Jobs in skill shortage

Find out what jobs are currently on Immigration New Zealand's long term, immediate and Canterbury skill shortage lists, within the following industries.

Jobs in IT and Telecommunications

Information Technology

Information technology (IT) helpdesk/support technicians help prevent, identify and fix problems with computer hardware and software.  

Systems administrators develop, maintain and administer organisations' operating systems, database management systems, and security policies and procedures.

Game developers write, design, program, animate, and test games and applications for computers, gaming consoles, and cellphones. 

Information technology (IT) managers plan and supervise the computer and information technology services in an organisation or technical team.

Software developers develop and maintain computer software and websites.

Business analysts analyse the systems and procedures an organisation uses, and recommend technology or processes to improve business efficiency and productivity.

Test analysts design and carry out testing processes for new computer software and systems, analyse the results and identify any problems. 

Network administrators design, install, configure and monitor the computer hardware and software systems that make up a computer network. Networks can range from local area networks in one building, to wide-area networks connecting multiple offices across the world.

Security analysts protect the information systems and computer networks of an organisation so information cannot be illegally accessed. They create security processes and monitor the IT security framework.

Penetration testers discover security weaknesses in computer systems, networks, applications, or databases by imitating cyber attacks. 



Telecommunications engineers design, test and build telecommunications networks and systems.

Telecommunications technicians install, maintain and repair electronic communications equipment in telecommunication networks and internet supply systems.

Line mechanics install, repair and maintain overhead and underground lines.