LinkedIn has revealed Australia’s 30 most sought after jobs, listing Rio Tinto as the top employer for professionals.

Apparently, Rio Tinto also topped the list in 2013. This year, Google, BHP Billiton, Microsoft and Leighton Contractors all made the top five.

LinkedIn has more than 7 million registered users in Australia and more than 364 million worldwide. The job rankings were based on LinkedIn members’ interaction with company pages, reach and engagement, as well as who they followed, liked or looked at.

According to LinkedIn, their study was skewed towards professionals, and many of these professionals have a keen eye on Australia’s resources sector. Mining, Oil and Energy companies were rated the most attractive by LinkedIn users.

The study also found that internet and tech companies are on the rise. Apple jumped eight places in two years, and Google and Mircosoft moved up one and two places.

Australia’s 30 most in-demand employers, according to LinkedIn

  1. Rio Tinto
  2. Google
  3. BHP Billiton
  4. Microsoft
  5. Leighton Contractors
  6. Qantas
  7. Apple
  8. Chevron
  9. Lend Lease
  10. Thiess
  11. Shell
  12. Origin Energy
  13. Santos
  14. Accenture
  15. Commonwealth Bank
  16. Deloitte
  17. WorleyParsons
  18. BP
  19. John Holland
  20. Macquarie Group
  21. IBM
  22. NBN Co Limited
  23. Westpac
  24. National Australia Bank
  25. Virgin Australia
  26. ANZ
  27. Lion
  28. Hewlett-Packard
  29. Coles
  30. UGL Limited

Last month, we wrote about Randstad’s list of Australia’s most desirable jobs. They listed Virgin Australia — who came in at number 25 on the LinkedIn list — as the most attractive employer in Australia. Their study however, was a little bit different to LinkedIn’s. They based their study on information from 12,000 Australians of working age. Workers from about 15 years of age and upwards were surveyed, in comparison to LinkedIn who only surveyed ‘professionals’.

So whose list do you think is right, and which employer is most attractive to you? Have your say in the comments below!