Computer education is an important field for employers.
The latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) shows that there were 1.2 million computer science and computer engineering (CS&E) graduates in Australia in the year to December 2016.
The number of computer science graduates has increased by 1.5 per cent in the past year.
The majority of these graduates are in engineering and computing, which accounts for about half of all graduates.
The computer science workforce has grown by about 5.5 million, while the CS&E workforce has decreased by 0.6 per cent.
The Computer Science & Engineering Association of Australia (CSAAI) says there are currently around 13,000 CS&Es in Australia, with a projected population of almost 22 million by 2020.
The CSAAI’s research director, Jocelyn Coughlan, says the CS industry is undergoing a major shift towards software-defined computing (SCC), and the CSAAI is actively encouraging graduates to apply to CS&ES.
“There are two key areas of focus in the CS workforce: software and software-as-a-service (SaaS),” she said.
“Software-as a service means that we’re getting increasingly sophisticated solutions that are being developed and sold to customers.
We are also getting increasingly powerful machines.”
Our research shows that the software is increasingly important, and there is a growing demand for skilled engineers who can develop and manage these solutions.
“In this new environment, there is also a growing need for developers who are able to provide quality support to our customers.”
While Coughlin said the demand for computer science engineers has increased significantly in recent years, she said it was not all positive.
“As we have seen, there are still some areas of need that need to be addressed,” she said, noting that there is still a shortage of computer engineers with industry experience.
“For example, there has been a rise in the number of students with no prior experience of computer programming or CS.
We’re seeing a large number of them who have no industry experience at all, and are working with CS&es on an hourly basis to provide support for our customers.”
And we’re seeing some of these people going onto the CS job market in the private sector.
“Coughlan said there were still some vacancies in the computer science industry, but the industry was “starting to move forward” with the right graduates.”
The CSCAAI’s Ms Bongiovanni said the increase in graduates in computer science was partly due to a shift towards the use of SaaS applications in the industry.””
We are seeing a huge number of applications for jobs at our industry training centre, which is at the centre of the industry in Melbourne.”
The CSCAAI’s Ms Bongiovanni said the increase in graduates in computer science was partly due to a shift towards the use of SaaS applications in the industry.
“This is an area that is very good for business, as it enables them to get the job done quickly,” she explained.
“It also helps them to have a strong understanding of the products that are in use, which they can then offer as a service to customers.”
The number one factor for choosing a CS&S job is the salary.
CSAI’s Ms Coughlane said it is important for employers to understand how much a CS+S professional would make.
“Some people will get the most bang for their buck because they have the best CS+s in the world,” she told ABC News Breakfast.
“Others will get paid the most because they’ve got the best experience in the organisation.”
The CS+CS job opportunities are growing in the US and UK, and Ms Couchlan said she was optimistic about the future.
“I think the CS+C career is going to be very interesting to see,” she commented.
Topics:jobs,human-interest,computer-science,human,arts-and-entertainment,education,technology-and_science,australiaFirst posted November 30, 2018 17:53:50Contact Melanie O’LearyMore stories from Victoria