Randstand recently released a list of the top 10 most in-demand technology jobs in Singapore, along with the salary each position commands.
Here’s the countdown…
Vice President/Head of Engineering
The demand for elite leadership, ensuring profitability and sustaining growth, has never been so great in Southeast Asia.
It takes a particular person, with the right skill set, to lead a crew of as many as 50 developers, to keep the department on target, within budget, mentoring and coaching all, while executing the corporate strategy and vision.
It’s not an easy task, but it’s extremely rewarding. The scarcity of these individuals is wildly known.
While the demands might be stressful, the payout is rewarding. Those willing to step up to the plate can seek earnings from $180,000 to $240,000 per year, excluding bonuses.
When was the last time you visited a great website or app?
Did you feel as if it was beautifully laid out, smooth, and operated effortlessly?
We all want apps and webpages to be cutting-edge, attractive, and reliable.
Both UI and UX designers are the ones responsible for bringing apps or websites to life. Without the UX designer, you wouldn’t have the foundation necessary for the UI to create the most enjoyable experience the user could ever have.
The earning potential for this career path is promising, offering individuals between $72,000 to $100,000 per year, excluding bonuses.
Cloud Specialists and Engineering
Convenience has been one of the leading ingredients defining how our technology continues to advance.
Operating in a cloud-based environment has become the next big thing for many companies, across the globe.
As a result, there has been an ever-increasing demand for candidates experienced in this area.
Expected salaries are in the range of $84,000 to $120,000 per year, excluding bonuses.
Data Scientists and Analysts
If you’re a number cruncher and go to sleep at night dreaming about data and its collection, analysis, and reporting, then you’ve found the right field.
The need for data scientists, engineers, and analysts is on the rise.
To command a salary in the range of $84,000 to upwards of $180,000 requires a person to possess a strong foundation of computer science, statistics, and mathematics.
Did you know there’s an app for that?
I bet you also knew that practically everyone has a smartphone, even kids!
Companies need to maintain their presence on all platforms and apps are no exception to this rule.
App stores are flooded with millions of apps from businesses across the world, ensuring that consumers can and will do business with them, as much as they were before.
With the amount of growth in the market, this tech job would be a solid winner for anyone who can transition a company’s business to the palm of their customer’s hand.
If you can envision yourself building apps then the payout will provide you with a salary of between $75,000 to $108,000 per year.
Developers are broadening their knowledge to remain consistent with the demand for embedded developers experienced with connectivity, due to the usage of software and plug-ins.
The salary payout for the profession ranges from $60,000 to $108,000 per year.
DevOps users are the bridge operators for the software developers and IT operators. They play a role in assisting organizations to produce software more efficiently and in facilitating client’s IT services.
These individuals understand the importance of Agile in the software environment. The rise of startup practices is only making this particular opportunity a hot commodity in Singapore.
Those interested in this field can expect to see earnings from $84,000 to $144,000 per year, excluding bonus opportunities.
Application developers can weather even the strongest and ugliest conditions in the marketplace.
Major financial institutions are retaining their need of development centers to cover all aspects of their business.
As of right now, there is a shortage of skilled people in this field which, for those that would be interested, could provide a salary of $72,000 to $180,000 per year, which excludes bonus potential.
Project Management and Business Analyst
Companies are exploring all avenues of lean management, process improvement and cost effectiveness. The business analyst and project management fields are reaping the benefits of such an influx of demand.
A key component of these opportunities is for an individual to have a proven track record of delivering technology efficiently and comfortably, as well as being a translator from a business to an IT environment.
Project Managers and Business Analysts can earn between $96,000 to $180,000 per year, excluding bonuses.
Cyber Security and Technology Risk
Cyber threats and identify theft have become quite a concern to customers and businesses alike. Because of these increasing threats, industries such as banking & finance have allocated a fair amount of spending to protect their IT systems from any disruptions and to maintain the integrity of their software and hardware.
The benefit this has presented to the Singaporean economy, is the need for people who are interested in cyber security. There are many different roles responsible for the prevention and detection of cyber threats. Those responsibilities range from incident detection, all the way to testing of software systems and components.
Individuals can expect to earn from $120,000 to $240,000 per year, excluding bonuses.