Top Emerging Jobs in Australia 2022

Top Emerging Jobs in Australia 2022

Australia is a popular destination for highly skilled immigrants longing for lucrative jobs opportunities abroad. If you are also planning to move to Australia as a skilled worker, then you must have a prior knowledge as to which occupations are in demand in 2022.

Emerging jobs trend is an indication as to which industries in Australia are adopting new technologies and evolving rapidly. Currently, technology is serving as a key driving force for a range of new jobs and occupations. It is not only about hard-skilled jobs like, Site Reliability Engineers but the soft-skill based roles of Customer Success Specialists are also making strong grounds for future.

The Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business, Australia produces a quarterly publication. This publication called Australian Labour Market Update assists in getting a better understanding of Australia's labour market especially for aspiring migrants, who are looking for better job opportunities in Australia.

The Skilled Occupation List Australia currently has more than 200 occupations and is updated on a regular basis by the Department of Home Affairs (DHA). Each occupation comes with an upper limit or ceiling on the number of visa places to be granted. This clearly means that a few occupations may have more space than other occupations. It also explains “oversubscribed” occupations looking for an invitation are pro-rata, i.e. they are not open to invite candidates on a monthly basis, but every other month.

Here is a list of the top occupations which have the most places in the Australia's skilled migration program:


Occupation IDs

Registered Nurses


Secondary School Teachers


Software and Applications Programmers




Construction Managers


Carpenters and Joiners


Metal Fitters and Machinists




Motor Mechanics


University Lecturers and Tutors


According to Emerging Jobs Report Australia 2022 by LinkedIn, there are top 15 emerging jobs in Australia for 2022. The company analysed job titles from past five years to find the emerging jobs that have grown by leaps and bounds in Australia. 

According to the report, top 3 positions for 2022 includes, Chief Human Resources Officer, Machine Learning Engineer and Site Reliability Engineer.

Here is a list of top 15 emerging jobs as per the 2020 Emerging Jobs Report Australia by LinkedIn: 

  • Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Machine Learning Engineer
  • Site Reliability Engineer
  • Power System Engineer
  • Data Engineer
  • Talent Acquisition Specialist
  • Business Development Representative
  • Content Designer
  • Cyber Security Specialty
  • Client Partner
  • Back End Developer
  • Operations Support Officer
  • Workspace Specialist
  • Head of Engineer
  • User Experiencing Researcher 

If you are considering working and settling down in Australia on a permanent basis, then this could be the best time for you to apply under Australia's General Skilled Migration Program. You may apply under key GSM visa categories including, Skilled Independent (permanent) Visa Subclass 189, Skilled Nominated (permanent) Visa Subclass 190 and Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa Subclass 491.

To apply under any of the skilled migration visa, you must submit an EOI under SkillSelect, obtain a positive skill assessment for your nominated occupation, meet minimum points requirement to qualify.

In order to better understand as to which visa subclass is most suitable for your profile, you may take up an online free profile assessment.