Technology - Half Yearly Market Update 2017

​2017 has been a positive year for the Technology sector with high levels of hiring across the market. As companies continued to invest in big data to drive the next generation of growth, we saw an increase in demand for candidates with business analytics and development experience. IT Security and Product sales positions were still high in volume, but there was also an increase in positions such as UX and UI as the rise of ecommerce and mobile apps continued.

Data science, usage of tools like Tableau and demonstrable analytical and business partnering work is very highly regarded. Closely tied to this is a clear ability to engage and influence at senior levels in an organization. 

The Singaporean government’s tightening of work visa laws saw a shift in hiring preferences as employers prioritised finding local Singaporean candidates or permanent residents. Tightening government legislation and driving lower operation costs meant limitations on headcount, and candidates who possessed hybrid skills that combined technical know-how and the ability to provide sales services were especially in high demand. Additionally, candidates with backgrounds in IoT, Mobility, and Software development were popular amongst most employers.

We expect hiring activities within the Technology sector to continue to be strong as we enter the second half of the year.

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