These new figures come from the recruitment firm’s Singapore IT Salary Guide for 2015/16
which lists salary ranges for a number of IT professions from sales & technical support to leadership & management.
The report highlights the competitive nature of the IT industry in Singapore and urges employers to remain on top of the ever-changing salary fluctuations in order to attract the best talent from an increasingly tight job market.
“Against the backdrop of a talent scarcity across Singapore, experienced skilled professionals can expect to see salary hikes,” says Yvonne Tang, director for IT practice at ZW HR Consulting.
“Technology drives so many aspects of a modern business – from sales growth to productivity improvements – [and] employers will need to consider increasing salaries to keep pace with inflation in order to retain their high-calibre workforce.”
To attract and retain the best IT professionals, Singaporean companies will have to think beyond simply increasing remuneration, the report states. By taking into consideration work-life balance and employment engagement policies, they can keep themselves competitive.
, the Singapore country manager for ManpowerGroup, paralleled this sentiment, saying there was more to attracting and retaining employees than financial rewards. “Employers need to encourage a learning culture among their employees and to get them to chart their own careers,” she said.
The IT positions that are predicted to be in demand in 2015/16 are as follows. HR can expect some challenges when recruiting anyone within these fields:
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- Software developers
- Mobile app developers
- Database administrators
- Cloud computing
- Information/Cyber security
- Network engineers
- Helpdesk/Technical support
- Project managers
- Web designers/developers
- Big data
Average IT salaries have grown by 10–15% in Singapore over the last year according to the latest research from ZW HR Consulting.