The east coast of the North Island has come out on top with massive increases in the number of jobs on offer.
New data from Trade Me jobs looks at applications from 65,000 roles advertised on the website in April, May and June.
Gisborne is booming, up 39 percent on the same quarter in 2015 while the number of listings in the Hawkes Bay has jumped 27.2 percent.
Listings were up across the entire North Island while in the South Island as a mixed bag. Otago was the clear winner but there was a drop in listings across several regions:
Overall there was a 9.3 percent increase across the country on the same quarter in 2015.
Trade Me spokesperson Jeremy Wade says some of the regional increases are due to the ‘halo effect’ of people being priced out of the Auckland housing market.
“Some employers are choosing to set up shop in regional areas because of the lower cost of operation. It’s not all about Auckland for them, with improved technology and infrastructure, they don’t need to be in Auckland to access that market.”
Almost every region saw a lift in the average advertised salary however Wellington and the Bay of Plenty lucked out, both dropping by around two percent. Across the board, the average advertised salary rose to 1.1 percent this quarter, taking it to $61,095.
Wellington city continues to have the top annual listed pay for a region at $72,958 which trumps Auckland’s average by $1500.