These top skills are in high demand but low supply right now

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 mathematics).

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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