Here Are Singapore’s Most In-Demand Jobs In 2019
The latest annual salary survey by recruitment firm Robert Walters found that the top roles in demand in 2019 will be analytical and data-driven in nature.
These roles include digital roles, data scientists, product management, user experience (UX) designers and cyber security specialists.
The survey also found that job movers can expect pay increments of 5 percent to 15 percent, while those with specialised skill sets in IT, digital and financial services can expect bigger pay hikes of up to 20 percent.
Robert Walters also expects high demand for the following roles:
- Human resource (HR) professionals with strong experience in HR technologies, as well as talent acquisition professionals for the technology sector
- Skilled contracting professionals, trade finance professionals in corporate banking, investment and research analysts, and IT professionals in the financial services sector
- Sales and marketing professionals with big data, digital, e-commerce and transformation experience
- In the engineering sector, demand is expected for professionals in the semiconductor, medical devices, consumer electronics and manufacturing industries
Mr Rob Bryson, Robert Walters’ managing director for Singapore, advised companies to consider hiring candidates who may not fulfill all the requirements but nevertheless have high potential.
“The best candidates look for roles they can grow into. Employers who can demonstrate that they have the right teams and systems in place to support a candidate’s success in a role are better positioned to secure top talent,” he said.