16 Jan 4 Emerging Tech Jobs and Roles in Singapore This 2020
As Singapore moves towards a digital revolution. It is unsurprising that tech jobs have dominated LinkedIn’s list of the most in-demand jobs in 2020. In Singapore, the focus has shifted to tech and finance positions.
You can expect to see tech jobs such as Cybersecurity Specialist, Data Scientist, and AI Specialist roles to be in high demand. While this might be a good thing for tech employees in Singapore. It is also a sign that a tech talent war will soon be emerging in Singapore. Despite the increase in demand for tech talents among different companies in Singapore.
To help make this list a little more localized, A Very Normal Company (AVNC) has decided to pool in information from multiple sources including BGC Group, LinkedIn, and HRM Asia.
Here are the 4 emerging tech jobs in Singapore, this 2020:
1. Data Scientist
Data is the driving force behind most businesses. Companies in Singapore require financial and customer insights. These insights allow businesses to look ahead to see how certain decisions will affect its future, customers, and profit.
The skills that data scientists should have are:
- Data mining
- Data science
- Machine learning (psst…click here to find out what machine learning is)
Those looking to hire data scientists on a full-time basis can expect to shell out approximately S$72, 276 annually. Learn more about the pay range here.
2. Cybersecurity Specialist
Thanks to the number of breaches the island nation faced, cyber security is no longer a topic that people are in the dark about. But exposure is not the only thing to watch out for with cybersecurity. Threats are rapidly evolving to be a lot harder to tackle.
Additionally, the Singapore government is getting a lot more stringent about cyber security. As of May 2019, the PDPC (Personal Data Protection Companies) states all companies in Singapore should have a data breach plan. Hefty fines are imposed when a data breach happens. This just means that the demand for a cyber security specialist in Singapore will be increasing. In fact, Singapore’s own Cyber Security Agency (CSA) predicts that there will be a demand of 3,400 cyber security specialists.
The skills that cyber security specialists should have are:
- Endpoint security
- Data security
- Intrusion detection
- Malware analysis and reversing
- Black hat hacking skills
As a HR personnel, it might be tough to discern the updated skills a cyber security specialist in Singapore should have this 2020. Some articles that we recommend reading:
- 6 Cyber Security Terms Employers are Looking Out for in Resumes
- Must Have Cybersecurity Skills That Make You an In-Demand Expert
Those looking to hire cybersecurity specialists on a full-time basis can expect to shell out approximately S$56,887 annually. Learn more about the pay range here.
3. User Experience Designer
The interfaces of apps and websites are often the first point of contact between organizations and their audience. Interestingly, user experience designers (UX designers) are no longer needed in tech exclusive companies.
UX designers are currently in high demand. Much like other tech positions, there is a shortage of supply vs demand available for UX designers. There is currently a high demand for UX designers in the financial sector.
The skills that a user experience designer should have are:
- Visual and UI design
- UX writing
- Visual communication and graphic design
- Soft skills: effective communication, user empathy, teamwork and collaboration skills
Those looking to hire user experience designers on a full-time basis can expect to shell out approximately S$50,710 annually. Learn more about the pay range here.
4. Full Stack Developer
What’s the difference between a developer and a full stack developer? Well, to put it simply, a full-stack developer is a programmer who has basic knowledge of all layers of the application (i.e. the front end, back end, and data end) of the app.
The skills that a full stack developer should have are:
- Programming languages (i.e. Python, Ruby)
- Front end technology
- Basic design ability
- Software stack (i.e. LAMP, MERN, MEAN)
While there are plenty of full stack developers around, hiring a certified developer might be a tough task to some. Consider outsourcing your hiring needs to an agency to help your organization source for the right fit, with the right qualifications.
Those looking to hire full stack developers on a full-time basis can expect to shell out approximately S$73,644 annually. Learn more about the pay range here.
Sourcing for IT and tech talents takes immense time and effort. Hiring managers are often not equipped with the knowledge needed when it comes to recruiting the right staff. This inadvertently slows down the hiring time as well.
When it comes to cybersecurity, hiring the wrong fit might be a costly problem. And waiting to find the best cybersecurity talent might just increase your risk of being compromised.
With a manpower outsourcing agency, you’ll be able to outsource your hiring problems and headaches in exchange for good talent. At a manpower agency like A Very Normal Company, we have access to more than 500 cybersecurity and tech experts.
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