LinkedIn has revealed Australia’s 30 most sought after jobs, listing Rio Tinto as the top employer for professionals.
Apparently, Rio Tinto also topped the list in 2013. This year, Google, BHP Billiton, Microsoft and Leighton Contractors all made the top five.
LinkedIn has more than 7 million registered users in Australia and more than 364 million worldwide. The job rankings were based on LinkedIn members’ interaction with company pages, reach and engagement, as well as who they followed, liked or looked at.
According to LinkedIn, their study was skewed towards professionals, and many of these professionals have a keen eye on Australia’s resources sector. Mining, Oil and Energy companies were rated the most attractive by LinkedIn users.
The study also found that internet and tech companies are on the rise. Apple jumped eight places in two years, and Google and Mircosoft moved up one and two places.
Australia’s 30 most in-demand employers, according to LinkedIn
- Rio Tinto
- BHP Billiton
- Leighton Contractors
- Lend Lease
- Origin Energy
- Commonwealth Bank
- John Holland
- Macquarie Group
- NBN Co Limited
- National Australia Bank
- Virgin Australia
- UGL Limited
Last month, we wrote about Randstad’s list of Australia’s most desirable jobs. They listed Virgin Australia — who came in at number 25 on the LinkedIn list — as the most attractive employer in Australia. Their study however, was a little bit different to LinkedIn’s. They based their study on information from 12,000 Australians of working age. Workers from about 15 years of age and upwards were surveyed, in comparison to LinkedIn who only surveyed ‘professionals’.
So whose list do you think is right, and which employer is most attractive to you? Have your say in the comments below!