A role to suit everybody in an industry that pays twice the average pay rates in New Zealand. Perfect!

The tech sector contains some of the fastest growing sectors in New Zealand.  The information and communications sector is growing at 3.4% per annum and within this the computer design sector is growing at 9.3%.

The tech sector growth is out stripping the pace that skilled people can be prepared to work within the sector so there are plenty of jobs and a forecast of ongoing strong demand for a number of roles.

Whether you are just starting out on your career, or looking at transferring from another industry sector, there’s a job that fits. There are plenty of different roles to choose from.

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Which job fits you?

There are a number of different resources to help you decide the best career path. The websites listed below provide information about the different types of jobs available, so that you can pick one that fits you.

Talk to people in the industry, try internships or work experience and don’t be afraid to change.


What do you want to do when you leave school? School Connect‘s goal is to make your decision easier, providing all the options and information in one place. You can kickstart your career… What are you waiting for?


Careers New Zealand aims to improve connections between education and employment, by using our expertise to support organisations and New Zealanders so they are making informed choices about their future employment.


The Futureintech programme’s main focus is on bringing people who already work in technology, engineering and science-related industries into schools. By sharing their experiences and pathways, we can inspire young New Zealanders to explore careers in areas where there is strong demand for people with the right skills.


A very good Australian site, i-Choose Technology  provides a lot of detail and information on different types of ICT roles, the pathways into them, and the type of personalities they suit.

The i-Choose Technology Tech Career Wheel is a useful tool to see most ICT roles in one view:

Careers Wheel


New Zealand technology workers are the highest earners in the country, with IT jobs taking the top five places for average rates of pay during the last quarter of 2014.

View the IT salary reports below for more information about the local job market and salaries.


ABSOLUTE IT – Industry Reports

Free access to New Zealand IT job market and remuneration reports. Including:

  • Tech Job Seeker Survey
  • Tech Remuneration Report
  • Auckland IT Job Market Report
  • Wellington Market Insight
  • Christchurch Insight Report


New Zealand job market reports and salary guides. The annual Hays Salary Guide remains the definitive snapshot of over 1000 salaries across Australia and New Zealand.



The Occupation Outlook is a great place to look when thinking about your study and career options.

It contains education, employment and income information on 50 key occupations in New Zealand to give you a clearer picture of possible career paths. These 50 were chosen for their size, popularity, and potential for future growth.

Job Resource Infographics