider. Basically a sales person is required to sell products and services to customers. There are many sales career positions available in South Africa so this could be a good sector to get into if you have the ability to represent a company and meet sales targets.

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3. Finance Jobs

The financial sector includes many career opportunities. A career in finance is exciting and rewarding, and can be very lucrative. This sector requires a head for economics, accounting and the ability to quickly and intuitively grasp and process complex financial concepts and data. This sector can include banking, investment and personal finance. Finance is all about managing money.

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4. Accounting Jobs

The accounting sector has seen a boom in recent years and includes job titles like cost accountant, senior accountant or management accountant. According to a government notice sent out by the Department of Home Affairs in February 2021, the chartered accountancy skill is cited on the South African scarce skills list. This means there’s an exceptionally high demand for this unique type of skillset in the country, but not enough qualified individuals.

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5. Management Jobs

In general, management jobs are positions in which your job responsibility is to accomplish tasks through the work of others, rather than by doing the work yourself. These jobs can include Financial Manager, Sales Manager, Chief Executive Officer, ICT or Systems Manager, Marketing Manager, General and Operations Manager.

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6. Marketing Jobs

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Marketing jobs can include digital, social, media, brand marketing. It is the Marketing Department’s job to reach out to prospects, customers, investors and/or the community, while creating an overarching image that represents your company in a positive light.

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7. Retail Jobs

A retail job entails the selling products to customers. Retail jobs are available in a wide variety of different stores and businesses. This job sector can include jobs like cashiers, store managers, purchasing, advertising, retail sales, visual merchandising.

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8. Admin / Office Jobs

An Office Administrator is a professional who oversees operations across a company’s office. They are responsible for welcoming visitors, answering phones, buying office equipment, coordinating meetings, appointments and managing various other admin functions.

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9. Hospitality Jobs

The hospitality job sector is any job that requires strong people skills or soft skills. There are hospitality businesses, such as restaurants and hotels, which rely on positive customer interactions to successfully perform their respective operations. This includes jobs working in hotels, restaurants, casinos, theme parks, cruise lines, and other facilities that help customers meet their leisure and recreational needs. Many jobs in the hospitality industry involve dealing with customers face-to-face in a variety of ways

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10. Engineering Jobs

Whether you want to find work as an engineer or explore alternative careers such as IT, here’s an overview of the options open to you and the key skills you’ve gained from your degree. Some job titles in this sector are mechanical engineer, electrical engineer, electronics engineer, petroleum engineer, chemical engineer, etc.

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You can see more popular job sectors for jobs in South Africa here or search all job vacancies here.