Graphic designers, web designers and software developers have a growing number of openings to fill.
While job vacancies have been low in recent years, the number of vacancies is expected to grow in coming years.
The industry has seen growth since the closure of the air force in the late 1990s, with a large proportion of positions being created in the digital and mobile sectors.
The latest job listings in Australia to be released by the Bureau of Statistics indicate a growing demand for the skills needed to work in the design and development sector.
There is a shortage of people with the skills to be responsible for creating, editing, testing and maintaining the digital, mobile and internet properties of the Australian Government.
According to the ABS, the digital sector alone is expected with over 10 million Australians employed online.
In recent years there has also been a sharp increase in demand for designers and programmers with many leading agencies and multinationals looking to hire their own designers and developers.
These jobs are highly sought after and are usually associated with the digital space.
In addition to jobs related to the design, software development and digital architecture, the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTOU) has listed jobs in the software design and maintenance sector.ACTOUs job vacancies website lists a number of design and engineering jobs.
The organisation also lists jobs for web designers, developers and software engineers, and there are some vacancies for people who work on mobile applications and social media.ACTS data from November 2018 shows that the majority of the jobs available in the Australian market for the graphic designer, web designer and software developer are in the technology and IT design and related sectors.ACTAU data shows that digital and digital infrastructure services have been the fastest growing sector in the past few years, with employment up by nearly 11 per cent.
This is due to the continuing growth in demand from organisations for these services, especially for digital, online and mobile infrastructure.
The digital design and infrastructure sector is expected see the biggest job growth in the next few years with the number and types of jobs being developed to support the growth of these services.
The online and social technology industry is expected by the ABS to continue to grow as demand for these areas of the industry continues to grow.
The ABS also reports that employment in the construction and building trades are expected to increase by around 1 per cent in 2018, with the construction industry being the biggest area of growth.
In the manufacturing sector, employment growth is expected in the manufacturing and industrial industries with the manufacturing employment expected to continue its steady growth over the coming years, but the construction sector will see a slight decrease in growth.