Robert Walters recently released the 2018’s edition for their salary survey of Greater China and South East Asia, and given this is such a bread and butter topic, it’s a no-brainer the report – which you can check out here – is a must-read for anyone concerned with career trends next year.
But if you’re not a fan of poring through Powerpoint slides, here’s the distilled facts shared by Toby Fowlston, managing director (Southeast Asia and Singapore) for Robert Walters below.
Basically, 2018’s going to be a great year for tech geeks. There will be a high demand for business/consumer-facing professionals who have deep learning and machine learning skills.
UX/UI (User-experience and User-interface) professionals, specifically front-end developers who have a strong instinct for design are also highly sought after, as attractive interfaces remain a differentiating factor in user acquisition.
And if you’re joining the workforce, or planning to a mid-career shift, you’ll probably make more dosh for the below:
-Accounting and finance professionals with tax compliance, advisory, transfer pricing and FP&A business partnering skills
-Sales and marketing professionals proficient in specialised areas such as commercial excellence, digital marketing and e-commerce
-Technology professionals skilled in cyber-security, deep learning and machine learning as well as UX/UI professionals, cloud architects
-HR professionals with leadership development and organisational design skills.
Contact work also doesn’t seem to be a bad idea, according to Robert Walter’s report, as it might increase your odds of being able to get that job you want, especially if you are looking for new jobs in the areas of technology, healthcare and fintech sectors.
For those who want to stay at their current gigs, but are looking at being at the top of the boss’s mind when increment-time approaches, having these skillsets and attitudes will also give you a boost: Multi-tasking abilities, a resilience to change, and proficiency in multiple ASEAN languages.
By Kelvin Tan, Editor for Men’s Health Singapore