The hotspots in Australia’s 2014 job market

With a fresh influx of jobseekers looking to revive the Australian economy this year, just where are the most in-demand jobs in the country located?

Recruitment specialists Hays' most recent Quarterly Hotspots report outlines the skills and professions employers will invest in most in 2014 – making it useful reading for any recruitment agency.

The report claims that there are still "pockets of skills shortages" in key industries across the country. According to Nick Deligiannis, managing director of Hays Australia and New Zealand, this means recruiters will be on the lookout for "skilled and experienced professionals".

"While the unemployment rate remains relatively flat at the moment, with expectations that it may edge up slightly by the middle of the year, skilled professionals in many key areas will still be needed," he added in a January 17 statement.

"Those people with high-level skills are already looking to change jobs to improve their prospects and career development."

The hotspots mentioned in the report span a broad range of sectors, but there appears to be a strong focus on accountancy, insurance, sales and IT.

Other notable industries include property and construction, as evidenced in the increased demand for skilled mortgage administrators, residential estimators and property lawyers.

Evidently there are plenty of opportunities for the right candidates to find joy in the job market this year, and recruitment agencies can play a big role in matching them to the right employers.

Recruitment software such as FastTrack360 can therefore be the tool you need to help jobseekers find a role that best leverages their skills.

One of the best features of this powerful software is its exceptional search capabilities, which allow you to refine specific criteria – such as industry and skills – to quickly find the candidates you're looking for.

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