The latest research by a local jobs board shows that many of
the job skills that were the most sought-after by companies in 2016 have remained at the top of the list in
2017. Examples include skills in the
field of software development, and STEM (science, technology, engineering and
The table below lists
the 25 rarest skills in South Africa as of September 2017, as well as the
average salaries listed for those positions. Green indicates that
the skill has become rarer since the research was done in 2016, while red indicates
the skill’s rareness factor has dropped.
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