Trying to find remote tech jobs during a global pandemic might seem scary, but it doesn’t have to be. Since the outbreak of the coronavirus in South Africa, Adzuna has been dishing out heaps of great advice to help job seekers navigate the world of remote working. To help you make the most of your job-hunting efforts, here are some questions you might need answers to.
Advice to help you find remote tech jobs
Are companies hiring new talent at the moment?
The good news is that plenty of companies are still hiring even though there have been major job losses across the country.
Will the company I’m interested in make it through this?
This is a good question and it’s something to consider even when the economy seems to be stable. The majority of companies are ensuring they’ll be able to buffer their business against an economic downturn, so it’s wise to gain as much as possible insight about the company before your interview.
Should I try to find remote tech jobs now or wait until the storm has passed?
The pandemic doesn’t have to stand in your way of finding a great new job since there are a lot of companies that are offering exciting opportunities right now. Virtual interviews are trending right now. Although it’s different than the traditional interviewing process, it can be done efficiently.
Where can I find remote tech jobs?
Obviously, Adzuna is the first and best place to start looking for a new job since it lists all the online vacancies in one place. Right now, Adzuna lists just a little over 16,500 jobs in the IT sector. Here’s a look at what’s on offer across South Africa’s tech sector:
Front End Developer
There are about 850 front end developer jobs on offer across South Africa with the majority of positions based in the Western Cape. These positions pay an average salary of R485,000 per year.
Coming in at almost double the count of front end developers, the demand for java developers is higher. Adzuna currently lists 1,681 java developer gigs that pay an average salary of R618,000 per year.
Data scientists are not as in demand as java developers are, but they certainly take home a lot more pay at the end of the day. If you’re based in Gauteng, you have the best opportunity to score a job in data science. Overall, there are just over 300 data science jobs on offer online with salaries averaging R700,000 per year.
If you’ve got the skills and experience to build and maintain the infrastructure and tools to ensure the speedy development and release of software, a job in DevOps might be your ideal fit. There are just under 680 of these positions available throughout SA with most jobs based in Gauteng. Salaries tend to range around R680,000 per year for DevOps pros.