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The Sydney technology and digital sector is stable currently, after a period of huge growth. The State Government has slowed on technology projects off the back of the recent election and the mergers of a number of departments. However we are expecting for activity to pick up in early 2020.


Over in the private sector the market has slowed due to global economic concerns and the market is still recovering from the impact of the Royal Commission in the banking sector. Growth has continued to be strong in the start up and SaaS space, with continued strong investment both locally and from overseas. The Media, Advertising & Communications industry is experiencing huge disruption still, thanks to new media and the dominance of Facebook & Google and this is creating a lot of uncertainty around jobs in the space. Another area facing ongoing upheaval is retail, with Amazon and other global giants starting to have their presence felt. A large positive in the market is the roll-out of 5G, which is the largest infrastructure project since the NBN.

Matthew Munson
General Manager - NSW


81,712 technology professionals, with an average tenure of 1.4 years.


Contract: Copywriter, App Developer, Data Architect Perm: Marketing Manager, Account Director, Solutions Architect


Data Science, Salesforce, Javascript (React & Vue), Product Management, Digital Strategy


Flexible working, central location, career/skills development


Commonwealth Bank, IBM, Westpac, Optus, Telstra


68% Male

32% Female

*The information in this site has been retrieved from sources with gender binary data. We acknowledge those who do not fit within this rigid framework and understand there are many more gender identities beyond the binary.


Sydney has it all – great weather, quality of living, employment opportunities and diverse communities. Whether you are moving for a lifestyle change, an employment opportunity, or to study, you are about to embark on an adventure in one of the most dynamic, and developed cities in the world.

When it comes to choosing a new location, you cannot do much better than this sunny city. From the employment opportunities and premiere academic institutions to the quality of life, and cosmopolitan lifestyle, Sydney offers a full spectrum of the best life has to offer.

From the very surface, Sydney will provide endless entertainment, with sights you can see on a regular basis once you are residing in the city. 

All prices quoted are in local currency.

Average cost of a coffee


Average commute 

35 mins

Average cost of renting a 1 bed in the city 


Average gym membership per month 



Permanent roles are annual salaries and contract rates are hourly. All data is in local currency. Salaries are exclusive of superannuation. Contractor rate is the rate paid to the contractor.

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