Independent research commissioned by Robert Half shows that the job market in 2017 will be dominated by IT experts specialising in application and software development, data security, and data management.
However, Singaporean IT leaders mentioned these high-in-demand IT positions are simultaneously also some of the most challenging to recruit for.According to more than half of Singaporean CIOs (56%), most of the job positions offered in the next five years will revolve around IT and data security. Specifically, the following data security roles are in high demand:
According to more than half of Singaporean CIOs (56%), most of the job positions offered in the next five years will revolve around IT and data security. Specifically, the following data security roles are in high demand:
– IT risk managers.
– Cybersecurity consultants.
– IT risk and compliance managers.
Apart from that, 46% of CIOs estimate that application developers will be in high demand in the next five years, and 42% of CIOs believe software developers will be in high demand as well.
As there is a constant need to be consumer-focused and innovative when it comes to app development, other IT experts such as software developers and software engineers will also have great opportunities to secure a job position. They will need to be proficient in the following areas:
Finally, 37% of CIOs estimate that data analytics and database management will also be quite important in the future, which is great news for those who specialise in these areas. Businesses will require data analysts, administrators, and business intelligence developers who are proficient in SSRS, SSIS, and SSAS systems.