Dreaming real career dreams for
Geelong, in ICT Careers.

All Dream Real statistics are drawn from the Australian Bureau of Statistics 2011. All projections are determined from current national and regional industry trends informed by ABS and City of Greater Geelong statistics.

ICT professionals are in high demand across all trending industry sectors. From Food and Fibre where ICT is used to plan crops and program harvesters, to Careers that Move, which relies on ICT to control the movement of people and goods all over the world, there are new and dynamic opportunities for ICT professionals in our region.

After a period of flat growth, jobs for ICT software developers, programmers and data analysts in Geelong have grown by 24% in the five years from 2006 to 2011.

The 1500 local jobs are expected to grow by 25% in the next five years, making ICT one of the most significant projected skill shortages in the region.

The Geelong Careers app links to eight trending regional industries:

Trending employment in ICT Careers Number of jobs Percentage increase
(2006 to 2011 census)
Software and application programmer 394 ▲ 11%
ICT manager 272 ▲ 24%
ICT professional 202 ▲ 53%
Database and systems administrator, security specialist 197 ▲ 15%
ICT business analyst 129 ▲ 46%

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